Harry Thomas  (1890-1941)
Last updated: 17.02.23
Harry Thomas was a Canadian pianist and composer of popular music. He was born Reginald Thomas Broughton in Bristol, England but when he was 19 years old, he emigrated to Montreal, Canada. He became a life-long friend of Willie Eckstein from whom he received some tuition and they performed together accompanying silent movies. In 1916, he recorded piano rolls for the Q.R.S. Company in Chicago and went on to New York to record two of his rags for Metro-Art and Universal. He then became a theatre pianist in Montreal later moving to Halifax. His career deteriorated with the advent of talking pictures and he died in poverty in Montreal.
  Title Instruments Performers
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Rag Tags Rag (1909) T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Rag Tags Rag (1909) Midi James Pitt-Payne
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE1294 Rag Tags Rag (1909)
T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Rag Tags Rag (1909) T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif I Want You (1913) H. Thomas (music)
Walter Bruce (words)
Piano, Voice Ragtime Piano wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Rag Tags Rag (1909) H. Thomas (music) Piano Ragtime Piano Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 6 works by Harry Thomas (1890-1941). 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
Rag Tags Rag 1909  wvicon.gif audiomidi15.gif
I Live My Life for You (w&m) 1911  wvicon.gif
Perpetual Rag 1911 W. Eckstein (co-author)
I Want You 1913 Walter Bruce (words)  Pub.
Classical Spasm, A 1916
Follow Me 1919 W. Eckstein (words)  wvicon.gif