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 22, 1874 (East Orange), Died April 19, 1937 (Orange)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, vocalist, performer

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-206 12-in. 5/24/1905 An evening with the minstrels, no. 2 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra performer  
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-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 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  
Edison 6183 10-in. May 1918 Any old place the gang goes Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 6330 10-in. between 8/12/1918 and 8/19/1918 Watch the bee go get the hun Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 6421 10-in. between 10/10/1918 and 10/23/1918 It's the girls that make the seaside Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 6436 10-in. 10/29-31/1918 Clancy's wooden wedding Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 6576 10-in. 1/21/1919 Every day will be Sunday when the town goes dry Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 6678 10-in. 3/19/1919 Danny's return from France Ada Jones ; Edward Meeker ; Bob Willis Comic scene and male vocal solo speaker, vocalist  
Edison 6812 10-in. 5/29/1919 The raggity man Edward Meeker Male vocal solo and female-male dialogue, with orchestra vocalist, speaker  
Edison 7003 10-in. 10/31/1919 Flanagan's real estate deal Steve Porter Comic scene speaker  
Edison 7283 10-in. 4/9/1920 Steamboat Bill Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 7375 10-in. 6/1/1920 The Argentines, the Portuguese and the Greeks Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 8401 10-in. 3/31/1922 Who tied the can on the old dog's tail Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 8425 10-in. 4/18/1922 Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean Edward Meeker ; Steve Porter Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Edison 8860 10-in. 2/23/1923 Laughing record Edward Meeker ; Sallie Stembler Comic scene speaker  
Edison 10722 10-in. 12/15/1925 Ticknor's quadrille Ford Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with calls speaker  
Edison 15000 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15001 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15002 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15003 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15004 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15005 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15006 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15007 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15008 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15009 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15010 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15012 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15013 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15014 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15015 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Female speaker (unidentified; Edison Records) ; Male speaker (unidentified; Edison Records) ; Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15017 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15022 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison 15023 10-in. 1929 Slogan reproducing machine record Edward Meeker Talk speaker  
Edison EXP-151 7.5-in 3/5/1928 Experimental disc recording-151 [tpi not stated] Edward Meeker Experimental recording or dubbing speaker  
Edison EXP-167 7.5-in 5/11/1928 Experimental disc recording-167 [no tpi stated) Edward Meeker Experimental recording or dubbing speaker  
Edison EXP-169 7.5-in 8/21/1928 Experimental disc recording-169 [no tpi stated) Edward Meeker Experimental recording or dubbing speaker  
Edison EXP-177 7.5-in 10/19/1928 Experimental disc recording-177 [no tpi listed] Edward Meeker Experimental recording or dubbing speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Meeker, Edward," accessed November 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100298.

Meeker, Edward. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100298.

"Meeker, Edward." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 November 2022.

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

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