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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 54 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 54 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Emmett, Daniel Decatur," accessed April 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104033.

Emmett, Daniel Decatur. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104033.

"Emmett, Daniel Decatur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 April 2024.

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

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