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Ben Jonson

Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – c. 16 August 1637) was an English playwright and poet, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours. He is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (1598), Volpone, or The Fox (c. 1606), The Alchemist (1610) and Bartholomew Fair (1614) and for his lyric and epigrammatic poetry. "He is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James I."

Jonson was a classically educated, well-read and cultured man of the English Renaissance with an appetite for controversy (personal and political, artistic and intellectual) whose cultural influence was of unparalleled breadth upon the playwrights and the poets of the Jacobean era (1603–1625) and of the Caroline era (1625–1642).

Birth and Death Data: Born 1573 (Westminster), Died August 6th, 1637 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 551 7-in. Before 1895 Drink to me only Contralto vocalist (unidentified; Berliner Gramophone Records) Female vocal solo author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1306 7-in. 3/8/1902 Drink to me only with thine eyes Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1306 10-in. 3/8/1902 Drink to me only with thine eyes Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo author  
Victor A-61 7-in. 6/8/1903 Drink to me only with thine eyes Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor B-61 10-in. 6/8/1903 Drink to me only with thine eyes Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor C-2378 12-in. 3/16/1905 Drink to me only with thine eyes Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with violin obbligato author  
Victor C-4588 12-in. 6/13/1907 Drink to me only with thine eyes Emilio de Gogorza ; Victor Orchestra Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-5007 10-in. 1/9/1908 Drink to me only with thine eyes Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor C-6876 12-in. 3/11/1909 Drink to me only with thine eyes Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor C-7083 12-in. 5/14/1909 Drink to me only with thine eyes Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-7083 10-in. 3/28/1924 Drink to me only with thine eyes Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with violin author  
Victor B-8441 10-in. 12/9/1909 Drink to me only with thine eyes Walter Anderton Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor C-8587 12-in. 2/1/1910 Drink to me only with thine eyes John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-12833 10-in. 1/23/1913 Have you seen but a whyte lillie grow? Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-14379 10-in. 1/27/1914 Drink to me only with thine eyes Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-16497 10-in. 9/15/1915 Drink to me only with thine eyes Imperial Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied author  
Victor B-18564 10-in. 10/19/1916 Drink to me only with thine eyes Victor Band Band author  
Victor B-18942 10-in. 12/28/1916 Drink to me only with thine eyes Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor C-28896 12-in. 11/15/1923 Werrenrath song medley Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-37878 10-in. 3/30/1927 Drink to me only with thine eyes Lawrence Tibbett Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-41717 10-in. 1/3/1928 Little mother of mine Bertha Eckhardt Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor BVE-49435 10-in. 6/21/1929 Drink to me only with thine eyes Ralph Crane Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor BVE-55250 10-in. 7/15/1929 Drink to me only with thine eyes Dorrance Roderick Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor BS-06668 10-in. 3/16/1937 Drink to me only with thine eyes Ernő Balogh ; Lotte Lehmann Soprano vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor PBS-036054 10-in. 3/20/1939 Drink to me only with thine eyes Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band author  
Victor BS-047632 10-in. 2/8/1940 Drink to me only with thine eyes Morris Brown Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied author  
Victor BS-068614 10-in. 12/11/1941 Drink to me only with thine eyes Frank Munn Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia 1390 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 Drink to me only with thine eyes Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Columbia 1390 10-in. ca. 1903-1908 Drink to me only with thine eyes Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Columbia 47054 10-in. 10/3/1916 Drink to me only with thine eyes Taylor Trio Instrumental trio author  
Columbia 77921 10-in. 6/24/1918 Drink to me only with thine eyes Oscar Seagle Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia 79896 10-in. 6/17/1921 Drink to me only with thine eyes Charles Hackett Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia 140055 10-in. 9/22/1924 Songs of the past National Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied author  
Columbia 30027 12-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1906 Drink to me only with thine eyes David Scull Bispham Baritone vocal solo, with piano author  
Columbia 30284 12-in. 8/14/1909 Drink to me only with thine eyes David Scull Bispham Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia 37424 12-in. 10/13/1915 Drink to me only with thine eyes Mackenzie Gordon Female vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia 49456 12-in. 6/24/1918 Drink to me only with thine eyes Oscar Seagle Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia W140635 10-in. 5/29/1925 Drink to me only with thine eyes Oscar Seagle Baritone vocal solo, with piano author  
Columbia W145754 10-in. 3/13/1928 Drink to me only with thine eyes Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Columbia W152166 10-in. 3/28/1932 Drink to me only with thine eyes Massanutten Military Academy Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano author  
OKeh 369 10-in. ca. Sept. 1918 Drink to me only with thine eyes George Lambert Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Brunswick [Br cat 5015-b] 10-in. approximately late 1916 Drink to me only with thine eyes Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Brunswick 9874 10-in. Feb. 1923 Drink to me only with thine eyes John Barclay Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Brunswick C2013 10-in. 6/14/1928 Drink to me only with thine eyes International Singers Male vocal quartet author  
Brunswick E18247-E18248 10-in. 3/6/1926 Drink to me only with thine eyes Guy E. McLean ; Ohio Wesleyan University Glee Club Male vocal chorus author  
Edison 2602 10-in. 12/2/1913 Drink to me only with thine eyes Emory B. Randolph Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Edison 4094 10-in. 9/7/1915 Drink to me only with thine eyes Arthur Middleton Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Edison 4938 10-in. 8/21/1916 Drink to me only with thine eyes Stetson Humphrey Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Edison 6951 10-in. 10/1/1919 Drink to me only with thine eyes André Benoist ; Albert Spalding Violin solo, with piano author  
Gramophone 0EA7090 10-in. 11/20/1938 Drink to me only with thine eyes Paul Robeson Bass vocal solo, with orchestra author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jonson, Ben," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102766.

Jonson, Ben. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102766.

"Jonson, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102766

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