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Edward Meeker

Edward Meeker (January 22, 1874 – April 19, 1937) was an American singer and performer, best known for his appearances on the recordings of Thomas Edison both as an announcer and singer, performing songs such as "Chicken Reel", "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", "Go Easy Mabel", and "Harrigan", as well as reading vaudeville skits and providing sound effects.

Meeker was born in East Orange, New Jersey and died in Orange, New Jersey.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 22nd, 1874 (East Orange), Died April 19th, 1937 (Orange)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, vocalist, performer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 61 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-206 10-in. 7/28/1903 An evening with the minstrels, no. 2 Minstrels [Victor Records group] Minstrels, with orchestra performer  
Victor C-206 12-in. 5/24/1905 An evening with the minstrels, no. 2 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra performer  
Victor C-1022 12-in. 2/5/1904 An evening with the minstrels, no. 1 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra performer  
Victor B-2585 10-in. 5/31/1905 An evening with the minstrels, no. 4 Minstrels [Victor Records group] ; Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra performer  
Victor B-2961 10-in. 12/19/1905 An evening with the minstrels, no. 8 Minstrels [Victor Records group] Minstrels performer  
Victor C-2961 12-in. 2/26/1909 An evening with the minstrels, no. 8 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra performer  
Victor B-6833 10-in. 2/25/1909 Broke Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor C-6835 12-in. 2/25/1909 'Possum supper at the Darktown church Victor Vaudeville Company Descriptive scene performer  
Victor B-8069 10-in. 6/23/1909 Minstrels, no. 15 Minstrels [Victor Records group] Minstrels, with orchestra performer  
Victor B-8070 10-in. 6/23/1909 Minstrels, no. 16 Minstrels [Victor Records group] Minstrels, with orchestra performer  
Victor B-8071 10-in. 6/23/1909 Minstrels, no. 17 Minstrels [Victor Records group] Minstrels, with orchestra performer  
Victor B-8072 10-in. 6/23/1909 I'm going to get myself a black Salome Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 3632 10-in. 3/9/1915 The A.O.H.'s of the U.S.A. Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 3885 10-in. 6/17/1915 Aunt Dinah's golden wedding Empire Vaudeville Company Comic scene and singing, with orchestra vocalist, speaker  
Edison 3974 10-in. 7/15/1915 Those Charlie Chaplin feet Edward Meeker Male vocal solo and mixed vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 4230 10-in. 10/29/1915 Sons of Mother Earth Weary Willie Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 4255 10-in. 11/8/1915 Molly dear, it's you I'm after Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 4510 10-in. 2/18/1916 Railroad Jim Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 4658 10-in. 4/14/1916 Yankee Doodle Metropolitan Mixed Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 5181 10-in. 11/28/1916 I'm "gone" before I go Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 5389 10-in. 2/20/1917 He's living the life of Reilly Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 5623 10-in. 6/14/1917 Everybody loves a big brass band Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 5897 10-in. 11/23/1917 Laughing song Empire Vaudeville Company ; Edward Meeker Comic scene, with male vocal solo, banjo, and orchestra vocalist, speaker  
Edison 5975 10-in. between 1/16/1918 and 1/23/1918 The whistling coon Empire Vaudeville Company ; Edward Meeker Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with whistling and orchestra vocalist  
Edison 6126 10-in. Apr. 1918 Oh! Min! Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 61 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meeker, Edward," accessed April 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100298.

Meeker, Edward. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100298.

"Meeker, Edward." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100298

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