1. The Original Charleston (1923). Sheet music. Words and music by Cecil Mack and Jimmy Johnson. Harms, New York.

    This song was introduced to America by Elizabeth Welch in the all-Black musical, Runnin’ Wild. Johnson’s music for the song is said to be inspired by the music brought to New York by South Carolina dockworkers that Johnson played for almost ten years before. Mack’s lyrics are seldom heard though Mack was an accomplished lyricist.

  1. deux-mille-hirondelles reblogged this from books0977
  2. raccoonsandkangaroos reblogged this from books0977
  3. charliesteed likes this
  4. liannecollins likes this
  5. hellbitch666 likes this
  6. pixie-grrrl likes this
  7. whatliesbeneaththelense reblogged this from books0977
  8. thelyreoforpheus reblogged this from books0977
  9. ybb55 likes this
  10. falk-nordmann-illustration likes this
  11. books0977 posted this