Henry W. Ragas  (1891-1919)
Last updated: 14.05.18
According to the Internet source given below, Henry W. Ragas was an American jazz pianist and member of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, the first jazz band to record commercially. A pioneering jazz pianist, he influenced later jazz bands emergeing in the 1930s and 1920s. Tiger Rag and Clarinet Marmalade (1918) were among the most important and most influential jazz recordings of all time.
Of ragtime interest is his recording of Reisenweber Rag (1918) by "Nick" D.J. La Rocca.
Websites :
url15.gif Henry Ragas Biography by wikipedia.org.  
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Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Johnny Maddox on "Dixieland Blues" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "From Ragtime to Jazz Vol. 4: 1896-1922" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists on "Ragtime to Jazz: Vol. 2: 1916-1922" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Muggsy Spanier on "The Great 16" flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif White-Gresty Ragtimers on "Mugsy Remembered" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 2 works by Henry W. Ragas (1891-1919). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.

Clarinet Marmalade (1918) wvicon.gif
Words by: L. Shields
Bluin' the Blues (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Sidney D. Mitchell
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youtube15.jpg Bluin' the Blues (2:13) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Clarinet Marmalade (1:53) Ragtime Dorian Henry