Lou Hooper with "Three Jolly Miners" band members Bob Fuller and Elmer Snowden (Historical Records)

Portraits of Black Canadians – Episode 15

Lou Hooper

Once Oscar Peterson’s piano teacher, Lou Hooper wrote ragtime classics like The Cakewalk, Black Cat Blues, South Sea Strut and Uncle Remus Stomp. Born in 1894, in North Buxton, Ontario, Hooper died in Charlottetown, PEI in 1977 not long after the debut of the ballet he wrote, called Congo.

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