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Daniel Decatur Emmett

Daniel Decatur Emmett (October 29, 1815 – June 28, 1904) was an American songwriter, entertainer, and founder of the first troupe of the blackface minstrel tradition, the Virginia Minstrels.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 29th, 1815, Died June 28th, 1904

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Recordings

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 lyricist, composer  
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 B-]915 10-in. 10/26/1901 In Dixie land American Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]915 7-in. 7/17/1901 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 C-1778 12-in. 10/17/1904 Dixie Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-1778 10-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 E-2418 8-in. 3/30/1906 Dixie Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-2418 10-in. 3/25/1905 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 lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-42565 10-in. 3/26/1928 Dixie Mary Lewis Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49020 10-in. 12/26/1928 Dixie Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with band composer  
Victor BVE-51066 10-in. 3/28/1929 Dixie Ralph Crane Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-048774 10-in. 4/11/1940 Dixie Emile Coté ; Victor Mixed Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with organ composer, lyricist  
Columbia 361 10-in. ca. 1901 Dixie Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 361 7-in. ca. 1901 Dixie Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 451 7-in. ca. 1901 Dixie Artists vary Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer, lyricist  
Columbia 451 10-in. ca. 1901 Dixie land Artists vary Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer, lyricist  
Columbia 1777 10-in. ca. Jan.-Apr. 1904 Dixie Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra and fife and drum corps effect composer, lyricist  
Columbia 19732 10-in. 1/22/1912 Dixie Cecil Fanning Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 46968 10-in. 8/17/1916 Medley of patriotic airs Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 47062 10-in. 10/13/1916 Jordan am a hard road to travel Harry C. Browne Male vocal solo, with banjo and orchestra composer  
Columbia 47199 10-in. 11/29/1916 Southern medley Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77004 10-in. 4/23/1917 Dixie Broadway Quartette [i.e., Columbia Stellar Quartette] ; Edgar Stoddard Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Columbia 78277 10-in. 1/29/1919 Dixie Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 80827 10-in. 2/2/1923 Southern medley Harry Reser ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with banjo and orchestra composer  
Columbia 30370 12-in. ca. Jan.-July 1910 Dixie Kitty Cheatham ; Vess L. Ossman Female vocal solo, with banjo composer  
Columbia 143795 10-in. 3/29/1927 Dixie Clayton McMichen ; Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner String band, with male vocal duet lyricist, composer  
Columbia W147363 10-in. 10/31/1928 Dixie Red Mountain Trio Vocal and instrumental trio, with talking, whistling, and percussive effects composer  
OKeh S-7582 10-in. Sept. 1920 Grand fantasia on Dixie Conway's Band Band composer  
OKeh W80462 10-in. 2/21/1927 Dixie Dixie Entertainers ; Earl Johnson Instrumental trio, with male vocal trio composer, lyricist  
Brunswick 5299 10-in. approximately Mar. 1921 Dixie Criterion Male Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Brunswick 14399-14401 10-in. 12/5/1924 Dixie Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Brunswick E29100 10-in. 1/12/1929 Dixie Brunswick Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Brunswick E34421 10-in. 9/18/1930 Dixie Kessinger Brothers Fiddle (violin) and guitar duet composer  
Edison 4655 10-in. 4/13/1916 Dixie New York Military Band Band, with banjo and whistling composer, lyricist  
Edison 4659 10-in. 4/13/1916 Dixie Metropolitan Mixed Chorus Mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Edison 6709 10-in. 4/7/1919 From the land of the sky-blue water Frieda Hempel Soprano vocal solo and vocal chorus, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Vocalion 13307 10-in. June 1924 Dixie Uncle "Am" Stuart Fiddle (violin) solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Emmett, Daniel Decatur," accessed May 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104033.

Emmett, Daniel Decatur. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104033.

"Emmett, Daniel Decatur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 May 2021.

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