COOK, Will Marion. I’m Coming Virginia.

(Paris): Francis Day, 1927.  First edition thus.  Sheet music. 4-pages.  Musical score for this Jazz-Age hit composed by Donald Heywood. A lively rhythm song, It is often wrongly attributed to vocalist Ethel Waters, who first recorded it on September 18, 1926, with Will Marion Cook’s Singing Orchestra. Waters is credited with popularizing it. Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, pianist Fats Waller (with Fletcher Henderson) and the Paul Whiteman Orchestra featuring Bing Crosby all recorded it in 1927. The song has become a jazz standard performed by Dixieland musicians who often increased the tempo.  A very good example.  No copies of this edition located on OCLC.



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