Harry P. Guy

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Harry P. Guy (1870 in Zanesville, Ohio – 1950) was a ragtime composer who lived in Detroit after 1895.[1] He became one of the greatest contributors to ragtime music in Detroit[2] and was called one of the city's "unique and unusually gifted musicians." Although his first compositions came when he was a young man living in Ohio so that state claimed him as well.[3] He later fell into obscurity and died in poverty.


List of compositions[edit]

1887

  • The Floweret - Waltz
    Echoes from the Snowball Club, (1898)
    Pearl of the Harem, (1901)

1888

  • My Wooing

1889

  • When the Dew Begems the Lea

1898

  • Echoes from the Snowball Club - Original Rag Time Waltz
  • Now For a Stranger Don't Cast Me Aside

1899

  • Cleanin' Up in Georgia - Cakewalk Patrol or Two Step
  • Belle of the Creoles

1901

  • Pearl of the Harem - Oriental Rag Two Step
  • Pepper Pot Rag

1902

  • Daughters of Dahomey - An Oriental Ragtime Waltz
  • Song of the Western Hunter

1904

  • Down in Mobile - March Characteristic

1906

  • Walkin' and Talkin'

1907

  • Sixty-Six - Intermezzo

1914

  • As Long As There Is Love (I Will Love You) (with Eddie McGrath)

1915

  • Love's Eternity

1917

  • We'll Stand Our Flag and the United States

1918

  • Yankee's Doodle In the Flight To Stay

1921

  • You and I
  • That Home In Paradise (Love and Home Forever)

1928

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jon Milan. Detroit. pp. 19–21. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  2. ^ Lars Olof Björn. Before Motown. p. 14. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  3. ^ David Meyers, Candice Watkins, Arnett Howard, and James Loeffler. Ohio Jazz. Retrieved 2013-12-27.