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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

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  
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 composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-048774 10-in. 4/11/1940 Dixie Emile Coté ; Victor Mixed Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with organ composer, lyricist  
Columbia 361 7-in. ca. 1901 Dixie Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 361 10-in. approximately 1901 Dixie Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia 451 10-in. approximately 1901 Dixie land Artists vary Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied lyricist, composer  
Columbia 451 7-in. ca. 1901 Dixie 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 composer, lyricist  
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 W143795 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  
Columbia 90054 10-in. approximately 1919 Old Dan Tucker Bentley Ball Male vocal solo 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 composer, lyricist  
Brunswick 14399-14401 10-in. 12/5/1924 Dixie Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
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 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.

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