J. Russel Robinson  (1892-1963)
Last updated: 03.11.18
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
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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 Dynamite Rag (1910) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Minstrel Man (1911) A/T/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Sapho Rag (1909) S+D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif That Eccentric Rag (1912) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Whirl Wind (1911) A/T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 58 works by J. Russel Robinson (1892-1963). 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
         
The Sapho Rag (1909) 1909  wvicon.gif
Dynamite Rag (1910) 1910  wvicon.gif
He's Coming Home on the Eight O'Clock Train 1910  wvicon.gif
I Feel Religion Coming On 1910 M. A Robinson  wvicon.gif
Daphne 1911 B. Boniel
The Loves of Yesterday 1911
The Minstrel Man (1911) 1911  wvicon.gif
That Erratic Rag 1911  wvicon.gif
Whirl Wind (1911) 1911  wvicon.gif
The Cornfield Rag 1912 Marguerite Kendall  wvicon.gif
On the Eight O'Clock Train 1912 M. Kendall  wvicon.gif
Te-Na-Na-Na 1912 M. Kendall  wvicon.gif
That Eccentric Rag (1912) 1912  wvicon.gif
Alhambra 1913  wvicon.gif
Syncopation Isle 1915 Marguerite Kendall  wvicon.gif
You Brought Old Ireland Back to Me 1917 Marguerite Kendall  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Garden of Eden 1918  wvicon.gif
Ringtail Blues 1918 S. Williams
Ringtail Blues - Song 1918 S. Williams  wvicon.gif
I Want to Hold You in My Arms 1919 A. Bernard  wvicon.gif
If Kisses Are Intoxicating As They Say Prohibition You Have Lost Your Sting 1919 Al Siegel, Billy Curtis  wvicon.gif
Jazzolo 1919 T.F. Morse Al M. Kendall  wvicon.gif
Pan Yan 1919 Al. Bernard  wvicon.gif
Margie 1920  wvicon.gif
How Many Times 1921 R. Turk  wvicon.gif
Mamma Whip! Mamma Spank! 1921 R. Turk  wvicon.gif
Eccentric 1923  wvicon.gif
Erratic 1923  wvicon.gif
Rampart Street Blues 1923
Sam Jones Blues 1923 A. Bernard , R. Turk
St. Louis Gal 1923  wvicon.gif
Blue-Eyed Sally 1924 Words & Music by Robinson A. Bernard arr. Jeanne Gravelle wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Down Where the South Begins 1924 Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young  wvicon.gif
How 'ya' Gonna Make Love/ When She's Tuning in X.Y.Z? 1924 Al Bernard, Sidney Holden  wvicon.gif
Pretty As a Picture 1924 Frank Wright, Frank Bessinger  wvicon.gif
Normandy 1925 Addy Britt, Jack Little  wvicon.gif
Mary Lou 1926 Abe Lyman, George Waggner  wvicon.gif
Original St. Louis Hop 1926 George Waggner  wvicon.gif
There's a Trick in Pickin' a Chick-Chick-Chicken 1927 Charles Tobias, Coleman Goetz  wvicon.gif
Bless You, Sister 1928 Al Dubin  wvicon.gif
The First Kiss 1928 Al Dubin  wvicon.gif
The Girl Who Broke My Heart 1928 Al Dubin  wvicon.gif
Half-Way to Heaven 1928 Al Dubin  wvicon.gif
Love Affairs 1928 Al. Dubin  wvicon.gif
Memories of France 1928 Al Dubin  wvicon.gif
Rita 1929 Bernie Cummins  wvicon.gif
That's Where You Come In 1929  wvicon.gif
Mary Jane 1931 Andy Razaf  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Hello, Sweetheart, Hello! 1932 Noble Sissle  wvicon.gif
Is I in Love? I Is 1932 Mercer Cook  wvicon.gif
Roamin' For Romance 1932 Mercer Cook  wvicon.gif
Is I Gotta Go to School, Ma? 1934 Mabel Robinson, Fran' Brooks  wvicon.gif
Get Rhythm in Your Feet 1935
I've Got a New Deal in Love 1935 Bill Livingston  wvicon.gif
I Won't Believe It 1939
Gee! I'm Glad to Be the One That I Am 1946 Sammy Lerner  wvicon.gif
Portrait of Jennie 1948 Gordon Burdge  wvicon.gif
And One to Grow On 1954 Peter Saldamando, George Waggner  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Composer Performer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Alhambra 4:07 J.R. Robinson  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Dynamite Rag 3:20 J.R. Robinson  Ragtime Dorian Henry Dynamite Rag (1910)
youtube15.jpg Eccentric 2:19 J.R. Robinson  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Erratic 2:53 J.R. Robinson  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Minstrel Man Rag 2:54 J.R. Robinson  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Minstrel Man 2:53 J.R. Robinson  Ragtime Dorian Henry The Minstrel Man (1911)
youtube15.jpg Ringtail Blues 2:57 J.R. Robinson  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Sapho Rag 3:03 J.R. Robinson  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Whirl Wind 3:16 J.R. Robinson  Ragtime Dorian Henry Whirl Wind (1911)