Euday L. Bowman

Euday Louis Bowman (November 9, 1887 – May 26, 1949) was an American pianist and composer of ragtime and blues who represented the style of Texas Ragtime. He is chiefly remembered as the composer of the successful Twelfth Street Rag, a rag from 1914 out of a series of ragtimes that Bowman wrote during or after a period in which he worked as a pianist in some of the better bordellos of Kansas City. These tunes -- "Sixth Street Rag", "Tenth Street Rag", "Eleventh Street Rag" and "Twelfth Street Rag"—were named after streets of "Boss" Tom Pendergast's redlight district.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 9, 1887 (Fort Worth), Died May 26, 1949 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-18373 10-in. 9/15/1916 Kansas City blues Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-24516 10-in. 10/5/1920 12th Street rag All Star Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-24583 10-in. 11/26/1920 12th Street rag Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-36991 10-in. 12/2/1926 12th Street rag William Carola ; Johnny Marvin Guitar and ukulele duet composer  
Victor BVE-38671 10-in. 6/11/1927 12th Street rag Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-63386 10-in. 10/10/1930 Calle doce Marimba Centro-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-75436 10-in. 4/25/1933 12th Street rag The Old Apple Trio Vocal trio, with guitar composer  
Victor BS-75440 10-in. 4/25/1933 12th Street rag Three Voices and a Guitar Vocal trio, with guitar composer  
Victor BS-88995 10-in. 6/24/1935 12th Street rag Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-94334 10-in. 8/6/1935 12th Street rag Bluebirds ; Pink Lindsey String band composer  
Victor BS-04358 10-in. 2/1/1937 12th Street rag Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-07381 10-in. 2/26/1937 12th Street rag Vernon Geyer Organ solo composer  
Victor BS-037632 10-in. 6/13/1939 12th Street rag Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 77093 10-in. 6/1/1917 12th Street rag Earl Fuller ; Rector Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 78366 10-in. 3/22/1919 Kansas City blues Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80980 10-in. 4/19/1923 12th Street rag Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 141545 10-in. 1/22/1926 12th Street rag Honey Duke Ukulele solo composer  
Columbia W144750 10-in. 10/12/1927 12th Street rag Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia [W]149794 10-in. 1/22/1930 Twelfth Street rag Georgia Cotton Pickers [George Tynes] Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7574 10-in. Sept. 1920 12th Street rag Joe Green ; Rega Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with xylophone composer  
OKeh S-71260 10-in. Feb. 1923 12th Street rag Eva Taylor ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
OKeh W80864 10-in. 5/11/1927 Twelfth Street rag Louis Armstrong ; Hot Seven Jazz/dance ensemble composer  
OKeh W400965 10-in. 6/28/1928 Twelfth Street rag The Three Jacks Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer  
Brunswick XE30957 12-in. 9/16/1929 Brunswick brevities program G, part 4 Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E35802 10-in. 1/14/1931 Twelfth Street rag Jungle Band Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 32 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bowman, Euday L.," accessed November 26, 2022,

Bowman, Euday L.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from

"Bowman, Euday L.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 November 2022.

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