Etilmon J. Stark  (1867-1962)
Last updated: 09.06.18
Etilmon J. Stark was an American composer and arranger of popular music. According to Trebenor J. Tichenor in his That American Rag: The Story of Ragtime from Coast to Coast, he was the eldest son of the St. Louis, Missouri, publisher John Stark with a prolific musical output having done most of the arrangements for the so-called "Red Back Book". He is perhaps best known for his Billiken Rag and Gum Shoe Fox Trot. He also composed using the pseudonym Bud Manchester.

Websites :
url15.gif Etilmon Justus "E.J." Stark Biography by "Perf" Bill Edwards  
     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
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Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE471 Billiken Rag (1913)
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
DBE1053 Brain-Storm Rag (1907) - Two Step
T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
DBE1054 Chicken Tango (1914) - One Step - Tango - Trot
D+T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
DBE1055 Clover Blossom Rag (1912)
A/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 2¾ mins.
print-on-demand €9.00 £7.50 $11.75  
DBE472 Gum Shoe (1917) - Fox Trot
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
DBE472C Gum Shoe (1917) - Fox Trot
A/T/B, approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
DBE473 La Mode (1913) - The New Dance Sensation
A(T)/T/T/B/B(GB), approx. 2¾ mins.
1-2 days
 DBE473C La Mode (1913) - The New Dance Sensation
A(T)/T/B, approx. 2¾ mins.
1-2 days
DBE474 Trombone Johnsen (1902) - A Ragtime Cake Walk
D/A/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 4½ mins.
1-2 days
DBE1057 Twilight (1907) - Flower Song - A Meditation
A/T/T+B/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
print-on-demand €12.00 £10.00 $15.50  
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Billiken Rag (1913) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Brain-Storm Rag (1907) T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Chicken Tango (1914) D+T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Clover Blossom Rag (1912) A/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Gum Shoe (1917) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Gum Shoe (1917) A/T/B dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif La Mode (1913) A(T)/T/T/B/B(GB) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif La Mode (1913) A(T)/T/B dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Trombone Johnsen (1902) D/A/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Twilight (1907) A/T/T+B/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 15 works by Etilmon J. Stark (1867-1962). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.

Bryan and Sewell--Free Silver (1896) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Stark
Elaine (1913)
The W.M.A. Cadets' March (1898)
La Mode (1913) wvicon.gif
Co-Author: B.R. Whitlow
Trombone Johnsen (1902) wvicon.gif
Valse Pensive (1913) wvicon.gif
Kyrene (1903) wvicon.gif
Chicken Tango (1914) wvicon.gif
Brain-Storm Rag (1907) wvicon.gif
as Bud Manchester
Gum Shoe (1917) wvicon.gif
Twilight (1907) wvicon.gif
We Are Coming, Uncle Sammy (1917) wvicon.gif
Words by: John Stark
Clover Blossom Rag (1912) wvicon.gif
as Bud Manchester
Darktown Capers (?) wvicon.gif
Billiken Rag (1913) wvicon.gif
     Title Performer
youtube15.jpg Billiken Rag (3:11) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Brain-Storm Rag (2:29) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Clover Blossom Rag (2:21) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Elaine (2:41) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Gum Shoe (2:29) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg La Mode (2:30) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Trombone Johnsen (3:30) Ragtime Dorian Henry