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George Ade

George Ade (February 9, 1866 – May 16, 1944) was an American writer, syndicated newspaper columnist, and playwright who gained national notoriety at the turn of the twentieth century with his "Stories of the Streets and of the Town," a column that used street language and slang to describe daily life in Chicago, and a column of his fables in slang, which were humorous stories that featured vernacular speech and the liberal use of capitalization in his characters' dialog. Ade's fables in slang gained him wealth and fame as an American humorist, as well as earning him the nickname of the "Aesop of Indiana." Ade's notable early books include Artie (1896); Pink Marsh (1897); Fables in Slang (1900), the first in a series of books; and In Babel (1903), a collection of his short stories. Ade's first play produced for the Broadway stage was The Sultan of Sulu, written in 1901. The Sho-Gun and his best-known plays, The County Chairman and The College Widow, were simultaneously appearing on Broadway in 1904. Ade also wrote scripts and had some of his fables and plays adapted into motion pictures.

During the first quarter of the 20th century, Ade, along with Booth Tarkington, Meredith Nicholson,and James Whitcomb Riley helped to create a Golden Age of literature in Indiana.

The Purdue University graduate from rural Newton County, Indiana, began his career in journalism as a newspaper reporter in Lafayette, Indiana, before moving to Chicago, Illinois, to work for the Chicago Daily News. In addition to writing, Ade enjoyed traveling, golf, and entertaining at Hazelden, his estate home near Brook, Indiana. Ade was also a member of Purdue University's board of trustees from 1909 to 1916, a longtime member of the Purdue Alumni Association, a supporter of Sigma Chi (his college fraternity), and a former president of the Mark Twain Association of America. In addition, he donated funds for construction of Purdue's Memorial Gymnasium, its Memorial Union Building, and with David Edward Ross, contributed land and funding for construction of Purdue's Ross–Ade Stadium, named in their honor in 1924.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 7th, 1866 (Kentland), Died May 16th, 1944 (Kentland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1919

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1922 7-in. 2/3/1903 Since I first met you Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1922 10-in. 2/3/1903 Since I first met you Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2123 7-in. 3/30/1903 My Sulu Lulu Loo William H. Thompson Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2123 10-in. 3/30/1903 My Sulu Lulu Loo W. H. Thompson Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2194 7-in. 5/18/1903 R-E-M-O-R-S-E Joseph Natus Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2194 10-in. 5/18/1903 R-E-M-O-R-S-E Joseph Natus Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor A-8 7-in. 5/4/1903 R-E-M-O-R-S-E Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-8 10-in. 5/4/1903 R-E-M-O-R-S-E Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor A-462 7-in. 9/29/1903 I like you, Lil, for fair Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-462 10-in. 9/29/1903 I like you, Lil, for fair Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor A-480 7-in. 10/2/1903 My Emmaleen Mina Hickman Female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-480 10-in. 10/2/1903 My Emmaleen Mina Hickman Female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-756 10-in. 11/30/1903 If I but knew William H. Thompson Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-889 10-in. 1/7/1904 I like you, Lil, for fair Billy Murray Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-1049 10-in. 2/27/1904 Henny Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor A-1345 7-in. 5/24/1904 She's just a little different from the others that I know Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-1345 10-in. 5/24/1904 She's just a little different from the others that I know Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-1885 10-in. 11/2/1904 Little Moozoo May Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-7012 10-in. 4/26/1909 The day of the game Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-10958 12-in. 9/14/1911 Gems from The sultan of Sulu Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 1250 7-in. ca. 1903 Since I first met you J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1250 10-in. ca. 1903 Since I first met you J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1253 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 R-E-M-O-R-S-E Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1253 10-in. ca. 1903 R-E-M-O-R-S-E Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1530 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 When he's not near J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1530 10-in. ca. 1903-1908 When he's not near J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1590 7-in. ca. 1903 Gay Fleurette Frederick J. Wheeler Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1590 10-in. ca. 1903-1908 Gay Fleurette Male vocalist (unidentified; Columbia Records) Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1623 7-in. ca. 1903 Henny Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1623 10-in. ca. 1903 Henny Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1624 7-in. ca. 1903 I like you Lil, for fair Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1624 10-in. ca. 1903 I like you Lil, for fair Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1850 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1904 She's just a little different from the others that I know J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 1851 10-in. ca. 1904 Little moozoo-may Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3076 7-in. ca. Jan.-Apr. 1905 She's just a little different from the others that I know J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 4085 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1909 The day of the game Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7029 10-in. 11/2/1919 To you Helen Davis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ade, George," accessed October 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102468.

Ade, George. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102468.

"Ade, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 October 2021.

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