Geraldine Dobyns  (1883-)
Last updated: 17.10.18
All that is known about this American lady ragtime composer is that she composed her famous and still recorded Possum Rag (1907). She was born in Louisiana where she is buried in Baton Rouge. Trebor Jay Tichenor described her in his That American Rag: The Story of Ragtime from Coast to Coast as being the composer of some of the most syncopated, free-wheeling folk rags published in the Southern Mississippi Valley.

     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Virginia Eskin on "Fluffy Ruffle Girls: Women in Ragtime" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Nora Hulse on "24 Piano Rags by Women" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Nora Hulse on "Cake Walks, Two Steps and Rags by Women Composers"
cd15.gif Richard Egan on "From the Land of Ragtime"
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "Nola" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE980 Bull Dog Rag (1908)
A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
1-2 days
DBE981 Holly and Mistletoe (1909) - Rag Two Step
A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 2¼ mins.
1-2 days
DBE384 Possum Rag (1907)
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Bull Dog Rag (1908) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Holly and Mistletoe (1909) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Possum Rag (1907) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 3 works by Geraldine Dobyns (1883-). 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
Possum Rag (1907) 1907  wvicon.gif
Bull Dog Rag (1908) 1908  wvicon.gif
Holly and Mistletoe (1909) 1909  wvicon.gif
     Title Performer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Bull Dog Rag (2:52) Ragtime Dorian Henry Bull Dog Rag (1908)