James Melton

James Melton (January 2, 1904 – April 21, 1961), a popular singer in the 1920s and early 1930s, later began a career as an operatic singer when tenor voices went out of style in popular music around 1932–35. His singing talent was similar to that of his contemporary Richard Crooks and baritones John Charles Thomas and Nelson Eddy who sang popular music but also had operatic careers.

Melton usually catered to popular music fans, singing romantic songs and popular ballads in a sweet style. He was born in Moultrie, Georgia but was raised in Citra, Florida, where his parents grew melons and handled hogs. Melton's father ran a sawmill in the time of history when sawmills were temporary tent buildings built near available lumber trees. He did this in Citrus, Florida an area within 60 miles of Orlando, Florida where Disney world is today. He was not raised on a hog farm.

In 1920, he graduated from high school in Ocala, Florida and then attended college at the University of Florida, Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia. He received vocal instruction from Gaetano de Luca in Nashville from 1923 to 1927 before moving to New York where he studied with Beniamino Gigli's teacher, Enrico Rosati. Melton also worked in dance bands, playing saxophone in a college jazz ensemble and performing with Francis Craig's Orchestra in Atlanta in 1926.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 2nd, 1904 (Moultrie), Died April 21st, 1961

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-25563 10-in. 5/26/1926 Can't yo' heah me callin' Caroline Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal trio and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-27952 10-in. 5/26/1926 When you were sweet sixteen Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40597 10-in. 11/18/1927 Nola The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41093 10-in. 12/2/1927 The song is ended (But the melody lingers on) Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41106 10-in. 11/23/1927 Among my souvenirs The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41133 10-in. 12/1/1927 We'll have a new home (In the mornin') Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41178 10-in. 12/15/1927 Tin pan parade The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41179 10-in. 12/15/1927 Oh Lucindy The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41197 10-in. 12/22/1927 The whip Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41289 10-in. 12/30/1927 Graham-Paige Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41539 10-in. 1/11/1928 Ol' Man River The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41570 10-in. 1/23/1928 Bungalow of dreams Crescent Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41571 10-in. 1/23/1928 Sweet Elaine Shannon Quartet Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-41991 12-in. 5/17/1928 Blue Danube waltz Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-41992 12-in. 5/17/1928 Wedding dance International Concert Orchestra ; Nathaniel Shilkret Orchestra, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-42509 10-in. 2/16/1928 Jesus Christ is risen today Trinity Choir Chorus, with pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-42510 10-in. 2/16/1928 God so loved the world Trinity Choir Chorus, with pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-42511 10-in. 2/16/1928 Hosanna Trinity Choir Chorus, with pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-42512 10-in. 2/16/1928 All hail the power of Jesus' name Trinity Choir Chorus, with pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-43334 12-in. 3/8/1928 Tarantella medley Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-43365 12-in. 3/15/1928 Mask and Wig medley Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-43533 12-in. 4/5/1928 Selections from 'Good news' Arden-Ohman Orchestra ; Victor Arden ; Phil Ohman Piano duet, with orchestra and male vocal chorus and soloist vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-43534 12-in. 4/5/1928 Selections from 'Funny face' Arden-Ohman Orchestra ; Victor Arden ; Phil Ohman Piano duet, with orchestra and male vocal chorus and soloist vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43672 10-in. 4/26/1928 Good night Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43949 10-in. 5/4/1928 Canzone amorosa The Revelers Male vocal quaratet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43972 10-in. 5/11/1928 Mammy is gone The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-43989 10-in. 5/16/1928 Was it a dream? The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-45267 12-in. 6/13/1928 Old folks at home Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-45268 12-in. 6/13/1928 Open thy lattice, love Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-45632 12-in. 6/14/1928 Hard times come again no more Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-45636 12-in. 6/15/1928 Nelly was a lady Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-45652 12-in. 6/22/1928 My old Kentucky home Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus and whistling vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-45653 12-in. 6/22/1928 Ring de banjo Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-45654 12-in. 6/22/1928 Old black Joe Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-45662 10-in. 6/28/1928 Twelve o'clock waltz Victor Arden ; Phil Ohman Piano duet, with male vocal trio and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-46381 10-in. 11/14/1928 Comin' home The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-46382 10-in. 11/14/1928 Evenin' The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-46385 12-in. 12/7/1928 Song of the bayou Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with male vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-47485 10-in. 9/23/1928 Ave Maria Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus and soloist vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-47486 10-in. 9/23/1928 Serenade Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus and soloist vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-47508 12-in. 9/13/1928 Over here Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-47509 12-in. 9/13/1928 Over there Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-47537 10-in. 9/20/1928 Blue shadows The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-47538 10-in. 9/20/1928 Dusky stevedore The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-47693 12-in. 10/22/1928 Christmas hymns and carols, no. 4 Trinity Choir Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-47694 12-in. 10/22/1928 Christmas hymns and carols, no. 3 Trinity Choir Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-47782 10-in. 10/25/1928 Lover, come back to me! Arden-Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-47783 10-in. 10/25/1928 Marianne Arden-Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-47797 10-in. 10/30/1928 Ups-a-daisy! Arden-Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-48137 10-in. 11/8/1928 Wipin' the pan High Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-48194 10-in. 11/22/1928 Got a rainbow Arden-Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49048 10-in. 1/8/1929 Raquel The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-49209 12-in. 11/27/1928 Ave Maria John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-49210 12-in. 11/27/1928 Serenade John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-49213 12-in. 11/28/1928 The