Joel Chandler Harris
Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1848 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent most of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution.
Harris led two professional lives: as the editor and journalist known as Joe Harris, he supported a vision of the New South with the editor Henry W. Grady (1880–1889), stressing regional and racial reconciliation after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he wrote many 'Brer Rabbit' stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize literature in the process.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1848 (Eatonton), Died 1908 (Atlanta)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1926
Roles Represented in DAHR: author
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-14045||12-in.||11/8/1913||Tildy's ghost story||Cora Mel Patten||Recitation||author|
|Victor||B-17086||10-in.||1/27/1916||The tar-baby||Harry E. Humphrey||Recitation||author|
|Victor||B-17087||10-in.||1/27/1916||The tar baby||Harry E. Humphrey||Recitation||author|
|Victor||C-17088||12-in.||1/27/1916||The old woman and her pig||Harry E. Humphrey||Recitation||author|
|Victor||C-17089||12-in.||1/27/1916||Jack and the bean stalk||Harry E. Humphrey||Recitation||author|
|Victor||C-17090||12-in.||1/27/1916||Jack and the bean stalk||Harry E. Humphrey||Recitation||author|
|Victor||[Trial 1926-03-01-05]||10-in.||3/1/1926||The wonderful tar baby, part 1||Mr. M. A. Cassidy||Recitation||author|
|Victor||[Trial 1926-03-01-06]||10-in.||3/1/1926||The wonderful tar baby, part 2||Mr. M. A. Cassidy||Recitation||author|
|Columbia||30473||12-in.||ca. Jan.-July 1910||The wonderful tar baby story||Lina Cavalieri||Recitation||author|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harris, Joel Chandler," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102571.
Harris, Joel Chandler. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102571.
"Harris, Joel Chandler." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.
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