Elie Siegmeister

Elie Siegmeister (also published under pseudonym L. E. Swift; January 15, 1909, in New York City – March 10, 1991, in Manhasset, New York) was an American composer, educator and author.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 15, 1909 (New York City), Died March 10, 1991 (Manhasset)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, arranger

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-047236 10-in. 2/21/1940 Poor wayfaring stranger American Ballad Singers ; Elie Siegmeister Vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-047237 10-in. 2/21/1940 Springfield mountain (Nonsense ballad) American Ballad Singers ; Elie Siegmeister Vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-047238 10-in. 2/21/1940 Street cries American Ballad Singers ; Elie Siegmeister Vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-047239 10-in. 3/15/1940 Grandma grunts American Ballad Singers ; Elie Siegmeister Vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-047958 10-in. 3/15/1940 Cotton picking song American Ballad Singers ; Elie Siegmeister Vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-047959 10-in. 3/15/1940 Deaf woman courtship ("Answer-back" song) American Ballad Singers ; Elie Siegmeister Vocal ensemble director  
Gramophone 0EA5479 10-in. 10/8/1937 Work all de summer Lawrence Brown ; Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with piano arranger  
Gramophone 0EA6573 10-in. 9/15/1938 Lay down late Reginald Foresythe ; Arthur Young Piano duet arranger  
Decca 72780 10-in. 3/19/1945 As I was going along Alfred Drake director  
Decca 72781 10-in. 3/19/1945 More than these Alfred Drake director  
Decca 72782 10-in. 3/19/1945 Casey Jones Bibi Osterwald director  
Decca 72783 10-in. 3/19/1945 Little Mohee Alfred Drake ; Alma Kaye director  
Decca 72784 10-in. 3/19/1945 Where Alfred Drake director  
Decca 72785 10-in. 3/19/1945 Wanderin'/I have been a good boy Alfred Drake ; Jack McCauley director  
Decca 72792 10-in. 3/23/1945 Hammer ring ; Watermelon cry ; Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel Perk Armstrong ; Juanita Hall director  
Decca 72793 10-in. 3/23/1945 Trouble, trouble ; Basement blues Juanita Hall director  
Decca 72794 10-in. 3/23/1945 Blue tail fly ; I'm going down the road Juanita Hall ; Burl Ives ; Jack McCauley director  
Decca 72795 10-in. 3/23/1945 Frankie and Johnny Burl Ives ; Alma Kaye director  
Decca 72796 10-in. 3/23/1945 The roving gambler Alma Kaye ; Jack McCauley ; Bibi Osterwald director  
Decca 72797 10-in. 3/23/1945 Big rock candy mountain Burl Ives director  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Siegmeister, Elie," accessed July 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102557.

Siegmeister, Elie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102557.

"Siegmeister, Elie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102557

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