Les C. Copeland 
Last updated: 30.01.21
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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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
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
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
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
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
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 Trebor Jay Tichenor Ragtime Reunion
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cd15.gif Meg Graf 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 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.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Dockstader Rag (1912), The A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Dockstader Rag (1912), The A/T/B dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Les Copeland's 38th Street Rag (1913) T/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif What The Engine Done (1911) A/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.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. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Cabbage-Leaf Rag 1909  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Invitation Rag 1911  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
What The Engine Done (w&m) 1911 Al Bernard (sung by)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Dockstader Rag, The 1912  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Good Resolutions 1912 Jean Havez (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Honeymoon Days 1912 Jean Havez (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I Just Can't Get Rid of That Plaster 1912 Jean Havez (co-author)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Luxury 1912 Neil O'Brien (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Melody Man 1912 Jean Havez (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
42nd Street Rag 1913  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Les Copeland's 38th Street Rag 1913  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
French Pastry Rag 1914  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Old Soaken Bucket, The 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 (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Texas Blues 1917  youtube15.jpg
Save Your Money, John 1919  wvicon.gif
Ivoryland 1925  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
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 Dur Performer Score/Song
         
youtube15.jpg 42nd Street Rag 1:35 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Cabbage-Leaf Rag 2:19 Ragtime Dorian Henry
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