Roy J. Carew  (1875-1968)
Last updated: 26.01.21
According to the Internet source given below, Roy J. Carew was an American amateur pianist, observer and commentator on the New Orleans, Storyville scene and later in life a close friend of Jelly Roll Morton becoming a publisher and promoter of his works. He was born Mecosta, Mecosta County, Michigan of Canadian immigrants. An early ragtime entusiast, he moved to New Orleans in 1903 becoming an affionicado of the unique New Orleans music. In December 1904 Carew heard Tony Jackson who became his lifelong idol and the reason for meeting Jelly Roll Morton in 1938 in Washington, DC. He wrote eight rags only one of which The Full Moon (1909) was published The Puderer Publishing Company, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA in the heyday of ragtime. He died in Washington.

url15.gif Roy J. Carew Articles on New Orleans, Tony Jackson, Ragtime and Mister Jelly Roll himself by  
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE969 The Full Moon (1909) - An Original Rag Two-Step
T/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Full Moon (1909), The T/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 8 works by Roy J. Carew (1875-1968). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Gulfport Slow Drag 1906 unpublished
Ecstasy Rag 1908 unpublished
Full Moon, The 1909  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Water Lily Rag 1909 unpublished
Basin Street Stroller 1941  wvicon.gif
New Orleans Honky Tonk 1945  wvicon.gif
Recreation Rag No. 1 1949 composed in 1916  wvicon.gif
Recreation Rag No. 2 1949 composed in 1916  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Full Moon Rag 2:07 Ragtime Dorian Henry