Harry L. Cook 
Last updated: 17.10.18
According to Trebor Jay Tichenor in his That American Rag: The Story of Ragtime from Coast to Coast, Harry L. Cook was better known as the professional clown, Slivers. He also worked with the saxophone group, the Six Brown Brothers who recorded on the Victor label. Together with Tom Brown of the said Brown Brothers, they wrote the music for That Moaning Saxophone Rag (1915) , lyrics Roger Lewis, which was featured in the Montgomery & Stone musical fantasy "Chin-Chin". Harry Cook is shown on the cover of the original sheet music as a black-faced minstrel together with the five saxophone-wielding brothers attired as clowns. Cook's ingenious ragtime medley Shovel Fish (1907) remains popular and is still recorded down to the present day.

     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Various Artists on "From Cake-Walk To Ragtime 1898-1916" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Meg Graf on "Eatin' Time -- A Ragtime Feast" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Six Brown Brothers on "Those Moaning Saxophones" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE649 The Shovel Fish (1907-8) - Rag
A(T)/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 5 mins.
1-2 days
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DBE650 Slivers (1909) - Eccentric Rag
T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
1-2 days
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif The Shovel Fish (1907-8) A(T)/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Slivers (1909) T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 3 works by Harry L. Cook. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Fluffy Ruffles Rag 1907  wvicon.gif
The Shovel Fish (1907-8) 1907  wvicon.gif
Slivers (1909) 1909  wvicon.gif
     Title Performer Score/Song
       
youtube15.jpg The Shovel Fish (3:57) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Slivers (3:21) Ragtime Dorian Henry Slivers (1909)