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Composer information

Here is information about the composers of songs popular with traditional jazz bands. It is an
abbreviated and selective list – some of these composers wrote hundreds of songs.

Our main sources:

Kinkle, Roger D. The Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz, 1900-1950. (1974). New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House.

Rust, Brian, Jazz Records 1897-1942. 4th Ed. (1978). New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House.

Jacobs, Richard and Jacobs, Harriet. Who Wrote That Song.  2nd Ed. (1944).  Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest Books.

Gardner, Edward F. Popular Songs of The Twentieth Century. 1900-1949. (2000).  St. Paul, MN:
Paragon House.

Shapiro, Nat. Popular Music: An Annotated Index of American Popular Songs. Vol. 5, 1920-1929. (1969).  New York: Adrian Press.

The Composer’s Honor Roll and Index, an accessory of the Charles B. Anderson
Master Fake Book. April 1997 Edition. Edited by Cal Owen.

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