Meade Minnigerode

Meade Minnigerode (1887–1967) was an American writer, born in London. He graduated from Yale in 1910 and for several years was associated with publishers in New York. He represented the United States Shipping Board in France in 1917–1918 and in the year following was first lieutenant with the American Red Cross. His books include:

  • Laughing House (1920)
  • The Big Year (1921)
  • O, Susanna (1922)
  • The Fabulous Forties (1924), a graphic and amusing picture of New York in the time of Dickens.
  • Cockades (1927)
  • Black Forest (1937), an historical novel of the Old Northwest.
  • The Terror of Peru (1940)
  • Essex Post (1944), a record of volunteer service performed during World War II with the Aircraft warning service -175 copies only.

Along with George S. Pomeroy, Minnigerode wrote the lyrics of The Whiffenpoof Song. Grandson of Mary Carter of North Carolina and Rev. Charles (Karl) Minnigerode, born in Germany, noted classics scholar and Rector of St. Paul's Cathedral of Richmond, VA during the Civil War. St. Paul's was known as the Cathedral of the Confederacy. Rev. Minnigerode was conducting the Sunday service during which Jefferson Davis received notice of Lee's evacuation of the Petersburg defenses.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1887, Died 1967

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-42456 10-in. 2/17/1928 Whiffenpoof song Whiffenpoofs Male vocal double quartet, unaccompanied lyricist  
Victor BS-011700 10-in. 8/11/1937 Whiffenpoof song Connecticut Yankees ; Gentlemen Songsters ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor D7VB-1872 10-in. 11/10/1947 The whiffenpoof song Sons of the Pioneers String band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus lyricist  
Decca 71563 12/11/1943 Whiffenpoof song Winged Victory Chorus lyricist  
Decca 73848 4/3/1947 The whiffenpoof song Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music lyricist  
Decca 73940 6/5/1947 The whiffenpoof song Bing Crosby lyricist  
Decca 80418 1/22/1951 The whiffenpoof song Elliot Lawrence Orchestra lyricist  
Decca 84746 6/14/1953 The whiffenpoof song The Four Chorders lyricist  
Decca 86114 3/31/1954 The whiffenpoof song Andy Kirk Orchestra lyricist  
Decca 86148 4/5/1954 The Whiffenpoof song Gordon Jenkins Orchestra ; Louis Armstrong All-Stars lyricist  
Decca 88065 1/21/1955 The Whiffenpoof song Louis Armstrong All-Stars lyricist  
Decca 105263 7/2/1958 The whiffenpoof song Burl Ives lyricist  
Decca 106399 1/26/1959 The whiffenpoof song The Schmitt Brothers lyricist  
Decca 118228 12/1/1966 The whiffenpoof song Sammy Kaye and his Orchestra lyricist  
Signature SRC 169 10-in. approximately 1945 The Whiffenpoof song Monica Lewis lyricist  
Decca L 7557 2/5/1954 The whiffenpoof song Jesse Crawford lyricist  
Decca L 11924 1/25/1960 Whiffenpoof song Charlie Henderson lyricist  
Decca L 13780 5/22/1965 The Whiffenpoof song Pete Fountain lyricist  
Decca NA 13125 10/17/1964 The whiffenpoof song Pete Fountain lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Minnigerode, Meade," accessed June 9, 2023,

Minnigerode, Meade. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 9, 2023, from

"Minnigerode, Meade." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 June 2023.

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