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 201-224 of 224 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W145775 10-in. 3/16/1928 Yip-i-addy-i-ay! Jack Kaufman Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh S-7757 10-in. Feb. 1921 Way down yonder in de cornfield Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-7785 10-in. Feb. 1921 I want you morning, noon and night Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-73338 10-in. May 1925 Mamie Harry Robinson Male vocal solo, with ukulele lyricist  
OKeh W81070 10-in. 5/7/1927 When the roses bloom again Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar lyricist  
OKeh W81161 10-in. 7/11/1927 I'll be with you when the roses bloom again Southern Melody Artists [Justin Ring's OKeh Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
OKeh [OK cat 1233-b] 10-in. approximately 1919 The woman thou gavest me Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E27665 10-in. 6/7/1928 School days Richard Brooks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist  
Brunswick E29120 10-in. 1/15/1929 I just can’t make my eyes behave Orchestra (unidentified; Brunswick Records) Orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E25610-E25611 10-in. 12/14/1927 Goodbye, little girl, goodbye Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 499 Not documented approximately Dec. 1910 Two little dirty hands Maurice Farkoa Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4759 10-in. 6/1/1916 I lost my heart in Honolulu George Wilton Ballard Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5562 10-in. 5/15/1917 For you a rose George Wilton Ballard Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6144 10-in. Apr. 1918 That grand old gentleman, Uncle Sam Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6469 10-in. between 11/12/1918 and 11/27/1918 Mollie darling Charles Hart Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 11617 10-in. 3/30/1927 I'll be with you when the roses bloom again Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 18647 10-in. 8/13/1928 Melodies of long ago no. 1 Hank Simmon's Show Boat Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Edison 19078 10-in. 3/6/1929 If I was a millionaire Bob Pierce Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison N-355 10-in. 8/17/1928 Melodies of long ago no. 1 Hank Simmon's Show Boat Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Edison N-769 10-in. 3/6/1929 If I was a millionaire Bob Pierce Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 219-A] 10-in. between late 1908 and early 1909 Take plenty of shoes (It's a long roam home) Arthur Collins Male vocal solo lyricist  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 233-A] 10-in. between late 1908 and early 1909 Yip-i-addy-i-aye! Pete Murray Male vocal solo lyricist  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 4039[b]] 10-in. between late 1903 and 1904 In Zanzibar Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 4039[a]] 10-in. between late 1903 and 1904 In Zanzibar Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
(Results 201-224 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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