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Alexander's Ragtime Band

Alexander's Ragtime Band

Broadcast: April 7, 1947
Added: Apr 23 2017

In the early days of Tin Can Alley, a young man battling with poverty sat down to write the song which introduces today's show, Alexander's Ragtime Band. It not only made the name of Irving Berlin famous, but it helped establish Ragtime as a permanent, exciting idiom in music. Tonight's Lux brings you the heartwarming and romantic story of that song, and its creator.