Irene Franklin  (1876-1941)
Last updated: 31.07.22
p_franklini.jpgBorn in New York into a vaudeville family, Irene Franklin toured from a very early age becoming a star by the age of 16. She was variously a song-writer, impressionist and comedienne in vaudeville, a Broadway performer and Hollywood film actress. Starting in 1911 she made a number of recordings. She met Burt Green whilst performing at Tony Astor's in New York; the pair married and became a successful singer/pianist duo on Broadway as well as writing songs together. When Green died, she then teamed up with pianist Jerry Jarnegin who she also married. Of ragtime interest is Red Head Rag (1910), co-composed with Green and which was her signature tune. She died in New York.


Irene Franklin  (1876-1941) has at least 3 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
I'm A'Bringing Up the Family Song
Words and Music by: Irene Franklin.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
I've Got the Mumps
Words and Music by: Irene Franklin.
Co-Author: #CLgreenbu#1
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1909. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
b0000cvy6z_m.jpgRedhead Song
Words and Music by: Irene Franklin.
Co-Author: #CLgreenbu#1
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1908. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited availability.
  Title Instruments Performers
       
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Red Head Rag (1910) T/T/T/B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Red Head Rag (1910) Midi James Pitt-Payne
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DBE1031 Red Head Rag (1910)
T/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
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This list is arranged by composer and contains 11 works performed by Irene Franklin 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 Redhead (1908) Irene Franklin B. Green (co-author)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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perf15.jpg I've Got the Mumps (1909) Irene Franklin B. Green (co-author)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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perf15.jpg I Want to Be a Janitor's Child (1911) Burt Green I. Franklin (words)
I. Franklin (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Bread and Jam (1916) Burt Green I. Franklin (words)
I. Franklin (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Eat and the World Eats With You (1916) Burt Green I. Franklin (words)
I. Franklin (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Gossip (1916) Burt Green William Schulz (words)
I. Franklin (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Oh, Doctor! (1916) Burt Green I. Franklin (words)
I. Franklin (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Indestructible Kate (1929) Jerry Jarnagin I. Franklin (perf.)
perf15.jpg She Is Doing It All For Baby (1929) Jerry Jarnagin I. Franklin (perf.)
perf15.jpg Dimples (1913) Percy Wenrich Edward Madden (words)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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perf15.jpg  One Christmas Night in Dixie (1905) Max S. Witt I. Franklin (perf.)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 4 works by Irene Franklin (1876-1941). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Redhead 1908 B. Green (co-author)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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I'm A'Bringing Up the Family 1909 B. Green (co-author)  amazon15.gif Pub.
I've Got the Mumps 1909 B. Green (co-author)
I. Franklin (perf.)
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Red Head Rag 1910 B. Green (co-author)  Pub. youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Red Head Rag 2:22 Ragtime Dorian Henry