Arthur Collins

Real Name:
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
0758 J Arthur Collins - I'd Leave My Happy Home For You album art Arthur Collins I'd Leave My Happy Home For You E. Berliner's Gramophone 0758 J US 1900 Sell This Version
0875 Arthur Collins - Old Bill Jones album art Arthur Collins Old Bill Jones E. Berliner's Gramophone 0875 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
663 Arthur Collins - Musical Moke album art Arthur Collins, Len Spencer Arthur Collins, Len Spencer - Musical Moke Columbia 663 US 1902 Sell This Version
1295 Arthur Collins - Back, Back, Back To The Woods album art Arthur Collins & Joseph Natus Arthur Collins & Joseph Natus - Back, Back, Back To The Woods(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, Single, Mono) Victor Monarch Record 1295 US 1902 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
4024 Arthur Collins - In Sunny Africa album art Collins* In Sunny Africa(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Leeds Records (2) 4024 US 1904 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
4004 Arthur Collins - Any Rags album art Collins* Any Rags(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Leeds Records (2) 4004 US 1904 Sell This Version
4011 Arthur Collins - Coonville Cullud Band album art Collins* Coonville Cullud Band(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, Foi) Leeds Records (2) 4011 UK 1904 Sell This Version
4040 Arthur Collins - Good-Bye, Eliza Jane album art Collins* Good-Bye, Eliza Jane(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Leeds Records (2) 4040 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
No. 3250 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 No. 3250 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
3146 Arthur Collins - The Preacher And The Bear album art Arthur Collins The Preacher And The Bear(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3146 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
031042 Arthur Collins - Bunker Hill album art Arthur Collins Bunker Hill(Shellac, 10") American Record Company 031042 1905 Sell This Version
4392 Arthur Collins - The Indians Along Broadway album art Arthur Collins The Indians Along Broadway(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 4392 US 1905 Sell This Version
3068 Arthur Collins - Have You Seen Maggie Riley? album art Arthur Collins Have You Seen Maggie Riley?(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3068 US 1905 Sell This Version
3077 Arthur Collins - There's A Dark Man Coming With A Bundle album art Arthur Collins There's A Dark Man Coming With A Bundle(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 3077 US 1905 Sell This Version
4371 Arthur Collins My Irish Molly O(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 4371 US 1905 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