Arthur Lynn Sizemore  (1891-1954)
Last updated: 24.02.21
Arthur Lynn Sizemore is known as the composer, collaborator or lyricist of some 70 works held in libraries around the world. He was born in Carterville, Illinois, the third child of a farming family - his elder brother Logan was the composer of Scizzor Bill (1909). He wrote 4 rags whilst still a teenager the best known of which are probably Oak Leaf Rag (1911) and The Climbers Rag (1911). He worked as a pianist, cut piano rolls and in the 1930's made occasional radio broadcasts. He died in Chicago.


Websites:
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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DBE1577 The Climbers (1911) - Rag
T/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¼ mins.
1-2 days
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 15 works by Arthur Lynn Sizemore (1891-1954). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Blue Blazes Rag 1909  wvicon.gif
Spanish Glide, The 1910
Climbers, The 1911  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Oak Leaf Rag 1911  wvicon.gif
Mississippi Shore (w&m) 1919 E.A. van Alstyne (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Moppin' Up Rag 191?
Right or Wrong 1921 P. Biese (co-author)
Haven Gillespie (words)
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After the Rain 1922 Guy Shrigley (co-author)
Gu Kahns (words)
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By the Light of the Stars (w&m) 1925 George A. Little (co-author)
Larry Shay (co-author)
Boyd Senter (sung by)
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So Tired 1927 George A Little (words)
Gene Austin (sung by)
Arr. by Rube Bennett;
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Before the Rain 1928 Bernie Grossman (words)  wvicon.gif
Mississippi Here I Am 1928 Bernie Grossman (words)  wvicon.gif
We'll Find Our Shelter Before the Rain 1928 Bernie Grossman (words)  wvicon.gif
Kiddies Kabaret (w&m) 1929 Bernie Grossman (co-author)
Sverre Elsmo (co-author)
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So Comfy 1929 Bernie Grossman (words)  wvicon.gif
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youtube15.jpg Blue Blazes 3:22 Ragtime Dorian Henry A.L. Sizemore 
youtube15.jpg The Climbers 2:34 Ragtime Dorian Henry A.L. Sizemore  The Climbers (1911)
youtube15.jpg Oak Leaf Rag 3:00 Ragtime Dorian Henry A.L. Sizemore