Mayhew Lester Lake  (1879-1955)
Last updated: 17.10.18
According to the Internet source given below, Mayhew Lester Lake [Lester Brockton] was an American arranger and composer of band music. He was born in Southville Massachusetts and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. Lake was a violinist with Boston Symphony Orchestra and became well-known as a conductor in Havana, Cuba before moving to New York. He was associated with many luminaries of his day amongst performers and composer such as Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, Mae West, Victor Herbert , George. M. Cohan , Percy A. Grainger , Edwin Franko Goldman, John Philip Sousa , Henry Hadley and Paul Whiteman.
He was the editor-in-chief at the New York publisher, Carl Fischer from 1913 to 1948 for band and orchestral music. As with many of his contemporaries he used a number of pseudonyms including Lester Brockton, Paul DuLac, Charles Edwards, William Lester, Robert Hall and Alfred Byers. Of ragtime interest are his The Rag Baby (1916) and A Ragtime Travesty on Carmen (1918)

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Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1891-1922" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "The Riverside History of Classic Jazz" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "Black Manhattan" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "Knockout Drops" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "More Candy" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "On The Boardwalk" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "That Demon Rag!" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "The Whistler and His Dog" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 13 works by Mayhew Lester Lake (1879-1955). 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
         
Zamparite 1912  wvicon.gif
The Booster 1913  wvicon.gif
Hey There! 1915
Made in America 1915
The Rag Baby 1916
Old Timers Waltz 1917  wvicon.gif
Some Jazz Blues 1917
All Together 1918 E. Paul Hamilton  wvicon.gif
A Ragtime Travesty on "Carmen" 1918
Old Chestnuts Waltz Medley 1920
Carry On 1928  wvicon.gif
Africana - a New Booster ?
Slidus Trombonus ?