Joseph A. Burke  (1884-1950)
Last updated: 30.01.21
According to the Internet source given below, Joseph Aloysius Burke was an American composer, pianist and actor born in Phiöadelphia.
He studied at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music and started as a pianist accompanying silent movies and an arranger in a music publishing firm. He also worked as a film actor, appearing in the 1915 silent movie The Senator.
Of ragtime interest is Raving Rag (1911) published by Welch & Wilsky, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Burke died in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 32 works by Joseph A. Burke (1884-1950). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Raving Rag 1911 Ivy Easy (sung by)  wvicon.gif
Try Loving in an Aeroplane 1911 A. Dubin (words)
Message of the Honeymoon, The 1912 Al Dubin (words)
H.R. Curtis (words)
It's Never Too Late to Be Sorry 1913 James E. Dempsey (words)  wvicon.gif
Going Up the Sawdust Trail 1915 Al Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
Down Honolulu Way 1916 J.E. Dempsey (words)
Earl Burtnett (words)
Hero of the European War, The 1916
If I Had a Son For Each Star in Old Glory 1917 J.E. Dempsey (words)  wvicon.gif
My Yiddisha Butterfly 1917 Al Dubin (words)
Willie Howard (sung by)
Soldier's Rosary, A 1918 J.E. Dempsey (words)  wvicon.gif
Somebody's Boy 1918
When the Sun Goes Down in Sleepy Hollow 1918 Benny Davis (words)  wvicon.gif
If I'm Dreaming 1919
Midsummer Night Blues 1922 Lou Herscher (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Forever and Ever With You 1925 Benny Davis (words)  wvicon.gif
Baby Your Mother Like She Babied You 1927 Andrew Donnelly (words)
Dolly Morse (words)
Oh, What a Pal Was Whoozis 1927 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
One More Night 1927 Billy Rose (words)
Dream Mother 1929 Al Lewis (words)
Al Sherman (words)
Go to Bed 1929 Al Dubin (words)
In a Kitchenette 1929 Al Dubin (words)
Mechanical Man 1929 Al Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
Tip Toe Through the Tulips With Me 1929 Al Dubin (words)
If You Should Ever Need Me 1931 Al Dubin (words)
My Wishing Song 1932 Irving Kahal (words)  wvicon.gif
Whisper Waltz 1932 Paul Francis Webster (words)  wvicon.gif
In a Little Gypsy Tea Room 1935
Little Bit Independent 1935 Edgar Leslie (words)  wvicon.gif
Little Rendezvous in Honolulu 1936 Edgar Leslie (words)  wvicon.gif
Getting Some Fun Out of Life 1937 Edgar Leslie (words)  wvicon.gif
It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom Lane 1937 Edgar Leslie (words)
Painting the Clouds With Sunshine 1951 Al Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Midsummer Night Blues 3:02 Ragtime Dorian Henry