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Rube Bloom of Brooklyn was the winner of the second prize in the Victor Talking Machine Company competition for jazz compositions, it was announced at a dinner Friday night. Mr. Bloom won $5,000 with his composition “The Song of the Bayou.” It was selected out of the hundreds of manuscripts submitted, and displays many characteristics of the Negro spiritual as well as syncopated rhythms.

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