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Biography
Larkins, John
Parlor and Concert Stage
Popular Songs of the Day
Progressive Era to New Era
Social Change
Songs and Music
Title
John Larkins
Subject Headings
-  Larkins, John -- -- composer
-  Popular Songs of the Day
-  Songs and Music
-  Parlor and Concert Stage
-  Social Change
-  Progressive Era to New Era (1900-1929)
-  Biographies
Genre
biography
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Image: Cover of A royal coon by John Larkins
A royal coon, by James Reese Europe, words by Jolly John Larkins (Chicago: Will Rossiter, 1907). Performing Arts Reading Room, Library of Congress.

John Larkins was a minor figure in black music in the early part of the 20th century. He ran "Jolly" John Larkin's Company and employed James Reese Europe as its musical director from 1906-07. In 1910 he produced and starred in A Trip to Africa. His other credits include Royal Sam (1911) and Deep Central (1932).