A coon band contest, or, The tune that won the ham for that coon band

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Title
A coon band contest, or, The tune that won the ham for that coon band
Additional title: A band contest which was pulled off way down south brought out coon talent from most ev'ry where [First line of song]
Names
Coe, Edward (Singer)
Pryor, Arthur (1870-1942) (Composer)
Pryor, Arthur (1870-1942) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: The Bell Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Brass bands
Trombones
African American musicians
Ghosts -- United States -- 1800-1899
Murder
Contests
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Depicted on cover: caricature of African American musician playing a trombone with 4 other smaller caricatures of African American males. Insert of photograph of Edward Coe.
Content: On cover: sung with great success by Edward Coe of the "American Musical Three."
Statement of responsibility: by Arthur Pryor.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5bbe0d70-c594-012f-2fc2-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A coon band contest, or, The tune that won the ham for that coon band" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec9b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A coon band contest, or, The tune that won the ham for that coon band" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 22, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec9b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). A coon band contest, or, The tune that won the ham for that coon band Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec9b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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A coon band contest, or,  The tune that won the ham for that coon band