Will Holt

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 100887 7/5/1956 Clementine 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 October 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103810.

Holt, Will. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103810.

"Holt, Will." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103810


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