OT: Is this likely to be any parts of true? Origin of boogie-woogie

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 11 21:14:05 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 3:27 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> But why should I believe it?

'S what I thought. And I'm way more motivated to believe it than you
are! OTOH, I was perfectly willing to believe that Scott Joplin was
born in Marshall, as suggested in a New Yorker article that I read,
ca.1978. But the Morning News article disposes of that idea right

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"––a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
–Mark Twain

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