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Leon Rhodes performs "12th Street Rag "on The Jimmy Dean Show.

Leon Rhodes performs "12th Street Rag "on The Jimmy Dean Show.

"Twelfth Street Rag" is a ragtime musical composition published by Euday L. Bowman in 1914. Years earlier, a friend of Bowman's known only as "Raggedy Ed" declared his intention to open a pawn shop on 12th Street while the two were walking along it. Bowman is rumored to have said "If you get rich on those three balls, I'll write a piece on three notes to make myself rich."The result was "The 12th Street Rag," one of the most famous and best-selling rags of the ragtime era.

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