Elsie Janis  (1889-1956)
Last updated: 27.04.22
p_janise.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Elsie Janis was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and screenwriter. Entertaining the troops during World War I immortalized her as "The Sweetheart of the AEF" (American Expeditionary Force). Of ragtime interest is her Anti Rag-Time Girl (1913).


Websites:
url15.gif Elsie Janis Biography by Wikipedia  
url15.gif Elsie Janis Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Florrie Was a Flapper Herman Finck (music)
Arthur Wimperis (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Anti Rag-Time Girl (1913) E. Janis (words & music)
Sallie Fisher (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
  As performer        
pdf15.gif Lady of the Slipper (1912), The V. Herbert (music)
James O'Dea (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif Just a Little After Taps (1918) W.B. Kernell (music)
Richard Fechheimer (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif Fair Co-Ed (1908), The G. Luders (music)
George Ade (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif When I Used to Lead the Ballet (1916) C. Porter (music)
T. Lawrason Riggs (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif Slim Princess (1910), The L. Stuart (music)
Henry Blossom (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged by composer and contains 18 works performed by Elsie Janis who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg My House Boat Beau (1906) Robert Hood Bowers(w&m) E. Janis (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg For I Love Only You (1911) Hermann E. Darewski E. Janis (perf.)
perf15.jpg You're Just a Flower From an Old Bouquet (1924) Lucien Denni Gwynne Denni (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
Walter Pidgeon (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Florrie Was a Flapper (1914) Herman Finck Arthur Wimperis (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
Julia Sanderson (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Gretchen Mädchen Mine (1907) John L. Golden(w&m) E. Janis (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg My Yankee Doodle Girl (1910) John L. Golden Henry Blossom (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Lady of the Slipper (1912), The Victor Herbert James O'Dea (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
Montgomery & Stone (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Fo De Lawd's Sake, Play a Waltz (1912) Elsie Janis(w&m) E. Janis (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg My June-Time Rose (1904) Lester Keith John Kemble (words)
Milton Aborn (words)
Sargent Aborn (words)
Reginald De Koven (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Just a Little After Taps (1918) William B. Kernell Richard Fechheimer (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
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perf15.jpg  In the Latin Quarter (1919) William B. Kernell E. Janis (perf.)
perf15.jpg Let's Go (1919) William B. Kernell E. Janis (perf.)
perf15.jpg Put Me Amongst the Girls (1907) Dan Lipton E. Janis (perf.)
perf15.jpg Fair Co-Ed (1908), The Gustav Luders George Ade (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Bless Your Ever Loving Little Heart (1911) Henry I. Marshall Stanley Murphy (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
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perf15.jpg When I Used to Lead the Ballet (1916) Cole Porter T. Lawrason Riggs (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Slim Princess (1910), The Leslie Stuart Henry Blossom (words)
E. Janis (perf.)
Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 9 works by Elsie Janis (1889-1956). 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
       
I'd Rather Love What I Cannot Have (w&m) 1911  wvicon.gif
Fo De Lawd's Sake, Play a Waltz (w&m) 1912 E. Janis (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Anti Rag-Time Girl (w&m) 1913 Sallie Fisher (perf.)  Pub.
I Never Knew 1919 Irving Berlin (words)
Regular Girl, A 1919 B. Kalmar (words)
H. Ruby (words)
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I've Waited All My Life (w&m) 1922  wvicon.gif
Love, Your Spell Is Everywhere 1929 Edmund Goulding (words)
Anytime's the Time to Fall in Love 1930 Jack King (words)  wvicon.gif
Oh, Give Me Time for Tenderness ? E. Goulding (co-author)
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Florrie Was a Flapper (1914) 3:30 E. Janis