Charles H. Roth 
Last updated: 27.04.22
Virtually nothing is known about Charles H. Roth other than those bare facts which can be gleaned from the covers of his original sheet music. He was apparently a composer and publisher of popular music based in Washington, D.C. The back cover of his only known rag, The Virginia Creeper (1909) proclaims in the flamboyant language of the day that:
"Charles H. Roth and M. M. Redding [Roth's partner and lyricist], two of America's most popular composers of Songs of the People, have won fame and distinction as writers of popular songs of the higher class, and stand alone in this particular style of Heart Lyrics and Melodies". He describes his My Lady of the Embassy Waltzes as: "The most popular waltzes ever composed". Whatever else may be said about him, modesty was not amongst his virtues.

  Title Instruments Performers
       
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audiodbemp315.gif Virginia Creeper (1909), The A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
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DBE944 The Virginia Creeper (1909) - Characteristic Rag
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¼ mins.
1-2 days
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sm15.gif Virginia Creeper (1909), The A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Alone (1909) H. Roth (music)
Madeline M. Redding (words)
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pdf15.gif I Wants to Live While I'm Living (1908) H. Roth (music)
Madeline M. Redding (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif There's a Spark of Love Still Burning in the Embers of My Heart (1913) H. Roth (music)
Charlotte P. Austin (words)
Jerome A. Desio (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Virginia Creeper (1909), The H. Roth (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 10 works by Charles H. Roth. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I Wants to Live While I'm Living 1908 Madeline M. Redding (words)  wvicon.gif
When Your Heart Grows Weary Dearie 1908 M.M. Redding (words)  Pub.
Alone 1909 Madeline M. Redding (words)  Pub.
Virginia Creeper, The 1909  Pub.
There's a Spark of Love Still Burning in the Embers of My Heart 1913 Charlotte P. Austin (words)
Jerome A. Desio (perf.)
 Pub.
Humoreske Song, The 1914 Gover M. Kookkogey (words)  Pub.
I Love You, I Can't Forget ?  Pub.
My Lady of the Embassy Waltzes ?  Pub.
Rosie O'Moore ?  Pub.
That's What the Daisy Said ?  Pub.