Will D. Cobb

Will D. Cobb (né William Denight Cobb; July 5, 1876, Philadelphia – January 20, 1930, New York City) was an American lyricist and composer. He and a partner, Ren Shields, produced several popular musicals and musical comedies in the early 20th century. Cobb also had a long-run collaboration with Gus Edwards.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 6th, 1876, Died January 20th, 1930

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 101-125 of 224 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6230 10-in. 5/26/1908 Goodbye, little girl, goodbye Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied lyricist  
Victor B-6344 10-in. 8/12/1908 Sunbonnet Sue Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6345 10-in. 8/12/1908 Sunbonnet Sue Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet and male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6598 10-in. 11/12/1908 Take plenty of shoes Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6623 10-in. 11/30/1908 Gee, but you look awful good to me Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6914 10-in. 3/20/1909 Yip! I adee! I aye Blanche Ring Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-8020 10-in. 6/4/1909 Come take a swim in my ocean Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10156 10-in. 4/6/1911 Two dirty little hands Lilian Homesley Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-11855 10-in. 4/11/1912 Since my Margaret become a suffragette Maurice Burkhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12180 10-in. 7/11/1912 On a beautiful night with a beautiful girl Heidelberg Quintette Male vocal quintet, unaccompanied lyricist  
Victor B-13077 10-in. 4/3/1913 I'll get you Helen Clark ; Walter Van Brunt Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13840 10-in. 9/22/1913 If a table at Rector's could talk Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14312 10-in. 1/13/1914 The woman Thou gavest me American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14392 10-in. 1/28/1914 If they don't stop making them so beautiful Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14404 10-in. 1/30/1914 The woman Thou gavest me Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15294 10-in. 10/21/1914 Sunbeam Sal Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor CVE-16098 12-in. 1/13/1927 Songs of the past, no. 1 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-16098 12-in. 6/17/1915 Songs of the past, no. 1 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-16218 12-in. 7/21/1915 Songs of the past, no. 6 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18133 10-in. 7/19/1916 I lost my heart in Honolulu Charles Harrison ; Herbert Stuart Male vocal duet, with violin, cello, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18896 10-in. 1/2/1917 I never wanted anything so good so bad Marie Cahill Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor C-18925 12-in. 12/22/1916 Songs of the past, no. 23 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19628 10-in. 4/25/1917 For you a rose Edna Brown Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20336 10-in. 7/13/1917 Laddie boy Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21435 10-in. 1/30/1918 That grand old gentleman (Uncle Sam) Percy Hemus Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 101-125 of 224 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cobb, Will D.," accessed March 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100290.

Cobb, Will D.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100290.

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