Oley Speaks

Oley Speaks (June 28, 1874 – August 7, 1948) was an American composer and songwriter who was born in Canal Winchester, Franklin County, Ohio. His compositions include many religious songs, as well as his best-known success, "On the Road to Mandalay", which takes its lyrics from the poem "Mandalay" by Rudyard Kipling. The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society Museum has exhibits about the life of Oley Speaks, including original sheet music written by him.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 28th, 1874 (Canal Winchester), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, baritone vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 95 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 0988 7-in. 2/17/1900 On the road to Mandalay Arthur Collins Male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-4616 10-in. 6/25/1907 In May time Pearl Benham Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8966 10-in. 5/18/1910 In May time John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-15238 12-in. 10/1/1914 On the road to Mandalay Frederick J. Wheeler Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15847 10-in. 3/30/1915 Morning John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17381 10-in. 3/27/1916 When the boys come home Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18524 10-in. 10/3/1916 Life's twilight Lambert Murphy Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor B-20340 10-in. 7/16/1917 My homeland Clarence Whitehill Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20694 10-in. 9/24/1917 When the boys come home Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24302 10-in. 7/6/1920 Life Orville Harrold Tenor vocal solo, with harp, piano, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-25319 10-in. 5/26/1921 Sylvia Lambert Murphy Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor B-25975 10-in. 1/25/1922 The lane to Ballybree Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26432 10-in. 4/26/1922 The lane to Ballybree Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-26536 12-in. 6/12/1922 On the road to Mandalay Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-26536 12-in. 4/20/1927 On the road to Mandalay Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28649 10-in. 10/9/1923 Star-eyes Mabel Garrison Soprano vocal solo, with violin, piano, and orchestra composer  
Victor C-28896 12-in. 11/15/1923 Werrenrath song medley Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31276 10-in. 12/11/1924 Morning Pauline Pipkin Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-31813 12-in. 1/28/1925 Fuzzy-Wuzzy Royal Dadmun Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-33082 12-in. 7/15/1925 On the road to Mandalay Royal Dadmun Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-34533 12-in. 2/6/1926 Sylvia Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus composer  
Victor BVE-34779 10-in. 4/14/1926 Star eyes Meta Christensen Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-36112 10-in. 8/10/1926 Morning The De Reszke Singers Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-36547 10-in. 10/15/1926 On the road to Mandalay Art Landry Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor CVE-37041 12-in. 11/27/1926 Sylvia Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus, with piano composer  
(Results 1-25 of 95 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Speaks, Oley," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103140.

Speaks, Oley. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103140.

"Speaks, Oley." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103140

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