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Coon songs were popular in the 1890's - 1910 and often presented insulting stereotypical depiction of African-Americans in song. Ernest Hogan wrote Pas-Ma-La and All Coons Look Alike To Me In 1895. Rear page contains 18 " Coon Song" Titles. Ernest Hogan was black and later regretted having written it. Afro-American; Drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 4 pages. Codice inventario libreria
Titolo: ALL COONS LOOK ALIKE TO ME, A DARKY ...
Casa editrice: M. Witmark & Sons
Data di pubblicazione: 1895
Condizione libro: Very Good+
Edizione: First Edition.
Descrizione libro M. Witmark & Sons, New York, 1896. No Binding. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st Edition. Oversized format sheet music labelled "The New Sensation." Extremely gross caricatures of Black men and women with big red lips, frizzy hair and coal black skins in dapper outfits too grand for their station, 4pps of the song plus an invaluable list of Witmark's Coon Songs: My Coal Black Lady, Hush Yo Business, Oh Go On, Mr. Johnson Turn Me Loose, Mammy's Little Piccanninny Boy complete with names of composers. Taped along corners for strength and support, clean with visually offensive characters. Making matters worse than just the song title and the cover design: Its composer, Hogan was a Black, born Ernest Reuben Crowders, Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1865 (d1909). As a teenager, he traveled with a minstrel troupe called the Georgia Graduate, where he performed as a dancer, musician, and comedian. During this time he changed his name to Hogan because "Irish performers were in vogue." Hogan likely performed in blackface during this time, as he sometimes did later in his career. In the hit "All Coons Look Alike to Me". Hogan was not the originator of the song's lyrics, having appropriated them after hearing a pianist in a Chicago salon playing a song titled "All Pimps Look Alike to Me". He merely changed the words and added a cakewalk syncopation to the music, which he had heard being played in back rooms and cafes. The song eventually sold over a million copies. Hogan's use of the racial slur "coon" in the song infuriated many African Americans some of whom made a point of removing the word "coon" from the song whenever they sang it. In addition, the success of this song created many imitations, which became known as "coon songs" because of their use of extremely racist and stereotypical images of blacks. In Hogan's later years he evidently felt shame and a sense of "race betrayal" for the song. The controversy over the song has, to some degree, caused Hogan to be overlooked as one of the originators of ragtime, which has been called the first truly American musical genre. Hogan's songs were among the first published ragtime songs and the first to use the term "rag" in their sheet music copy. While Hogan made no claims to having exclusively created ragtime, fellow Black musician Tom Fletcher said Hogan was the "first to put on paper the kind of rhythm that was being played by non-reading musicians." When the ragtime championship was held as part of the 1900 World Competition in New York, semifinalists played Hogan's "All Coons Look Alike to Me" to prove their skill. As Hogan said shortly before he died, That song caused a lot of trouble in and out of show business, but it was also good for show business because at the time money was short in all walks of life. With the publication of that song, a new musical rhythm was given to the people. Its popularity grew and it sold like wildfire. That one song opened the way for a lot of colored and white songwriters. Finding the rhythm so great, they stuck to it . and now you get hit songs without the word 'coon' ". He died age 44 in New Jersey where he lived. per Wikipedia. Codice libro della libreria 114959