Ellis Brooks 
Last updated: 13.01.22
Ellis Brooks is another of those obscure ragtime era composers known only for a single published work, in this case a rag two-step entitled A Florida Cracker (1899) published by S. Brainard's Sons Co. Chicago, Illinois. From the original sheet music we learn that he was the conductor of Brooks Band and on the front cover he is shown in smart attire as a stern, heavily moustachioed and bespectacled bands-man.
  Title Instruments Attribution
  DBE MP3 Sample   
audiodbemp315.gif Florida Cracker (1899), A T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble (perf.)
  Midi File(s)   
audiomidi15.gif Florida Cracker (1899), A Midi James Pitt-Payne
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE652 A Florida Cracker (1899) - Rag Two Step
T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Florida Cracker (1899), A T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 2 works by Ellis Brooks. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Message, The (w&m) 1889  wvicon.gif
Florida Cracker, A 1899  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg A Florida Cracker 3:04 Ragtime Dorian Henry E. Brooks