Otto Motzan  (1880-1937)
Last updated: 27.04.22
Otto Motzan is believed by some to be a pseudonym used by composer Josie De Guzman. Together with Sigmund Romberg they wrote the music for The Passing Show of 1916. Of ragtime interest is his Extr'ordinary Rag (1915).

  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif It's a Pipp'n (1917) A(T)/T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Bright Eyes Edison Blue Amberol: 4242 Orlando's Orchestra
audioextmp315.gif Crocodile, The Edison Blue Amberol: 4186 Imperial Marimba Band
audioextmp315.gif Marie Green Bros. Novelty Band
audioextmp315.gif That's Why My Heart Is Calling You Edison Blue Amberol: 3371 Vernon Dalhart
audioextmp315.gif Where Is My Daddy Now Blues Edison Blue Amberol: 4204 Aileen Stanley
audioextmp315.gif Yo-Lay-Ee-Oo - Means I Love You) Edison Blue Amberol: 4408 Marguerite E. Farrell
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif It's a Pipp'n (1917) Midi James Pitt-Payne
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE536 It's a Pipp'n (1917) - Novelty Fox Trot
A(T)/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif It's a Pipp'n (1917) A(T)/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Cutey (1917) O. Motzan (music) Piano IMSLP
pdf15.gif In China (1919) O. Motzan (music)
A.J. Stasny (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 28 works by Otto Motzan (1880-1937). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
When I Told the Sweetest Girl the Sweetest Story Ever Told 1912 Ferd E. Mierisch (words)
Charles R. McCarron (words)
I Want to Be Somebody's Baby Girl 1913 Schuyler Greene (words)
Marching on to Victory 1913
Take Me to That Tango Tea 1913 Leon Finch (perf.)
Down by the Seaside 1914 Schuyler Greene (words)  wvicon.gif
La Cessation 1914  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Extr'ordinary Rag 1915  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Just You 1915
Nobody Home 1915  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Cutey 1917  wvicon.gif
It's a Pipp'n 1917  Pub. youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Do - Ré - Mi 1918  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
That's Why My Heart Is Calling You 1918 Vernon Dalhart (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif
Coo-Ee 1918c Leila Brett (words)  wvicon.gif
Bells of Bagdad, The 1919  youtube15.jpg
Fee Fi Fo Fum 1919 A. Olman (co-author)
arr. by Wm. Schulz
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In China 1919 A.J. Stasny (words)  wvicon.gif
Roses of Arcadie 1919 Rachel Storey (words)  wvicon.gif
So This Is Paris 1919 Harry Akst (co-author)
Howard E. Rogers (words)
Bright Eyes 1920 M.K. Jerome (words)
Harry B. Smith (words)
Orlando's Orchestra (perf.)
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Crocodile, The 1920 Harry Akst (co-author)
Howard Rogers (words)
Imperial Marimba Band (perf.)
Where Is My Daddy Now Blues 1920 Abe Olman (co-author)
Aileen Stanley (perf.)
Mandy 'n' Me 1921 Con Conrad (co-author)
Marie 1921 H.W. Santley (co-author)
Walter Hirsch (words)
Green Bros. Novelty Band (perf.)
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Traffic Was Terrific, The 1921
as Josie de Guzman
Yo-Lay-Ee-Oo - Means I Love You) 1922 M. K. Jerome (words)
Tot Seymour (words)
Marguerite E. Farrell (perf.)
When You've Learned How to Cry 1923 Howard Christy (words)
Pick a Rose in Picardy 1927 Sidney Holden (words)  Pub.
     Title Duration Performer
youtube15.jpg The Bells of Bagdad 3:00 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Do - Ré - Mi 4:51 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Extr'ordinary Rag 3:29 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Fee Fi Fo Fum 2:56 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg It's a Pipp'n 3:00 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg La Cessation 2:34 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Nobody Home 2:10 Ragtime Dorian Henry