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    As musicians and fans interested in traditional Dixieland jazz and ragtime, we are often intrigued by the stories behind some of the songs that are good tunes for us to play.  Some of us are amateur musicologists who like to research the song histories and composer information. Often, as we perform in concerts or clubs, we like to say a word or two of introduction about the music we play.

    As an aid to the announcer or just for the fun of it, we have compiled some information about many of the songs we play and about the composers of those songs. This list is limited to the bands in the Cleveland area but the composer and song information is certainly not limited to Cleveland!

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