Smoky Mokes (Abe Holzmann, 1874 - 1939) 1899
This fine cakewalk was popularized by John Philip Sousa’s Band. It was also published as a banjo solo in 1901. Holzmann was born in New York City to German (some sources say Hungarian) immigrants. Other popular pieces of Holzmann’s include the march Blaze Away (1901) and another cakewalk Bunch O’ Blackberries (1899).
Kevin Sanders, May, 2010