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Samuel Siegel

Samuel Siegel (born 1875, Des Moines, Iowa — died January 14, 1948, Los Angeles, California) was an American mandolin virtuoso and composer who played mandolin on 29 records for Victor Records, including 9 pieces of his own composition and two that he arranged. Siegel was the first mandolinist to record on Emile Berliner's phonograph disk-records. He was labeled "America's Greatest Mandoline Virtuoso" and "The King of the Mandolin" in the May 1900 Banjo World.

Siegel performed both in vaudeville, as well as in concert halls. He had no formal training in music, but saw that the mandolin needed original music, rather than relying on the transcribed violin music. His compositions and arrangements were well known in his day.

He was the author of Siegel's Special Mandolin Studies, published by Jos. W Stern and Company, 1901, in which he covered left hand Pizzicato and harmonic duo style.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1875 (Des Moines), Died January 14th, 1948 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: mandolin, composer, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 01141 7-in. 4/2/1900 Nearer, my God, to Thee Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Berliner 01276 7-in. Before June 1900 Home, sweet home Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Berliner 01277 7-in. Before June 1900 Cradle song Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Berliner 01278 7-in. Before June 1900 I love you in the same old way Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Berliner 01279 7-in. Before June 1900 Come ye disconsolate Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]445 7-in. 10/20/1900 The foxhunters two-step Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]446 7-in. 10/20/1900 Espagnole waltz Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]447 7-in. 10/20/1900 Hawthorne club Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]448 7-in. 10/20/1900 Remembrance of thee Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]449 7-in. 10/20/1900 Medley of coon songs Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]450 7-in. 10/20/1900 Ma lady Lou Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3379 10-in. 5/20/1901 Volunteer patrol Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3380 10-in. 5/20/1901 American valor march Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3381 10-in. 5/20/1901 La bonita waltz Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3382 10-in. 5/20/1901 Romance Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3383 10-in. 5/20/1901 In olden times Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Victor B-2086 10-in. 12/27/1904 Nearer, my God, to Thee Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor B-2087 10-in. 12/27/1904 Manzanillo Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor B-2088 10-in. 12/27/1904 An autumn evening Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Victor B-2089 10-in. 12/27/1904 A-sa-ma Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor B-2090 10-in. 12/27/1904 Maritana mazurka Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor B-2091 10-in. 12/27/1904 Navajo medley Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin, arranger  
Victor B-2092 10-in. 12/28/1904 La cinquantaine Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor B-2093 10-in. 12/28/1904 Träumerei Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor B-2094 10-in. 12/28/1904 Cavalleria rusticana : Intermezzo Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin, arranger  
Victor B-2095 10-in. 12/28/1904 The whirlwind march Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Victor B-2096 10-in. 12/28/1904 Boston Ideal march Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Victor B-6255 10-in. 6/4/1908 Estellita waltz Roy Butin ; Samuel Siegel Mandolin and harp-guitar duet instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Victor B-6256 10-in. 6/4/1908 American valor march Roy Butin ; Samuel Siegel Mandolin and harp-guitar duet instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Victor B-6257 10-in. 6/4/1908 In Fairyland Roy Butin ; Samuel Siegel Mandolin and harp-guitar duet instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Victor [Trial 1918-12-28-01] Not documented 12/28/1918 Dance Miss M. Caveny ; Samuel Siegel Ukulele and mandolin duet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor [Trial 1918-12-28-02] Not documented 12/28/1918 Mouse dance Miss M. Caveny ; Samuel Siegel Ukulele and mandolin duet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor [Trial 1918-12-28-03] Not documented 12/28/1918 Ragtime echoes Miss M. Caveny ; Samuel Siegel Ukulele and mandolin duet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor [Trial 1918-12-28-04] Not documented 12/28/1918 Medley Miss M. Caveny ; Samuel Siegel Ukulele and mandolin duet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 7 7-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 American valor march Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 574 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 The fox hunter Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 574 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 The fox hunter Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 575 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Every race has a flag but the coon Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 575 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Every race has a flag but the coon Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 576 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 My little Georgia rose Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 576 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 My little Georgia rose Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 577 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Kunnin' kaffirs Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 577 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Kunnin' kaffirs Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 578 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Home, sweet home Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 578 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Home, sweet home Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 579 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Remembrance of thee Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Columbia 579 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Remembrance of thee Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Columbia 4018 10-in. ca. 1/25/1909 Sugar plum Roy Butin ; Samuel Siegel Mandolin and harp-guitar duet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 4019 10-in. ca. 1/25/1909 Gavotte caprice Roy Butin ; Samuel Siegel Mandolin and harp-guitar duet instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Columbia 4020 10-in. ca. 1/25/1909 Ivanhoe intermezzo Roy Butin ; Samuel Siegel Mandolin and harp-guitar duet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Columbia 4023 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1909 The flowers Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Columbia W142806 10-in. 10/11/1926 Lullaby Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, unaccompanied instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
Columbia W142807 10-in. 10/11/1926 Come, ye disconsolate Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, unaccompanied instrumentalist, mandolin, arranger  
OKeh 524 10-in. ca. Dec. 1918 Castilian echoes Marie Caveny ; Samuel Siegel Mandolin and ukulele duet instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
OKeh 526 10-in. ca. Dec. 1918 Valse caprice Marie Caveny ; Samuel Siegel Mandolin and ukulele duet instrumentalist, mandolin, composer  
OKeh [OK cat 1275-b] 10-in. approximately 1919 Old folks at home Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo instrumentalist, mandolin  
Edison 6599 10-in. 1/31/1919 Ragtime echoes Marie Caveny ; Samuel Siegel Ukulele and mandolin duet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Edison 6600 10-in. 1/31/1919 Kuu ipo i ka hee pue one Marie Caveny ; Samuel Siegel Ukulele and mandolin duet instrumentalist, mandolin  
Zonophone [Zo cat G9106] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Story teller waltz Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Zonophone [Zo cat G9107] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Fairhill wheelmen Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Zonophone [Zo cat G9108] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 The pixie's dance Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Zonophone [Zo cat G9109] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Rag time medley Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Zonophone [Zo cat G9110] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Maritana : Mazurka Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Zonophone [Zo cat G9111] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Elfin dance Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Zonophone [Zo cat G9113] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Hawthorne Club march Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  
Zonophone [Zo cat G9115] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Remembrance of thee Samuel Siegel Mandolin solo, with piano instrumentalist, mandolin  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Siegel, Samuel," accessed March 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100222.

Siegel, Samuel. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100222.

"Siegel, Samuel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100222

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