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Daniel Decatur Emmett

Daniel Decatur Emmett (October 29, 1815 – June 28, 1904) was an American composer, entertainer, and founder of the first troupe of the blackface minstrel tradition, the Virginia Minstrels. He is most remembered as the composer of the song "Dixie".

Birth and Death Data: Born October 29, 1815 (Mount Vernon), Died June 28, 1904

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 54 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 102 7-in. 4/7/1898 Dixie Sousa's Band Band composer  
Berliner 942 7-in. 10/14/1896 Dixie Artists vary Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Berliner 4261 7-in. Apr. 1898 Dixie Apollo Quartette Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Berliner 054 7-in. 3/28/1899 Dixie’s land George J. Gaskin Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Berliner 0213 7-in. 6/7/1899 Dixie Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]320 7-in. 10/2/1900 Dixie cheers Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]915 7-in. 7/17/1901 In Dixie land American Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]915 10-in. 10/26/1901 In Dixie land American Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor B-1745 10-in. 10/10/1904 Dixie Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor E-1745 8-in. 1/23/1907 Dixie Land Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-1778 10-in. 10/17/1904 Dixie Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-1778 12-in. 10/17/1904 Dixie Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-1940 10-in. 11/16/1904 Dixie Land Manhattan Female Quartet Female vocal quartet composer  
Victor A-2070 7-in. 12/21/1904 Dixie Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor B-2418 10-in. 3/25/1905 Dixie Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor E-2418 8-in. 3/30/1906 Dixie Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-4497 12-in. 5/16/1907 Dixie fantasia Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-4497 10-in. 7/3/1907 Dixie fantasia Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-6268 10-in. 6/15/1908 Lullaby Harold Jarvis Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8061 10-in. 6/16/1909 Dixie Whitney Brothers Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Victor B-9010 10-in. 5/25/1910 Dixie Maud Powell Violin solo, unaccompanied composer  
Victor B-17031 10-in. 1/19/1916 Dixie land Kitty Cheatham Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18971 10-in. 1/8/1917 Dixie Mabel Garrison ; Victor Male Quartet Soprano vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23723 10-in. 2/6/1920 Dixie Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-42565 10-in. 3/26/1928 Dixie Mary Lewis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 54 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Emmett, Daniel Decatur," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104033.

Emmett, Daniel Decatur. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104033.

"Emmett, Daniel Decatur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104033

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