The cylinders listed below was reputably made for the Metropolitan Music Store in Minneapolis and were possibly issued by the store in limited quantities, but there are no known surviving copies of these cylinders. This is a pity, because it is believed to be the first recording of Joplin's music.

TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
Maple Leaf Rag
(Scott Joplin)
1903 Minneapolis, Minnesota Metropolitan
Music Store
(cylinder)
Peaceful Henry 1903 Minneapolis, Minnesota Metropolitan
Music Store
(cylinder)
ArtistInstrument
Dave Johnson Trombone
Laiph Mason Piano
Charlie Minor Trumpet
----- Newton Brass Bass
George Reeves Drums
Wilbur Sweatman Clarinet
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