Ethel May Earnist  (1888-1957)
Last updated: 01.02.24
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.
  Title Co-Author(s) Sequencer
audiomidi15.gif Peanuts (1911) Colin McDonald
  Title (Release Year) Performers Instruments
audiodbemp315.gif Peanuts (1911) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens. A/T/T/B/GB(B)
     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Sue Keller aka Charles Johnson CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Bill Edwards 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.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Peanuts (1911) E.M. Earnist (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.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. Keys: ER pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Peanuts 1911 Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble (perf.)  wvicon.gif audiomidi15.gif audiodbemp315.gif
My Southern Gal 1912 Carl Moritz (words)  wvicon.gif