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A look at the life of the late singer "Ragtime" Bob Roberts

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David Lewis has a commentary on the life and times of Cincinnati musician “Ragtime” Bob Roberts.  Bob Roberts was born in Cincinnati on April 27, 1871.  He became a pioneer in most of the things he tried: ragtime composer, recording artist, stand-up comedian and early radio comic.  Later in his career, he worked for WCKY.  He died of a heart attack in his home at 3671 Vine Street on January 21, 1930 and was buried in the family plot at Spring Grove Cemetery.