What’s the context in which this sheet music was originally used? Were people bringing them to parties? Playing for themselves, or for friends?

It’s hard to imagine a life without the ubiquitous recording and amplifier.

By the way, I’m really liking this series. The embedded player makes it quicj to listen to, and the pieces have a slightly distorted, loping, ragged quality that makes them stand out.

I’ll have to put some on the walkman and see how the work out on the streets or teh subway or gymnasium.