Les C. Copeland 
Last updated: 17.10.18
Les C. Copeland was an American pianist and composer of popular music. According to Trebor J. Tichenor in his Ragtime Rediscoveries, he was an acquaintance of S. Brunson Campbell ("Ragtime Kid" of the 1890's who studied with Scott Joplin ) with whom he grew up in rural Kansas. He became famous as pianist for Lew Dockstader's Minstrels, celebrated in his Dockstader Rag (1912), and went to Paris running his own cabaret. George Gershwin regarded him as one of his favourite pianists.

 
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url15.gif Les C. Copeland Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
Les C. Copeland  has at least 7 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

Good Resolutions
Music by Les C. Copeland. Words by: Jean Havez.
Publisher: Jerome & Schwartz Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1912. Sheet Music 5 pages.
Honeymoon Days
Music by Les C. Copeland. Words by: Jean Havez.
Publisher: Jerome & Schwartz Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1912. Sheet Music 5 pages.
I Ain't Married No More
Music by Les C. Copeland. Words by: Rennold Wolf.
Publisher: M. Witmark and Sons
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music 4 pages.
I Just Can't Get Rid of That Plaster
By Les C. Copeland, Co-Author: Jean Havez.
Publisher: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.
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Printed: 1912. Sheet Music 5 pages.
Luxury
Music by Les C. Copeland. Words by: Neil O'Brien.
Publisher: Jerome & Schwartz Publishing Co.
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Printed: 1912. Sheet Music 5 pages.
Melody Man
Music by Les C. Copeland. Words by: Jean Havez.
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
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Printed: 1912. Sheet Music 5 pages.
b0000cuki1_m.jpgWhat The Engine Done
By Les C. Copeland.
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
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Printed: 1911. Sheet Music 7 pages.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Elite Syncopators on "American Sampler Rag" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Elite Syncopators on "Ragtime Special" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Trebor Jay Tichenor on "Ragtime Reunion"
cd15.gif Trebor Jay Tichenor on "Tempus Ragorum" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.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 "Rusty Rags" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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DBE716 Cabbage-Leaf Rag (1909) - A Rich Two-Step
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
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DBE717 The Dockstader Rag (1912)
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¼ mins.
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DBE717C The Dockstader Rag (1912)
A/T/B, approx. 2¼ mins.
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DBE718 Les Copeland's 38th Street Rag (1913)
T/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 1¾ mins.
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DBE719 What The Engine Done (1911) - Song
A/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT), approx. 3¾ mins.
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Cabbage-Leaf Rag (1909) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Dockstader Rag (1912) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Dockstader Rag (1912) A/T/B dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Les Copeland's 38th Street Rag (1913) T/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif What The Engine Done (1911) A/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 25 works by Les C. Copeland. 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
         
Cabbage-Leaf Rag (1909) 1909  wvicon.gif
Invitation Rag 1911  wvicon.gif
What The Engine Done (1911) 1911 Words & Music by Copeland  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
The Dockstader Rag (1912) 1912  wvicon.gif
Good Resolutions 1912 Jean Havez  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Honeymoon Days 1912 Jean Havez  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I Just Can't Get Rid of That Plaster 1912 Jean Havez  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Luxury 1912 Neil O'Brien  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Melody Man 1912 Jean Havez  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
42nd Street Rag 1913  wvicon.gif
Les Copeland's 38th Street Rag (1913) 1913  wvicon.gif
French Pastry Rag 1914  wvicon.gif
The Old Soaken Bucket 1915c
Race Track Blues 1916c
Rocky Mountain Fox 1916c
Twist and Twirl 1916c
Bees and Honey Rag 1917
I Ain't Married No More 1917 Rennold Wolf  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Texas Blues 1917
Save Your Money, John 1919  wvicon.gif
Ivoryland 1925  wvicon.gif
My Cuban Rose 1925 "Tricks" : Revue
Sweetie Do! 1925 "Tricks" : Revue
Vanity Fayre 1925 "Tricks" : Revue
We Don't Give a Darn About Nothing 1925 "Tricks" : Revue
     Title Performer Score/Song
       
youtube15.jpg 42nd Street Rag (1:35) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Cabbage-Leaf Rag (2:17) Ragtime Dorian Henry Cabbage-Leaf Rag (1909)
youtube15.jpg The Dockstader Rag (1:51) Ragtime Dorian Henry The Dockstader Rag (1912)
youtube15.jpg French Pastry Rag (2:54) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Invitation Rag (1:59) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Ivoryland (2:06) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Les Copeland's 38th Street Rag (1:20) Ragtime Dorian Henry Les Copeland's 38th Street Rag (1913)
youtube15.jpg Texas Blues (2:17) Ragtime Dorian Henry