Etilmon J. Stark  (1867-1962)
Last updated: 19.01.22
Etilmon J. Stark was an American composer and arranger of popular music. According to Trebenor J. Tichenor in his That American Rag: The Story of Ragtime from Coast to Coast, he was the eldest son of the St. Louis, Missouri, publisher John Stark with a prolific musical output having done most of the arrangements for the so-called "Red Back Book". He is perhaps best known for his Billiken Rag and Gum Shoe Fox Trot. He also composed using the pseudonym Bud Manchester.

Websites:
url15.gif Etilmon Justus "E.J." Stark Biography by "Perf" Bill Edwards  
  Title Instruments/Issue Attribution
       
  DBE MP3 Sample   
audiodbemp315.gif Billiken Rag (1913) A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. (perf.)
audiodbemp315.gif Brain-Storm Rag (1907) T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. (perf.)
audiodbemp315.gif Chicken Tango (1914) D+T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. (perf.)
audiodbemp315.gif Clover Blossom Rag (1912) A/T/B+T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. (perf.)
audiodbemp315.gif Gum Shoe (1917) A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. (perf.)
audiodbemp315.gif Gum Shoe (1917) A/T/B Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. (perf.)
audiodbemp315.gif La Mode (1913) A(T)/T/T/B/B(GB) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. (perf.)
audiodbemp315.gif La Mode (1913) A(T)/T/B Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. (perf.)
audiodbemp315.gif Trombone Johnsen (1902) D/A/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. (perf.)
audiodbemp315.gif Twilight (1907) A/T/T+B/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. (perf.)
  MP3 File(s   
audioextmp315.gif Trombone Johnson Indestructible Record: 722 Fred Van Eps
  Midi File(s)   
audiomidi15.gif Billiken Rag (1913) Midi Colin McDonald
audiomidi15.gif Brain-Storm Rag (1907) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Chicken Tango (1914) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Gum Shoe (1917) Midi Colin McDonald
audiomidi15.gif  La Mode (1913) Midi Unknown
audiomidi15.gif Trombone Johnsen (1902) Midi Colin McDonald
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Alan Martin Everything is Ragtime Now flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE471 Billiken Rag (1913)
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE1053 Brain-Storm Rag (1907) - Two Step
T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
DBE1054 Chicken Tango (1914) - One Step - Tango - Trot
D+T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
DBE1055 Clover Blossom Rag (1912)
A/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
DBE472 Gum Shoe (1917) - Fox Trot
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE472C Gum Shoe (1917) - Fox Trot
A/T/B, approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE473 La Mode (1913) - The New Dance Sensation
A(T)/T/T/B/B(GB), approx. 2¾ mins.
1-2 days
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 DBE473C La Mode (1913) - The New Dance Sensation
A(T)/T/B, approx. 2¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE474 Trombone Johnsen (1902) - A Ragtime Cake Walk
D/A/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 4½ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE1057 Twilight (1907) - Flower Song - A Meditation
A/T/T+B/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Billiken Rag (1913) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Brain-Storm Rag (1907) T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Chicken Tango (1914) D+T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Clover Blossom Rag (1912) A/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Gum Shoe (1917) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Gum Shoe (1917) A/T/B dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif La Mode (1913) A(T)/T/T/B/B(GB) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif La Mode (1913) A(T)/T/B dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Trombone Johnsen (1902) D/A/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Twilight (1907) A/T/T+B/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Clover Blossom Rag (1912) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Trombone Johnsen (1902) Piano IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 16 works by Etilmon J. Stark (1867-1962). 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
       
Bryan and Sewell--Free Silver (w&m) 1896  wvicon.gif
W.M.A. Cadets' March, The 1898
Trombone Johnsen 1902 Fred Van Eps (perf.)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gifaudioextmp315.gif
John Henry 1903  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Kyrene 1903  wvicon.gif
Brain-Storm Rag 1907 as Bud Manchester  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Twilight 1907  wvicon.gif
Clover Blossom Rag 1912 as Bud Manchester  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif youtube15.jpg
Billiken Rag 1913  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Elaine 1913  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
La Mode 1913 B.R. Whitlow (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Valse Pensive 1913  wvicon.gif
Chicken Tango 1914  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Gum Shoe 1917  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
We Are Coming, Uncle Sammy 1917 John Stark (words)  wvicon.gif
Darktown Capers ?  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Billiken Rag 3:11 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark  Billiken Rag (1913)
youtube15.jpg Brain-Storm Rag 2:29 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark  Brain-Storm Rag (1907)
youtube15.jpg Chicken Tango 2:07 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark 
youtube15.jpg Clover Blossom Rag 2:21 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark  Clover Blossom Rag (1912)
youtube15.jpg Elaine 2:41 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark 
youtube15.jpg Gum Shoe 2:29 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark  Gum Shoe (1917)
youtube15.jpg John Henry 2:14 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark 
youtube15.jpg La Mode 2:30 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark  La Mode (1913)
youtube15.jpg Trombone Johnsen 3:30 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark  Trombone Johnsen (1902)