Harry C. Thompson 
Last updated: 30.04.22
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.

  Title Instruments Performers
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Black Bawl (1905), A A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Watermelon Trust (1906), The A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Wig-Wag Rag (1911) D/A/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Black Bawl (1905), A Midi Colin McDonald
audiomidi15.gif Watermelon Trust (1906), The Midi Colin McDonald
audiomidi15.gif Wig-Wag Rag (1911) Midi Perf. Bill Edwards
     Performer CD Title Supplier
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Meg Graf 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 Ragtime Classics Vol. 1 flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Terry Waldo Ragtime Classics Vol. 2 flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Bill Edwards It's Ragging Cats and Dogs
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 Black Bawl (1905), A A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Watermelon Trust (1906), The A/T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Wig-Wag Rag (1911) D/A/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifpdf15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Watermelon Trust (1906), The H.C. Thompson (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Wig-Wag Rag (1911) H.C. Thompson (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.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. Keys: ER pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Le' Go Thar 1903  wvicon.gif
Black Bawl, A 1905  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Watermelon Trust, The 1906  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Wig-Wag Rag 1911  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg audiomidi15.gif
Dimpley Smiles 1915  wvicon.gif
     Title Duration Performer
youtube15.jpg A Black Bawl 3:56 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Watermelon Trust 3:29 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Wig-Wag Rag 2:46 Ragtime Dorian Henry