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     Cobb, George Linus (31st August 1886-25th December 1942)  

    He was a prolific ragtime composer born in Mexico, New York.  He studied at the School of Harmony and Composition at Syracuse University and during that time his first music was published.  He moved to New York City and wrote music for Tin Pan Alley and he also entered into journalism when from 1917 he had his own column in the magazine The Tuneful Yankee which would later become Melody.  He often worked in collaboration with lyricists such as Jack Yellen on songs such as "Bring Me Back My Lovin' Honey Boy".  He is best known for "The Russian Rag" which was based on Rachmaninov's "Prelude in C Sharp Minor", "Are You From Dixie?" and "Alabama Jubilee".  After a notable absence of over ten years he wrote his last piece, "Uncle Sam Goes to Town (Mow 'em Down, Mow 'em Down, Mow 'em Down, Mow 'em Down)" in 1942.  He died on Christmas Day that same year aged 56. 

     

    The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra recordings

    Bring Me Back My Lovin' Honey Boy (George Linus Cobb/Jack Yellen)

    Newport Classic NC 60069

    Conductor - Rick Benjamin 

     

    Sources:

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_L._Cobb
    2. http://www.grainger.de/music/composers/cobbgl.html
    3. http://perfessorbill.com/pbmidi7.shtml

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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