Joseph A. Burke  (1884-1950)
Last updated: 02.05.22
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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  Title Instruments Performers
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Raving Rag (1911) Midi James Pitt-Payne
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif It's Never Too Late to Be Sorry J.A. Burke (music)
James E. Dempsey (words)
Marguerite Snow (perf.)
Piano, Voice Greer wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 40 works by Joseph A. Burke (1884-1950). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Give Me a Honeymoon That's Irish 1910 A. Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
Raving Rag 1911 Ivy Easy (perf.)  Pub. audiomidi15.gif
Try Loving in an Aeroplane 1911 A. Dubin (words)
Message of the Honeymoon, The 1912 Al Dubin (words)
H.R. Curtis (words)
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)
Larry Comer (perf.)
My Yiddisha Butterfly 1917 Al Dubin (words)
Eugene Howard (perf.)
Willie Howard (perf.)
It's Never Too Late to Be Sorry 1918 James E. Dempsey (words)
Marguerite Snow (perf.)
Soldier's Rosary, A 1918 J.E. Dempsey (words)  Pub.
Somebody's Boy 1918
When the Sun Goes Down in Sleepy Hollow 1918 Benny Davis (words)  wvicon.gif
Midsummer Night Blues 1922 Lou Herscher (co-author)  Pub. youtube15.jpg
No Wonder 1924 B. Davis (words)  Pub.
Forever and Ever With You 1925 Benny Davis (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Baby Your Mother 1927 Andrew Donnelly (words)
Dolly Morse (words)
Oh, What a Pal Was Whoozis 1927 Gus Kahn (words)  Pub.
One More Night 1927 Billy Rose (words)
All I Want to Do-Do-Do Is Dance 1929 Al Dubin (words)
Marilyn Miller (perf.)
Dream Mother 1929 Al Lewis (words)
Al Sherman (words)
Geo. Olsen (perf.)
Gene Austin (perf.)
Go to Bed 1929 Al Dubin (words)
Winnie Lighter (perf.)
Ann Pennington (perf.)
Nick Lucas (perf.)
Lilyan Tashman (perf.)
Conway Tearle (perf.)
Nancy Welford (perf.)
If I'm Dreaming 1929 Marilyn Miller (perf.)  Pub.
In a Kitchenette 1929 Al Dubin (words)
Mechanical Man 1929 Al Dubin (words)  Pub.
Tip-Toe Thur' the Tulips With Me 1929 Al Dubin (words)  Pub.
Dancing With Tears in My Eyes 1930 Al Dubin (words)
R. Vallée (perf.)
Kiss Waltz 1930 Al Dubin (words)
Grant Withers (perf.)
Sue Carol (perf.)
If You Should Ever Need Me 1931 Al Dubin (words)
Many Happy Returns of the Day 1931 Al Dubin (words)
Wayne King (perf.)
My Wishing Song 1932 Irving Kahal (words)  Pub.
Whisper Waltz, The 1932 Paul Francis Webster (words)  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Memory Waltz, The 1933 B. Davis (words)
Phil Regan (perf.)
In a Little Gypsy Tea Room 1935  wvicon.gif
Little Bit Independent 1935 Edgar Leslie (words)  wvicon.gif
On Treasure Island 1935 E. Leslie (words)  Pub.
Little Rendezvous in Honolulu, A 1936 Edgar Leslie (words)  Pub.
Getting Some Fun Out of Life 1937 Edgar Leslie (words)  Pub.
It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom Lane 1937 Edgar Leslie (words)
Painting the Clouds With Sunshine 1951 Al Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
     Title Duration Performer
youtube15.jpg All I Want to Do-Do-Do Is Dance 2:35 Marilyn Miller
youtube15.jpg Midsummer Night Blues 3:02 Ragtime Dorian Henry