Chas. A. Zimmerman
Charles A. Zimmermann (1861 – January 16, 1916) was an American composer of marches and popular music. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, he was appointed bandmaster at the United States Naval Academy in 1887 at the age of 26. He served as the academy's bandmaster until his death from a brain hemorrhage in 1916. He is buried at the Naval Academy cemetery.
Zimmermann composed his most famous march, "Anchors Aweigh", in 1906 when he was a lieutenant in the United States Navy. The lyrics were written by Alfred Hart Miles, a midshipman. The march was intended from the beginning to serve as a rousing tune for football games. The familiar strain is actually the trio (third movement) of the larger work. Zimmermann also composed numerous songs for the 1902 stage play The Wizard of Oz.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 22, 1862, Died January 16, 1916
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1938
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-9647||10-in.||11/15/1910||A little story||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-25572||10-in.||9/26/1921||Anchors aweigh||United States Marine Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-41968||10-in.||2/29/1928||Anchors aweigh||Charles Benter ; United States Navy Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-62214||10-in.||5/1/1930||Anchors aweigh||High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||BS-026818||10-in.||9/7/1938||Anchors aweigh||Goldman Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||3357||10-in.||ca. 1905-Mar. 1906||Sitting Bull||Frank Williams||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||77661||10-in.||2/2/1918||Anchor's aweigh||Prince's Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||79235||10-in.||6/9/1920||Anchors aweigh||U.S. Naval Academy Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||48518||12-in.||12/18/1915||Anchors aweigh march||Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson||Band||composer|
|Columbia||W146467||10-in.||6/20/1928||Anchors aweigh||Vic Meyers Hotel Butler Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||W148748||10-in.||6/21/1929||Anchors aweigh||Columbia Band||Band, with male vocal quartet||composer|
|Columbia||W150393||10-in.||5/6/1930||Anchors aweigh||Paul Tremaine Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||[W]150453||10-in.||4/10/1930||Anchors aweigh||Lloyd Keating and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble||composer|
|OKeh||9174||10-in.||June 1925||Anchors aweigh||U.S. Naval Academy Band||Band||composer|
|OKeh||W404016||10-in.||5/14/1930||Anchors aweigh||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||composer|
|OKeh||W490071||10-in.||5/14/1930||Anchors aweigh||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||LAE779||10-in.||5/5/1930||Anchors aweigh (The song of the Navy)||Jesse Stafford Palace Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal quintet; without vocal (take G)||composer|
|Columbia (U.K.)||CA16796||10-in.||between October 1937 and January 1938||Anchors aweigh||Band of the Grenadier Guards [U.K] ; George Miller||Band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zimmerman, Chas. A.," accessed October 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104167.
Zimmerman, Chas. A.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104167.
"Zimmerman, Chas. A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 October 2023.
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