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Samuel Francis Smith

Samuel Francis Smith (October 21, 1808 – November 16, 1895) was an American Baptist minister, journalist, and author. He is best known for having written the lyrics to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", which he entitled "America".

Birth and Death Data: Born October 21st, 1808 (Boston), Died November 16th, 1895

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-14569 10-in. 3/30/1928 America Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14569 10-in. 3/13/1914 America Victor Mixed Chorus Chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19486 10-in. 4/16/1917 America Clarence Whitehill Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-19486 10-in. 7/20/1927 America Clarence Whitehill Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19999 10-in. 6/11/1917 America Billy Sunday Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with 2 pianos lyricist  
Victor B-20334 10-in. 7/12/1917 America Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-39542 10-in. 7/22/1927 America Julia Arthur Recitation, with pipe organ lyricist  
Victor BVE-49433 10-in. 6/21/1929 America Ralph Crane Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3099 10-in. ca. Jan.-Apr. 1905 America George Alexander Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19803 10-in. 3/12/1912 America Columbia Mixed Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46730 10-in. 4/21/1916 America Columbia Mixed Double Quartette Mixed vocal double quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 49124 12-in. 2/13/1917 America Louis Graveure Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W148741 10-in. 6/20/1929 America (My country 'tis of thee) Columbia Band Band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Columbia 98331 12-in. 4/12/1927 America Columbia Male Chorus Male vocal chorus lyricist  
OKeh 418 10-in. ca. Oct. 1918 America Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-71463 10-in. Apr. 1923 America Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with band lyricist  
Brunswick 948 10-in. approximately mid-1917 My country, 'tis of thee Mixed vocal quartet (unidentified; Brunswick Records) Mixed vocal quartet lyricist  
Edison 3080 10-in. May-June 1914 or later America (My country 'tis of thee) Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, Samuel Francis," accessed November 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104986.

Smith, Samuel Francis. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104986.

"Smith, Samuel Francis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104986

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