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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Arthur Collins Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

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(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0758 J 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
0875 Arthur Collins - Old Bill Jones album art Arthur Collins Old Bill Jones(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 0875 US 1900 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
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
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
A736 Arthur Collins - But You'll Never Know Till You Get Married / Abraham Lincoln Jones Or The Christening album art Bob Roberts (7), Arthur Collins Bob Roberts (7), Arthur Collins - But You'll Never Know Till You Get Married / Abraham Lincoln Jones Or The Christening(Shellac, 10") Columbia A736 US 1909 Sell This Version
A724 Arthur Collins - Thats A Plenty / My Wife's Gone To The Country, Hurrah! Hurrah! album art Arthur Collins / Collins And Harlan Arthur Collins / Collins And Harlan - Thats A Plenty / My Wife's Gone To The Country, Hurrah! Hurrah!(Shellac, 10") Columbia A724 US 1909 Sell This Version
A 724 Arthur Collins - That's A Plenty / My Wife's Gone To The Country, Hurrah!, Hurrah! album art Arthur Collins / Collins And Harlan Arthur Collins / Collins And Harlan - That's A Plenty / My Wife's Gone To The Country, Hurrah!, Hurrah!(Shellac, 10") Diamond Record (2) A 724 US 1909 Sell This Version
A473 Arthur Collins - What's The Use Of Loving, If You Can't Love All The Time / Way Down Yonder In The Cornfield album art Arthur Collins, Vocal Quartette* Arthur Collins, Vocal Quartette* - What's The Use Of Loving, If You Can't Love All The Time / Way Down Yonder In The Cornfield(Shellac, 10") Columbia A473 US 1909 Sell This Version
D-138 Arthur Collins - Rag Babe / Yankiana Rag album art Arthur Collins Rag Babe / Yankiana Rag(Shellac, 10") Nassau Record D-138 US 1909 Sell This Version
16293 Arthur Collins - Uncle Josh And The Billiken / The Hot Tamale Man album art Cal Stewart / Arthur Collins Cal Stewart / Arthur Collins - Uncle Josh And The Billiken / The Hot Tamale Man(Shellac, 10") Victor 16293 US 1909 Sell This Version
A745 Arthur Collins - Alexander Jones / Run Brudder Possum Run album art Arthur Collins / Collins And Harlan Arthur Collins / Collins And Harlan - Alexander Jones / Run Brudder Possum Run(Shellac, 10") Columbia A745 US 1909 Sell This Version

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