Bill Edwards 
Last updated: 27.04.22
p_edwardspb.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, William Edwards is an American ragtime performer, composer and musicologist born in Southern California. After obtaining a broadcasting degree at Los Angeles Valley College he moved to Durango, Colorado.
In Durango he obtained a music degree from Fort Lewis College and performed regularly at The Abbey Theatre and the Diamond Belle Saloon where he became known as "Perfessor" Bill Edwards. His career has taken him to Washington, D.C. working with traditional jazz bands and artists such as Dave Brubeck, Al Hirt, Marie Osmond, Mel Tillis and Jo Ann Castle.
Since 1984, Edwards has recorded more than 40 CDs ranging from traditional classic ragtime, early popular song and blues.
Since the early 2000s he researched written on composers of ragtime and other music from the late 1890s into the 1920s. As well as developing his wide-ranging website has written book on composer/publisher Edward Taylor Paull an encyclopedia of over 530 female composers.
Websites:
url15.gif ''Perfessor'' Bill Edwards Composers' home page.  
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Bill Edwards The Art of the Rag
cd15.gif Bill Edwards A Bag of Rags
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Championship Old-Time Piano IV
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Don't Jazz Me - I'm Ragtime!
cd15.gif Bill Edwards It's Ragging Cats and Dogs
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Music for Muskoka
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Patriot's Dreams
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Perfessor Bill Edwards Plays Honky Tonk Piano
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Perfessor Bill Sings Volume 1
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Perfessor Bill Sings Volume 2
cd15.gif  Bill Edwards Perfessor Bill Sings Volume 3
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Quality Ragtime
cd15.gif Bill Edwards The Rag's the Thing
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Rags of Grace and Beauty
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Rags of Peace and Plenty
cd15.gif Bill Edwards A Ragtime Sampler
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Rapid Fire Ragtime
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Rhapsodies in Ragtime
cd15.gif Bill Edwards The Roaring Piano
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Strenuous Life
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Syncopated Safari
cd15.gif  Bill Edwards T-Model Tunes
cd15.gif Bill Edwards The Two Sides of Perfessor Bill
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Whipped Cream Rag
cd15.gif Sue Keller Ol' Muddy CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
  As performer        
pdf15.gif Sleepy Hollow Rag (1918) C. Woods (music)
B. Edwards (perf.)
Piano IMSLP
This list is arranged by composer and contains 2 works performed by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Sleepy Hollow Rag (1918) Clarence Woods B. Edwards (perf.) wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 12 works by Bill Edwards. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Hanon Rag, The 1985  wvicon.gif
Blood on the Keys 1989  Pub.
Nocturne in Ragtime, A 1989  Pub.
Buck's Banjo 1990  Pub.
Pride of the Prairie 1999  Pub.
Ragtime Pamela, The 2000  Pub.
Necromancer, The 2001  Pub.
Wiener Schnitzel Rag, The 2002  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Tuxedo Cat Rag, The 2004  Pub.
Radio's Gone Silent, The 2005  Pub.
Crocodile Stomp 2007  Pub.
Chinese Checkers 2009  Pub.
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Wiener Schnitzel Rag 5:16 B. Edwards
youtube15.jpg Sleepy Hollow Rag 5:28 B. Edwards