12th Street Rag was composed in 1914 by Euday L. Bowman, a Ft.
Worth, Texas native who was earning his living in Kansas City
at that time. Bowman also composed the 11th Street Rag
and the Petticoat Lane Rag, also named for streets in Kansas
City. Bowman sold the rights to the 12th Street Rag to
the Jenkins Music company for $100. The song you'll hear
playing below was recorded in 1921 by the Imperial Marimba