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Karl King

Karl L. King (February 21, 1891 – March 31, 1971) was a United States march music bandmaster and composer. He is best known as the composer of "Barnum and Bailey's Favorite".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 21st, 1891 (Paintersville), Died March 31st, 1971 (Fort Dodge)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, conductor

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-19683 10-in. 5/6/1917 Alpine sunset Karl King Band Band composer, conductor  
Victor B-19684 10-in. 5/6/1917 The huntress march Karl King Band Band conductor, composer  
Victor B-19694 10-in. 5/6/1917 Moonlight on the Nile Karl King Band Band conductor, composer  
Victor B-19695 10-in. 5/6/1917 Barnum and Bailey's favorite march Karl King Band Band conductor, composer  
Victor BVE-36719 10-in. 10/15/1926 Barnum and Bailey's favorite American Legion Official Band ; James A. Melichar Band composer  
Victor BVE-62431 10-in. 5/25/1930 Pageantry Merle Evans ; Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Band Band, with calliope composer  
Victor BS-026602 10-in. 8/15/1938 Indiana, our Indiana Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81566 10-in. 2/15/1924 The joy riders Harmony Military Band Band composer  
OKeh S-70429 10-in. Jan. 1922 Cyrus the Great Arthur H. Hoffman ; Mecca Temple Shrine Band of New York Band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "King, Karl," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104175.

King, Karl. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104175.

"King, Karl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104175

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