Sigmund Spaeth

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 10th, 1885 (Philadelphia), Died November 11th, 1965 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter

Recordings

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 577 10-in. May 1928 Chanson Fred Elizalde Music Jazz/dance band songwriter  
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  
Edison 10834 10-in. 2/16/1926 My little nest (Of heavenly blue) Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Spaeth, Sigmund," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101951.

Spaeth, Sigmund. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101951.

"Spaeth, Sigmund." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101951

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