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|
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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