J. Russel Robinson  (1892-1963)
Last updated: 27.04.22
According to the Internet source given below, J. Russel Robinson was an American ragtime and jazz pianist as well as being composer of popular music. He was born Indianapolis, Indiana and achieved early success whilst still a teenager with his Sapho Rag (1909) and That Eccentric Rag (1912). He toured the South with his brother, a drummer, in the early teens eventually earning the sobriquet, "The White Boy with the Colored Fingers". In 1919 he became a member of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and later worked as an arranger for William C. Handy's music publishing company. He recorded as an accompanist with several singers such as Annette Hanshaw, Lucille Hegamin, Marion Harris, and Lizzie Miles. Robinson died in Palmdale, California.


  Title Instruments Performers
       
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Dynamite Rag (1910) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Sapho Rag (1909), The S+D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Minstrel Man (1911), The A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif That Eccentric Rag (1912) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Whirl Wind (1911) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Dynamite Rag (1910) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Minstrel Man (1911), The Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif On the Eight O'Clock Train (1912) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Sapho Rag (1909), The Midi Warren S. Trachtman
audiomidi15.gif That Eccentric Rag (1912) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Whirl Wind (1911) Midi James Pitt-Payne
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Brass Music CDs:
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Jazz Music CDs:
cd15.gif Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Masters: From Original Recordings flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Chris Barber The Very Best of Chris Barber flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Monty Sunshine Remembering Monty Sunshine CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Johnny de Droit The Arcadian Serenaders flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists Classic Ragtime: Roots and Offshoots flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists The Hits of '23: Dreamy Melody flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists Spirit of Ragtime flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Willie Knox Ragtime Piano flag15us.gif
cd15.gif James Price Johnson James P. Johnson 1944 Vol. 2 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif  Paragon Ragtime Orchestra On The Boardwalk CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Ron Weatherburn Ragtime Piano and Beyond flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Muggsy Spanier The Ragtime Band Sessions flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Stephane Grappelli Stephane's Tune-Original Recordings flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Tony Parenti Ragtime Jubilee CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller Those Irresistible Blues CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller Wild Women Don't Have The Blues CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Joe ''Fingers'' Carr Honky Tonk Hits of Joe "Fingers" Carr flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Johnny Maddox Where the Southern Crosses the Yellow Dog CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE552 Dynamite Rag (1910) - A Negro Drag
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE1008 The Minstrel Man (1911) - A Ragtime Two Step
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 5¼ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE553 Sapho Rag (1909)
S+D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
1-2 days
other.gif
DBE1009 That Eccentric Rag (1912)
A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1011 Whirl Wind (1911) - A Novelty Rag
A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Dynamite Rag (1910) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Minstrel Man (1911), The A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Sapho Rag (1909), The S+D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif That Eccentric Rag (1912) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Whirl Wind (1911) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Garden of Eden J.R. Robinson (music) Piano YorkSpace wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif How Many Times (1921) J.R. Robinson (music)
R. Turk (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Mamma Whip! Mamma Spank! (1921) J.R. Robinson (music)
R. Turk (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Minstrel Man (1911), The J.R. Robinson (music) Piano, Orchestra IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Ruby (1921) J.R. Robinson (music)
B. Davis (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif That Eccentric Rag (1912) J.R. Robinson (music) Piano Ragtime Piano Pub.
pdf15.gif You Brought Old Ireland Back to Me (1917) J.R. Robinson (music)
Marguerite Kendall (words)
Spencer Trio (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif You're Trying to Throw Me Down (1923) J.R. Robinson (music)
R. Turk (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 66 works by J. Russel Robinson (1892-1963). 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
       
