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David Wendell Guion

David W. Guion (December 15, 1892, Ballinger, Texas – October 17, 1981), Texan composer, was best known for his arrangements of cowboy tunes, African American spirituals, and original compositions often inspired by the soundscape of west Texas.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 15th, 1892, Died October 17th, 1981

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22095 10-in. 9/6/1918 Texas Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-23171 10-in. 9/24/1919 Greatest miracle of all Sophie Braslau Contralto vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-25244 10-in. 4/28/1921 Swing low, sweet chariot Mabel Garrison Soprano vocal solo, with chimes and orchestra arranger  
Victor BVE-34562 10-in. 2/12/1926 Howdy do Mis' Springtime Frances Alda Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-55671 10-in. 9/5/1929 Turkey in the straw Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra arranger  
Victor BRC-69655 10-in. 5/26/1931 Home on the range John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble arranger  
Victor BS-78302 10-in. 10/18/1933 Home on the range Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio arranger  
Victor BS-83166 10-in. 6/20/1934 Sheep and goat (Walkin' to the pasture) Myrtle C. Eaver Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-92847 10-in. 7/3/1935 Turkey in the straw Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra arranger  
Victor BS-94451 10-in. 8/12/1935 All day on the prairie Walter R. Jenkins Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-023939 10-in. 6/29/1938 Arkansaw traveler Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra arranger  
Victor BS-051774 10-in. 7/17/1940 Home on the range (Texas cowboy song) Dick Leibert Organ solo arranger  
Victor E0RB-4859 10-in. 6/20/1950 Turkey in the straw Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra arranger  
Victor BS-Test-1920 10-in. 1/30/1935 Home on the range Ed. Roecker, Jr. Male vocal solo, with piano arranger  
Victor [Trial 1925-12-03-01] 10-in. 12/3/1925 Li'l black rose Gladys Rice Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 79715 10-in. 2/5/1921 Turkey in the straw Percy Grainger Piano solo arranger  
Columbia 49440 12-in. 6/3/1918 Texas fox-trot Earl Fuller ; Rector Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141291 10-in. 11/19/1925 Howdy do, Mis' Springtime Rafaelo Díaz Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W146444 10-in. 6/13/1928 Run, Mary, run Edna Thomas Female vocal solo, with piano arranger  
Columbia W146527 10-in. 6/14/1928 Nobody knows de trouble I sees Edna Thomas Female vocal solo, with piano arranger  
Columbia 98251 12-in. 4/1/1926 Sheep and goat walkin' to the pasture Percy Grainger Piano solo composer  
OKeh 220 10-in. ca. July 1918 Texas fox trot Majestic Hotel Dance Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
OKeh S-70148 10-in. Sept. 1921 The old ark's a movering Virginia Female Jubilee Singers Female vocal quartet, unaccompanied lyricist, composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 5240-a] 10-in. approximately June 1918 Texas fox trot Brunswick Military Band Band composer  
Brunswick E18578-E18580 10-in. 3/26/1926 How d’y do Mis’ Springtime The Merrymakers Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Guion, David Wendell," accessed May 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103798.

Guion, David Wendell. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103798.

"Guion, David Wendell." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103798

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