Harry C. Thompson 
Last updated: 07.08.18
The composer of a handful of rags with New York connections, virtually nothing is known about Harry C. Thompson other than those bare facts which can be gleaned from the covers of his published works. Trebor Jay Tichenor in his Recorded Ragtime, 1897-1958 quotes his Watermelon Trust (1906) as being excellent and a good example of serious ragtime composition.

     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "It's Ragging Cats and Dogs"
cd15.gif Meg Graf on "Eatin' Time -- A Ragtime Feast" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Terry Waldo on "Ragtime Classics Vol. 1" flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Terry Waldo on "Ragtime Classics Vol. 2" flag15us.gif
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
DBE611 A Black Bawl (1905) - A Slow Drag
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 4½ mins.
1-2 days
DBE612 The Watermelon Trust (1906) - A Slow Drag
A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
1-2 days
DBE613 Wig-Wag Rag (1911)
D/A/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif A Black Bawl (1905) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Watermelon Trust (1906) A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Wig-Wag Rag (1911) D/A/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 5 works by Harry C. Thompson. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.

Le' Go Thar (1903) wvicon.gif
Wig-Wag Rag (1911) wvicon.gif
A Black Bawl (1905) wvicon.gif
Dimpley Smiles (1915) wvicon.gif
The Watermelon Trust (1906) wvicon.gif
     Title Performer Score
youtube15.jpg A Black Bawl (3:56) Ragtime Dorian Henry sm15.gif
youtube15.jpg The Watermelon Trust (3:29) Ragtime Dorian Henry sm15.gif
youtube15.jpg Wig-Wag Rag (2:46) Ragtime Dorian Henry sm15.gif