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This document preserves and synthesizes the unpublished information within the Green Family scrapbooks and miscellaneous archival materials with existing source materials to construct an accurate and documented account of the musical life of George Hamilton Green (1893-1970) hitherto deficient. The stereotype of Green as a novelty ragtime xylophonist diminishes as the many facets of Green’s diverse musical career are revealed: talented musician, versatile performer, recording and radio artist, pedagogue and author, composer-arranger, and influential instrument designer, as well as formidable athlete, talented artist-cartoonist, and devoted family man. George Hamilton Green is a significant twentieth-century American musician who lived an extraordinarily diverse musical life that was much more than ragtime. Bibliography and discography are included.
University of South Carolina
George Hamilton Green, Biography, Xylophonist, Composer, Twentieth Century, American, Ragtime
Composition | Music Performance | Other Music | United States History
Lewis, Ryan C., "Much More Than Ragtime: The Musical Life of George Hamilton Green (1893-1970)" (2009). Books and Monographs. 52.