Charles B. Brown 
Last updated: 01.02.24
Amongst the plethora of Charles B. Browns, living and dead in the United States, it is presently not possible to positively identify this particular Charles B. Brown, known for his successful Policy King(1905) which remained popular even until 1919 when it was recorded by Fred van Eps, the famous banjo player. He also wrote cakewalks, patrols and other pieces.

  Title Co-Author(s) Sequencer
audiomidi15.gif Happy Hours in Coontown (1899) James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Mobile Prance (1901), The James Pitt-Payne
audiomidi15.gif Policy King (1905) Colin D. McDonald
audiomidi15.gif Tuxedo (1899), The John Cowles
  Title (Release Year) Performers Instruments
audiodbemp315.gif Happy Hours in Coontown (1899) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. A+D/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
audiodbemp315.gif Hottest Ever (1898), The Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. D/T/T/B/GB(B)
audiodbemp315.gif Mobile Prance (1901), The Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B)
audiodbemp315.gif Policy King (1905) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. A/T/T/T/B/GB(B)
     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Various Artists Kings of the Ragtime Banjo flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE386 Happy Hours in Coontown (1899) - Cake-Walk Two-Step March
A+D/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
1-2 days
DBE387 The Hottest Ever (1898) - Patrol Two-Step
D/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
out-of-print €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE388 The Mobile Prance (1901) - Characteristic March, Cake Walk or Polka
A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
DBE389 Policy King (1905) - A Popular Two Step
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Happy Hours in Coontown (1899) A+D/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Hottest Ever (1898), The D/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifPub.
sm15.gif Mobile Prance (1901), The A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifPub.
sm15.gif Policy King (1905) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifPub.
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Hot Old Time in Ragtown (1899), A C.B. Brown (music) Piano Indiana wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Maurice Costello (1915) C.B. Brown (music)
Billy Green (words)
Sidney Carter (words)
Maurice Costello (perf.)
Piano, Voice Indiana wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Rain Drops (1912) C.B. Brown (music) Piano Indiana Pub.
pdf15.gif Soul's Awakening (1911) C.B. Brown (music) Piano Indiana Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 21 works by Charles B. Brown. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Hottest Ever, The 1898 Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble (perf.)  wvicon.gif  audiodbemp315.gif
Patrol - Two Step 1898
Happy Hours in Coontown 1899 Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble (perf.)  wvicon.gif audiomidi15.gif audiodbemp315.gif
Hot Old Time in Ragtown, A 1899  wvicon.gif
Tuxedo, The 1899  audiomidi15.gif
Coontown Vacation 1900  wvicon.gif
Gunner's Mate, The 1901
Mobile Prance, The 1901 Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble (perf.)  Pub. audiomidi15.gif audiodbemp315.gif
Policy King 1905 Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble (perf.)  Pub. audiomidi15.gif audiodbemp315.gif
Rose Leaves 1910
Apple Blossoms Waltz 1911  Pub.
Soul's Awakening 1911  Pub.
Rain Drops 1912  Pub.
Modulation Waltz 1914  wvicon.gif
Maurice Costello 1915 Billy Green (words)
Sidney Carter (words)
Maurice Costello (perf.)
It's So Hard to Be Happy Without You 1917
Bungaloo ?
Land of Dreams ?
Message From Dreamland ?
Sousa Swing ?
Templar ?