Artie Matthews  (1888-1958)
Last updated: 21.02.17
According to the Internet source given below, Artie Matthews was an American ragtime and blues pianist, composer and educator. Born in Braidwood, Illinois, he was first taught by his mother and learned ragtime from two local pianists. After first playing in Springfield, he moved to St. Louis in 1908 becoming composer and arranger at Thomas Million Turpin's Booker T. Washington Theater. Whilst in St. Louis, he studied at the Keeton School of Music. He is credited as being the first to publish a blues, the Baby Seals Blues (1912); later his Weary Blues (1915) became a jazz standard. In the ragtime world he is best known for his inventive Pastime Rags, generally considered to be one of the greatest contributors to the genre.
Matthews moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1916 as a church organist. An early activist for equal rights he founded the Cosmopolitan School of Music, the first black owned and operated music conservatory in the USA. in recognition of his accomplishments and endeavours, he was warded an honorary doctoral degree by Central State University in 1938.


Websites :
url15.gif Dr. Artie Matthews Brief biography by Matra Productions  
url15.gif Artie Matthews Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
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DBE741 Pastime Rag No. 1 (1913) - A Slow Drag
D+S/A/T/T/B/GB(B)D+S/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
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DBE742 Pastime Rag No. 2 (1913) - A Slow Drag
A/T/T/B/GB(B)A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
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DBE743 Pastime Rag No. 3 (1916) - A Slow Drag
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
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DBE744 Pastime Rag No. 4 (1920) - A Slow Drag
D/A/A/T/T/B/GBD/A/A/T/T/B/GB, approx. 2¾ mins.
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DBE745 Pastime Rag No. 5 (1918) - A Slow Drag
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[§] Pastime Rag No. 1 (1913) D+S/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
[§] Pastime Rag No. 2 (1913) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
[§] Pastime Rag No. 3 (1916) A/T/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
[§] Pastime Rag No. 4 (1920) D/A/A/T/T/B/GB dbe15.gifmp315.gif
[§] Pastime Rag No. 5 (1918) D/A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 18 works by Artie Matthews (1888-1958). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Give Me, Dear, Just One More Chance (1908)
Co-Author: Ford H. Hayes
The Princess Prance (1913)
Co-Author: Chas. A. Hunter
Everybody Makes Love to Someone (1912)
Co-Author: P. Franzi
When I'm Gone (1913)
Co-Author: Chas. A. Hunter
Twilight Dreams (1912)
Co-Author: H. Inman
The Weary Blues - Song (1915)
Words by: Mort Greene, George Cates
Waiting (1912)
Words by: Emma Ettienne
The Weary Blues (1915) wvicon.gif
Wise Old Moon (1912)
Co-Author: H. Inman
Everything He Does Just Pleases Me (1916)
Lucky Dan, My Gamblin' Man (1913)
Co-Author: C.H. Hunter
Pastime Rag No. 3 (1916) wvicon.gif
Old Oak Tree by the Wayside (1913)
Co-Author: T. Hilbren Schaefer
Pastime Rag No. 5 (1918) wvicon.gif
Pastime Rag No. 1 (1913) wvicon.gif
Pastime Rag No. 4 (1920) wvicon.gif
Pastime Rag No. 2 (1913) wvicon.gif
Birmingham Blues (1922) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Matthews Co-Author: Charles McCord