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Rida Johnson Young

Rida Johnson Young (February 28, 1875 – May 8, 1926) was an American playwright, songwriter and librettist. In her career, Young wrote over thirty plays and musicals, and over 500 songs. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. Some of her best-known lyrics include "Mother Machree" from the 1910 show Barry of Ballymore, "Italian Street Song", "I'm Falling in Love with Someone" and "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life" from Naughty Marietta, and "Will You Remember?" from Maytime.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1869 (Baltimore), Died May 8th, 1926 (Stamford)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1943

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 131 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-3378 12-in. 5/10/1906 When love is young Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9650 10-in. 11/15/1910 Mother Machree Will Oakland Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9672 10-in. 11/23/1910 I'm falling in love with someone John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-9672 12-in. 11/23/1910 I'm falling in love with someone John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9679 10-in. 11/30/1910 Italian street song Lucy Isabelle Marsh ; Victor Light Opera Company Soprano vocal solo and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9716 10-in. 12/16/1910 I'm falling in love with someone Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9719 10-in. 12/16/1910 I'm falling in love with someone Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-10062 12-in. 3/16/1911 I'm falling in love with someone John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10062 10-in. 3/17/1911 I'm falling in love with someone John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10069 10-in. 3/17/1911 Mother Machree John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-11317 12-in. 11/29/1911 Gems from Naughty Marietta Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15659 10-in. 2/2/1915 Mother Machree George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15827 10-in. 3/24/1915 Mother Machree Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with harp and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16319 10-in. 8/5/1915 Longing just for you George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17510 10-in. 4/18/1916 Mother Machree Albert Corey Whittemore Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18948 10-in. 12/29/1916 Mother Lambert Murphy Male vocal solo, with celeste, harp, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20814 10-in. 10/1/1917 Will you remember? Raymond Dixon ; Alice Green Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-23023 12-in. 6/20/1919 Gems from Sometime Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23109 10-in. 8/5/1919 Molly Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with harp and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23715 10-in. 2/2/1920 I'm falling in love with someone Orville Harrold Tenor vocal solo, with violin, celeste or piano, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30500 10-in. 7/14/1924 My dream girl Lambert Murphy Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30987 10-in. 10/9/1924 The broad highway Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-31804 10-in. 3/24/1925 Ah! Sweet mystery of love Hulda Lashanska Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31804 10-in. 1/26/1925 Ah! Sweet mystery of life Hulda Lashanska Soprano vocal solo, with piano and orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-35496 10-in. 6/29/1926 Mother Machree The Silver-Masked Tenor [i.e., Joseph M. White] Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 131 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Young, Rida Johnson," accessed May 12, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105012.

Young, Rida Johnson. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 12, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105012.

"Young, Rida Johnson." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 12 May 2021.

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