Roy J. Carew  (1875-1968)
Last updated: 20.02.18
According to the Internet source given below, Roy J. Carew was an American amateur pianist, observer and commentator on the New Orleans, Storyville scene and later in life a close friend of Jelly Roll Morton becoming a publisher and promoter of his works. He was born Mecosta, Mecosta County, Michigan of Canadian immigrants. An early ragtime entusiast, he moved to New Orleans in 1903 becoming an affionicado of the unique New Orleans music. In December 1904 Carew heard Tony Jackson who became his lifelong idol and the reason for meeting Jelly Roll Morton in 1938 in Washington, DC. He wrote eight rags only one of which The Full Moon (1909) was published in the heyday of ragtime. He died in Washington.

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DBE969 The Full Moon (1909) - An Original Rag Two-Step
T/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 8 works by Roy J. Carew (1875-1968). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.

Gulfport Slow Drag (1906)
Basin Street Stroller (1941) wvicon.gif
Ecstasy Rag (1908)
New Orleans Honky Tonk (1945) wvicon.gif
The Full Moon (1909) wvicon.gif
Recreation Rag No. 1 (1949) wvicon.gif
composed in 1916
Water Lily Rag (1909)
Recreation Rag No. 2 (1949) wvicon.gif
composed in 1916