J. Russel Robinson  (1892-1963)
Last updated: 22.07.21
According to the Internet source given below, J. Russel Robinson was an American ragtime and jazz pianist as well as being composer of popular music. He was born Indianapolis, Indiana and achieved early success whilst still a teenager with his Sapho Rag (1909) and That Eccentric Rag (1912). He toured the South with his brother, a drummer, in the early teens eventually earning the sobriquet, "The White Boy with the Colored Fingers". In 1919 he became a member of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and later worked as an arranger for William C. Handy's music publishing company. He recorded as an accompanist with several singers such as Annette Hanshaw, Lucille Hegamin, Marion Harris, and Lizzie Miles. Robinson died in Palmdale, California.


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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 Various Artists The Hits of '23: Dreamy Melody flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists Spirit of Ragtime flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Willie Knox Ragtime Piano flag15us.gif
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Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE552 Dynamite Rag (1910) - A Negro Drag
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE1008 The Minstrel Man (1911) - A Ragtime Two Step
A/T/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 5¼ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE553 Sapho Rag (1909)
S+D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE1009 That Eccentric Rag (1912)
A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 4 mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
DBE1011 Whirl Wind (1911) - A Novelty Rag
A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
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sm15.gif Minstrel Man (1911), The A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Sapho Rag (1909), The S+D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif That Eccentric Rag (1912) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Whirl Wind (1911) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 62 works by J. Russel Robinson (1892-1963). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Sapho Rag, The 1909  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Dynamite Rag 1910  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
He's Coming Home on the Eight O'Clock Train 1910 Doc Baker (sung by)  wvicon.gif
I Feel Religion Comin' on 1910 M. A Robinson (words)  wvicon.gif
Daphne 1911 B. Boniel (co-author)
Loves of Yesterday, The 1911
Minstrel Man, The 1911  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
That Erratic Rag 1911  wvicon.gif
Whirl Wind 1911  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Cornfield Rag, The 1912 Marguerite Kendall (words)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
On the Eight O'Clock Train 1912 M. Kendall (words)  wvicon.gif
Te-Na-Na-Na 1912 M. Kendall (words)  wvicon.gif
That Eccentric Rag 1912  wvicon.gif
Alhambra 1913  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Syncopation Isle 1915 Marguerite Kendall (words)  wvicon.gif
You Brought Old Ireland Back to Me 1917 Marguerite Kendall (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Garden of Eden 1918  wvicon.gif
Ringtail Blues (w&m) 1918 S. Williams (co-author)  youtube15.jpg
Ringtail Blues - Song (w&m) 1918 S. Williams (co-author)  wvicon.gif
I Want to Hold You in My Arms 1919 A. Bernard (words)  wvicon.gif
If Kisses Are Intoxicating As They Say Prohibition You Have Lost Your Sting (w&m) 1919 Al Siegel (co-author)
Billy Curtis (co-author)
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Jazzolo 1919 T.F. Morse (co-author)
Al M. Kendall (words)
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Lullaby Blues in the Evening 1919 Theodore Morse (co-author)
Al. M. Kendall (words)
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Pan Yan 1919 Al. Bernard (words)  wvicon.gif
Margie 1920  wvicon.gif
How Many Times 1921 R. Turk (words)  wvicon.gif
Mamma Whip! Mamma Spank! 1921 R. Turk (words)  wvicon.gif
Eccentric 1923  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Erratic 1923  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
First Waltz, The 1923 Billy Curtis (words)  wvicon.gif
Rampart Street Blues 1923
Sam Jones Blues 1923 A. Bernard (co-author)
R. Turk (co-author)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
St. Louis Gal 1923  wvicon.gif
Blue-Eyed Sally (w&m) 1924 A. Bernard (words)
arr. Jeanne Gravelle
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Down Where the South Begins 1924 Sam M. Lewis (words)
Joe Young (words)
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How 'ya' Gonna Make Love/ When She's Tuning in X.Y.Z? (w&m) 1924 Al Bernard (co-author)
Sidney Holden (co-author)
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Pretty As a Picture 1924 Frank Wright (words)
Frank Bessinger (words)
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Normandy (w&m) 1925 Addy Britt (co-author)
Jack Little (co-author)
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Mary Lou (w&m) 1926 Abe Lyman (co-author)
George Waggner (co-author)
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Original St. Louis Hop 1926 George Waggner (words)  wvicon.gif
There's a Trick in Pickin' a Chick-Chick-Chicken 1927 Charles Tobias (co-author)
Coleman Goetz (co-author)
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Bless You, Sister 1928 Al Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
First Kiss, The 1928 Al Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
Girl Who Broke My Heart, The 1928 Al Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
Half-Way to Heaven 1928 Al Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
Love Affairs 1928 Al. Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
Memories of France 1928 Al Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
Half Way to Heaven 1928 Al Dubin (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
That's Where You Come In 1929  wvicon.gif
Rita 1929 Bernie Cummins (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Mary Jane 1931 Andy Razaf (words)
Maurice Chevalier (sung by)
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Is I in Love? I Is 1932 Mercer Cook (words)  wvicon.gif
Roamin' For Romance 1932 Mercer Cook (words)  wvicon.gif
Hello, Sweetheart, Hello! 1932 Noble Sissle (words)  wvicon.gif
Is I Gotta Go to School, Ma? 1934 Mabel Robinson (words)
Fran' Brooks (words)
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I've Got a New Deal in Love 1935 Bill Livingston (words)  wvicon.gif
Lamp and a Chair, A (w&m) 1935 Bill Livingston (co-author)
Jolly Coburn (sung by)
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Get Rhythm in Your Feet 1935
I Won't Believe It 1939
Gee! I'm Glad to Be the One That I Am 1946 Sammy Lerner (words)  wvicon.gif
Portrait of Jennie 1948 Gordon Burdge (words)  wvicon.gif
And One to Grow On 1954 Peter Saldamando (words)
George Waggner (words)
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     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Alhambra 4:07 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.R. Robinson 
youtube15.jpg The Cornfield Rag 2:13 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.R. Robinson 
youtube15.jpg Dynamite Rag 2:58 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.R. Robinson  Dynamite Rag (1910)
youtube15.jpg Eccentric 2:19 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.R. Robinson 
youtube15.jpg Erratic 2:53 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.R. Robinson 
youtube15.jpg The Minstrel Man 2:53 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.R. Robinson  The Minstrel Man (1911)
youtube15.jpg Ringtail Blues 2:57 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.R. Robinson 
youtube15.jpg Sapho Rag 3:03 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.R. Robinson 
youtube15.jpg Whirl Wind 3:16 Ragtime Dorian Henry J.R. Robinson  Whirl Wind (1911)