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James Scott

James Sylvester Scott (February 12, 1885 – August 30, 1938) was an American ragtime composer and pianist, regarded as one of the three most important composers of classic ragtime, along with Scott Joplin and Joseph Lamb.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 12th, 1885 (Neosho), Died August 30th, 1938 (Kansas City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-07174 10-in. 2/19/1937 Memories of a shack on the hill Claude Boone ; James Scott Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Victor BS-07175 10-in. 2/19/1937 Carolina Trail Claude Boone ; James Scott Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Victor BS-041360 10-in. 9/28/1939 Climax rag Jelly Roll Morton ; New Orleans Jazzmen Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140991 10-in. 9/23/1925 Climax rag Imperial Serenaders Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9365 10-in. 2/6/1924 Ragtime oriole John F. Burckhardt ; Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with piano composer  
Edison 9366 10-in. 2/6/1924 Grace and beauty John F. Burckhardt ; Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Scott, James," accessed April 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116326.

Scott, James. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116326.

"Scott, James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116326

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