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 9, 1791 (New York City), Died April 10, 1852 (Tunis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 96 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D-1313 14-in. 11/28/1905 Home, sweet home Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-1348 10-in. 5/25/1904 Home, sweet home Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor E-1348 8-in. 11/22/1906 Home, sweet home Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-2472 10-in. 4/13/1905 Home, sweet home Lillian Blauvelt Soprano vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor C-3141 12-in. 2/23/1906 Home, sweet home Richard Jose Counter-tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-3365 12-in. 5/5/1906 Home, sweet home Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-3811 10-in. 9/18/1906 Home, sweet home William F. Hooley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-3831 12-in. 9/24/1906 Home, sweet home Elise Stevenson Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-4209 12-in. 1/10/1907 Home, sweet home Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6170 10-in. 5/5/1908 Home, sweet home Roxy King Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10167 10-in. 4/11/1911 Home, sweet home Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10810 10-in. 7/19/1911 Home, sweet home Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-10810 12-in. 7/19/1911 Home, sweet home Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-11399 12-in. 12/19/1911 Home, sweet home Edith Helena Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-12933 12-in. 2/20/1913 Home, sweet home Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12933 10-in. 6/17/1913 Home, sweet home Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-19149 12-in. 1/31/1917 Home, sweet home Amelita Galli-Curci Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor CVE-19149 12-in. 5/13/1927 Home, sweet home Amelita Galli-Curci Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22419 10-in. 11/14/1918 Home, sweet home Elizabeth Spencer Female vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24381 10-in. 8/13/1920 Home, sweet home William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24659 10-in. 10/25/1920 Home, sweet home Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor CVE-32866 12-in. 6/3/1925 Home, sweet home Rosa Ponselle Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-34505 10-in. 1/26/1926 Home, sweet home Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-45149 10-in. 5/16/1928 Home, sweet home Amelita Galli-Curci Soprano vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-51062 10-in. 3/27/1929 Home, sweet home Raymond Dixon [i.e., Lambert Murphy] Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 26-50 of 96 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Payne, John Howard," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101903.

Payne, John Howard. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101903.

"Payne, John Howard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 November 2022.

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