Music: Composer Dett

Negro composers of jazz music, like W. C. Handy and Duke Ellington, have long taken top honors in their field, have long been street-corner names in the U. S. Practically unknown to the U. S. man in the street is the music of their highbrow Negro brethren. Known or not, however, much of it is equal to the best that is being written by U. S. white composers. Most prominent among such Negro composers are Los Angeles' sober-minded William Grant Still (Afro-American Symphony), Tuskegee, Ala.'s William Levi Dawson (Negro Folk Symphony), and Greensboro, N.C.'s...

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