Rufe Johnson's Harmony Band
1914 - Words & Music by Shelton Brooks & Maurice Abrahams


Did you ever wonder what instruments an early jazz band might contain? The lyrics to this 1914 song prove enlightening. Shelton Brooks was a prolific composer and entertainer. Some of These Days and Darktown Strutter's Ball are two of his best known compositions. Maurice Abrahams published this song which probably explains his songwriting credit.


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