Oh! You Devil (Rag)

By: Dabney, Ford T. (composer) and E. Ray Goetz (lyrics)

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good

This sheet music has light, general wear with expected aging. There is an unobtrusive stamp on the front and on page 2 for H. A. Becker Music House in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Overall, this copy is VG to VG+. This music has a cover photograph of Aida Overton Walker, who performed the song. Walker was the wife of George Walker who, with Bert Williams, had made up the great duo known as Williams and Walker. Aida Walker often performed with the two. George Walker died young, and Aida developed her own career as a dancer, becoming known as "The Queen of the Cakewalk." She also danced as Salome and helped start a Salomania craze in Vaudeville. "Oh! You Devil" was composed by the African-American musician Ford T. Dabney. The song became popular, and Walker developed a dance routine for it. She died at age 36, four years after this sheet music was published. There is an evocative image of Walker on the cover and a nice association with Dabney. SMAA ; Photograph of Aida Overton Walker ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 6 pag

Title: Oh! You Devil (Rag)

Author Name: Dabney, Ford T. (composer) and E. Ray Goetz (lyrics)

Categories: African - American,

Edition: First Edition (?)

Publisher: New York, Shapiro Music Publisher: 1910

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 16696

Keywords: African - American Black Negro Music Sheet Music Ragtime Bert Williams George Walker Aida Overton Walker