Cliff Hess  (1894-1959)
Last updated: 16.02.21
Cliff Hess was an American pianist and composer of popular music. He is especially remembered for his Huckleberry Finn (1917), When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band to France (1918) and Heart Breaking Baby Doll (1919).


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DBE584 The Wedding of Shimmie and Jazz (1919) - Song
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 23 works by Cliff Hess (1894-1959). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
It's a Bird! 1905  wvicon.gif
Beets and Turnips 1914 F.E. Ahlert (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Bric-A-Brac 1915  wvicon.gif
Doodle Bug 1915  wvicon.gif
Home Sickness Blues 1916 N. Bayes (sung by)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
When You Drop Off at Cairo, Illinois 1916
Huckleberry Finn 1917 Sam M. Lewis (words)
Joe Young (words)
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Don't You Remember the Day? 1918  wvicon.gif
Regretful Blues 1918 G. Clarke (words)
N. Bayes (sung by)
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When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band to France 1918 Alfred Bryan (words)
Edgar Leslie (words)
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Freckles (w&m) 1919 H.E. Johnson (co-author)
M. Ager (co-author)
N. Bayes (sung by)
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Heart-Breaking Baby Doll 1919 Sidney D Mitchell (words)  wvicon.gif
I Used to Call Her Baby (w&m) 1919 H.E. Johnson (co-author)
Murray Roth (co-author)
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On the Trail to Santa Fe 1919  wvicon.gif
Taxation Blues (w&m) 1919 Joe Rosey (co-author)
Jos. H. Santly (co-author)
N. Bayes (sung by)
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Wedding of Shimmie and Jazz, The (w&m) 1919 H.E. Johnson (co-author)
Gene Green (sung by)
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Boll Weevil Blues (w&m) 1921 Courtney Sisters (sung by)  wvicon.gif
Corn on the Cob 1923  wvicon.gif
I Want a Girl Like Mother Was When Mother Was a Girl 1923 Pat Rooney (sung by)
Marion Bent (sung by)
Irish Moon 1923 Pat Rooney (sung by)
Marion Bent (sung by)
Two Best Girls I Love 1923 Pat Rooney (sung by)
Marion Bent (sung by)
When You Dunk a Doughnut Don' It Make It Nice (w&m) 1926  wvicon.gif
Hobby Horse Parade (w&m) 1930
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Beets and Turnips 2:18 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Hess 
youtube15.jpg Bric-a-Brac 2:50 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Hess 
youtube15.jpg Corn on the Cob 2:30 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Hess 
youtube15.jpg Doodle Bug Rag 2:40 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Hess 
youtube15.jpg Home Sickness Blues 2:42 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Hess 
youtube15.jpg It's a Bird! 3:08 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Hess 
youtube15.jpg Regretful Blues 2:13 Ragtime Dorian Henry C. Hess