Arthur Willard Pryor (September 22, 1869 – June 18, 1942) was a trombone virtuoso, bandleader, and soloist with the Sousa Band. He was a prolific composer of band music, his best-known composition being "The Whistler and His Dog". In later life, he became a Democratic Party politician from New Jersey, who served on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the 1930s.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 22nd, 1870 (St. Joseph), Died June 18th, 1942 (West Long Branch)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1894 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, trombone, composer, director, arranger, piano
Notes: Noted by Berliner Gramophone Co. as "Assistant Conductor of Sousa's Band."
Recordings (Results 126-150 of 1375 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||0268||7-in.||6/13/1899||We won't go home till morning||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0269||7-in.||6/13/1899||Deep within the cellar||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0270||7-in.||6/14/1899||The palms||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0272||7-in.||June 1899||The last rose of summer||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0274||7-in.||6/14/1899||The signal||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0275||7-in.||6/13/1899||Some day||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0276||7-in.||6/15/1899||Little Nell||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone, composer|
|Berliner||0277||7-in.||June 1899||The old folks at home||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0278||7-in.||6/15/1899||The two grenadiers||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0279||7-in.||6/15/1899||Exposition echoes||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone, composer|
|Berliner||0280||7-in.||6/15/1899||A warrior bold||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0281||7-in.||6/16/1899||Love thoughts||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone, composer|
|Berliner||0282||7-in.||6/16/1899||Gypsy love song||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0283||7-in.||6/16/1899||Back among the hills I loved so well||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0284||7-in.||6/16/1899||I've waited honey, waited long for you||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Berliner||0285||7-in.||June 1899||Sweet Lorena Rae||Arthur Pryor||Trombone solo||instrumentalist, trombone, composer|
|Berliner||0381||7-in.||7/28/1899||Ye Boston Tea Party||Vess L. Ossman||Banjo solo||composer|
|Berliner||0588||7-in.||10/12/1899||Little Nell||Jean Moeremans||Saxophone solo||composer|
|Berliner||0699||7-in.||11/4/1899||A coon band contest||Arthur Pryor's Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Berliner||0701||7-in.||11/4/1899||Sing me a song of the South||Arthur Pryor's Orchestra||Orchestra||conductor|
|Berliner||0703||7-in.||11/4/1899||The gridiron march||Arthur Pryor's Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Berliner||0719||7-in.||11/10/1899||The exposition march||Vess L. Ossman||Banjo solo||composer|
|Berliner||0874||7-in.||1/13/1900||A coon band contest||Arthur Collins||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Berliner||01169||7-in.||4/19/1900||The man behind the gun||Sousa's Band||Band||conductor|
|Berliner||01170||7-in.||4/12/1900||A coon band contest||Sousa's Band||Band||composer, conductor|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pryor, Arthur," accessed February 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103262.
Pryor, Arthur. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103262.
"Pryor, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 February 2021.
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