Irwin Dash 
Last updated: 02.10.17
Irwin Dash is something of an enigma. The scanty information so far revealed by Internet searches ranges from 1911 when he composed and published Blue Ribbon Rag in Philadelphia to 1944 when he wrote, as an English songwriter, I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts as Fred Heatherton in London: In between we have him as a words and music man credited with songs such as It's a Man, It's a Man (1923) and Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo (1924) collaborating with Al Dubin, Irving Mills and Jimmie McHugh. In 1927 he accompanied Josephine Trix of the Trix Sisters as she sang Magnolia and Ain't that too bad on a recording. In the 1930's and early WWII years he published several albums of popular songs and dance music as the proprietor of Irwin Dash Music Co., Ltd., 10 Denmark St., London. To summarise, we have a piano player, a composer of just one rag, songwriter and publisher active over 4 decades in the Tin Pan Alleys on two continents. That this was actually one and the same person and not two different Irwin Dashes was confirmed (99%) by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards in a piece of dazzling, lightning research in December 2008. Thanks a lot "Perfessor"!


CDs :
Ragtime Music CDs:
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Own Library :
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Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE773 Blue Ribbon Rag (1911)
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
out-of-print €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 8 works by Irwin Dash. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.

Blue Ribbon Rag (1911) wvicon.gif
What Has Become of Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo (1924)
Immigration Rose (1923)
I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts (1944)
as Fred Heatherton
Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo (1924) wvicon.gif
Co-Authors: Al Dubin, Jimmy McHug, Irving Mills
Dreams of Yesterday: Hutch (1945)
as Fred Heatherton
My Kid (1924)
You Can't Blame Your Uncle Sammy (?)