Mayhew Lester Lake  (1879-1955)
Last updated: 20.02.17
According to the Internet source given below, Mayhew Lester Lake [Lester Brockton] was an American arranger and composer of band music. He was born in Southville Massachusetts and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. Lake was a violinist with Boston Symphony Orchestra and became well-known as a conductor in Havana, Cuba before moving to New York. He was associated with many luminaries of his day amongst performers and composer such as Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, Mae West, Victor Herbert, George. M. Cohan, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Edwin Franko Goldman, John Philip Sousa, Henry Hadley and Paul Whiteman.
He was the editor-in-chief at the New York publisher, Carl Fischer from 1913 to 1948 for band and orchestral music. As with many of his contemporaries he used a number of pseudonyms including Lester Brockton, Paul DuLac, Charles Edwards, William Lester, Robert Hall and Alfred Byers. Of ragtime interest are his The Rag Baby (1916) and A Ragtime Travesty on Carmen (1918)

Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD
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cd15.gif Various Artists on "Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891-1922" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Riverside History of Classic Jazz" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "Black Manhattan" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "Knockout Drops" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "More Candy" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "On The Boardwalk" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "That Demon Rag!" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "The Whistler and His Dog" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 13 works by Mayhew Lester Lake (1879-1955). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Zamparite (1912) wvicon.gif
All Together (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: E. Paul Hamilton
The Booster (1913) wvicon.gif
A Ragtime Travesty on "Carmen" (1918)
Hey There! (1915)
Old Chestnuts Waltz Medley (1920)
Made in America (1915)
Carry On (1928) wvicon.gif
The Rag Baby (1916)
Africana - a New Booster (?)
Old Timers Waltz (1917) wvicon.gif
Slidus Trombonus (?)
Some Jazz Blues (1917)