William H. Krell  (1873-1933)
Last updated: 03.07.20
According to many sources, William H. Krell was a white Chicago bandleader whose place in ragtime history is assured by being credited with being the first to publish a composition with the word "rag" in its title, namely Mississippi Rag (1897). The cover was also records the first publication of the word "rag-time". The pundits point out however that it was not actually a true rag, but a cakewalk. Whatever its merits, Mississippi Rag continues to this day to be widely performed and recorded by all manner of artists ranging from solo pianists to brass quintets. One year later in 1898 Krell's Shake Yo' Dusters or Piccaninny Rag, which has genuine ragtime elements, was published thus asserting his position in the roots of ragtime.
Note: The Internet seems to be equally divided regarding Krell's year of birth placing it as either 1868 or 1873. For convenience the latter is given here.


Websites:
url15.gif William H. Krell Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
William H. Krell  (1873-1933) has at least 1 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

Fighting Bob Evans
By: William H. Krell.
Publisher: S. Brainard's Sons Co.
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Printed: 1898. Sheet Music.
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Brass Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Avatar Brass Quintet Magnetic Rags: Ragtime for Brass flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Harmonic Brass Munich There's a man flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
Jazz Music CDs:
cd15.gif Turk Murphy Euphonic Sounds flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Black Swan Classic Jazz Band Ragtime Revelry CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Various Artists The New John Robichaux Society Orchestra flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists A Century of Ragtime 1897-1997 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists Good Time Jazz Story flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists Scott Joplin and the Age of Ragtime flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Claude Bolling Original Ragtime CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif  Claude Bolling Original Ragtime/Original Boogie Woogie/Original Piano Blues CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Claude Bolling Le Ragtime flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Trebor Jay Tichenor Ragtime Reunion
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra More Candy CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Evergreen Ragtime Trio It's a Rouser flag15us.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif William Bolcom Sweet Sixteenths: A Ragtime Concert CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Richard Zimmerman The Roots of Ragtime CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif St. Louis Ragtimers The St. Louis Ragtimers: Volume 4 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Terry Waldo Ragtime Classics Vol. 1 flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Squeek Steele Ragtime Volume One CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Max Morath Jonah Man: A Tribute to Bert Williams CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif  Knuckles O'Toole Knuckles O'Toole: Plays The Greatest All-Time Ragtime Hits flag15us.gif
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DBE935 Arbutus Waltz (1897)
A/T/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 6½ mins.
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DBE936 The Cake Walk Patrol (1895) - Two-Step
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4½ mins.
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DBE937 The First Extra (1895) - Waltzes
D/A/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 5 mins.
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DBE938 The Mississippi Rag (1897) - Two-Step
A/T/T/B/B/GB(B), approx. 4¾ mins.
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DBE939 Shake Yo' Dusters (1898) - Piccaninny Rag Two-Step
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
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sm15.gif Arbutus Waltz (1897) A/T/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Cake Walk Patrol (1895), The A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif First Extra (1895), The D/A/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Mississippi Rag (1897), The A/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Shake Yo' Dusters (1898) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 18 works by William H. Krell (1873-1933). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Our Carter 1893 Silaes Leachman (words)
Cake Walk Patrol, The 1895  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Dream of the Ball, A 1895
First Extra, The 1895  wvicon.gif
Strolling on the Beach 1895
Time He Loves the Best, The 1895 L.H. Freeman (words)
Recreation, The 1896
Arbutus Waltz 1897  wvicon.gif
Mississippi Rag, The 1897  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Summer Girl Waltzes 1897
American Girl Battle Ship, The 1898  wvicon.gif
Fighting Bob Evans 1898  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Finnigan Cadets 1898
Shake Yo' Dusters 1898  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Shake Yo' Dusters - Song 1898  wvicon.gif
Cyrano 1899
Bowery Spielers, The 1900  wvicon.gif
Senator, The 1901
     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
         
youtube15.jpg The Cake Walk Patrol 3:34 Ragtime Dorian Henry The Cake Walk Patrol (1895)
youtube15.jpg The Mississippi Rag 3:45 Ragtime Dorian Henry The Mississippi Rag (1897)
youtube15.jpg Shake Yo' Dusters 2:44 Ragtime Dorian Henry Shake Yo' Dusters (1898)