Joseph Gearen 
Last updated: 09.06.18
Nothing is known about Joseph Gearen other than his only published work the cakewalk, Big Foot Lou (1899) whereby he distinguished himself by the use of "ragtime" in the finale of that piece.

Since writing the above sometime in 2006, Janice Bunker at Brigham Young University has kindly sent me (October 2017) a further 11 compositions by Joseph Gearen. A million thanks Janice!
     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Richard Egan on "From the Land of Ragtime"
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The New John Robichaux Society Orchestra" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "More Candy" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE545 Big Foot Lou (1899) - Cake Walk & Two Step
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Big Foot Lou (1899) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 18 works by Joseph Gearen. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Chicago Glide (1894) wvicon.gif
Bridal Wreath (Aureole Nuptiale) (1910) wvicon.gif
Our Governors March (1897) wvicon.gif
Foggy Jones (1910) wvicon.gif
Brother Gardner's Cakewalk (1898) wvicon.gif
Blue Vale (1911) wvicon.gif
Big Foot Lou (1899) wvicon.gif
The Boy Scout (1911) wvicon.gif
Prettiest of All (1900) wvicon.gif
Highland Glide (1911)
Delightful: Waltzes (1901) wvicon.gif
The Panama (1912) wvicon.gif
Trocadero (1901) wvicon.gif
Tulip (1913) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: L P Laurendeau
Josette (1903) wvicon.gif
Aeolian Hall March & Two Step (?)
Co-Author: A F Weldon
Aeolian 20190
Joys of Life (1903) wvicon.gif
Eastern Star (?)
     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg Big Foot Lou (2:20) Ragtime Dorian Henry