From the album Locks & Bolts. Photo by Scott-Wood.
Max Hunter collected ‘Jenny, Fair Jen’ from Reba Dearmore of Mountain Home, Arkansas, in 1969. The mulberry tree appears in the refrains of other versions and unrelated songs, but its significance is unclear.
Written by Thomas E Broady in 1898, Mandy’s Broadway Stroll is a delightful descriptive piece quite unlike any other ragtime of the early years. The photos are of a much older Broadway than the composer had in mind, in Worcestershire, England.
I have a very large collection of mostly traditional tunes which I write by hand into fiddle books. This is one of my own.