Charles B. Brown 
Last updated: 11.10.21
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.

     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
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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.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Hottest Ever (1898), The D/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Mobile Prance (1901), The A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Policy King (1905) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
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
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Hottest Ever, The 1898  wvicon.gif
Patrol - Two Step 1898
Happy Hours in Coontown 1899  wvicon.gif
Hot Old Time in Ragtown, A 1899  wvicon.gif
Tuxedo, The 1899
Coontown Vacation 1900  wvicon.gif
Gunner's Mate, The 1901
Mobile Prance, The 1901  wvicon.gif
Policy King 1905  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Rose Leaves 1910
Apple Blossoms Waltz 1911  wvicon.gif
Soul's Awakening 1911  wvicon.gif
Rain Drops 1912  wvicon.gif
Modulation Waltz 1914  wvicon.gif
Maurice Castello 1915 Billy Green (words)
Sidney Carter (words)
Maurice Castello (perf. by)
It's So Hard to Be Happy Without You 1917
Bungaloo ?
Land of Dreams ?
Message From Dreamland ?
Sousa Swing ?
Templar ?
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Policy King 3:24 Ragtime Dorian Henry C.B. Brown