The Dee Family's
James Scott Sheet Music Collection
(an ongoing project)

About this project:  This page is still somewhat "under construction," but is coming along slowly.  For many of Scott's works, we could only locate B&W pics.  If anyone has color photos or scans to share, we'd love to post them. Be sure to also visit our Scott Joplin and Joseph Lamb pages.
   

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TITLES OWNED  İYR. PUBLISHER NOTES
Frog Legs Rag

1906 Stark Music Two versions shown here... the usual green...

 

 

 

 

...and one with a red background.

Kansas City Rag
1907 Stark Music I believe this also came in a dark grey version (which we do not own).
Grace and Beauty
1909 Stark Music Here's another tune with the same cover:  "Kansas City Kansas Frances" by Mae Fisher -- also from 1909. Based on the design, this could very well be Stark's first use of this cover.

Ragtime Betty
1909 Stark Music   
Valse Venice
1909 Stark Music  
Ophelia Rag
1910 Stark Music  
Hilarity Rag
1910 Stark Music  
Princess Rag
1911 Stark Music  
Ragtime Oriole
1911 Stark Music Note:  We have the usual greenish version, but it apparently was also issued with a gold colored cover (which we don't have):
Evergreen Rag
1915 Stark Music Another common cover design from the Stark catalog.  Used later for Scott's Paramount Rag (scroll down a bit to see), and also for a Charles Hunter tune, Seraphine Waltz.  (I'll have to check the year of this one.)

Dixie Dimples
1918 Will Livernash Music Co.  
Springtime of Love
1919   There were apparently two publishers of this this song.  More info to come soon.
       
TITLES WE'RE SEEKING  İYR. PUBLISHER NOTES
A Summer Breeze
1903 Dumars Music Co.
Carthage, MO
 
The Fascinator
1903 Dumars Music Co.
Carthage, MO
Dedicated to "my friend Miss Daisey N. Pierce."  I wonder if this is her?

On the Pike
1904 Dumars Music Co.
Carthage, MO

 

 
Great Scott Rag
1909 Allen Music Co.,
Columbia, MO
 
She's My Girl from Anaconda
1909 Dumars Gammon   
Sweetheart Time
1909 Dumars Gammon   
Sunburst Rag

1909 Stark Music Two interesting notes:  First, for the top cover, be sure to visit our Scott Joplin page and scroll down to Reflection Rag.  You'll see other sheet music with the same cover.

 

 

This second one appears to be an original copy.  Who knows if it's "the" original 1st edition cover, or if it's a later one??!

Hearts Longing Waltzes
1910 Stark Music  
Quality Rag
1911 Stark Music  
The Suffragette Valse
1914 Stark Music  
Take Me Out 
to the
 Lake Side
1914 Ball Music  
Climax Rag
1914 Stark Music

 

 
Honey Moon Rag
1916 Stark Music  
Prosperity Rag
1916 Stark Music  
Efficiency Rag
1917 Stark Music  
Paramount Rag
1917 Stark Music  
Rag Sentimental
1918 Stark Music Same cover as Troubador Rag, below.
New Era Rag
1919 Stark Music See "The Shimmie Shake" below.
Peace and Plenty Rag
1919 Stark Music  
Troubadour Rag
1919 Stark Music Same cover as Rag Sentimental, above.
Modesty Rag
1920 Stark Music Note:  Here's another sheet bearing the same cover design:  Sapho Rag by J. Russell Robinson.

Pegasus Rag
1920 Stark Music Super-interesting news!  Here's a sheet that sold on eBay recently from 1908 - clearly an earlier use of this cover. Same title, but by Robert B. Sterling.

The Shimmie Shake
1920 Stark Music Same cover as New Era Rag from 1919.
Don't Jazz Me - Rag
I'm Music
1921 Stark Music Here's another Stark publication using the same cover.  It's "Twilight" by E.J. Stark.  I don't have a date on this one, so I'm not sure if it's an earlier use than the Don't Jazz Me sheet.

Victory Rag
1921 Stark Music Hmmm, I'm beginning to wonder if all of these late Scott rags used recycled covers from the Stark inventory.  Here's another example.  The picture below is "The Winged Victory" March & Two-Step by E.J. Stark, copyright 1902.

Broadway Rag
Image: see descriptive information to the right
1922 Stark Music Here's a pic of what I believe may be the first Stark use of this cover. It's Dreamland Waltz by Manuel Cortez, publ. 1912.

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March Sumner
1929 Ophelia Watts Jackson, Kansas City, Mo. note:  by Ophelia Watts Jackson, arranged by James Scott.

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