Joseph Gearen 
Last updated: 27.04.22
Nothing is known about Joseph Gearen other than his only published work the cakewalk, Big Foot Lou (1899) whereby he distinguished himself by the use of "ragtime" in the finale of that piece.

Since writing the above sometime in 2006, Janice Bunker at Brigham Young University has kindly sent me (October 2017) a further 11 compositions by Joseph Gearen. A million thanks Janice!
  Title Instruments Performers
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Big Foot Lou (1899) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Big Foot Lou (1899) Midi Sakae Watanabe
     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Various Artists The New John Robichaux Society Orchestra flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra More Candy CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Richard Egan From the Land of Ragtime
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE545 Big Foot Lou (1899) - Cake Walk & Two Step
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Big Foot Lou (1899) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Chicago Glide (1894) J. Gearen (music) Piano IMSLP
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 18 works by Joseph Gearen. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Chicago Glide 1894  wvicon.gif
Our Governors March 1897  wvicon.gif
Brother Gardner's Cakewalk 1898  Pub.
Big Foot Lou 1899  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Prettiest of All 1900  wvicon.gif
Delightful: Waltzes 1901  Pub.
Trocadero 1901  Pub.
Josette 1903  wvicon.gif
Joys of Life 1903  Pub.
Bridal Wreath (Aureole Nuptiale) 1910  wvicon.gif
Foggy Jones 1910  Pub.
Blue Vale 1911  wvicon.gif
Boy Scout, The 1911  Pub.
Highland Glide 1911
Panama, The 1912  Pub.
Tulip 1913 L P Laurendeau (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Aeolian Hall March & Two Step ? A F Weldon (co-author)
Aeolian 20190
Eastern Star ?
     Title Duration Performer
youtube15.jpg Big Foot Lou 2;20 Ragtime Dorian Henry