Sigmund Gottfried Spaeth (April 10, 1885 – November 12, 1965) was an American musicologist who traced the sources and origins of popular songs to their folk and classical roots. Presenting his findings through books, lectures, liner notes, newspapers, radio and television, he became known as The Tune Detective.
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Birth and Death Data: Born April 10, 1885 (Philadelphia), Died November 11, 1965 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1932
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-14234||10-in.||12/22/1913||Dreaming of you||Florence Hinkle||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-25214||10-in.||4/13/1921||Querida||Titta Ruffo||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-29614||10-in.||3/3/1924||Chansonette||Lambert Murphy||Male vocal solo, with cello, piano, and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-37838||10-in.||2/25/1927||My little nest of heavenly blue||Maria Jeritza||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-41526||10-in.||1/6/1928||Down South||Harry Reser's Banjo Boys ; Tom Stacks||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BRC-Test-500||10-in.||2/17/1932||Sing a song of contract||Frank Crumit ; Julia Sanderson||Mixed vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||78977||10-in.||2/17/1920||Madrigal of May||Jeanne Gordon||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||W141685||10-in.||2/17/1926||Madrigal of May||Franklyn Baur||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||145704||10-in.||3/1/1928||Down South||Manhattan Dance Makers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Brunswick||12267-12269||10-in.||1/11/1924||Chansonette||Marie Tiffany||Female vocal solo, with orchestra and violin obbligato||lyricist|
|Brunswick||12506-12508||10-in.||2/11/1924||Chansonette||Marie Tiffany||Female vocal solo, with orchestra and violin obbligato||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E3292-E3294||10-in.||6/25/1926||My little nest of heavenly blue||Kensington Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E23995-E23998||10-in.||7/15/1927||Down South||Anglo-Persians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio; without vocal (take E23988)||lyricist|
|Brunswick||577||10-in.||May 1928||Chanson||Fred Elizalde Music||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||10834||10-in.||2/16/1926||My little nest (Of heavenly blue)||Walter Scanlan||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Spaeth, Sigmund," accessed March 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101951.
Spaeth, Sigmund. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101951.
"Spaeth, Sigmund." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Spaeth, Sigmund, 1885-1965 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50021669
Wikidata: Sigmund Spaeth - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q7512506
MusicBrainz: Sigmund Spaeth - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/ffbb704b-1be3-44a2-ae40-ed88bcbe876d
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