Artie Matthews  (1888-1958)
Last updated: 05.11.18
According to the Internet source given below, Artie Matthews was an American ragtime and blues pianist, composer and educator. Born in Braidwood, Illinois, he was first taught by his mother and learned ragtime from two local pianists. After first playing in Springfield, he moved to St. Louis in 1908 becoming composer and arranger at Thomas Million Turpin 's Booker T. Washington Theater. Whilst in St. Louis, he studied at the Keeton School of Music. He is credited as being the first to publish a blues, the Baby Seals Blues (1912); later his Weary Blues (1915) became a jazz standard. In the ragtime world he is best known for his inventive Pastime Rags, generally considered to be one of the greatest contributors to the genre.
Matthews moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1916 as a church organist. An early activist for equal rights he founded the Cosmopolitan School of Music, the first black owned and operated music conservatory in the USA. in recognition of his accomplishments and endeavours, he was warded an honorary doctoral degree by Central State University in 1938.


 
Websites:
url15.gif Dr. Artie Matthews Brief biography by Matra Productions  
url15.gif Artie Matthews Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
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Brass Music CDs:
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Jazz Music CDs:
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards The Art of the Rag
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DBE741 Pastime Rag No. 1 (1913) - A Slow Drag
D+S/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
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DBE742 Pastime Rag No. 2 (1913) - A Slow Drag
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
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DBE743 Pastime Rag No. 3 (1916) - A Slow Drag
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
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DBE744 Pastime Rag No. 4 (1920) - A Slow Drag
D/A/A/T/T/B/GB, approx. 2¾ mins.
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DBE745 Pastime Rag No. 5 (1918) - A Slow Drag
D/A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
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sm15.gif Pastime Rag No. 1 (1913) D+S/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Pastime Rag No. 2 (1913) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Pastime Rag No. 3 (1916) A/T/T/T/B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Pastime Rag No. 4 (1920) D/A/A/T/T/B/GB dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Pastime Rag No. 5 (1918) D/A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 18 works by Artie Matthews (1888-1958). 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
         
Give Me, Dear, Just One More Chance 1908 Ford H. Hayes
Everybody Makes Love to Someone 1912 P. Franzi
Twilight Dreams 1912 H. Inman
Waiting 1912 Emma Ettienne
Wise Old Moon 1912 H. Inman
Lucky Dan, My Gamblin' Man 1913 C.H. Hunter
Old Oak Tree by the Wayside 1913 T. Hilbren Schaefer
Pastime Rag No. 1 (1913) 1913  wvicon.gif
Pastime Rag No. 2 (1913) 1913  wvicon.gif
The Princess Prance 1913 Chas. A. Hunter
When I'm Gone 1913 Chas. A. Hunter
The Weary Blues - Song 1915 Mort Greene, George Cates
The Weary Blues 1915  wvicon.gif
Everything He Does Just Pleases Me 1916
Pastime Rag No. 3 (1916) 1916  wvicon.gif
Pastime Rag No. 5 (1918) 1918  wvicon.gif
Pastime Rag No. 4 (1920) 1920  wvicon.gif
Birmingham Blues 1922 Charles McCord  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Composer Performer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Pastime Rag No. 1 2:31 A. Matthews  Ragtime Dorian Henry Pastime Rag No. 1 (1913)
youtube15.jpg Pastime Rag No. 2 3:12 A. Matthews  Ragtime Dorian Henry Pastime Rag No. 2 (1913)
youtube15.jpg Pastime Rag No. 3 3:16 A. Matthews  Ragtime Dorian Henry Pastime Rag No. 3 (1916)
youtube15.jpg Pastime Rag No. 4 2:32 A. Matthews  Ragtime Dorian Henry Pastime Rag No. 4 (1920)
youtube15.jpg Pastime Rag No. 5 3:01 A. Matthews  Ragtime Dorian Henry Pastime Rag No. 5 (1918)
youtube15.jpg The Weary Blues 2:28 A. Matthews  Ragtime Dorian Henry