Edgar A. Guest

Edgar Albert Guest (20 August 1881 – 5 August 1959) was an American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People's Poet. His poems often had an inspirational and optimistic view of everyday life.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 20th, 1881 (Birmingham), Died August 5th, 1959 (Detroit)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: author, speaker, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-25735 10-in. 10/22/1921 Ma and the auto Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor B-25736 10-in. 10/22/1921 It couldn't be done Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor B-25737 10-in. 10/22/1921 A heap o' livin' Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor B-25738 10-in. 10/22/1921 The boy and the flag Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor B-26521 10-in. 6/8/1922 The old wooden tub Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor B-26522 10-in. 6/8/1922 The lost pocket-book Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor B-26523 10-in. 6/8/1922 The boy and the flag Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor B-27945 10-in. 6/5/1923 Bread and gravy Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor B-27946 10-in. 6/5/1923 Proud father Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor B-27947 10-in. 6/5/1923 Ten little mice Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor B-27948 10-in. 6/5/1923 She powders her nose Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor B-27949 10-in. 6/5/1923 The man to be Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor B-27999 10-in. 6/5/1923 Out fishin' Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor BVE-39424 10-in. 6/28/1927 A patriotic wish Alice Green Female vocal solo, with cornet author  
Victor MVE-46206 16-in. 6/28/1928 The song of the builder Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Recitation, with orchestra author  
Victor BS-77168 10-in. 12/2/1933 Count your blessings Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra ; Bob Hanon ; Harry Sosnik Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-053416 10-in. 9/4/1940 At home (When lights are low) Wayne King ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-Test-172 10-in. 3/13/1929 Heap of living Daniel Bryan Recitation, with piano author  
Victor [Trial 1919-03-26-01] Not documented 3/26/1919 The boy and the flag Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Victor [Trial 1919-03-26-02] Not documented 3/26/1919 Home Edgar A. Guest Recitation speaker, author  
Columbia W152561 10-in. 11/21/1933 Count your blessings Ferde Grofé Orchestra ; Frank Parker Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Guest, Edgar A.," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105401.

Guest, Edgar A.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105401.

"Guest, Edgar A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105401

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