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W. Gordon Beecher

William Gordon Beecher, Jr. (January 19, 1904 in Baltimore, Maryland – December 7, 1973) was an American composer, author and vice admiral. Many of his musical arrangements were done in cooperation with Johnny Noble.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 19th, 1904 (Baltimore), Died December 7th, 1973 (Alexandria)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-019338 10-in. 6/21/1938 Song of old Hawaii Al Kealoha Perry ; Singing Surfriders Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor BS-027110 10-in. 9/14/1938 A song of old Hawaii Arthur Godfrey ; Johnny Salb Male vocal solo, with electric organ songwriter  
Victor BS-030748 10-in. 12/21/1938 A song of old Hawaii Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-055511 10-in. 8/14/1940 A song of Old Hawaii Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-055541 10-in. 8/27/1940 A song of old Hawaii Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Beecher, W. Gordon," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101320.

Beecher, W. Gordon. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101320.

"Beecher, W. Gordon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101320

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