Ben Harney

Ben Harney

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Benjamin Robertson "Ben" Harney (6 March 1872 - 2 March 1938) was a United States of America songwriter, entertainer, and pioneer of ragtime music. His 1895 composition "You've Been a Good Old Wagon but You Done Broke Down" is regarded as one of the first published ragtime songs. In 1924, the New York Times wrote that Ben Harney "probably did more to popularize ragtime than any other person." Time Magazine termed him "Ragtime's Father" in 1938. Ben Harney is generally said to have been born in Louisville, Kentucky. Although some sources put his birthplace as Nashville, Tennessee, according to his father's military records he was born in Memphis, Tennessee . In the past some have claimed that Harney was African-American and early in his career he is said to have played with African American theater troupes.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136694948
  • 9786136694948