Ethel May Earnist  (1888-1957)
Last updated: 17.10.18
Recent (2009) research by "Perf" Bill Edwards and Nora Hulse concludes that Ethel Earnist is a real person and not a pseudonym which was previously attributed to Chas. L. Johnson for the composition Peanuts: A Nutty Rag (1911).
She was born in Odell, Nebraska but moved to Omaha while still quite young and later worked there in a music store. On moving to Kansas City, Missouri she was employed as a musician by J.W. Jenkins' Sons Music Co.. She died in Kansas City.

     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Sue Keller on "aka Charles Johnson" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "A Bag of Rags"
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE264 Peanuts (1911) - A Nutty Rag
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Peanuts (1911) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 2 works by Ethel May Earnist (1888-1957). 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
Peanuts (1911) 1911  wvicon.gif
My Southern Gal 1912 Carl Moritz  wvicon.gif
     Title Performer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Peanuts (2:58) Ragtime Dorian Henry Peanuts (1911)