Les C. Copeland was an American pianist and composer of popular music. According to Trebor J. Tichenor in his Ragtime Rediscoveries, he was an acquaintance of S. Brunson Campbell ("Ragtime Kid" of the 1890's who studied with Scott Joplin) with whom he grew up in rural Kansas. He became famous as pianist for Lew Dockstader's Minstrels, celebrated in his Dockstader Rag (1912), and went to Paris running his own cabaret. George Gershwin regarded him as one of his favourite pianists.
List of Les Copeland's works.
6. More sheet music at Ditty Box Enterprises
- [§] Cabbage-Leaf Rag (1909), Descant/Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] The Dockstader Rag (1912), Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] The Dockstader Rag (1912), Treble/Tenor/Bass
- [§] Les Copeland's 38th Street Rag (1913), Tenor/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] What The Engine Done (1911), Treble/Tenor/Bass/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)/Vocal(Optional Tenor)
Further sheet music at DBE:
Les C. Copeland , biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards
Ragtime Music CDs:
Elite Syncopators on "American Sampler Rag" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Elite Syncopators on "Ragtime Special"
Meg Graf on "Eatin' Time -- A Ragtime Feast" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
David Thomas Roberts on "Folk Ragtime 1899-1914"
Six Brown Brothers on "Rusty Rags" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Trebor Jay Tichenor on "Ragtime Reunion"
Trebor Jay Tichenor on "Tempus Ragorum"