James White 
Last updated: 31.07.22
All that can be gleaned about James White is taken from the covers of his known published works. He was a composer and songwriter of popular music between 1913 and 1919 seeming to have Chicago connections. Both his publishers, Will Rossiter and Roger Graham, were based there. He is best known for his much recorded The Original Chicago Blues, a ragtime/blues mixture much in the style of William C. Handy's Memphis Blues (1913). Also of ragtime interest is his My Favorite Rag (1915).

James White  has at least 25 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
b0000d5308_m.jpgAt the Million Dollar Tango Ball Song
Words and Music by: James White.
Publisher: Harold Rossiter Music Co.
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Big Pow-Wow Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Billy Johnson
Publisher: Craig & Co.
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Printed: 1916. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Coal Man Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Roger Graham
Publisher: Craig & Co.
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Printed: 1916. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
b0000d530b_m.jpgFloating Down the River Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Roger Lewis
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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  Printed: 1913. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
b0000d530c_m.jpgHe's a Soldier of the U.S.A. Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Dan J. Wall
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music 4 pages. Currently unavailable.
Howdy, Cy Song
Words and Music by: James White.
Publisher: The York Music Co.
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Printed: 1910. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
I Don't Know Why I Love You Ballad
Music by: James White.
Words by: Billy Johnson
Publisher: Marvin Lee Music Co.
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Printed: 1912. Sheet Music 4 pages. Currently unavailable.
I Don't Love You-No More Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Roy J. Jones
Publisher: Jones & Bescardi
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  Printed: 1913. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
I'm Goin' to Mobile on the Robert E. Lee Song
Words and Music by: James White.
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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Printed: 1912. Sheet Music 4 pages. Currently unavailable.
I'm Going to Bring a Wedding Ring to You in Spring Song
Words and Music by: James White.
Co-Author: Jack Frost
Publisher: Frank K. Root and Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
I've Lost All Confidence in You Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Roger Graham
Publisher: Craig & Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
Love Dreams, I'll Dream Dear With You Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Geo. Little
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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  Printed: 1913. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
Monkey Jubilee, The Song
Words and Music by: James White.
Publisher: Frank K. Root and Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
Morning, Noon and Night Song
Words and Music by: James White.
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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Printed: 1916. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
My Precious Baby Song
Words and Music by: James White.
Publisher: Harold Rossiter Music Co.
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Printed: 1916. Sheet Music 3 pages. Currently unavailable.
Ocean Honeymoon Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Roger Lewis
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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  Printed: 1914. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
Pussyfoot Prance Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Jack Frost
Publisher: McKinley Music Co.
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Printed: 1916. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Roses Are Blooming Down Home, The Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
Publisher: Frank K. Root and Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
Send Me My Overcoat Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Ernie Erdman
Publisher: Tell Taylor
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Printed: 1913. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
There Ain't Nothin' Doin' What You're Thinkin' About Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Billy Johnson
Publisher: C. W. Thompson & Co.
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  Printed: 1912. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
Way Down Home Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Jack Frost
Publisher: Frank K. Root and Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
Way Down in Arkansaw A Novelty Ballad
Words and Music by: James White.
Publisher: F.J.A. Forster Music Publisher
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
When You Were a Baby Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: Joe M. Lyons
Publisher: American Music Publishers
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
Your Great Big Baby Smile Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: W. R. Williams
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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  Printed: 1916. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
Your Great Big Baby Smile Song
Music by: James White.
Words by: W. R. Williams
Publisher: Unknown
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
  Title Instruments Performers
       
