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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born January 22, 1874 (East Orange), Died April 19, 1937 (Orange)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1929
Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, vocalist, performer
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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||C-2961||12-in.||2/26/1909||An evening with the minstrels, no. 8||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||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||speaker, vocalist|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meeker, Edward," accessed April 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100298.
Meeker, Edward. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100298.
"Meeker, Edward." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 April 2023.
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LCNAR: Meeker, Edward, 1874-1937 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n00115127
Wikidata: Edward Meeker - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5344425
MusicBrainz: Edward Meeker - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/f5604f88-6101-43da-8d8e-affba92875bc
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