Clarence Woods  (1888-1956)
Last updated: 05.11.18
Clarence Woods was a white American performer/composer of ragtime music and other pieces and reputed to have been a brilliant pianist to whom performing was more important than composing. He is perhaps best known for his Slippery Elm Rag (1912) and Sleepy Hollow (1918), both of which are still recorded even today.


 
Websites:
url15.gif Clarence Woods Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Brass Music CDs:
cd15.gif Avatar Brass Quintet Magnetic Rags: Ragtime for Brass flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Various Artists Ragtime/Paganini: 24 Caprices CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Dave Dallwitz Hooked on Ragtime - Vol. II flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif William Bolcom Sweet Sixteenths: A Ragtime Concert CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif
cd15.gif Sue Keller Ol' Muddy CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Gary Smart American Beauty: A Ragtime Bouquet CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Max Morath Jonah Man: A Tribute to Bert Williams CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Kathy Craig Fine Rags and Other Material CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif "Perfessor" Bill Edwards The Rag's the Thing
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE418 Sleepy Hollow Rag (1918) - Unique Rag Novelty
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE419 Slippery Elm Rag (1912)
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3 mins.
1-2 days
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Sleepy Hollow Rag (1918) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Slippery Elm Rag (1912) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 15 works by Clarence Woods (1888-1956). 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
         
Meteor March 1903  wvicon.gif
Slippery Elm Rag (1912) 1912  wvicon.gif
Parazade 1914  wvicon.gif
Rusty Nails 1914  wvicon.gif
Pray For the Lights to Go Out 1915 Clyde Olney  wvicon.gif
The Graveyard Blues 1916 John S. Caldwell  wvicon.gif
Worried Blues 1916 Leroy Williams  wvicon.gif
Sleepy Hollow Rag (1918) 1918  wvicon.gif
Fever Heat 1919 - Piano Roll
Who's Been Playin' Papa 'round Here While I've Been Gone? 1919 Words & Music by Woods  wvicon.gif
Black Satin 1920 - Piano Rol
Oklahoma, I Love You 1938 Opal Harrison Williford  wvicon.gif
Salute to the Blue and White 1944
Oklahoma Military Academy March 1947
Oklahoma, U.S.A 1949
     Title Dur Composer Performer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg The Graveyard Blues 2:06 C. Woods  Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Sleepy Hollow Rag 3:43 C. Woods  Ragtime Dorian Henry Sleepy Hollow Rag (1918)
youtube15.jpg Slippery Elm Rag 3:14 C. Woods  Ragtime Dorian Henry Slippery Elm Rag (1912)
youtube15.jpg Worried Blues 1:12 C. Woods  Ragtime Dorian Henry