Tex Wyndham

Tex Wyndham is an authority on ragtime and early jazz. Between 1966-1997, he wrote more published reviews of ragtime, Dixieland jazz and related music than any other U.S.-based writer. He has authored columns and reviewed ragtime and classic jazz recordings for several publications including The American Rag, The Mississippi Rag, Coda, The Second Line, and Rag Times.
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Texas Shout #49 Movies

Set forth below is the forty-ninth “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the April 1994 issue of  The West Coast Rag, now known as

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Texas Shout #41 Blues

Texas Shout #41 Blues

Set forth below is the forty-first “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the June 1993 issue of the West Coast Rag, now known as

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Why No Texas Shout #36?

When the Texas Shouts were reprinted in the late 90s Tex Wyndham decided against reprinting Texas Shout #36 and added the following explanation. The lack

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Texas Shout #25 Popular Histories

Texas Shout #25 Popular Histories

Set forth below is the twenty-fifth “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the February 1992 issue of  the West Coast Rag, (now Syncopated Times.) The following note

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The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace

Texas Shout #7 Subunits

Set forth below is the seventh “Texas Shout” column. It first appeared in the June 1990 issue of  The American Rag (then West Coast Rag).

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Texas Shout #3 Hot Dance

Texas Shout #3 Hot Dance

Set forth below is the third “Texas Shout” column, reprinted from the February 1990 issue of The American Rag (then West Coast Rag). It was

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An Introduction To Texas Shout

The following introduction ran in our predecessor paper, The American Rag, before the Texas Shout columns were reprinted in the paper beginning in 1998 Introduction

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