J. Russel Robinson  (1892-1963)
Last updated: 24.06.17
According to the Internet source given below, J. Russel Robinson was an American ragtime and jazz pianist as well as being composer of popular music. He was born Indianapolis, Indiana and achieved early success whilst still a teenager with his Sapho Rag (1909) and That Eccentric Rag (1912). He toured the South with his brother, a drummer, in the early teens eventually earning the sobriquet, "The White Boy with the Colored Fingers". In 1919 he became a member of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and later worked as an arranger for William Christopher Handy's music publishing company. He recorded as an accompanist with several singers such as Annette Hanshaw, Lucille Hegamin, Marion Harris, and Lizzie Miles. Robinson died in Palmdale, California.



Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Joe "Fingers" Carr on "Honky Tonk Hits of Joe "Fingers" Carr" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Stephane Grappelli on "Stephane's Tune-Original Recordings" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif James P. Johnson on "James P. Johnson 1944 Vol. 2" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "Those Irresistible Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "Wild Women Don't Have The Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Willie Knox on "Ragtime Piano" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Johnny Maddox on "Where the Southern Crosses the Yellow Dog" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Classic Ragtime: Roots and Offshoots" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Hits of '23: Dreamy Melody" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Spirit of Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.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 Tony Parenti on "Ragtime Jubilee" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Muggsy Spanier on "The Ragtime Band Sessions" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Ron Weatherburn on "Ragtime Piano and Beyond" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Brass Music CDs:
cd15.gif Brass Ring on "Catch the Brass Ring" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE552 Dynamite Rag (1910) - A Negro Drag
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE1008 The Minstrel Man (1911) - A Ragtime Two Step
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 5¼ mins.
print-on-demand 12.00 10.00 15.50  
DBE553 Sapho Rag (1909)
S+D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE1009 That Eccentric Rag (1912)
A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
print-on-demand 12.00 10.00 15.50  
DBE1011 Whirl Wind (1911) - A Novelty Rag
A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
print-on-demand 12.00 10.00 15.50  
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Dynamite Rag (1910) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Minstrel Man (1911) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Sapho Rag (1909) S+D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif That Eccentric Rag (1912) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Whirl Wind (1911) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 57 works by J. Russel Robinson (1892-1963). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

The Sapho Rag (1909) wvicon.gif
Sam Jones Blues (1923)
Co-Authors: A. Bernard, R. Turk
Dynamite Rag (1910) wvicon.gif
St. Louis Gal (1923) wvicon.gif
He's Coming Home on the Eight O'Clock Train (1910) wvicon.gif
Blue-Eyed Sally (1924) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Robinson Words by: A. Bernard
arr. Jeanne Gravelle
I Feel Religion Coming On (1910) wvicon.gif
Words by: M. A Robinson
Down Where the South Begins (1924) wvicon.gif
Words by: Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young
Daphne (1911)
Co-Author: B. Boniel
How 'ya' Gonna Make Love/ When She's Tuning in X.Y.Z? (1924) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Robinson Co-Authors: Al Bernard, Sidney Holden
The Loves of Yesterday (1911)
Pretty As a Picture (1924) wvicon.gif
Words by: Frank Wright, Frank Bessinger
The Minstrel Man (1911) wvicon.gif
Normandy (1925) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Robinson Co-Authors: Addy Britt, Jack Little
That Erratic Rag (1911) wvicon.gif
Mary Lou (1926) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Robinson Co-Authors: Abe Lyman, George Waggner
Whirl Wind (1911) wvicon.gif
Original St. Louis Hop (1926) wvicon.gif
Words by: George Waggner
The Cornfield Rag (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: Marguerite Kendall
There's a Trick in Pickin' a Chick-Chick-Chicken (1927) wvicon.gif
Co-Authors: Charles Tobias, Coleman Goetz
On the Eight O'Clock Train (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: M. Kendall
Bless You, Sister (1928) wvicon.gif
Words by: Al Dubin
Te-Na-Na-Na (1912) wvicon.gif
Words by: M. Kendall
The First Kiss (1928) wvicon.gif
Words by: Al Dubin
That Eccentric Rag (1912) wvicon.gif
The Girl Who Broke My Heart (1928) wvicon.gif
Words by: Al Dubin
Alhambra (1913) wvicon.gif
Half-Way to Heaven (1928) wvicon.gif
Words by: Al Dubin
Syncopation Isle (1915) wvicon.gif
Words by: Marguerite Kendall
Love Affairs (1928) wvicon.gif
Words by: Al. Dubin
You Brought Old Ireland Back to Me (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: Marguerite Kendall
Memories of France (1928) wvicon.gif
Words by: Al Dubin
Garden of Eden (1918) wvicon.gif
Rita (1929) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: Bernie Cummins
Ringtail Blues (1918)
Words & Music: Robinson Co-Author: S. Williams
Mary Jane (1931) wvicon.gif
Words by: Andy Razaf
Ringtail Blues - Song (1918) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Robinson Co-Author: S. Williams
Hello, Sweetheart, Hello! (1932) wvicon.gif
Words by: Noble Sissle
I Want to Hold You in My Arms (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: A. Bernard
Is I in Love? I Is (1932) wvicon.gif
Words by: Mercer Cook
If Kisses Are Intoxicating As They Say Prohibition You Have Lost Your Sting (1919) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Robinson Co-Authors: Al Siegel, Billy Curtis
Roamin' For Romance (1932) wvicon.gif
Words by: Mercer Cook
Jazzolo (1919) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: T.F. Morse Words by: Al M. Kendall
Is I Gotta Go to School, Ma? (1934) wvicon.gif
Words by: Mabel Robinson, Fran' Brooks
Pan Yan (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Al. Bernard
Get Rhythm in Your Feet (1935)
Margie (1920) wvicon.gif
I've Got a New Deal in Love (1935) wvicon.gif
Words by: Bill Livingston
How Many Times (1921) wvicon.gif
Words by: R. Turk
I Won't Believe It (1939)
Mamma Whip! Mamma Spank! (1921) wvicon.gif
Words by: R. Turk
Gee! I'm Glad to Be the One That I Am (1946) wvicon.gif
Words by: Sammy Lerner
Eccentric (1923) wvicon.gif
Portrait of Jennie (1948) wvicon.gif
Words by: Gordon Burdge
Erratic (1923) wvicon.gif
And One to Grow On (1954) wvicon.gif
Words by: Peter Saldamando, George Waggner
Rampart Street Blues (1923)