Robert Morrison Stults  (1861-1933)
Last updated: 26.02.18
When transcribing the two cakewalks Smoky Sam (1898) and Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) , both published by M.D. Swisherr, Philadelphia, for recorder ensemble back in 2006, I took the publisher's blurb at its face value. On the front cover of the latter, the publisher proclaims S. M. Roberts to be "the man that perpetrated Smoky Sam and a few other feet wrigglers.". As a result I believed S. M. Roberts to be yet another obscure ragtime era composer of whom nothing was known.
While researching Stults in March, 2015, however, I found that he used S. M. Roberts as a pseudonym for his three ragtime compositions the third piece being A Moonlight Meander (1900).

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Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE603 Smoky Sam (1898) - Characteristic Two Step
A(T)/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
1-2 days
DBE604 Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) - Cake Walk and Two Step
A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Smoky Sam (1898) A(T)/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 30 works by Robert Morrison Stults (1861-1933). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Battle Monument (1875) wvicon.gif
Walkin' on de Rainbow Road (1899) wvicon.gif
as S.M. Roberts
Academic March (1885) wvicon.gif
A Midnight Meander (1900) wvicon.gif
as S.M. Roberts
Hollywood Waltzes (1885) wvicon.gif
Breathe Those Tender Words Again (1901) wvicon.gif
Love's Sweet Story (1891) wvicon.gif
Bulls and Bears (1901) wvicon.gif
The Sweetest Story Ever Told (1892) wvicon.gif
I Wonder if You Ever Think of Me (1901) wvicon.gif
The Birds and the Brook (1893) wvicon.gif
If Dreams Were Only True (1902) wvicon.gif
Yes, I Love You (1893) wvicon.gif
Redemption (1902) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Stults
Our Orioles (1894) wvicon.gif
Again (1904) wvicon.gif
Words by: Edwin M Abbott
My Little Yaller Coon, Good Night (1896) wvicon.gif
Way Down South in Dixie (1908) wvicon.gif
Because You Told Me So (1897) wvicon.gif
When the Twilight Softly Falls (1908) wvicon.gif
M.A.C. (1897) wvicon.gif
For Love's Sweet Sake (1910) wvicon.gif
Papa's Lullaby (1897) wvicon.gif
The Bird's Ball (1911)
Avenge the Good Ship Maine (1898) wvicon.gif
Sing Me an Old Sweet Song of Love (1911) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Stults
The Old Sentinel March (1898) wvicon.gif
Revel of the Brownies (?)
Smoky Sam (1898) wvicon.gif
as S.M. Roberts
Song For My Little Maid (?)