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Harry J. Lincoln was an American composer of popular music. For such a prolific composer (at least 180 titles and still counting) it is somewhat surprising that so little is known either about his private life or about his development as a musician. His first printed composition appears to have been The Midnight Fire-Alarm (1900 - DBE 1237) which was published by Edward Taylor Paull who was at that time the proclaimed "The New March King". Lincoln himself was to assume a variant this title "America's March King" almost twenty years later with his Repasz on Parade (1919 - DBE 1251). Sometime during 1901 he started his long association with the Vandersloot Publishing Company of Williamsport, Pennsylvania for whom he wrote marches, waltzes, reveries, serenades, songs, a maxixe and yes ...... even a dozen rags or thereabouts. Of these, his Halley's Comet (1905 - DBE 126), Bees Wax Rag (1911) and Checkers (1913 - DBE 1210) are perhaps the best known. In common with other prolific composers during the ragtime era, he used a number of pseudonyms including Charles Sweeley, for his early Repasz Band (1901 - DBE 1250), Abe Losch and H.A. Fischler as well as using various Vandersloot family names.
List of Harry J. Lincoln's works.
Recorder Music CDs:
Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble on "Recorder Ragtime: Curiosities"
Ragtime Music CDs:
Dawn of the Century Ragtime Orchestra on "The Dawn of the Century Ragtime Orchestra" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
"Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "A Ragtime Sampler"
"Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "The Roaring Piano"
"Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "T-Model Tunes"
Elite Syncopators on "Ragtime Special"
Various Artists on "American Sketches"
Various Artists on "Black & Proud"
St. Louis Ragtimers on " The St. Louis Ragtimers: Volume 5"
Brass Music CDs:
Brass Ring on "Catch the Brass Ring"