Jinx Rag

 

1911 clip“Dedicated to the famous cartoonist Jean Knott.”

Knott (1883-1937) worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he drew the popular “Penny Ante” strip and other cartoons. In 1916, he joined the Hearst syndicate.

Recent accounts say Lucian Porter Gibson of St. Louis (1890-1959) wrote “Jinx Rag” in 1915.  But a clip from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, published on Oct. 8, 1911, says Gibson and Jesse Dukes “jointly composed” the song. Little is known about either man. Copies of the score includes the instruction: “Not Fast. Don’t Fake

 

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2 Responses to Jinx Rag

  1. Bob says:

    Jean knott is my wifes great grandfather, her middle name is knott.

    • rwklose says:

      I discovered him when I was looking at archives of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was quite talented.

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