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According to the Internet source given below, Mayhew Lester Lake [Lester Brockton] was an American arranger and composer of band music. He was born in Southville Massachusetts and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. Lake was a violinist with Boston Symphony Orchestra and became well-known as a conductor in Havana, Cuba before moving to New York. He was associated with many luminaries of his day amongst performers and composer such as Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, Mae West, Victor Herbert, George. M. Cohan, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Edwin Franko Goldman, John Philip Sousa, Henry Hadley and Paul Whiteman.
|Mayhew Lester Lake (1879-1955)|
He was the editor-in-chief at the New York publisher, Carl Fischer from 1913 to 1948 for band and orchestral music. As with many of his contemporaries he used a number of pseudonyms including Lester Brockton, Paul DuLac, Charles Edwards, William Lester, Robert Hall and Alfred Byers. Of ragtime interest are his The Rag Baby (1916) and A Ragtime Travesty on Carmen (1918)
List of Mayhew Lester Lake's works.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
Various Artists on "Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891-1922"
Various Artists on "The Riverside History of Classic Jazz"
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "Black Manhattan" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "Knockout Drops" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "More Candy" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "On The Boardwalk" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "That Demon Rag!" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "The Whistler and His Dog"