Harry Jentes  (1887-1958)
Last updated: 02.07.22
Harry Jentes was an American vaudeville performer and composer of popular music. He wrote a number of rags the best known probably being The Rhapsody Rag (1911) , The Soup and Fish Rag (1913 ) which he co-authored with Pete Wendling and Bantam Step (1916). His best known song is probably I Don't Want To Get Well (1917). In the 1920's, Jentes cut several piano rolls. He was born and died in New York City.


Websites:
url15.gif Harry Jentes Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
Harry Jentes  (1887-1958) has at least 9 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
b009ihzbpu_m.jpgAmong the Whispering Pines
Music by: Harry Jentes.
Words by: Richard Howard
Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.
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Printed: 1919. Sheet Music.
b00jwuk0hm_m.jpgAt the Yankee Military Ball
Music by: Harry Jentes.
Words by: Howard E Johnson
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music.
b004wy693w_m.jpgCla-wence Don't Tweat Me So Wuff
Music by: Harry Jentes.
Words by: Joe Manuel, Mack Henshaw
Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.
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Printed: 1923. Sheet Music.
Duchess Threw Her Crutches Away, The
Music by: Harry Jentes.
Words by: F. Fisher
Publisher: Fred Fisher Music Co. Inc.
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  Printed: 1936. Sheet Music.
b002226fwg_m.jpgI Don't Want to Get Well
Music by: Harry Jentes.
Words by: Harry Pease
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
b003vl6dgk_m.jpgPut Me to Sleep With an Old Fashioned Melody Wake Me Up With A Rag
Music by: Harry Jentes.
Words by: Sam M. Lewis, Dick Howard
Publisher: Broadway Music Corp.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music.
b00b512xbw_m.jpgTurn the Hands Back, Father Time
Music by: Harry Jentes.
Words by: Lewis F Muir
Publisher: F. A. Mills
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music.
b00ex5q28w_m.jpgWay Down Barcelona Way That Diddle-De-Um-Te-Dum
Music by: Harry Jentes.
Words by: Fred Fisher
Publisher: McCarthy & Fisher
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  Printed: 1920. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
b00na9tzdg_m.jpgWhere the Oceans Meet in Panama
Music by: Harry Jentes.
Words by: Charles McCarron
Publisher: The Knickerbocker Music Co.
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music.
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Bantam Step (1916) A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif California Sunshine (1913) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Cat's Pajamas (1922), The D/A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif I Don't Want to Get Well (1917) T/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Rainbow Waltz (1922) A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Soup and Fish (1913) A/A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif I Don't Want to Get Well Edison Blue Amberol: 3378 A. Fields
Grace Woods
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Bantam Step (1916) Midi Colin D. McDonald
audiomidi15.gif California Sunshine (1913) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Cat's Pajamas (1922), The Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif I Don't Want to Get Well (1917) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Put Me to Sleep With an Old Fashioned Melody (1915) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Rainbow Waltz (1922) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Soup and Fish (1913) Midi James Pitt-Payne
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Elite Syncopators Ragtime Special flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Alan Martin Everything is Ragtime Now flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Brent Watkins The Heroes of Parlor Town - Volume 1 CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Bryan Wright Syncopated Musings: Classic Piano Rags and Ragtime Waltzes CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Rhapsodies in Ragtime
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE1015 Bantam Step (1916) - Fox Trot - One-Step
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
DBE1016 California Sunshine (1913) - Trot and Rag Intermezzo
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1017 The Cat's Pajamas (1922) - Novelty
D/A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1018 I Don't Want to Get Well (1917) - Song
T/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
DBE1020 Rainbow Waltz (1922) - A Novel Syncopation
A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1022 Soup and Fish (1913) - Rag, One Step, Two Step and Turkey Trot
A/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Bantam Step (1916) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif California Sunshine (1913) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Cat's Pajamas (1922), The D/A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif I Don't Want to Get Well (1917) T/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Rainbow Waltz (1922) A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Soup and Fish (1913) A/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif All by Myself (1920) H. Jentes (music)
Eugene West (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Among the Whispering Pines (1919) H. Jentes (music)
R. Howard (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif California Sunshine (1913) H. Jentes (music)
Margaret Mudge (perf.)
Leon van Dell (perf.)
Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Cat's Pajamas (1922), The H. Jentes (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif I Don't Want to Get Well (1917) H. Jentes (music)
H. Pease (words)
H.E. Johnson (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Madrid H. Jentes (music) Piano YorkSpace Pub.
pdf15.gif Put Me to Sleep With an Old Fashioned Melody H. Jentes (music)
Sam M. Lewis (words)
Dick Howard (words)
Piano, Voice Greer wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Rhapsody Rag (1911) H. Jentes (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 56 works by Harry Jentes (1887-1958). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Carmenita 1911  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Rhapsody Rag 1911  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
How Would You Like to Be Loved? 1912 William Tracey (words)  wvicon.gif
I'll Be Welcome in My Home Town 1912 William Tracey (words)  wvicon.gif
Only a Rose to Remind You 1912 Oliver E. Story (co-author)
Happy O'Neil (words)
Frankie Heath (perf.)
