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Henry Ragas

Henry W. Ragas (January 1, 1891 – February 18, 1919) was a jazz pianist who was a member of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, the first jazz band to record commercially.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1891 (New Orleans), Died February 18th, 1919 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-19331 10-in. 2/26/1917 Livery stable blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-19332 10-in. 2/26/1917 Dixieland jass band one-step Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-21583 10-in. 3/19/1918 At the jazz band ball Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-21584 10-in. 3/19/1918 Ostrich walk Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-21700 10-in. 3/25/1918 Skeleton jangle Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-21701 10-in. 3/25/1918 Tiger rag Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-22041 10-in. 6/25/1918 Bluin' the blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-22042 10-in. 6/25/1918 Fidgety feet Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-22043 10-in. 6/25/1918 Mournin' blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-22044 10-in. 6/25/1918 Sensation rag Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-22066 10-in. 7/17/1918 Clarinet marmalade blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-22067 10-in. 7/17/1918 Lazy daddy Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-22337 10-in. 12/3/1918 'Lasses candy Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-22338 10-in. 12/3/1918 The satanic blues Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-37745 10-in. 2/7/1927 Clarinet marmalade Phil Napoleon Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-0301 10-in. 9/2/1936 Bluin' the blues Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band ; Larry Shields Jazz/dance band, with trumpet and clarinet solos composer  
Victor BS-0305 10-in. 9/2/1936 Clarinet marmalade Nick LaRocca ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with trumpet solo and clarinet solo composer  
Victor BS-0495 10-in. 9/25/1936 Clarinet marmalade The Original Dixieland Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-0496 10-in. 9/25/1936 Bluin' the blues The Original Dixieland Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor [Trial 1918-06-25-01] Not documented 6/25/1918 Sweet mamma Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 78192 10-in. 12/4/1918 Bluin' the blues Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 78386 10-in. 4/12/1919 Bluin' the blues Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 143336 10-in. 1/21/1927 Clarinet marmalade The Emperors Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W146643 10-in. 7/16/1928 Clarinet marmalade Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W151441 10-in. 3/19/1931 Clarinet marmalade Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ragas, Henry," accessed February 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111605.

Ragas, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111605.

"Ragas, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 February 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111605

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