Three in One Two-Step
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Dill Pickle Rag" and "I Don't Love Nobody," recorded by the East Texas Serenaders in October, 1929, for Brunswick Records, who released the side in 1930. San advertisement in the Sept. 5, 1908, issue of the periodical Forest and Stream proclaims:
The Three-in-One Oil Company, one of our advertisers, has brought out a most delightful two-step, entitled the "Three-in-One Two-Step." The music sheets will be sent to any reader of Forest and Stream who mentions the name of this magazine and incloses ten cents to the Three-in-One Oil Company, 42 Broadway, New York.
A hardware trade publication on 1908 thought it newsworthy to mention the distribution of the piano two-step by the oil company:
This is apparently quite a novel idea, for while its real intent and purpose are concealed, on the back of the sheet there is a printed short invitation to try Three-in-One oil on the piano...A small booklet, "Words of Wisdom" is also being distribute by the company.
The oil company two-step was copyrighted in 1908 by Kenneth S. Clark. It may not be the same tune as the East Texas Serenaders piece, which may simply have been named for the condensation of three ragtime pieces in the tune, however, the name may have been in circulation and applied by the Serenaders to their own amalgam.