James Chapman 
Last updated: 22.10.21
As with so many other early ragtime composers, practically nothing is known about James Chapman. From the bare facts given on the cover of the original sheet music to One O' Them Things! (1904) we learn that his co-author in this composition was a certain Leroy Smith. A connection with the same named dance orchestra which recorded in the early 1920's has not yet been established.

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Ragtime Music CDs:
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Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE344 One O' Them Things! (1904) - Rag Time Two Step
T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif One O' Them Things! (1904) T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 4 works by James Chapman. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Poor Jim 1903  wvicon.gif
One O' Them Things! 1904 Leroy Smith (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Silence and Fun 1904  wvicon.gif
Sunshine of Mine (w&m) 1923 E.H. Kelly (co-author)
Art Beiner (co-author)
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg One O' Them Things 2:29 Ragtime Dorian Henry J. Chapman