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California Sunshine 1913 Margaret Mudge (perf.)
Leon van Dell (perf.)
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If Your Wife Wants to Go to the Country: Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go 1913 Charles A Bayha (words)  wvicon.gif
Madrid 1913  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Soup and Fish 1913 P. Wendling (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Take Me to Loveland 1913 Robert F Roden (words)  wvicon.gif
You'll Be Welcome When You Get Back Home (w&m) 1913  Pub.
They Get a Little Bigger Every Year 1914 Chas R McCarron (words)  wvicon.gif
Turn the Hands Back, Father Time 1914 Richard Howard (words)
Lewis F Muir (words)
 Pub.
When They Christened Brother Johnson's Child 1914  Pub.
Where the Oceans Meet in Panama 1914 Charles McCarron (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
At the Fountain of Youth 1915 Chas. R McCarron (words)
A. Gerber (words)
 Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Goodbye, Jennie Dear (w&m) 1915  wvicon.gif
Put Me to Sleep With an Old Fashioned Melody 1915 Sam M. Lewis (words)
Dick Howard (words)
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Bantam Step 1916  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Honor Thy Father and Mother and Good Luck Will Follow You 1916 A. Gerber (words)  Pub.
Since Sarah Saw Theda Bara 1916 Alex Gerber (words)
Theda Bara (perf.)
Dorothy Meuther (perf.)
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Some Girls Do and Some Girls Don't 1916 H.E. Johnson (co-author)
A. Gerber (co-author)
 Pub.
At the Yankee Military Ball 1917 Howard E Johnson (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
How Can Any Girlie Be a Good Little Girl 1917 H.E. Johnson (words)
Alfred Jentes (words)
 Pub.
I Don't Want to Get Well 1917 Harry Pease (words)
H.E. Johnson (words)
A. Fields (perf.)
Grace Woods (perf.)
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Pussy Willow 1917 Monaco (co-author)  Pub. youtube15.jpg
You Don't Have to Go to Borneo 1917 Alex Gerber (words)  wvicon.gif
Knit Girls Knit! 1918 Howard E Johnson (words)
Harry Pease (words)
 Pub.
Take Me Back to That Rose Covered Shack 1918 agerm1 (co-author)
William Jerome (words)
 Pub.
Among the Whispering Pines 1919 Richard Howard (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
We Couldn't Have Heroes ''Over There'', if It Wasn't For Those Heroes ''Over Here'' 1919 Howard E Johnson (words)
Grant Clarke (words)
 Pub.
All by Myself 1920 Eugene West (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Way Down Barcelona Way 1920 Fred Fisher (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Cat's Pajamas, The 1922  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Cuban Sunshine 1922  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Rainbow Waltz 1922  Pub. youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Blooey Blues 1923  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Cla-wence 1923 Joe Manuel (words)
Mack Henshaw (words)
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Smiles and Kisses 1923  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Tricky Trix 1923  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Americarabia 1924  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Monkey-Bizness 1924  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Rag-O-Rhythm 1924  Pub. youtube15.jpg
I'm Happy Go Lucky There's Nothing on My Mind 1925 Henry Creamer (words)
Leon Flatow (words)
Elsie Clark (perf.)
Twinkles 1925  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Lopez Speaking 1926 Vincent Lopez (perf.)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Fidgety Fingers 1927 Paul Ash (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Finger Prints 1927  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Fleurette 1927  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Juggling the Ivories 1927 Paul Ash (co-author)  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Rag a La Russe 1927  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Triplets 1927  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Duchess Threw Her Crutches Away, The 1936 F. Fisher (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I Fell All Over Myself (w&m) 1940  wvicon.gif
Spell of the Bayou 1950  wvicon.gif
Sortin' the Mail ?  wvicon.gif
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Americarabia 3:37 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Bantam Step 3:00 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Blooey Blues 4:02 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg California Sunshine 2:09 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Carmenita 2:04 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Cat's Pajamas 2:39 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Cuban Sunshine 2:17 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Fidgety Fingers 2:43 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Finger Prints 2:10 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg  Fleurette 2:37 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Juggling the Ivories 1:55 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Lopez Speaking 2:50 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Madrid 3:14 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Monkey-Bizness 2:36 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Pussy Willow 2:49 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Rag a La Russe 3:05 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Rag-O-Rhythm 3:24 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Rainbow Waltz 2:57 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Rhapsody Rag 3:08 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg  Smiles and Kisses 2:37 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Soup and Fish 2:30 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Tricky Trix 3:55 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Triplets 2:50 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Twinkles 2:59 Ragtime Dorian Henry