Mudcat Café message #986574 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61355   Message #986574
Posted By: M.Ted
19-Jul-03 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
Subject: RE: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
--"Silver Bell" was a ragtime song, written in 1910 by Percy Wenrich, who also wrote, "On Moonlight Bay". There were several popular recordings, and it undoubtable sold a lot of sheet music(we tend to forget that the big money used to be in sheet music, and the records were used to market sheet music)--so it was a tune that entered the repertoire from the pop realm--Which kind of reinforces the idea that "Old Time" is a catchall--