Etilmon J. Stark  (1867-1962)
Last updated: 01.03.21
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.

url15.gif Etilmon Justus "E.J." Stark Biography by "Perf" Bill Edwards  
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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.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Brain-Storm Rag (1907) T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Chicken Tango (1914) D+T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Clover Blossom Rag (1912) A/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Gum Shoe (1917) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Gum Shoe (1917) A/T/B dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif La Mode (1913) A(T)/T/T/B/B(GB) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif La Mode (1913) A(T)/T/B dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Trombone Johnsen (1902) D/A/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Twilight (1907) A/T/T+B/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 16 works by Etilmon J. Stark (1867-1962). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Bryan and Sewell--Free Silver (w&m) 1896  wvicon.gif
W.M.A. Cadets' March, The 1898
Trombone Johnsen 1902  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Brain-Storm Rag 1903  wvicon.gif
Kyrene 1903  wvicon.gif
Clover Blossom Rag 1907 as Bud Manchester  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Twilight 1907  wvicon.gif
Billiken Rag 1912 as Bud Manchester  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Chicken Tango 1913  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Elaine 1913  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
La Mode 1913 B.R. Whitlow (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Valse Pensive 1913  wvicon.gif
Gum Shoe 1914  wvicon.gif
Gum Shoe 1917  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
We Are Coming, Uncle Sammy 1917 John Stark (words)  wvicon.gif
Darktown Capers ?  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Billiken Rag 3:11 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark  Billiken Rag (1913)
youtube15.jpg Brain-Storm Rag 2:29 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark  Brain-Storm Rag (1907)
youtube15.jpg Chicken Tango 2:07 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark 
youtube15.jpg Clover Blossom Rag 2:21 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark  Clover Blossom Rag (1912)
youtube15.jpg Elaine 2:41 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark 
youtube15.jpg Gum Shoe 2:29 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark  Gum Shoe (1917)
youtube15.jpg John Henry 2:14 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark 
youtube15.jpg La Mode 2:30 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark  La Mode (1913)
youtube15.jpg Trombone Johnsen 3:30 Ragtime Dorian Henry E.J. Stark  Trombone Johnsen (1902)