Frank P. Banta  (1870-1903)
Last updated: 03.11.20
According to the Internet source given below, Frank P. Banta was an American pianist, recording artist active in the 1890s and 1900s, and who was born and died in New York
He was an early adopter and proponent of ragtime and his accompaniments are some of the earliest recorded examples of the style. Of particular ragtime interest is his Ragged William: A Darkey's Idea of the William Tell Overture in Rag-time (1899) published by Brooks & Denton Co., New York, USA.
Frank P. Banta was the father of the somewhat better known pianist Frank E. Banta (1897-1969).
Websites:
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Frank P. Banta  (1870-1903) has at least 13 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

Dancing on the Dock Song
By: Frank P. Banta. Words by: Richard Thomas.
Publisher: Geo. L. Spaulding
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Printed: 1897. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
Dimpled Dolly Daisy Day Song
By: Frank P. Banta. Words by: Charles N. Douglas.
Publisher: M. Witmark and Sons
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Halimar Oriental Rondo
By: Frank P. Banta.
Publisher: Brooks & Denton Co.
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Printed: 1901. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Halimar Oriental Dance
By: Frank P. Banta.
Publisher: Clifford Essex
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  Printed: 1904. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Arranged for Banjo by C. Rogers. (Fingered and positioned by C. Essex.) [2 banjos and P. F.]
b0000csohr_m.jpgKareless Koon Ethiopian Two-Step
By: Frank P. Banta.
Publisher: Geo. L. Spaulding
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Printed: 1899. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Olga Waltzes
By: Frank P. Banta.
Publisher: W.B. Gray & Co.
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Printed: 1897. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
On the Housatonic Waltzes
By: Frank P. Banta.
Publisher: Geo. L. Spaulding
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Printed: 1897. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Ragged William March and Two-Step
By: Frank P. Banta.
Publisher: Brooks & Denton Co.
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  Printed: 1899. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Say You'll Be Mine in a Year Love Song and chorus
By: Frank P. Banta. Words by: "Jess" Danzing.
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Dresser
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Printed: 1897. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
She's a Pretty Lass Song
By: Frank P. Banta. Words by: D. W. Quinn.
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Dresser
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Printed: 1896. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
b0000csohx_m.jpgSonoma Dance
By: Frank P. Banta.
Publisher: Brooks & Denton Co.
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Printed: 1903. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Town Pump, The Characteristic March and Two Step
By: Frank P. Banta.
Publisher: M. Witmark and Sons
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  Printed: 1902. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Wheelmen's Patrol
By: Frank P. Banta.
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Dresser
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Printed: 1895. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 16 works by Frank P. Banta (1870-1903). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Wheeling, Wheeling 1895 Jess Danzig (words)
Clarissa Agnew (sung by)
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Wheelmen's Patrol 1895  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
She's a Pretty Lass 1896 D. W. Quinn (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Chaser, The 1897
Dancing on the Dock 1897 Richard Thomas (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Olga 1897  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
On the Housatonic 1897  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Say You'll Be Mine in a Year Love 1897 "Jess" Danzing (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Kareless Koon 1899  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Ragged William 1899  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Halimar 1901  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Town Pump, The 1902  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Dimpled Dolly Daisy Day 1903 Charles N. Douglas (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Sonoma 1903  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Medley of Negro Songs 1903
I'm a Jonah Man 1903  youtube15.jpg
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youtube15.jpg I'm a Jonah Man From 1903 Wax Cylinder 2:15 Ramona Baker
youtube15.jpg Medley of Negro Songs - recorded in 1903 2:01 Ramona Baker
youtube15.jpg Ragged William 3:19 Ragtime Dorian Henry