Cliff Hess  (1894-1959)
Last updated: 27.04.22
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).


  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Wedding of Shimmie and Jazz (1919), The T/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band to France Edison Blue Amberol: 3553 A. Fields
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Wedding of Shimmie and Jazz (1919), The Midi James Pitt-Payne
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Wilbur C. Sweatman Jazzin' Straight Thru' Paradise CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Wilbur C. Sweatman Recorded in New York 1916-1935 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Six Brown Brothers Rusty Rags CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Bill Edwards Whipped Cream Rag
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE584 The Wedding of Shimmie and Jazz (1919) - Song
T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4½ mins.
1-2 days
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Wedding of Shimmie and Jazz (1919), The T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Beets and Turnips (1914) C. Hess (music)
F.E. Ahlert (coauth.)
Piano IMSLP
pdf15.gif Freckles C. Hess (words & music)
H.E. Johnson (coauth.)
M. Ager (coauth.)
N. Bayes (perf.)
Piano, Voice Kirk
pdf15.gif Freckles C. Hess (words & music)
H.E. Johnson (coauth.)
M. Ager (coauth.)
N. Bayes (perf.)
Piano Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Happiness (1914) C. Hess (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Home Sickness Blues (1916) C. Hess (words & music)
N. Bayes (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Huckleberry Finn (1917) C. Hess (music)
Sam M. Lewis (words)
J. Young (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 24 works by Cliff Hess (1894-1959). 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
       
It's a Bird! 1905  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Beets and Turnips 1914 F.E. Ahlert (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Happiness 1914  Pub.
Bric-A-Brac 1915  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Doodle Bug Rag 1915  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Home Sickness Blues (w&m) 1916 N. Bayes (perf.)  Pub. youtube15.jpg
When You Drop Off at Cairo, Illinois 1916
Huckleberry Finn 1917 Sam M. Lewis (words)
Joe Young (words)
 Pub.
Don't You Remember the Day? 1918  Pub.
Regretful Blues 1918 G. Clarke (words)
N. Bayes (perf.)
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When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band to France 1918 Alfred Bryan (words)
Edgar Leslie (words)
A. Fields (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
Freckles (w&m) 1919 H.E. Johnson (co-author)
M. Ager (co-author)
N. Bayes (perf.)
 wvicon.gif
Heart-Breaking Baby Doll 1919 Sidney D Mitchell (words)  Pub.
I Used to Call Her Baby (w&m) 1919 H.E. Johnson (co-author)
Murray Roth (co-author)
 Pub.
On the Trail to Santa Fe 1919  Pub.
Taxation Blues (w&m) 1919 Joe Rosey (co-author)
Jos. H. Santly (co-author)
N. Bayes (perf.)
 Pub.
Wedding of Shimmie and Jazz, The (w&m) 1919 H.E. Johnson (co-author)
Gene Greene (perf.)
 Pub. audiomidi15.gif
Boll Weevil Blues (w&m) 1921 Courtney Sisters (perf.)  Pub.
Corn on the Cob 1923  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
I Want a Girl Like Mother Was When Mother Was a Girl 1923 P. Rooney (perf.)
Marion Bent (perf.)
Irish Moon 1923 P. Rooney (perf.)
Marion Bent (perf.)
Two Best Girls I Love 1923 P. Rooney (perf.)
Marion Bent (perf.)
When You Dunk a Doughnut Don' It Make It Nice (w&m) 1926  wvicon.gif
Hobby Horse Parade (w&m) 1930
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Beets and Turnips 2:18 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Bric-a-Brac 2:50 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Corn on the Cob 2:30 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Doodle Bug Rag 2:40 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Home Sickness Blues 2:42 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg It's a Bird! 3:08 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Regretful Blues 2:13 Ragtime Dorian Henry