Lawrence jazz guitarist Brian Baggett recently donated his
recordings of original manuscripts of 19th-century guitar musician and
composer Henry Worrall to the Kansas Historical Society, according to a
Worrall’s manuscripts and Baggett’s video and audio recordings of “Sebastopopl” and “Carmencita” can be accessed at www.kansasmemory.org/blog/post/105123157. Kansas Memory is KHS’ online archives of documents, books, photographs and videos.
Worrall was a musician and composer of popular guitar instrumentals.
His compositions influenced the development of country and blues guitar
styles in the rural South of the early 20th century.
Baggett is a member of the Brian Baggett Trio and the rock band DOJO.
He performs in Kansas City, manages Supersonic Music in Lawrence and is
a music professor at Ottawa University teaching jazz guitar.