Luckey Roberts

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        Charles Luckeyth "Luckey" Roberts was a transcendentally gifted pianist of the "San Juan Hill" ragtime school and a composer of both popular and classical material. Born in Philadelphia and a lifelong Quaker and teetotaler, Roberts began to play the rent parties in Harlem around 1908 and was often the man to beat in cutting contests; the astounding virtuosity of his 1908 rag "Nothin'" demonstrates that there couldn't have been many players in San Juan Hill expecting to win again... Read more

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