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Louis Chauvin Ragtime Great – Death At 27, In 1908

Tweet Louis Chauvin was born in St. Louis Missouri on March 13, 1881, and died at 27 years, 13 days old on March 26, 1908. He was a popular and well-known ragtime piano player, so talented and such a showman that he was considered the best pianist in St. Louis for several years at the beginning of the century. His life was a battle with adverse circumstances from the start, as his father was a Mexican Indian and his mother was an African-American. His legacy unfortunately relies mostly on hearsay and first person reports, since he never recorded and only … Continue reading

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