Johnny Gruelle

John Barton Gruelle (December 24, 1880 – January 9, 1938) was an American artist, political cartoonist, children's book and comics author, illustrator, and storyteller. He is best known as the creator of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy dolls and as the author/illustrator of dozens of books. He also created the Beloved Belindy doll. Gruelle also contributed cartoons and illustrations to at least ten newspapers, four major new syndicates, and more than a dozen national magazines. He was the son of Hoosier Group painter Richard Gruelle.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 24th, 1880 (Arcola), Died Miami Beach

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: author, lyricist, speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor SRC-70267 7-in. 10/7/1931 Raggedy Ann's songs Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble author  
Victor SRC-70268 7-in. 10/7/1931 Raggedy Ann's songs Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble author  
Victor SRC-70269 7-in. 10/7/1931 Raggedy Ann's songs Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble author  
Victor SRC-70270 7-in. 10/7/1931 Raggedy Ann's songs Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble author  
Victor SRC-70271 7-in. 10/7/1931 Raggedy Ann's songs Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble author  
Victor SRC-70272 7-in. 10/7/1931 Raggedy Ann's songs Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble author  
Victor SS-78596 7-in. 11/28/1933 Why should I not be happy? Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble author  
Victor SS-78597 7-in. 11/28/1933 We must not be afraid Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble author  
Victor SS-78675 7-in. 11/24/1933 Magic hearts of candy Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble author  
Victor SS-78676 7-in. 11/24/1933 How do the flowers know their way? Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble author  
Victor SS-78677 7-in. 11/24/1933 The camel with the wrinkled knees Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble author  
Victor BRC-Test-489 10-in. 1/7/1932 Raggedy Ann Johnny Gruelle Monologue speaker  
Decca 73459 3/20/1946 Raggedy Ann's sunny songs: Part 6 Frank Luther lyricist  
Decca 73462 3/20/1946 Raggedy Ann's sunny songs: Part 3: Mother Dear ; Beloved Belindy ; Frederika Frank Luther lyricist  
Decca 73476 3/27/1946 Raggedy Ann's sunny songs: Part 1: My raggedy Ann ; The cherry scarecrow Frank Luther lyricist  
Decca 73477 3/27/1946 Raggedy Ann's sunny songs: Part 2: The fairy ring ; The worn out doll ; The cookie bush Frank Luther lyricist  
Decca 73478 3/27/1946 Raggedy Ann's sunny songs: Part 6: Snoop wiggy ; Happy bluebirds ; Raggedy Andy Frank Luther lyricist  
Decca 73479 3/27/1946 Raggedy Ann's sunny songs: Part 5: The tired old horse ; Coo coo clock Frank Luther lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gruelle, Johnny," accessed October 1, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102007.

Gruelle, Johnny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 1, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102007.

"Gruelle, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 1 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102007

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