James White 
Last updated: 01.11.18
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:
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cd15.gif Brent Watkins The Heroes of Parlor Town - Volume 2 CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Six Brown Brothers 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 It's Ragging Cats and Dogs
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: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Howdy, Cy 1910 Words & Music by White  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I Don't Know Why I Love You 1912 Billy Johnson  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I'm Goin' to Mobile on the Robert E. Lee 1912 Words & Music by White  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
There Ain't Nothin' Doin' What You're Thinkin' About 1912 Billy Johnson  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Floating Down the River 1913 Roger Lewis  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I Don't Love You-No More 1913 Frank A. Bescardi, Roy J. Jones  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Love Dreams, I'll Dream Dear With You 1913 Geo. Little  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Send Me My Overcoat 1913 E. Erdman  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
At the Million Dollar Tango Ball 1914 Words & Music by White  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
He's a Soldier of the U.S.A. 1914 Dan J. Wall  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Ocean Honeymoon 1914 Roger Lewis  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
When You Were a Baby 1914 Joe M. Lyons  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Chicago Blues 1915  wvicon.gif
Hot Off the Griddle 1915  wvicon.gif
I'm Going to Bring a Wedding Ring to You in Spring 1915 Jack Frost  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I've Lost All Confidence in You 1915 Roger Graham  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
The Monkey Jubilee 1915  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
My Favorite Rag (1915) 1915  wvicon.gif
The Original Chicago Blues (1915) 1915  wvicon.gif
The Roses Are Blooming Down Home 1915 Arthur J. Lamb  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Way Down Home 1915 Jack Frost  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Way Down in Arkansaw 1915 Words & Music by White  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Big Pow-Wow 1916 Roger Graham, Billy Johnson  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Coal Man 1916 Roger Graham  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Morning, Noon and Night 1916  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
My Precious Baby 1916 Words & Music by White  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Pussyfoot 1916  wvicon.gif
Pussyfoot Prance 1916 Jack Frost  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Your Great Big Baby Smile 1916 W. R. Williams  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
I've Got Those Fox Trot Blues 1917 Words & Music by White  wvicon.gif
Jazz Band Blues 1918  wvicon.gif
When Aunt Dinah's Daughter Hannah Bangs on That Piano 1918  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Flower Garden Blues 1919 Roger Graham  wvicon.gif
I Know Somebody Who's Crazy About You 1919  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Composer Performer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Hot Off the Griddle 2:40 J. White  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg I've Got Those Fox Trot Blues 2:07 J. White  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Jazz Band Blues 2:43 J. White  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg My Favorite Rag 2:49 J. White  Ragtime Dorian Henry My Favorite Rag (1915)
youtube15.jpg The Original Chicago Blues 2:11 J. White  Ragtime Dorian Henry The Original Chicago Blues (1915)
youtube15.jpg Pussyfoot 2:14 J. White  Ragtime Dorian Henry