N. Howard Thorp
Nathan Howard "Jack" Thorp (June 10, 1867 – June 4, 1940) was an American collector and writer of cowboy songs and cowboy poetry. Starting in 1889, he collected cowboy material while living in New Mexico. His small book Songs of the Cowboys was published there in 1908. It was the first such book ever published, containing the words to only 23 songs, including the now-classic "The Streets of Laredo" and "Little Joe the Wrangler". A greatly expanded second edition was published in 1921. Today, Thorp is credited with being the first person to take a serious interest in collecting and preserving the homespun ballads of the American West.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 10th, 1867, Died June 4th, 1940
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-42193||10-in.||4/21/1928||Little Joe, the wrangler||Jules Verne Allen||Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment)||composer|
|Brunswick||C1768-C1769||10-in.||3/23/1928||Little Joe, the wrangler||Marc Williams||Male vocal solo, with guitar||composer|
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Thorp, N. Howard. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104473.
"Thorp, N. Howard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.
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