Irene Franklin  (1876-1941)
Last updated: 02.11.21
p_franklini.jpgBorn in New York into a vaudeville family, Irene Franklin toured from a very early age becoming a star by the age of 16. She was variously a song-writer, impressionist and comedienne in vaudeville, a Broadway performer and Hollywood film actress. Starting in 1911 she made a number of recordings. She met Burt Green whilst performing at Tony Astor's in New York; the pair married and became a successful singer/pianist duo on Broadway as well as writing songs together. When Green died, she then teamed up with pianist Jerry Jarnegin who she also married. Of ragtime interest is Red Head Rag (1910), co-composed with Green and which was her signature tune. She died in New York.


Irene Franklin  (1876-1941) has at least 3 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
I'm A'Bringing Up the Family Song
Words and Music by: Irene Franklin.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
I've Got the Mumps
Words and Music by: Irene Franklin.
Co-Author: #CLgreenbu#1
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
b0000cvy6z_m.jpgRedhead Song
Words and Music by: Irene Franklin.
Co-Author: #CLgreenbu#1
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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DBE1031 Red Head Rag (1910)
T/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
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This list is arranged by composer and contains 10 songs sung by Irene Franklin 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 I've Got the Mumps (1909) Irene Franklin B. Green (co-author)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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sm15.gif Redhead (1908) Irene Franklin B. Green (co-author)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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sm15.gif Bread and Jam (1916) Burt Green I. Franklin (words)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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sm15.gif Eat and the World Eats With You (1916) Burt Green I. Franklin (words)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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sm15.gif Gossip (1916) Burt Green William Schulz (words)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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sm15.gif I Want to Be a Janitor's Child (1911) Burt Green I. Franklin (words)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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sm15.gif Oh, Doctor! (1916) Burt Green I. Franklin (words)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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sm15.gif Indestructible Kate (1929) Jerry Jarnagin I. Franklin (perf.)
sm15.gif She Is Doing It All For Baby (1929) Jerry Jarnagin I. Franklin (perf.)
sm15.gif One Christmas Night in Dixie (1905) Max S. Witt I. Franklin (perf.)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 4 works by Irene Franklin (1876-1941). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Redhead 1908 B. Green (co-author)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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I'm A'Bringing Up the Family 1909 B. Green (co-author)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I've Got the Mumps 1909 B. Green (co-author)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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Red Head Rag 1910 B. Green (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Red Head Rag 2:22 Ragtime Dorian Henry I. Franklin  Red Head Rag (1910)