Ben Albert  (1876-1925)
Last updated: 02.01.23
p_albertb.jpgAll that can presently (March 2021) be gleaned about Ben Albert from sheet music covers and by Internet searching is that he has 26 works published/recorded between 1902 and 1913.
Having had a fairly prolific recording career between 1902 and 1925 it is somewhat surprising that so little biographical information about him can be found.
Of interest is his Three Ages of Women (1908) recorded on Zono 40 which can be heard on the MP3 tab above.
His illustration by Sidney Kent is taken from sheet music cover of I Don't Mind, If It Amuses You(1904 - music: Henry E. Pether; words: Fred W. Leigh) and published by Francis, Day & Hunter, London W.C.2, England.
Surfers are welcome to contribute information about this composer.
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Three Ages of Women B. Albert
  as Performer Composers
audioextmp315.gif What Is It Master Likes So Much? C. Coborn
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Folk Music CDs:
cd15.gif Ben Albert Ben Albert - A Little Bit Here and There
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     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Artful Alliterations Alf Ellerton (The Elder) (words & music)
B. Albert (perf.)
 
url15.gif His Whiskers! E.W. Rogers (words & music)
B. Albert (perf.)
 
url15.gif Honeysuckle and the Bee - Parody, The William H. Penn (music)
Al. H. Fritz (words)
B. Albert (perf.)
 
url15.gif Logic Charles Osborne (words & music)
B. Albert (perf.)
 
url15.gif Oh, What an Exhibition! Fred W. Leigh (words & music)
B. Albert (perf.)
 
url15.gif On the Day King Edward Gets His Crown On Mark Lorne (music)
H. Pleon (words)
B. Albert (perf.)
H. Pleon (perf.)
 
url15.gif While You Wait A.J. Mills (music)
Harry Ford (words)
Frank W Carter (words)
B. Albert (perf.)
 
url15.gif Wrong Side of the Rails Unknown (words & music)
B. Albert (perf.)
 
This list is arranged by composer and contains 37 works performed by Ben Albert who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Go Away,Good Massa Bee (1902) Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg End of the Chapter (1904), The Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Chapter of Incidents (1905), A Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Inquisitive Kiddie (1905) Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Seven Ages of Man (1906) Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg What Is Work? (1906) Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Damaged Blacksrnith (1907), The Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg After You With the Soap (1908) Ben Albert Fred Vernon (words)
B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Do You Remember? How Can I Forget (1908) Ben Albert Ruby Verdi (words)
B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Faces (1908) Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg  Li-cen-sor (1908), The Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Potted Poetry (1908) Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Three Ages of Women (1908) Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.) audioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Why Go Abroad (1908) Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Geography (1909) Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Little Bit Here and There (1910), A Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg What's the Use of Sighing? (1910) Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Cook Who Cooks (1912), The Ben Albert B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Derby Day (1912) Ben Albert B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg What Is It Likes So Much? (1912) Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Fat Lot to Crow About (1913), A Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg  When the Women Earn All the Money (1913) Ben Albert(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg What Is It Master Likes So Much? (1911) Charles Coborn B. Albert (perf.) wvicon.gifaudioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Artful Alliterations (1910) Alf Ellerton (The Elder)(w&m) B. Albert (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Oh, What an Exhibition! (1908) Fred W. Leigh(w&m) Albert Ben (perf.)
B. Albert (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Was That a Knock? (1903) Frank Leo(w&m) B. Albert (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg On the Day King Edward Gets His Crown On (1902) Mark Lorne H. Pleon (words)
B. Albert (perf.)
H. Pleon (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Ha! Ha! Ha! He! He! He! (1910) Sam Mayo W. David (words)
S. Mayo (perf.)
B. Albert (perf.)
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perf15.jpg While You Wait (1899) A.J. Mills Harry Ford (words)
Frank W Carter (words)
B. Albert (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Logic (1905) Charles Osborne(w&m) B. Albert (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Whistle and Shut Your Eyes (1908) Charles Osborne(w&m) B. Albert (perf.)
Albert Ben (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Honeysuckle and the Bee - Parody (1901), The William H. Penn Al. H. Fritz (words)
B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg  His Whiskers! (1894) E.W. Rogers(w&m) Albert Ben (perf.)
B. Albert (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Women and Men (1906) Unknown B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Chapter of Incidents (?), A Unknown B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Tra La La (?) Unknown B. Albert (perf.)
perf15.jpg Wrong Side of the Rails (?) Unknown B. Albert (perf.)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 24 works by Ben Albert (1876-1925). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Go Away,Good Massa Bee (w&m) 1902 B. Albert (perf.)
Parody on ''Good-Bye Dolly Gray'' 1902
End of the Chapter, The (w&m) 1904 B. Albert (perf.)
Chapter of Incidents, A (w&m) 1905 B. Albert (perf.)  youtube15.jpg
Inquisitive Kiddie (w&m) 1905 B. Albert (perf.)  youtube15.jpg
Leave Them Alone (w&m) 1906
Seven Ages of Man (w&m) 1906 B. Albert (perf.)
What Is Work? (w&m) 1906 B. Albert (perf.)
Damaged Blacksrnith, The (w&m) 1907 B. Albert (perf.)
After You With the Soap 1908 Fred Vernon (words)
B. Albert (perf.)
Do You Remember? How Can I Forget 1908 Ruby Verdi (words)
B. Albert (perf.)
Faces (w&m) 1908 B. Albert (perf.)
Li-cen-sor, The (w&m) 1908 B. Albert (perf.)
Potted Poetry (w&m) 1908 B. Albert (perf.)
Three Ages of Women (w&m) 1908 B. Albert (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif
Why Go Abroad (w&m) 1908 B. Albert (perf.)
Geography (w&m) 1909 B. Albert (perf.)
Little Bit Here and There, A (w&m) 1910 B. Albert (perf.)
What's the Use of Sighing? (w&m) 1910 B. Albert (perf.)
Cook Who Cooks, The 1912 B. Albert (perf.)
Derby Day 1912 B. Albert (perf.)
What Is It Likes So Much? (w&m) 1912 B. Albert (perf.)
Fat Lot to Crow About, A (w&m) 1913 B. Albert (perf.)
When the Women Earn All the Money (w&m) 1913 B. Albert (perf.)
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg On the Day King Edward Gets His Crown On 2:01 B. Albert
youtube15.jpg Whistle and Shut Your Eyes (1905) 3:27 B. Albert
youtube15.jpg A Chapter of Incidents 2:07 B. Albert
youtube15.jpg Inquisitive Kiddie (1905) 3:11 B. Albert
youtube15.jpg Tra La La 2:31 B. Albert
youtube15.jpg Women and Men (1906) 2:20 B. Albert