Jay Roberts  (1889-1932)
Last updated: 02.05.17
According to the Internet source given below, Jay [James Martin] Roberts was an American virtuoso pianist and composer of rags born in Oakland, California. His best known and most widely admired composition is The Entertainer's Rag (not to be confused with Scott Joplin's The Entertainer (1902)) which was expressly written in 1910 to be performed in cutting contests. Considered to be amongst the best pianists of his day he performed widely in America. A figure of doubtful reputation, he was arrested on drug charges in 1916 and subsequently lead a vagabond existence eventually committing suicide in Panama.

Websites :
url15.gif Jay Roberts Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
Own Library :
sm15.gif The Entertainer's Rag (1910) S+D/A+D/T+/D/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Jay Roberts' Rag (1911) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Joy Rag (1911) S/D/A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD
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DBE549 The Entertainer's Rag (1910)
S+D/A+D/T+D/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE942 Jay Roberts' Rag (1911)
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE550 Joy Rag (1911) - Two Step
S/D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
1-2 days
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 7 works by Jay Roberts (1889-1932). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

The Entertainer's Rag (1910) wvicon.gif
Song of the Mission Chimes (1912) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Roberts
Jay Roberts' Rag (1911) wvicon.gif
My Own (?)
Words by: Roger Lewis
Joy Rag (1911) wvicon.gif
Oceana Roll (?)
Words by: Roger Lewis
Raggy Military Tune (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: Roger Lewis