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 76-96 of 96 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-70703 10-in. June 1922 Home, sweet home Gounod Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 11886-11887 10-in. 11/14/1923 Home, sweet home Ralph Errolle ; Wilfred Glenn ; Allen McQuhae ; Elliott Shaw Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 12020-12022 10-in. 12/3/1923 Home, sweet home Fireside Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 12307-12308 10-in. 1/16/1924 Home, sweet home Florence Easton Female vocal solo, with male vocal trio and orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E27363 10-in. 4/17/1928 Home, sweet home Grace Moore Female vocal solo, with male vocal trio with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E32516 10-in. 6/18/1930 Home, sweet home Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin lyricist  
Brunswick E19482-E19483 10-in. 6/4/1926 Home, sweet home Elisabeth Rethberg Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E19577-E19578 10-in. 6/16/1926 Home, sweet home Elisabeth Rethberg Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 291 Not documented 9/19/1910 Home, sweet home Knickerbocker Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Edison 804 Not documented 9/5/1911 Home, sweet home Elizabeth Spencer Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 1100 10-in. 6/24/1912 Home, sweet home Metropolitan Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 2148 10-in. 2/21/1913 Home sweet home Ellen Beach Yaw Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 3291 10-in. between 9/12/1914 and 9/16/1914 Home, sweet home Metropolitan Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4042 10-in. 8/17/1915 Home, sweet home Metropolitan Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4214 10-in. 10/20/1915 Home sweet home Julia Heinrich Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4843 10-in. 7/5/1916 Home, sweet home Betsy Lane Shepherd Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4883 10-in. 7/17/1916 Home, sweet home Anna Case Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 8972 10-in. 5/11/1923 Home sweet home Frieda Hempel Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone 523c 12-in. 9/5/1905 Home, sweet home Nellie Melba Soprano vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Gramophone 539f 12-in. ca. Dec. 1905 Home, sweet home Adelina Patti Soprano vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Gramophone G2149b 10-in. 1902 Home, sweet home Suzanne Adams Soprano vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
(Results 76-96 of 96 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Payne, John Howard," accessed November 28, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101903.

Payne, John Howard. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101903.

"Payne, John Howard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 November 2022.

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