Arthur Collins

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Arthur Collins
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Born: February 7, 1864
Died: August 3, 1933

Baritone Arthur Collins deserves a title like Ragtime King since he made more discs with "rag" or "ragtime" in the title than any other singer, bringing the upbeat music into middle class parlors where the Victrola stood. He recorded on different occasions in the 1890s the Ernest Hogan song "All Coons Look Alike To Me," a song that is important since its 1896 sheet music has the first known use of "rag" as a musical term. Many of Collins' recordings are identified as a "coon song" or "darky song," which may be one reason scholars avoid crediting this white singer with popularizing ragtime.
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0754 Arthur Collins - My Hannah Lady album art Arthur Collins My Hannah Lady(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0754 US 1899 Sell This Version
0757 Arthur Collins - Mandy Lee album art Arthur Collins Mandy Lee(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0757 US 1899 Sell This Version
Arthur Collins - Old Bill Jones album art Arthur Collins Old Bill Jones E. Berliner's Gramophone US 1900 Sell This Version
0758 J Arthur Collins - I'd Leave My Happy Home For You album art Arthur Collins I'd Leave My Happy Home For You(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0758 J US 1900 Sell This Version
A-160 Arthur Collins - I'd Leave My Happy Home For You album art Arthur Collins I'd Leave My Happy Home For You(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Victor A-160 US 1900 Sell This Version
0887 Arthur Collins I Don't Allow No Coons To Hurt My Feelings(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0887 US 1900 Sell This Version
2538 Arthur Collins - Bedelia album art Arthur Collins Bedelia(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Monarch Record 2538 US 1903 Sell This Version
1965 Arthur Collins - I Wonder Why Bill Bailey Don't Come Home album art Arthur Collins I Wonder Why Bill Bailey Don't Come Home(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Monarch Record 1965 US 1903 Sell This Version
4169 Arthur Collins - Scissors To Grind album art Arthur Collins Scissors To Grind(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 4169 US 1904 Sell This Version
030532 Arthur Collins - A Rare Old Bird album art Arthur Collins A Rare Old Bird(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) American Record Company 030532 US 1904 Sell This Version
Arthur Collins - The Preacher And The Bear album art Arthur Collins The Preacher And The Bear Victor US 1905 Sell This Version
Arthur Collins - Rufus Rastas Johnson Brown (What You Going To Do When The Rent Comes 'Round) album art Arthur Collins Rufus Rastas Johnson Brown (What You Going To Do When The Rent Comes 'Round) Victor US 1905 Sell This Version
3196 Arthur Collins - Ev'ry Little Bit Helps album art Arthur Collins Ev'ry Little Bit Helps(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3196 US 1905 Sell This Version
031197 Arthur Collins - Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown album art Arthur Collins Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) American Record Company 031197 US 1905 Sell This Version
Arthur Collins - The Preacher And The Bear / Is Your Mother In, Molly Malone? album art Arthur Collins / Billy Murray Arthur Collins / Billy Murray - The Preacher And The Bear / Is Your Mother In, Molly Malone? Columbia US 1906 Sell This Version
3367 Arthur Collins - Pretty Desdamone album art Arthur Collins Pretty Desdamone(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3367 US 1906 Sell This Version
031219 Arthur Collins - Everybody Works But Father album art Arthur Collins Everybody Works But Father(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Peerless Disc Records 031219 US 1906 Sell This Version
4804 Arthur Collins - I Don't Know Where I'm Going, But I'm On My Way album art Arthur Collins I Don't Know Where I'm Going, But I'm On My Way(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 4804 US 1906 Sell This Version
5295 Arthur Collins - Every Little Bit, Added To What You've Got, Makes Just A Little Bit More album art Arthur Collins Every Little Bit, Added To What You've Got, Makes Just A Little Bit More(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 5295 US 1907 Sell This Version
147 Arthur Collins - What's The Matter With The Mail album art Arthur Collins What's The Matter With The Mail(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Zon-o-phone Record 147 US 1907 Sell This Version
3716 Arthur Collins - I Get Dippy When I Do That Two-Step Dance album art Arthur Collins I Get Dippy When I Do That Two-Step Dance(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3716 US 1907 Sell This Version
999 Arthur Collins - The Peach That Taste The Sweetest Hangs The Highest On The Tree album art Arthur Collins The Peach That Taste The Sweetest Hangs The Highest On The Tree(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Zon-o-phone Record 999 US 1907 Sell This Version
3774 Arthur Collins - Pastor Jones Three Reasons album art Arthur Collins Pastor Jones Three Reasons(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3774 US 1908 Sell This Version
A433 Arthur Collins - If I'm Going To Die, I'm Going To Have Some Fun / Pride Of The Prairie album art Arthur Collins / Columbia Quartette Arthur Collins / Columbia Quartette - If I'm Going To Die, I'm Going To Have Some Fun / Pride Of The Prairie(Shellac, 10") Columbia A433 US 1908 Sell This Version
0299 Arthur Collins - Jessamine album art Arthur Collins Jessamine(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Marconi Velvet-Tone Record 0299 US 1908 Sell This Version

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