Irving Berlin : Alexanders Ragtime Band
 

Irving Berlin : Alexanders Ragtime Band



About 'Alexanders Ragtime Band'

Artist: Berlin, Irving (biography)   (sheet music)
The Artist:widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. He published his first song, Marie from Sunny Italy, in 1907 and had his first major international hit, Alexanders Ragtime Band in 1911.
Composition Date:1911
Composition Info:It was his first major hit, in 1911. There is some evidence, although inconclusive, that Berlin borrowed the melody from a draft of "A Real Slow Drag" by Scott Joplin that had been submitted to a publisher.




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