hurdy-gurdy man (Der Leiermann) John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-49214 12-in. 11/28/1928 Hark! Hark! The lark John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-49237 12-in. 12/6/1928 Holy night John McCormack ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Tenor vocal solo, with vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-49900 10-in. 1/31/1929 My Scandinavian gal The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51105 10-in. 3/29/1929 Sleepy valley Eddie Dowling Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51115 10-in. 4/2/1929 Rainbow man Eddie Dowling Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-51680 10-in. 5/2/1929 Wake up! Chillun, wake up The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-51687 12-in. 5/6/1929 Gems from Follow thru Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-51970 12-in. 5/3/1929 Gems from Hold everything Victor Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-53064 10-in. 4/28/1931 Hosanna The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-53065 10-in. 4/28/1931 The king's horses (And the king's men) The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-53423 10-in. 5/21/1929 Ploddin' along The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-53493 10-in. 7/5/1929 A hunting scene Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Band Band, with male vocal quartet and whistling vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-53548 10-in. 6/6/1929 Drinking song Dennis King Male vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-56743 12-in. 10/3/1929 My buddy Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal trio and whistling vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-56986 10-in. 11/2/1929 Victor march Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57552 10-in. 11/22/1929 Waiting at the end of the road The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57553 10-in. 11/22/1929 Kentucky babe The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57569 10-in. 12/2/1929 Love, your spell is everywhere The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57570 10-in. 12/2/1929 Little cotton dolly The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57596 10-in. 12/11/1929 March of the grenadiers Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57597 10-in. 12/11/1929 Dream lover Jeanette MacDonald Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-57971 10-in. 1/2/1930 Chant of the jungle The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-58506 10-in. 1/20/1930 Blue is the night James Melton ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-58536 10-in. 1/30/1930 A cottage for sale The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-58622 10-in. 1/24/1930 There's danger in your eyes, chérie! James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-58623 10-in. 1/24/1930 A year from today James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-58640 10-in. 1/31/1930 Strike up the band! Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-58651 10-in. 2/7/1930 The hills of home James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-58652 10-in. 2/7/1930 The old refrain James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-58664 12-in. 2/18/1930 Gems from The love parade Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-58665 12-in. 2/18/1930 Gems from Sunny side up Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-58670 10-in. 2/24/1930 When mother wields the shingle Wilfred Glenn Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio and instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-58694 12-in. 3/12/1930 Selections from You're in love Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with piano, female vocal solo, and male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-58699 12-in. 3/14/1930 Selections from Katinka Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-58700 12-in. 3/14/1930 Gems from High jinks Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-59647 10-in. 3/21/1930 Woman in the shoe The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-59659 10-in. 3/31/1930 The snowball men The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-59660 10-in. 3/31/1930 Strike up the band! The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-59689 10-in. 4/10/1930 Singing a vagabond song The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-59701 12-in. 3/14/1930 Selections from The firefly Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-59710 12-in. 3/18/1930 Selections from The vagabond king Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-59711 12-in. 3/18/1930 Selections from Rose-Marie Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-62076 12-in. 5/5/1930 Hymns of praise, no. 1 Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-62077 12-in. 5/5/1930 Hymns of praise, no. 2 Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-62078 12-in. 5/5/1930 Gospel hymns, songs no. 3 Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-62217 10-in. 5/7/1930 Sing, you sinners The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-62310 10-in. 5/26/1930 Blue is the night James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-62311 10-in. 5/26/1930 I remember you from somewhere (Somewhere in my dreams) James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-63691 10-in. 10/2/1930 Sing something simple The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-64302 10-in. 10/7/1930 So beats my heart for you The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-64303 10-in. 10/7/1930 Happy feet The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-64358 12-in. 11/18/1930 Land of my own romance [from The enchantress] Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-64359 12-in. 11/18/1930 Selections from Eileen Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Mixed vocal chorus and tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-64360 12-in. 11/18/1930 Selections from The rose of Algeria Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-64392 12-in. 12/5/1930 Selections from The only girl Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-64393 12-in. 12/5/1930 Selections from Babette Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-64856 10-in. 1/19/1931 Lady, play your mandolin The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with banjo, guitar, and piano (takes 1-3); with mandolin and piano (takes 4 and 5) vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-67419 10-in. 1/26/1931 Blue again The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-70203 10-in. 7/24/1931 When Yuba plays the rumba on his tuba The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-70204 10-in. 7/24/1931 Dancing in the dark The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76299 10-in. 6/28/1933 A broken rosary James Melton Male vocal solo, with pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-76300 10-in. 6/28/1933 In the little white church on the hill James Melton Male vocal solo, with pipe organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-95684 10-in. 10/31/1935 Where am I (Am I in heaven) James Melton ; Nathaniel Shilkret Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-95685 10-in. 10/31/1935 Carry me back to the lone prairie James Melton ; Nathaniel Shilkret Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-98357 12-in. 12/6/1935 M'apparì James Melton Re-recording : Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-98358 12-in. 12/6/1935 Celeste Aida James Melton Re-recording : Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1927-09-19-03] 10-in. 9/19/1927 Macushla James Melton Tenor vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W141007 10-in. 9/29/1925 Forgiveness Francis Craig Orchestra ; James Melton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W144966 10-in. 11/10/1927 Diane James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W144967 10-in. 11/10/1927 An old guitar and an old refrain James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145247 10-in. 11/28/1927 The song is ended (But the melody lingers on) Columbians ; James Melton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145407 10-in. 12/14/1927 Among my souvenirs James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145408 10-in. 12/14/1927 Dear, on a night like this James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145487 10-in. 1/9/1928 My Ohio home Singing Sophomores Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145532 10-in. 1/16/1928 My heart stood still James Melton Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145583 10-in. 1/25/1928 Hollywood Rose Singing Sophomores Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145706 10-in. 3/1/1928 When love comes stealing James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145745 10-in. 3/9/1928 I can't do without you James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145746 10-in. 3/9/1928 La rosita James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145747 10-in. 3/9/1928 My heart is in the roses James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145895 10-in. 3/31/1928 Ramona Ben Selvin and his Orchestra ; James Melton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145896 10-in. 3/31/1928 In my bouquet of memories Ben Selvin and his Orchestra ; James Melton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W145994 10-in. 4/11/1928 Fleur de lis James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146231 10-in. 5/4/1928 Do I hear you saying "I love you"? Fred Rich Hotel Astor Orchestra ; James Melton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146232 10-in. 5/4/1928 You took advantage of me Fred Rich Hotel Astor Orchestra ; James Melton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146410 10-in. 6/6/1928 The call of love James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146411 10-in. 6/6/1928 Dear little mother of mine James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146563 10-in. 6/20/1928 My angel James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146588 10-in. 6/27/1928 Neapolitan nights James Melton Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147132 10-in. 10/17/1928 I loved you then as I love you now James Melton Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147133 10-in. 10/17/1928 Sally of my dreams James Melton Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147404 10-in. 12/10/1928 Marcheta James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147405 10-in. 12/10/1928 Roses of Picardy James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147486 10-in. 11/23/1928 Ceasing to care James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147487 10-in. 11/23/1928 Where is the song of songs for me? James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147716 10-in. 12/18/1928 Macushla James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147717 10-in. 12/18/1928 Because James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147736 10-in. 12/28/1928 Sleepy Valley James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147737 10-in. 12/28/1928 Dawn James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147795 10-in. 1/16/1929 The song I love James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W147796 10-in. 1/16/1929 My Tonia James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148168 10-in. 4/3/1929 Little pal James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148169 10-in. 4/3/1929 Why can't you James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148634 10-in. 5/27/1929 With a song in my heart James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148635 10-in. 5/27/1929 Pagan love song James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148829 10-in. 7/19/1929 At close of day James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148830 10-in. 7/19/1929 Love is a dreamer James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W148831 10-in. 7/19/1929 Ich liebe dich James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149040 10-in. 9/24/1929 I'm only making believe James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149041 10-in. 9/24/1929 Dance away the night James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149042 10-in. 9/24/1929 I'll still go on wanting you James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149406 10-in. 11/11/1929 Chant of the jungle James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149407 10-in. 11/11/1929 A bundle of old love letters James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149445 10-in. 11/19/1929 Love (Your spell is everywhere) James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149446 10-in. 11/19/1929 The shepherd's serenade James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149609 10-in. 12/20/1929 'Tis midnight, and on Olive's brow James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149610 10-in. 12/20/1929 Calvary James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149614 10-in. 12/23/1929 Were you just pretending? James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149615 10-in. 12/23/1929 Sally James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149695 10-in. 12/6/1929 There will never be another Mary James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W149696 10-in. 12/6/1929 The sacred flame James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W151553 10-in. 5/15/1931 Now you're in my arms James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W151554 10-in. 5/15/1931 Beautiful love James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick B15441 10-in. approximately 1935 Your eyes have told me so James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick B15442 10-in. approximately 1935 A little love, a little kiss James Melton Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick B16963 10-in. 3/4/1935 A dream James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick B16964 10-in. 3/4/1935 Then you'll remember me James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 61485 10-in. 12/16/1936 A little house that love built James Melton vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 61486 10-in. 12/16/1936 Summer night James Melton vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 61487 10-in. 12/16/1936 Your eyes have told me so James Melton vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 61554 10-in. 1/27/1937 Love, here is my heart James Melton vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 62137 10-in. 4/20/1937 September in the rain James Melton vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 62138 10-in. 4/20/1937 Melody for two James Melton vocalist, tenor vocal  

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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Melton, James," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105137.

Melton, James. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105137.

"Melton, James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

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