Harry Jentes  (1887-1958)
Last updated: 24.06.17
Harry Jentes was an American vaudeville performer and composer of popular music. He wrote a number of rags the best known probably being The Rhapsody Rag (1911) , The Soup and Fish Rag (1913 ) which he co-authored with Pete Wendling and Bantam Step (1916). His best known song is probably I Don't Want To Get Well (1917). In the 1920's, Jentes cut several piano rolls. He was born and died in New York City.


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url15.gif Harry Jentes Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
Harry Jentes  (1887-1958) has at least 9 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

b009ihzbpu_m.jpgAmong the Whispering Pines
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Richard Howard.
Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.
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Printed: 1919. Sheet Music.
b00jwuk0hm_m.jpgAt the Yankee Military Ball
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Howard E Johnson.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music.
b004wy693w_m.jpgCla-wence Don't Tweat Me So Wuff
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Joe Manuel, Mack Henshaw.
Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.
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Printed: 1923. Sheet Music.
The Duchess Threw Her Crutches Away
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: F. Fisher.
Publisher: Fred Fisher Music Co. Inc.
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Printed: 1936. Sheet Music.
b002226fwg_m.jpgI Don't Want to Get Well
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Howard E. Johnson, Harry Pease.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
b003vl6dgk_m.jpgPut Me to Sleep With an Old Fashioned Melody Wake Me Up With A Rag
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Sam M. Lewis, Dick Howard.
Publisher: Broadway Music Corp.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music.
b00b512xbw_m.jpgTurn the Hands Back, Father Time
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Richard Howard, Lewis F Muir.
Publisher: F. A. Mills
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music.
b00ex5q28w_m.jpgWay Down Barcelona Way
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Fred Fisher.
Publisher: McCarthy & Fisher
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Printed: 1920. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
b00na9tzdg_m.jpgWhere the Oceans Meet in Panama
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Charles McCarron.
Publisher: The Knickerbocker Music Co.
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Alan Martin on "Everything is Ragtime Now" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Hits of '21: Ain't We Got Fun?" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Brent Watkins on "The Heroes of Parlor Town - Volume 1" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Bryan Wright on "Syncopated Musings: Classic Piano Rags and Ragtime Waltzes" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
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DBE1015 Bantam Step (1916) - Fox Trot - One-Step
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
print-on-demand 9.00 7.50 11.75  
DBE1016 California Sunshine (1913) - Trot and Rag Intermezzo
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand 12.00 10.00 15.50  
DBE1017 The Cat's Pajamas (1922) - Novelty
D/A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
print-on-demand 12.00 10.00 15.50  
DBE1018 I Don't Want to Get Well (1917) - Song
T/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand 9.00 7.50 11.75  
DBE1020 Rainbow Waltz (1922) - A Novel Syncopation
A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand 12.00 10.00 15.50  
DBE1022 Soup and Fish (1913) - Rag, One Step, Two Step and Turkey Trot
A/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
print-on-demand 12.00 10.00 15.50  
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sm15.gif Bantam Step (1916) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif California Sunshine (1913) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Cat's Pajamas (1922) D/A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif I Don't Want to Get Well (1917) T/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Rainbow Waltz (1922) A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Soup and Fish (1913) A/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 48 works by Harry Jentes (1887-1958). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.

Carmenita - Cuban Rag (1911) wvicon.gif
How Can Any Girlie Be a Good Little Girl (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: H.E. Johnson, Alfred Jentes
Rhapsody Rag (1911) wvicon.gif
I Don't Want to Get Well (1917) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Harry Pease, H.E. Johnson
How Would You Like to Be Loved? (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: William Tracey
You Don't Have to Go to Borneo (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Alex Gerber
I'll Be Welcome in My Home Town (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: William Tracey
Knit Girls Knit! (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: Howard E Johnson, Harry Pease
Only a Rose to Remind You (1912) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Oliver E. Story Words by: Happy O'Neil
Take Me Back to That Rose Covered Shack (1918) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: agerm Words by: William Jerome
California Sunshine (1913) wvicon.gif
Among the Whispering Pines (1919) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Richard Howard
If Your Wife Wants to Go to the Country: Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go (1913) wvicon.gif
Words by: Charles A Bayha
We Couldn't Have Heroes "Over There", if It Wasn't For Those Heroes "Over Here" (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Howard E Johnson, Grant Clarke
Madrid (1913) wvicon.gif
All by Myself (1920) wvicon.gif
Words by: Eugene West
Soup and Fish (1913) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: P. Wendling
Way Down Barcelona Way (1920) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Fred Fisher
Take Me to Loveland (1913) wvicon.gif
Words by: Robert F Roden
The Cat's Pajamas (1922) wvicon.gif
You'll Be Welcome When You Get Back Home (1913) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Jentes
Cuban Sunshine (1922) wvicon.gif
They Get a Little Bigger Every Year (1914) wvicon.gif
Words by: Chas R McCarron
Rainbow Waltz (1922) wvicon.gif
Turn the Hands Back, Father Time (1914) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Richard Howard, Lewis F Muir
Blooey Blues (1923)
When They Christened Brother Johnson's Child (1914) wvicon.gif
Cla-wence (1923) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Joe Manuel, Mack Henshaw
Where the Oceans Meet in Panama (1914) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Charles McCarron
Tricky Trix (1923) wvicon.gif
At the Fountain of Youth (1915) wvicon.gif
Words by: Chas. R McCarron, A. Gerber
Americarabia (1924) wvicon.gif
Goodbye, Jennie Dear (1915) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Jentes
Rag-O-Rhythm (1924) wvicon.gif
Put Me to Sleep With an Old Fashioned Melody (1915) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Sam M. Lewis, Dick Howard
Juggling the Ivories (1924 ca.)
Smiles and Kisses (1915)
Twinkles (1925) wvicon.gif
Bantam Step (1916) wvicon.gif
Lopez Speaking (1926) wvicon.gif
Honor Thy Father and Mother and Good Luck Will Follow You (1916) wvicon.gif
Words by: A. Gerber
The Duchess Threw Her Crutches Away (1936) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: F. Fisher
Since Sarah saw Theda Bara (1916) wvicon.gif
Words by: Alex Gerber, Dorothy Meuther
I Fell All Over Myself (1940) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Jentes
Some Girls Do and Some Girls Don't (1916) wvicon.gif
Co-Authors: H.E. Johnson, A. Gerber
Spell of the Bayou (1950) wvicon.gif
At the Yankee Military Ball (1917) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Howard E Johnson
Sortin' the Mail (?) wvicon.gif