Bill Edwards 
Last updated: 22.10.21
p_edwardspb.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, William Edwards is an American ragtime performer, composer and musicologist born in Southern California. After obtaining a broadcasting degree at Los Angeles Valley College he moved to Durango, Colorado.
In Durango he obtained a music degree from Fort Lewis College and performed regularly at The Abbey Theatre and the Diamond Belle Saloon where he became known as "Perfessor" Bill Edwards. His career has taken him to Washington, D.C. working with traditional jazz bands and artists such as Dave Brubeck, Al Hirt, Marie Osmond, Mel Tillis and Jo Ann Castle.
Since 1984, Edwards has recorded more than 40 CDs ranging from traditional classic ragtime, early popular song and blues.
Since the early 2000s he researched written on composers of ragtime and other music from the late 1890s into the 1920s. As well as developing his wide-ranging website has written book on composer/publisher Edward Taylor Paull an encyclopedia of over 530 female composers.
url15.gif ''Perfessor'' Bill Edwards Composers' home page.  
     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Bill Edwards The Art of the Rag
cd15.gif Bill Edwards A Bag of Rags
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Championship Old-Time Piano IV
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Don't Jazz Me - I'm Ragtime!
cd15.gif Bill Edwards It's Ragging Cats and Dogs
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Music for Muskoka
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Patriot's Dreams
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Perfessor Bill Edwards Plays Honky Tonk Piano
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Perfessor Bill Sings Volume 1
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Perfessor Bill Sings Volume 2
cd15.gif  Bill Edwards Perfessor Bill Sings Volume 3
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Quality Ragtime
cd15.gif Bill Edwards The Rag's the Thing
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Rags of Grace and Beauty
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Rags of Peace and Plenty
cd15.gif Bill Edwards A Ragtime Sampler
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Rapid Fire Ragtime
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Rhapsodies in Ragtime
cd15.gif Bill Edwards The Roaring Piano
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Strenuous Life
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Syncopated Safari
cd15.gif  Bill Edwards T-Model Tunes
cd15.gif Bill Edwards The Two Sides of Perfessor Bill
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Whipped Cream Rag
cd15.gif Sue Keller Ol' Muddy CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
This list is arranged by composer and contains 1 song sung by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
sm15.gif Sleepy Hollow Rag (1918) Clarence Woods B. Edwards (perf. by) wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 12 works by Bill Edwards. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Hanon Rag, The 1985  wvicon.gif
Blood on the Keys 1989  wvicon.gif
Nocturne in Ragtime, A 1989  wvicon.gif
Buck's Banjo 1990  wvicon.gif
Pride of the Prairie 1999  wvicon.gif
Ragtime Pamela, The 2000  wvicon.gif
Necromancer, The 2001  wvicon.gif
Wiener Schnitzel Rag, The 2002  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Tuxedo Cat Rag, The 2004  wvicon.gif
Radio's Gone Silent, The 2005  wvicon.gif
Crocodile Stomp 2007  wvicon.gif
Chinese Checkers 2009  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Wiener Schnitzel Rag 5:16 Bill Edwards B. Edwards 
youtube15.jpg Sleepy Hollow Rag 5:28 Bill Edwards C. Woods  Sleepy Hollow Rag (1918)