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W. Gordon Beecher

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

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter

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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  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Beecher, W. Gordon," accessed April 25, 2024,

Beecher, W. Gordon. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 25, 2024, from

"Beecher, W. Gordon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 April 2024.

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