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif My Favorite Rag (1915) A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Original Chicago Blues (1915), The A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif My Favorite Rag (1915) Midi James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Original Chicago Blues (1915), The Midi Unknown
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Alan Martin Everything is Ragtime Now flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Brent Watkins The Heroes of Parlor Town - Volume 2 CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Six Brown Brothers Rusty Rags CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Bill Edwards It's Ragging Cats and Dogs
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE546 My Favorite Rag (1915)
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE547 The Original Chicago Blues (1915)
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
1-2 days
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif My Favorite Rag (1915) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Original Chicago Blues (1915), The A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif At the Million Dollar Tango Ball (1914) J. White (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Floating Down the River (1913) J. White (music)
R. Lewis (words)
Clark Sisters (perf.)
Sterling (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Flower Garden Blues (1919) J. White (music)
Roger Graham (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Good-Bye My Chocolate Soldier Boy (1918) J. White (music)
Roger Graham (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Hot Off the Griddle (1915) J. White (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif My Favorite Rag (1915) J. White (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Way Down Home (1915) J. White (music)
J. Frost (words)
Tuxedo Trio (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif When Aunt Dinah's Daughter Hannah Bangs on That Piano (1918) J. White (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Your Great Big Baby Smile (1916) J. White (music)
W. R. Williams (words)
Mary Grace (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 35 works by James White. 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
       
Howdy, Cy (w&m) 1910  wvicon.gif
I Don't Know Why I Love You 1912 Billy Johnson (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I'm Goin' to Mobile on the Robert E. Lee (w&m) 1912  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
There Ain't Nothin' Doin' What You're Thinkin' About 1912 Billy Johnson (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Floating Down the River 1913 Roger Lewis (words)
Mae Curtis (perf.)
Myrtle H. Bard (perf.)
Clark Sisters (perf.)
Sterling (perf.)
Clara Inge (perf.)
Mae Francis (perf.)
Fred Hamill (perf.)
Chas Abbate (perf.)
Arline Bolling (perf.)
Louis Kelso (perf.)
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I Don't Love You-No More 1913 Frank A. Bescardi (words)
Roy J. Jones (words)
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Love Dreams, I'll Dream Dear With You 1913 Geo. Little (words)  Pub.
Send Me My Overcoat 1913 E. Erdman (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
At the Million Dollar Tango Ball (w&m) 1914  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
He's a Soldier of the U.S.A. 1914 Dan J. Wall (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
Ocean Honeymoon 1914 Roger Lewis (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
When You Were a Baby 1914 Joe M. Lyons (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Chicago Blues 1915  wvicon.gif
Hot Off the Griddle 1915  Pub. youtube15.jpg
I'm Going to Bring a Wedding Ring to You in Spring (w&m) 1915 Jack Frost (co-author)  amazon15.gif Pub.
I've Lost All Confidence in You 1915 Roger Graham (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Monkey Jubilee, The 1915  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
My Favorite Rag 1915  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Original Chicago Blues, The 1915  Pub. youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Roses Are Blooming Down Home, The 1915 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
Way Down Home 1915 Jack Frost (words)
Tuxedo Trio (perf.)
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Way Down in Arkansaw (w&m) 1915  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Big Pow-Wow 1916 Roger Graham (words)
Billy Johnson (words)
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Coal Man 1916 Roger Graham (words)  amazon15.gif Pub.
Morning, Noon and Night 1916  wvicon.gif
My Precious Baby (w&m) 1916  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Pussyfoot 1916  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Pussyfoot Prance 1916 Jack Frost (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Your Great Big Baby Smile 1916 W. R. Williams (words)
Mary Grace (perf.)
Spiegel & Dunn (perf.)
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I've Got Those Fox Trot Blues (w&m) 1917  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Good-Bye My Chocolate Soldier Boy 1918 Roger Graham (words)  Pub.
Jazz Band Blues 1918  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
When Aunt Dinah's Daughter Hannah Bangs on That Piano 1918  wvicon.gif
Flower Garden Blues 1919 Roger Graham (words)  wvicon.gif
I Know Somebody Who's Crazy About You 1919  Pub.
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Hot Off the Griddle 2:40 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg I've Got Those Fox Trot Blues 2:07 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Jazz Band Blues 2:43 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg My Favorite Rag 2:49 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Original Chicago Blues 2:11 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Pussyfoot 2:14 Ragtime Dorian Henry