James White 
Last updated: 09.06.18
All that can be gleaned about James White is taken from the covers of his known published works. He was a composer and songwriter of popular music between 1913 and 1919 seeming to have Chicago connections. Both his publishers, Will Rossiter and Roger Graham, were based there. He is best known for his much recorded The Original Chicago Blues, a ragtime/blues mixture much in the style of William C. Handy's Memphis Blues (1913). Also of ragtime interest is his My Favorite Rag (1915).

James White  has at least 25 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.

b0000d5308_m.jpgAt the Million Dollar Tango Ball Song
Words and Music by James White.
Publisher: Harold Rossiter Music Co.
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Big Pow-Wow Song
Music by James White. Words by: Roger Graham, Billy Johnson.
Publisher: Craig & Co.
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Printed: 1916. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
Coal Man Song
Music by James White. Words by: Roger Graham.
Publisher: Craig & Co.
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Printed: 1916. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
b0000d530b_m.jpgFloating Down the River Song
Music by James White. Words by: Roger Lewis.
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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Printed: 1913. Sheet Music. Limited Availability.
b0000d530c_m.jpgHe's a Soldier of the U.S.A. Song
Music by James White. Words by: Dan J. Wall.
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music 4 pages. Currently unavailable.
Howdy, Cy Song
Words and Music by James White.
Publisher: The York Music Co.
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Printed: 1910. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
I Don't Know Why I Love You Ballad
Music by James White. Words by: Billy Johnson.
Publisher: Marvin Lee Music Co.
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Printed: 1912. Sheet Music 4 pages. Currently unavailable.
I Don't Love You-No More Song
Music by James White. Words by: Frank A. Bescardi, Roy J. Jones.
Publisher: Jones & Bescardi
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Printed: 1913. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
I'm Goin' to Mobile on the Robert E. Lee Song
Words and Music by James White.
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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Printed: 1912. Sheet Music 4 pages. Currently unavailable.
I'm Going to Bring a Wedding Ring to You in Spring Song
Words and Music by James White, Co-Author: Jack Frost.
Publisher: Frank K. Root and Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
I've Lost All Confidence in You Song
Music by James White. Words by: Roger Graham.
Publisher: Craig & Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
Love Dreams, I'll Dream Dear With You Song
Music by James White. Words by: Geo. Little.
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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Printed: 1913. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
The Monkey Jubilee Song
Words and Music by James White.
Publisher: Frank K. Root and Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
Morning, Noon and Night Song
Words and Music by James White.
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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Printed: 1916. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
My Precious Baby Song
Words and Music by James White.
Publisher: Harold Rossiter Music Co.
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Printed: 1916. Sheet Music 3 pages. Currently unavailable.
Ocean Honeymoon Song
Music by James White. Words by: Roger Lewis.
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
Pussyfoot Prance Song
Music by James White. Words by: Jack Frost.
Publisher: McKinley Music Co.
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Printed: 1916. Sheet Music 5 pages. Limited Availability.
The Roses Are Blooming Down Home Song
Music by James White. Words by: Arthur J. Lamb.
Publisher: Frank K. Root and Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
Send Me My Overcoat Song
Music by James White. Words by: Ernie Erdman.
Publisher: Tell Taylor
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Printed: 1913. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
There Ain't Nothin' Doin' What You're Thinkin' About Song
Music by James White. Words by: Billy Johnson.
Publisher: C. W. Thompson & Co.
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Printed: 1912. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
Way Down Home Song
Music by James White. Words by: Jack Frost.
Publisher: Frank K. Root and Co.
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
Way Down in Arkansaw A Novelty Ballad
Words and Music by James White.
Publisher: F.J.A. Forster Music Publisher
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Printed: 1915. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
When You Were a Baby Song
Music by James White. Words by: Joe M. Lyons.
Publisher: American Music Publishers
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Printed: 1914. Sheet Music 5 pages. Currently unavailable.
Your Great Big Baby Smile Song
Music by James White. Words by: W. R. Williams.
Publisher: Will Rossiter
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Printed: 1916. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
Your Great Big Baby Smile Song
Music by James White. Words by: W. R. Williams.
Publisher: Unknown
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Printed: 1917. Sheet Music. Currently unavailable.
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Six Brown Brothers on "Rusty Rags" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards on "It's Ragging Cats and Dogs"
cd15.gif Alan Martin on "Everything is Ragtime Now" flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Brent Watkins on "The Heroes of Parlor Town - Volume 2" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15es.gif
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE546 My Favorite Rag (1915)
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE547 The Original Chicago Blues (1915)
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
1-2 days
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif My Favorite Rag (1915) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Original Chicago Blues (1915) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 34 works by James White. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Items on hold

Howdy, Cy (1910) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words & Music: White
My Favorite Rag (1915) wvicon.gif
I Don't Know Why I Love You (1912) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Billy Johnson
The Original Chicago Blues (1915) wvicon.gif
I'm Goin' to Mobile on the Robert E. Lee (1912) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words & Music: White
The Roses Are Blooming Down Home (1915) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Arthur J. Lamb
There Ain't Nothin' Doin' What You're Thinkin' About (1912) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Billy Johnson
Way Down Home (1915) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Frost
Floating Down the River (1913) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Roger Lewis
Way Down in Arkansaw (1915) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words & Music: White
I Don't Love You-No More (1913) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Frank A. Bescardi, Roy J. Jones
Big Pow-Wow (1916) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Roger Graham, Billy Johnson
Love Dreams, I'll Dream Dear With You (1913) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Geo. Little
Coal Man (1916) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Roger Graham
Send Me My Overcoat (1913) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: E. Erdman
Morning, Noon and Night (1916) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
At the Million Dollar Tango Ball (1914) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words & Music: White
My Precious Baby (1916) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words & Music: White
He's a Soldier of the U.S.A. (1914) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Dan J. Wall
Pussyfoot (1916) wvicon.gif
Ocean Honeymoon (1914) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Roger Lewis
Pussyfoot Prance (1916) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Jack Frost
When You Were a Baby (1914) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Joe M. Lyons
Your Great Big Baby Smile (1916) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: W. R. Williams
Chicago Blues (1915) wvicon.gif
I've Got Those Fox Trot Blues (1917) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: White
Hot Off the Griddle (1915) wvicon.gif
Jazz Band Blues (1918) wvicon.gif
I'm Going to Bring a Wedding Ring to You in Spring (1915) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words & Music: White Co-Author: Jack Frost
When Aunt Dinah's Daughter Hannah Bangs on That Piano (1918) wvicon.gif
I've Lost All Confidence in You (1915) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Words by: Roger Graham
Flower Garden Blues (1919) wvicon.gif
Words by: Roger Graham
The Monkey Jubilee (1915) amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I Know Somebody Who's Crazy About You (1919) wvicon.gif
     Title Performer
     
youtube15.jpg Hot Off the Griddle (2:40) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg I've Got Those Fox Trot Blues (2:07) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Jazz Band Blues (2:43) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg My Favorite Rag (2:49) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg The Original Chicago Blues (2:11) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Pussyfoot (2:14) Ragtime Dorian Henry