Sapho Rag, The 1909  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Dynamite Rag 1910  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
He's Coming Home on the Eight O'Clock Train 1910 Doc Baker (perf.)  wvicon.gif
I Feel Religion Comin' on 1910 M. A Robinson (words)  Pub.
Daphne 1911 B. Boniel (co-author)
Loves of Yesterday, The 1911
Minstrel Man, The 1911  Pub. youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
That Erratic Rag 1911  wvicon.gif
Whirl Wind 1911  Pub. youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Cornfield Rag, The 1912 Marguerite Kendall (words)  Pub. youtube15.jpg
On the Eight O'Clock Train 1912 M. Kendall (words)  Pub. audiomidi15.gif
Te-Na-Na-Na 1912 M. Kendall (words)  Pub.
That Eccentric Rag 1912  Pub. audiomidi15.gif
Alhambra 1913  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Syncopation Isle 1915 Marguerite Kendall (words)  Pub.
You Brought Old Ireland Back to Me 1917 Marguerite Kendall (words)
Spencer Trio (perf.)
 Pub.
Garden of Eden 1918  Pub.
Ringtail Blues (w&m) 1918 S. Williams (co-author)  youtube15.jpg
Ringtail Blues - Song (w&m) 1918 S. Williams (co-author)  wvicon.gif
I Want to Hold You in My Arms 1919 A. Bernard (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
If Kisses Are Intoxicating As They Say Prohibition You Have Lost Your Sting (w&m) 1919 Al Siegel (co-author)
Billy Curtis (co-author)
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Jazzolo 1919 T.F. Morse (co-author)
Al M. Kendall (words)
 wvicon.gif
Lullaby Blues in the Evening 1919 Theodore Morse (co-author)
Al. M. Kendall (words)
 Pub.
Pan Yan 1919 Al. Bernard (words)  wvicon.gif
Margie 1920  wvicon.gif
How Many Times 1921 R. Turk (words)  Pub.
Mamma Whip! Mamma Spank! 1921 R. Turk (words)  Pub.
Ruby 1921 Benny Davis (words)  Pub.
Eccentric 1923  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Erratic 1923  Pub. youtube15.jpg
First Waltz, The 1923 Billy Curtis (words)  Pub.
Rampart Street Blues 1923
Sam Jones Blues 1923 A. Bernard (co-author)
R. Turk (co-author)
St. Louis Gal 1923  Pub.
You're Trying to Throw Me Down 1923 Roy Turk (words)  Pub.
Blue-Eyed Sally (w&m) 1924 A. Bernard (words)
arr. Jeanne Gravelle
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Down Where the South Begins 1924 Sam M. Lewis (words)
Joe Young (words)
 Pub.
How 'ya' Gonna Make Love/ When She's Tuning in X.Y.Z? (w&m) 1924 Al Bernard (co-author)
Sidney Holden (co-author)
 Pub.
Pretty As a Picture 1924 Frank Wright (words)
Frank Bessinger (words)
 Pub.
Normandy (w&m) 1925 Addy Britt (co-author)
Jack Little (co-author)
 Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Mary Lou (w&m) 1926 Abe Lyman (co-author)
George Waggner (co-author)
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Original St. Louis Hop 1926 George Waggner (words)  wvicon.gif
There's a Trick in Pickin' a Chick-Chick-Chicken 1927 Charles Tobias (co-author)
Coleman Goetz (co-author)
 wvicon.gif
Bless You, Sister 1928 Al Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
First Kiss, The 1928 Al Dubin (words)  Pub.
Girl Who Broke My Heart, The 1928 Al Dubin (words)  Pub.
Half-Way to Heaven 1928 Al Dubin (words)  Pub.
Love Affairs 1928 Al. Dubin (words)  Pub.
Memories of France 1928 Al Dubin (words)  Pub.
Rita 1929 Bernie Cummins (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Sweetheart's Diary 1929 Irving Kahal (words)  wvicon.gif
Sweetheart's Holiday 1929 Irving Kahal (words)  Pub.
That's Where You Come In 1929  Pub.
Mary Jane 1931 Andy Razaf (words)
Maurice Chevalier (perf.)
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There's No Other Girl 1931 B. Davis (words)
Morton Downey (perf.)
 wvicon.gif
Hello, Sweetheart, Hello! 1932 Noble Sissle (words)  wvicon.gif
Is I in Love? I Is 1932 Mercer Cook (words)  Pub.
Roamin' For Romance 1932 Mercer Cook (words)  Pub.
Is I Gotta Go to School, Ma? 1934 Mabel Robinson (words)
Fran' Brooks (words)
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Get Rhythm in Your Feet 1935
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I've Got a New Deal in Love 1935 Bill Livingston (words)  wvicon.gif
Lamp and a Chair, A (w&m) 1935 Bill Livingston (co-author)
Jolly Coburn (perf.)
 Pub.
I Won't Believe It 1939
Gee! I'm Glad to Be the One That I Am 1946 Sammy Lerner (words)  wvicon.gif
Portrait of Jennie 1948 Gordon Burdge (words)  wvicon.gif
And One to Grow On 1954 Peter Saldamando (words)
George Waggner (words)
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     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Alhambra 4:07 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Cornfield Rag 2:13 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Dynamite Rag 2:58 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Eccentric 2:19 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Erratic 2:53 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Minstrel Man 2:53 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Ringtail Blues 2:57 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Sapho Rag 3:03 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Whirl Wind 3:16 Ragtime Dorian Henry