John W. Boone  (1864-1927)
Last updated: 29.10.19
According to the Internet sources given below, John William "Blind" Boone was an American pianist and composer of ragtime music in a Federal militia camp near Miami, Missouri.
He played thousands of concerts in the United States and Canada. After becoming one of the first black artists recorded by the QRS piano roll company in 1912, he played eleven selections. His best-known composition, The Marshfield Tornado, was never recorded or written down because it was too complex. Of special ragtime interest is hisBoone's Rag Medley No. 1 (1908) published by Allen Music Co., Columbia, Missouri, USA.
He died of acute dilation of the heart in Warrensburg, Missouri.
Websites:
url15.gif John W. Boone Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
url15.gif John William Boone Biography by wikipedia.org.  
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book15.gif  Blind Boone: Missouri's Ragtime Pioneer Jack A. Batterson, Rebecca B. Schroeder flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Various Artists Spirit of Ragtime flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif David Thomas Roberts Folk Ragtime 1899-1914 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Trebor Jay Tichenor The Tichenor Family Trio
cd15.gif Richard Egan From the Land of Ragtime
cd15.gif St. Louis Ragtimers Full Steam Ahead and Loaded Up! flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif John Davis Marshfield Tornado: John Davis Plays Blind Boone flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Max Morath The Best of Scott Joplin and Other Rag Classics CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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DBE1574 Boone's Rag Medley No. 1 (1908) - Strains from the Alleys
T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
DBE1575 Rag Medley No. II (1909) - Strains from Flat Branch
T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4¼ mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 17 works by John W. Boone (1864-1927). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Dat Mornin' in De Sky 1899  wvicon.gif
Boone's Rag Medley No. 1 1908  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Boone's Rag Medley No. 2 1909  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Camp Meeting Melodies 1909
Aurora Concert Waltz ?
Caprice De Concert No.10 ?
Caprice De Concert No.2 ?
Danse Des Nègres: Caprice De Concert ?
Georgia Melon ?
Grande Valse De Concert, Op.13 ?
Hummingbird, The ?
Josephine Polka ?
Old Folks at Home: Grand Fantasie ?
Serenade: Song Without Words ?
Sparks: Galop De Concert ?
Spring, The ?
Woodland Murmurs ?
     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
         
youtube15.jpg Boone's Rag Medley No. 1 2:53 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Boone's Rag Medley No. 2 3:28 Ragtime Dorian Henry