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James S. Scott
Birth: 1886
Neosho
Newton County
Missouri, USA
Death: 1938
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA

Musician, Composer. Known as the “Little Professor”, he was second only to his contemporary and friend Scott Joplin. Born the second child of former slaves, in Neosho, Missouri, he composed such works like the "Hilarity Rag," "Frog Legs Rag," and "Kansas City Rag". After the popularity of rag gave way to jazz, he was employed as music director of a cinema chain located in and around the Jazz district of Kansas City until the advent of talkies made music during the feature obsolete. He gave piano lessons and continued to write music throughout his life but could no longer secure a publisher. He died in Kansas City in 1938. (bio by: GBern.O) 
 
Burial:
Westlawn Cemetery
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 60, row 20 to 23, no grave/plot #
 
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Originally Created by: GBern.O
Record added: May 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7434592
James S. Scott
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