Frank C. Keithley 
Last updated: 01.02.24
Frank C. Keithley was an American songwriter and composer of popular music who published a half-dozen or so pieces, amongst them four rags, between 1905 and 1910. He is best known for his slow drag Fluffy Ruffles (1908) which has often been recorded and a piano roll made. Whether or not he is related to the composer and songwriter E. Clinton Keithley is presently a matter of conjecture.

  Title Co-Author(s) Sequencer
audiomidi15.gif Fluffy Ruffles (1908) J. Cowles
  Title (Release Year) Performers Instruments
     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
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Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE733 Fluffy Ruffles (1908) - A Slow Drag
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Fluffy Ruffles (1908) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Fluffy Ruffles (1908) F.C. Keithley (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Glide Away Rag (1910), The F.C. Keithley (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Vivacity Rag (1910) F.C. Keithley (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Wise Gazabo (1905), The F.C. Keithley (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 8 works by Frank C. Keithley. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Chuckles 1905  wvicon.gif
Wise Gazabo, The 1905  Pub.
Lucky Lou 1906  wvicon.gif
Fluffy Ruffles 1908 Midi Ragtime Recorder Ensemble (perf.)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif audiodbemp315.gif
Fuzzy-Wuzzy 1908  Pub.
Won't You Love Me Honey? 1909 Fred Dunham Heltman (co-author)
Gene Lewis (perf.)
Glide Away Rag, The 1910  Pub.
Vivacity Rag 1910  wvicon.gif
     Composer Title Performer
youtube15.jpg F.C. Keithley Fluffy Ruffles (0:00) Ragtime Dorian Henry