Will Holt (April 30, 1929 – May 31, 2015) was an American singer, songwriter, librettist and lyricist. He was known first and primarily as a folk performer during the 1950s, when he made early and influential recordings of such songs as "Sinner Man" and "Lemon Tree", for which he wrote the English lyrics. He later became known as an interpreter of the music of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, and made significant contributions to Broadway theatre during the 1970s.
Birth and Death Data: Born April 30th, 1929 (Portland), Died May 31st, 2015 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||100883||7/5/1956||Raspberries, strawberries||Will Holt||vocalist|
|Decca||100884||7/5/1956||Easy rider||Will Holt||vocalist|
|Decca||100885||7/5/1956||The two calypsos||Will Holt||vocalist|
|Decca||100886||7/5/1956||Lonesome valley||Will Holt||vocalist|
|Decca||100888||7/5/1956||Daddy roll 'em||Will Holt||vocalist|
|Decca||100889||7/5/1956||Ground hog||Will Holt||vocalist|
|Decca||100890||7/5/1956||Delia gone||Will Holt||vocalist|
|Decca||100891||7/5/1956||Lazy afternoon||Will Holt||vocalist|
|Decca||100892||7/5/1956||[Unknown title(s)]||Will Holt||vocalist|
|Decca||100893||7/5/1956||Riflemen of Beenington||Will Holt||vocalist|
|Decca||100894||7/5/1956||Wraggle taggle gypsies||Will Holt||vocalist|
|Decca||100895||7/5/1956||M.T.A. (The Boston subway song)||Will Holt||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Holt, Will," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103810.
Holt, Will. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103810.
"Holt, Will." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.
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