Harry Jentes  (1887-1958)
Last updated: 17.10.18
Harry Jentes was an American vaudeville performer and composer of popular music. He wrote a number of rags the best known probably being The Rhapsody Rag (1911) , The Soup and Fish Rag (1913 ) which he co-authored with Pete Wendling and Bantam Step (1916). His best known song is probably I Don't Want To Get Well (1917). In the 1920's, Jentes cut several piano rolls. He was born and died in New York City.


 
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url15.gif Harry Jentes Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
Harry Jentes  (1887-1958) has at least 9 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

b009ihzbpu_m.jpgAmong the Whispering Pines
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Richard Howard.
Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.
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Printed: 1919. Sheet Music.
b00jwuk0hm_m.jpgAt the Yankee Military Ball
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Howard E Johnson.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music.
b004wy693w_m.jpgCla-wence Don't Tweat Me So Wuff
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Joe Manuel, Mack Henshaw.
Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.
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Printed: 1923. Sheet Music.
The Duchess Threw Her Crutches Away
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: F. Fisher .
Publisher: Fred Fisher Music Co. Inc.
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Printed: 1936. Sheet Music.
b002226fwg_m.jpgI Don't Want to Get Well
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Howard E. Johnson , Harry Pease.
Publisher: Leo Feist
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
b003vl6dgk_m.jpgPut Me to Sleep With an Old Fashioned Melody Wake Me Up With A Rag
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Sam M. Lewis, Dick Howard.
Publisher: Broadway Music Corp.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music.
b00b512xbw_m.jpgTurn the Hands Back, Father Time
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Richard Howard, Lewis F Muir.
Publisher: F. A. Mills
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music.
b00ex5q28w_m.jpgWay Down Barcelona Way
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Fred Fisher.
Publisher: McCarthy & Fisher
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Printed: 1920. Sheet Music. Limited availability.
b00na9tzdg_m.jpgWhere the Oceans Meet in Panama
Music by Harry Jentes. Words by: Charles McCarron.
Publisher: The Knickerbocker Music Co.
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music.
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "Rhapsodies in Ragtime"
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE1015 Bantam Step (1916) - Fox Trot - One-Step
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
DBE1016 California Sunshine (1913) - Trot and Rag Intermezzo
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1017 The Cat's Pajamas (1922) - Novelty
D/A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1018 I Don't Want to Get Well (1917) - Song
T/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
DBE1020 Rainbow Waltz (1922) - A Novel Syncopation
A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1022 Soup and Fish (1913) - Rag, One Step, Two Step and Turkey Trot
A/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
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sm15.gif Bantam Step (1916) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif California Sunshine (1913) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Cat's Pajamas (1922) D/A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif I Don't Want to Get Well (1917) T/T/B/B/GB(B)/V(OT) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Rainbow Waltz (1922) A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Soup and Fish (1913) A/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 52 works by Harry Jentes (1887-1958). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Carmenita - Cuban Rag 1911  wvicon.gif
Rhapsody Rag 1911  wvicon.gif
How Would You Like to Be Loved? 1912 William Tracey  wvicon.gif
I'll Be Welcome in My Home Town 1912 William Tracey  wvicon.gif
Only a Rose to Remind You 1912 Oliver E. Story Happy O'Neil  wvicon.gif
California Sunshine (1913) 1913  wvicon.gif
If Your Wife Wants to Go to the Country: Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go 1913 Charles A Bayha  wvicon.gif
Madrid 1913  wvicon.gif
Soup and Fish (1913) 1913 P. Wendling  wvicon.gif
Take Me to Loveland 1913 Robert F Roden  wvicon.gif
You'll Be Welcome When You Get Back Home 1913 Words & Music by Jentes  wvicon.gif
They Get a Little Bigger Every Year 1914 Chas R McCarron  wvicon.gif
Turn the Hands Back, Father Time 1914 Richard Howard, Lewis F Muir  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
When They Christened Brother Johnson's Child 1914  wvicon.gif
Where the Oceans Meet in Panama 1914 Charles McCarron  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
At the Fountain of Youth 1915 Chas. R McCarron, A. Gerber  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Goodbye, Jennie Dear 1915 Words & Music by Jentes  wvicon.gif
Put Me to Sleep With an Old Fashioned Melody 1915 Sam M. Lewis, Dick Howard  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Bantam Step (1916) 1916  wvicon.gif
Honor Thy Father and Mother and Good Luck Will Follow You 1916 A. Gerber  wvicon.gif
Since Sarah saw Theda Bara 1916 Alex Gerber, Dorothy Meuther  wvicon.gif
Some Girls Do and Some Girls Don't 1916 H.E. Johnson , A. Gerber  wvicon.gif
At the Yankee Military Ball 1917 Howard E Johnson  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
How Can Any Girlie Be a Good Little Girl 1917 H.E. Johnson , Alfred Jentes  wvicon.gif
I Don't Want to Get Well (1917) 1917 Harry Pease, H.E. Johnson  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
You Don't Have to Go to Borneo 1917 Alex Gerber  wvicon.gif
Knit Girls Knit! 1918 Howard E Johnson, Harry Pease  wvicon.gif
Take Me Back to That Rose Covered Shack 1918 agerm William Jerome  wvicon.gif
Among the Whispering Pines 1919 Richard Howard  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
We Couldn't Have Heroes "Over There", if It Wasn't For Those Heroes "Over Here" 1919 Howard E Johnson, Grant Clarke  wvicon.gif
All by Myself 1920 Eugene West  wvicon.gif
Way Down Barcelona Way 1920 Fred Fisher  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
The Cat's Pajamas (1922) 1922  wvicon.gif
Cuban Sunshine 1922  wvicon.gif
Rainbow Waltz (1922) 1922  wvicon.gif
Blooey Blues 1923
Cla-wence 1923 Joe Manuel, Mack Henshaw  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Smiles and Kisses 1923  wvicon.gif
Tricky Trix 1923  wvicon.gif
Americarabia 1924  wvicon.gif
Rag-O-Rhythm 1924  wvicon.gif
Twinkles 1925  wvicon.gif
Lopez Speaking 1926  wvicon.gif
Fidgety Fingers 1927 Paul Ash  wvicon.gif
Fleurette 1927  wvicon.gif
Juggling the Ivories 1927 Paul Ash  wvicon.gif
Rag a La Russe 1927  wvicon.gif
Triplets 1927  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
The Duchess Threw Her Crutches Away 1936 F. Fisher  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I Fell All Over Myself 1940 Words & Music by Jentes  wvicon.gif
Spell of the Bayou 1950  wvicon.gif
Sortin' the Mail ?  wvicon.gif
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youtube15.jpg Americarabia (3:37) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg California Sunshine (2:31) Ragtime Dorian Henry California Sunshine (1913)
youtube15.jpg The Cat's Pajamas (2:38) Ragtime Dorian Henry The Cat's Pajamas (1922)
youtube15.jpg Cuban Sunshine (2:16) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Fidgety Fingers (2:42) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Fleurette (2:37) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Juggling the Ivories (1:55) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Lopez Speaking (2:49) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Madrid (3:13) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg  Rag a La Russe (3:05) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Rag-O-Rhythm (3:24) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Rainbow Waltz (2:57) Ragtime Dorian Henry Rainbow Waltz (1922)
youtube15.jpg Rhapsody Rag (3:08) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Smiles and Kisses (2:38) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Soup and Fish (2:30) Ragtime Dorian Henry Soup and Fish (1913)
youtube15.jpg Triplets (2:49) Ragtime Dorian Henry