John Howard Payne
John Howard Payne (June 9, 1791 – April 10, 1852) was an American actor, poet, playwright, and author who had most of his theatrical career and success in London. He is today most remembered as the creator of "Home! Sweet Home!", a song he wrote in 1822 that became widely popular in the United States and the English-speaking world. After his return to the United States, Payne spent time with the Cherokee Indians. He published accounts that suggested their origin as one of the Ten Lost Tribes of ancient Israel.
In 1842, Payne was appointed American Consul to Tunis, where he served for nearly 10 years until his death. Payne was a distant cousin of the American parlor song composer Carrie Jacobs-Bond, born 10 years after Payne's death.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 9th, 1791 (New York City), Died April 10th, 1852
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||3377||12-in.||ca. Late 1905-Apr. 1906||Home, sweet home||Ruth Vincent||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||30059||12-in.||ca. 1906||Home, sweet home||Mrs. A. Stewart Holt||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||30591||12-in.||11/29/1910||Home, sweet home||Alice Nielsen||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
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Payne, John Howard. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101903.
"Payne, John Howard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 June 2021.
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