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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born August 20, 1881 (Birmingham), Died August 5, 1959 (Detroit)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: author, speaker, lyricist
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|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||author, speaker|
|Victor||B-26522||10-in.||6/8/1922||The lost pocket-book||Edgar A. Guest||Recitation||author, speaker|
|Victor||B-26523||10-in.||6/8/1922||The boy and the flag||Edgar A. Guest||Recitation||author, speaker|
|Victor||B-27945||10-in.||6/5/1923||Bread and gravy||Edgar A. Guest||Recitation||author, speaker|
|Victor||B-27946||10-in.||6/5/1923||Proud father||Edgar A. Guest||Recitation||author, speaker|
|Victor||B-27947||10-in.||6/5/1923||Ten little mice||Edgar A. Guest||Recitation||author, speaker|
|Victor||B-27948||10-in.||6/5/1923||She powders her nose||Edgar A. Guest||Recitation||author, speaker|
|Victor||B-27949||10-in.||6/5/1923||The man to be||Edgar A. Guest||Recitation||author, speaker|
|Victor||B-27999||10-in.||6/5/1923||Out fishin'||Edgar A. Guest||Recitation||author, speaker|
|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||author, speaker|
|Victor||[Trial 1919-03-26-02]||Not documented||3/26/1919||Home||Edgar A. Guest||Recitation||author, speaker|
|Columbia||W152561||10-in.||11/21/1933||Count your blessings||Ferde Grofé Orchestra ; Frank Parker||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Guest, Edgar A.," accessed March 22, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105401.
Guest, Edgar A.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 22, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105401.
"Guest, Edgar A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 22 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Guest, Edgar A. (Edgar Albert), 1881-1959 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86137853
Wikidata: Edgar A. Guest - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5337270
ISNI: 0000 0001 0970 7959 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000109707959
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