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Encyclopedia > Euday L. Bowman

Euday Louis Bowman (November 9, 1887 - May 26, 1949) was an American composer of ragtime and blues. He is chiefly remembered as the composer of Twelfth Street Rag, a 1914 rag which became popular in the 1940s when it was recorded by Pee Wee Hunt and his orchestra. November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Ragtime is an American musical genre, enjoying its peak popularity around the years 1900–1918. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form which evolved from African American spirituals, shouts, work songs and chants and has its earliest stylistic roots in West Africa. ...


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Euday Louis Bowman (November 9, 1887 in Fort Worth - May 26, 1949 in New York) was an American pianist and composer of ragtime and blues who represented the style of Texas Ragtime.
He is chiefly remembered as the composer of Twelfth Street Rag, a rag from 1914 out of a series of Ragtimes that Bowman wrote in or after a period of working as pianist in the better bordellos of Kansas City.
He lived together with his sister, Miss Mary M. Bowman, and she wrote a part of the Twelfth Street Rag, which had been a huge success, it may be the most successful ragtime written ever, but Bowman had sold it for just 100 US-Dollars.
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