According to the Internet source given below, Artie Matthews was an American ragtime and blues pianist, composer and educator. Born in Braidwood, Illinois, he was first taught by his mother and learned ragtime from two local pianists. After first playing in Springfield, he moved to St. Louis in 1908 becoming composer and arranger at Thomas Million Turpin's Booker T. Washington Theater. Whilst in St. Louis, he studied at the Keeton School of Music. He is credited as being the first to publish a blues, the Baby Seals Blues (1912); later his Weary Blues (1915) became a jazz standard. In the ragtime world he is best known for his inventive Pastime Rags, generally considered to be one of the greatest contributors to the genre.
Matthews moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1916 as a church organist. An early activist for equal rights he founded the Cosmopolitan School of Music, the first black owned and operated music conservatory in the USA. in recognition of his accomplishments and endeavours, he was warded an honorary doctoral degree by Central State University in 1938.
List of Artie Matthews's works.
6. More sheet music at Ditty Box Enterprises
- [§] Pastime Rag No. 1 (1913), Descant+Sopranino/Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] Pastime Rag No. 2 (1913), Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] Pastime Rag No. 3 (1916), Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] Pastime Rag No. 4 (1920), Descant/Treble/Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass
- [§] Pastime Rag No. 5 (1918), Descant/Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
Further sheet music at DBE:
Dr. Artie Matthews , brief biography by Matra Productions
MATTHEWS, ARTIE BIOGRAPHY by www.naxos.com.
Artie Matthews , biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards
Ragtime Music CDs:
Claude Bolling on "Original Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Claude Bolling on "Original Ragtime/Original Boogie Woogie/Original Piano Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Claude Bolling on "Ragtime Bolling & Boogie" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Dave Dallwitz on "Hooked on Ragtime - Vol. 1" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Dave Dallwitz on "Hooked on Ragtime - Vol. II"
Richard Dowling on "World's Greatest Piano Rags" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
"Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "The Art of the Rag"
"Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "A Ragtime Sampler"
"Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "The Two Sides of Perfessor Bill"
Evergreen Ragtime Trio on "It's a Rouser"
Firehouse Stompers on "Leaving Our Mark"
Marco Fumo on "Last Time Rag: Joplin - Morton et al"
Scott Kirby on "Bucktown in the 90's"
George Lewis on "George Lewis' Ragtime Band of New Orleans: The Oxford Series Vol. 04"
George Lewis on "George Lewis' Ragtime Band of New Orleans: The Oxford Series Vol. 05"
Paul Lingle on "Live at the Jug Club"
Paul Lingle on "They Tore My Playhouse Down" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Alan Mandel on "American Piano Vol. 3: Rags and Other Riches"
Various Artists on "Honky Tonk Piano"
Various Artists on "Piano Music In America 1900-1945"
Guido Nielsen on "Kitten on the Keys"
New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra on "Grace and Beauty"
Butch Thompson on "Live at Illiana"
Trebor Jay Tichenor on "Virginia's Favorites"
Bryan Wright on "Syncopated Musings: Classic Piano Rags and Ragtime Waltzes" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Brass Music CDs:
Avatar Brass Quintet on "Magnetic Rags: Ragtime for Brass"