Dan Goldsmith  (-1920)
Last updated: 27.04.22
Dan Goldsmith is another of those composers of whom information is limited to that which can be obtained from the covers of their published works. Presumably a Canadian or an American with Canadian connections, he is known to have published 3 rags and a reel between 1909 and 1912 in Denver, Colorado and in Manitoba. A touching hint of his family ties is revealed in the dedication of his Checker Rag (1911) and Silver Leaf Rag (1911) to his mother and father respectively.
Since writing the above in September, 2007, correspondence with his grandson, Dennis Goldsmith in December, 2009 has turned up many fascinating details and research is ongoing - watch this space!
Dan Goldsmith was indeed a Canadian (possibly of British descent) rag composer from Winnipeg, Manitoba where he died in 1920, the father of two sons.

  Title Instruments Performers
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Checker Rag (1911) A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Everybody's Rag (1909) A/A(T)/T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Silver Leaf Rag (1911) T/T/T+D/B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Checker Rag (1911) Midi Unknown
audiomidi15.gif Everybody's Rag (1909) Midi Unknown
audiomidi15.gif Silver Leaf Rag (1911) Midi Unknown
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE1435 Checker Rag (1911)
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
1-2 days
DBE1436 Everybody's Rag (1909) - It Gets You Going
A/A(T)/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
DBE1438 Silver Leaf Rag (1911)
T/T/T+D/B/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Checker Rag (1911) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Everybody's Rag (1909) A/A(T)/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Silver Leaf Rag (1911) T/T/T+D/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Silver Leaf Rag (1911) D. Goldsmith (music) Piano Ragtime Piano
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 6 works by Dan Goldsmith (-1920). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Everybody's Rag 1909 R.D. Sharp (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
I'd Like To Marry (w&m) 1910 R.D. Sharp (co-author)  Pub.
Checker Rag 1911  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Silver Leaf Rag 1911  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Rooster Reel 1912  Pub.
I Guess I'll Tell On You ?
     Title Duration Performer
youtube15.jpg Checker Rag 3:23 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Everybody's Rag 3:05 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Silver Leaf Rag 2:41 Ragtime Dorian Henry