Press Eldridge 
Last updated: 12.12.21
p_eldridgep.jpgPress [Preston Woodnutt] Eldridge was an American blackface songwriter and performer featured as "The Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Fun" on various sheet music covers .
Presently (August 2021) 3 works written and composed by himself published between 1893 and 1909 have been located by Internet searches.
Of interest is Sorry, Mr. Jackson, I've Got to Throw You Down (1898) by Ed Rogers and published by Ed. Rogers Music Pub. Co., New York, USA the front cover of which shows his portrait on the left.
Surfers are welcome to contribute any further information about this composer.
     Title Author Supplier
       
book15.gif  How to Get Up a Minstrel Show Press Eldridge
book15.gif  One Big Scream Press Eldridge flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif
This list is arranged by composer and contains 12 songs sung by Press Eldridge 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) ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
sm15.gif After the Fair (1893) Press Eldridge(w&m) P. Eldridge (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Confidential Chat (1909), A Press Eldridge P. Eldridge (perf.)
sm15.gif Let Them All Come (1900) Press Eldridge P. Eldridge (perf.)
sm15.gif How'd You Like to Be the Iceman? (1898) J. Fred Helf(w&m) Moran (co-author)
P. Eldridge (perf.)
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sm15.gif Take Your Time, Gentlemen (1892) William Jerome P. Eldridge (perf.) audio15.gif
sm15.gif It's All Gone Now (1894) Walter P. Keen(w&m) P. Eldridge (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif My Girl's a Hawaiian Maiden (1898) Charles Kohlman Jack Simonds (words)
P. Eldridge (perf.)
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sm15.gif Duty of a Wife (1900), The Fred Murray F.W. Leigh (words)
P. Eldridge (perf.)
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sm15.gif Hannah Thompson's Ma Baby's Name (1897) Ed Rogers(w&m) P. Eldridge (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Sorry, Mr. Jackson, I've Got to Throw You Down (1898) Ed Rogers(w&m) P. Eldridge (perf.) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif  Don't Believe All You Hear, Honey (1901) Chris Smith P. Eldridge (perf.)
sm15.gif I Guess That Will Be About All (1899) Harry von Tilzer P. Eldridge (perf.) wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 3 works by Press Eldridge. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
After the Fair (w&m) 1893 P. Eldridge (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Let Them All Come 1900 P. Eldridge (perf.)
Confidential Chat, A 1909 P. Eldridge (perf.)