Annelu Burns (November 12, 1889 – July 11, 1942) was an American lyricist and violinist from Selma, Alabama. She wrote lyrics for songs, theater productions, and films. She frequently wrote songs together with Madelyn Sheppard, a musician and composer who was also from Selma. W. C. Handy's Handy Music Co. published their song “O Saroo Saroo", which Reese Du Pree recorded in 1924. Burns also partnered with composer Ernest Ball to produce several popular songs. Later in her life, she worked as a teacher in New York.
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-24616||10-in.||10/7/1920||Pickaninny Rose||Olive Kline||Female vocal solo, with piano, violin, and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-25561||10-in.||9/15/1921||I'll forget you||John Steel||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-26819||10-in.||8/8/1922||For the sake of auld lang syne||William Robyn||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-26847||10-in.||8/28/1922||For the sake of auld lang syne||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with oboe, cello, violin, piano, and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-29002||10-in.||11/8/1923||Tho' shadows fall||Edward Johnson||Tenor vocal solo, with violin obbligato and orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||80062||10-in.||11/12/1921||I'll forget you||Edwin Dale||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||80578||10-in.||10/2/1922||For the sake of auld lang syne||Edwin Dale||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||W140452||10-in.||3/19/1925||That little old sweetheart of mine||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||lyricist|
|Columbia||W143883||10-in.||4/4/1927||You've always been a pal to me||Al Brown||Male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||S-7617||10-in.||Oct. 1920||Pickaninny Rose||Ernest Hare||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|OKeh||S-70083||10-in.||8/9/1921||I'll forget you||Lewis James||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|OKeh||S-70805||10-in.||Aug. 1922||For the sake of auld lang syne||Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|OKeh||S-72003||10-in.||11/3/1923||O Saroo, Saroo||Reese Du Pree||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|OKeh||S-72444||10-in.||Apr. 1924||Tho' shadows fall||Charles Hart||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||lyricist|
|Brunswick||6813-6815||10-in.||approximately Nov. 1921||I'll forget you||Theo Karle||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||11995-11997||10-in.||11/28/1923||Tho shadows fall||John Barclay||Male vocal solo, with orchestra and cello obbligato||lyricist|
|Brunswick||12615-12616||10-in.||3/4/1924||I’ll forget you||Theo Karle||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E23833-E23835||10-in.||7/1/1927||I'll forget you||Franklyn Baur||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E23973-E23975||10-in.||7/13/1927||I’ll forget you||Franklyn Baur||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E24491-E24493||10-in.||9/21/1927||I’ll forget you||Franklyn Baur||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||7481||10-in.||8/5/1920||Pickaninny Rose||Margaret A. Freer||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||8074||10-in.||6/16/1921||I'll forget you||Allan Rogers||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burns, Annelu," accessed November 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101384.
Burns, Annelu. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101384.
"Burns, Annelu." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 November 2023.
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