Freddie Keppard was an early jazz king. Very early, before the term "jazz" had even been coined.
Well the recorded music industry was in its infancy in those same days. Jazz music had as yet never been recorded. Well, the Victor Talking Machine Company approached Freddie Keppard and wanted to record his music. Legend has it that Freddie Keppard turned them down as he was afraid people would steal his style of playing. He lost the chance to make history. First jazz recording ever made.
That's right: an early instance of the music business's paranoia.
Thus proving that while history might not repeat itself, human nature most certainly does.
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