Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748) was an English Christian minister (Congregational), hymn writer, theologian, and logician. He was a prolific and popular hymn writer and is credited with some 750 hymns. He is recognized as the "Godfather of English Hymnody"; many of his hymns remain in use today and have been translated into numerous languages.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 17, 1674 (Southampton), Died November 25, 1748 (London)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-10526||10-in.||6/12/1911||Joy to the world||Trinity Choir||Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-10526||10-in.||10/1/1926||Joy to the world!||Trinity Choir||Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-26289||10-in.||4/6/1922||Oh God, our help in ages past||Trinity Male Choir||Male vocal chorus, with brass quintet||lyricist|
|Victor||B-28832||10-in.||11/5/1923||Be thou exalted, O God||Herman C. Taylor||Male vocal solo, with organ||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-32590||10-in.||5/11/1925||At the cross||Mark Love||Male vocal solo, with organ||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-32893||10-in.||6/12/1925||At the cross||Bernard Vessey||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49212||10-in.||11/28/1928||At the cross||Turney Brothers||Male vocal duet, with violin, cornet, and piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-026903||10-in.||9/8/1938||Joy to the world||Lewis White||Mixed vocal chorus, with violin, organ, and harp||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-1592||10-in.||8/27/1947||Joy to the world!||Dick Leibert||Organ solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||W81573||10-in.||10/25/1927||Joy to the world!||Golden Hour Mixed Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental trio||lyricist|
|OKeh||W402361||10-in.||3/18/1929||Edom||OKeh Atlanta Sacred Harp Singers||Mixed vocal ensemble, unaccompanied||lyricist|
|OKeh||W402391||10-in.||3/20/1929||At the cross||The Irene Spain Family||Vocal trio, with viola and autoharp||lyricist|
|OKeh||W404624||10-in.||12/9/1930||At the cross||Fiddlin' John Carson ; Virginia Reelers||Mixed vocal trio and male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), banjo, and guitar||lyricist|
|Brunswick||4509-4511||10-in.||approximately Nov. 1920||Joy to the world||Collegiate Choir||Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E25067-E25069||10-in.||11/5/1927||Joy to the world||Collegiate Choir||Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E26997-E26998||10-in.||3/15/1928||When l can read my title clear||Maury Pearson||Male vocal solo, with violin and piano||lyricist|
|Edison||4960||10-in.||8/30/1916||Joy to the world||The Carol Singers||Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Gramophone||BR868||10-in.||11/24/1926||Oh God, our help in ages past||E. Stanley Roper||Organ and chimes||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Watts, Isaac," accessed September 25, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102065.
Watts, Isaac. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 25, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102065.
"Watts, Isaac." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 25 September 2022.
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