Paul Charles Pratt  (1890-1948)
Last updated: 30.09.17
Paul Charles Pratt was an American composer, arranger and songwriter of popular music born in Indianapolis. After some music education and still in his teens, he was befriended with Cecil Duane Crabb and May Aufderheide for whom he arranged her Dusty (1908). This impressed May's father to such an extent that he set up the music publishing house of J. H. Aufderheide, Indianapolis, Indiana in which Pratt was eventually made manager of its Chicago operations. He wrote a number of rags, the earliest of which were also published by J. H. Aufderheide. On moving to New York, he collaborated with another Indianapolis friend, one J. Will Callahan to write a number of songs one of their earliest being That Gosh Darn Hiram Tune (1912). In New York he went on to work as an arranger for a number of theatre orchestras. In the 1930's he changes his profession to that of photographer which he continued until his death in Indianapolis. Of his rags Colonial Glide (1914) and Hot-House Rag (1914) have been recorded by Max Morath and Trebor Jay Tichenor respectively.


Websites :
url15.gif Paul Charles Pratt Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  

Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD
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cd15.gif Wally Rose on "Ragtime Classics" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Trebor Jay Tichenor on "Tempus Ragorum" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Terry Waldo on "Hot House Rag" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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DBE574 Colonial Glide (1914)
D/A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
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DBE575 Hot-House Rag (1914)
S/D/A+D/T+D/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
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DBE576 Spring-Time Rag (1916)
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
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DBE577 Teasing Rag (1912)
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
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DBE578 Vanity (1909) - Rag Two-Step
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
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sm15.gif Hot-House Rag (1914) S/D/A+D/T+D/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Spring-Time Rag (1916) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Teasing Rag (1912) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Vanity Rag (1909) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 29 works by Paul Charles Pratt (1890-1948). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Vanity Rag (1909) wvicon.gif
Dreamy Days of Long Ago (1916)
Walhalla (1910) wvicon.gif
Prattles (1916)
Piano Roll
Moontime Is Spoontime (1911) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Pratt
Spring-Time Rag (1916) wvicon.gif
That Ever Lovin' Bearcat Prance (1911) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Pratt
Wailana Rag (1916)
Piano Roll
Teasing Rag (1912) wvicon.gif
On the Rural Route (1917) wvicon.gif
That Gosh Darn Hiram Tune (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: J. Will Callahan
Why Don't You Try to Love Me (1917)
Gasoline (1913) wvicon.gif
Words by: J. Will Callahan
Kissable Child (1918)
I'm Going Back to Birmingham (1913) wvicon.gif
Words by: J. Will Callahan
The Aeroplane Rag (?)
unpublished
Mid the Purple-Tinted Hills of Tennessee (1913) wvicon.gif
Words by: J. Will Callahan
Bones (?)
unpublished
The Tickler (1913)
unpublished
Enchantment Rag (?)
unpublished
Colonial Glide (1914) wvicon.gif
Fluff (?)
Everybody Tango (1914) wvicon.gif
Little Bit of Rag (?)
Hot-House Rag (1914) wvicon.gif
Only Because It Is You (?)
Words by: J. Will W. Callahan
When the Moon Shines Down on Lonesome Town (1915) wvicon.gif
Words by: J. Will Callahan
She Came From Old Missouri (?)
Words by: J. Will W. Callahan
Who Will Be Your Sweetheart Then? (1915)
Words by: J. Will Callahan