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John Charles Thomas

John Charles Thomas (September 6, 1891 – December 13, 1960) was an American opera, operetta and concert baritone.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 6th, 1890 (Meyersdale), Died December 13th, 1960 (Apple Valley)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, vocalist, speaker, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-68501 10-in. 7/25/1933 The trumpeter Will Garrowary ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-68502 10-in. 7/25/1933 Sheila Will Garrowary ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-68503 10-in. 7/25/1933 Mattinata Will Garrowary ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-68504 10-in. 7/25/1933 My message Will Garrowary ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-68695 10-in. 1/12/1934 Curley locks Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-68696 10-in. 1/12/1934 Down to de rivah John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-68697 10-in. 1/14/1934 Vision fugitive Nathaniel Finston ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-68698 10-in. 1/14/1934 O vin, dissipe la tristesse Nathaniel Finston ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-69654 10-in. 5/26/1931 Trees John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-69655 10-in. 5/26/1931 Home on the range John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-70273 10-in. 10/7/1931 Mah Lindy Lou Lester Hodges ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BRC-70274 10-in. 10/7/1931 Gwine to hebb'n (A negro sermon in rhythm) Lester Hodges ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor CRC-71822 12-in. 2/6/1932 O du mein holder Abendstern John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor CSHQ-71823 12-in. 2/6/1932 O du mein holder Abendstern John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor CRC-71824 12-in. 2/6/1932 Di provenza il mar John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor CSHQ-71825 12-in. 2/6/1932 Di Provenza il mar John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BSHQ-72806 10-in. 5/19/1932 Sylvia John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BSHQ-72807 10-in. 5/19/1932 Ol' man river John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-78581 10-in. 11/23/1933 The green-eyed dragon Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-78582 10-in. 11/23/1933 Steal away Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-81979 10-in. 3/26/1934 Sailormen Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-81980 10-in. 3/26/1934 Down to de rivah Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-95686 10-in. 10/31/1935 Just for today Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-95687 10-in. 10/31/1935 The farmers' pride Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-95688 10-in. 10/31/1935 Take me back to my boots and saddle Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-95689 10-in. 10/31/1935 The Lord's Prayer Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-019287 10-in. 5/26/1938 Children of men Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-019288 10-in. 5/26/1938 My homeland Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-019289 10-in. 5/26/1938 Annie Laurie Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-019290 10-in. 5/26/1938 I love life Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-019291 10-in. 5/26/1938 I heard a forest praying Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-019294 10-in. 5/27/1938 Ein Schwann Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-019295 10-in. 5/27/1938 Sing a song of sixpence Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PCS-019296 12-in. 5/27/1938 Requiem du coeur Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PCS-019297 10-in. 5/27/1938 Non é ver Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-019298 10-in. 5/31/1938 Mattinata Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-019299 10-in. 5/31/1938 To my mother Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PCS-019300 12-in. 5/31/1938 David and Goliath Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PCS-019309 12-in. 6/2/1938 Au pays Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-030512 10-in. 11/30/1938 Ruhe, meine Seele Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-030513 10-in. 11/30/1938 Gebet Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-030514 10-in. 11/30/1938 Der Ton John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor CS-030515 12-in. 11/30/1938 Lord Randall Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-036435 10-in. 8/21/1939 When children pray Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-036436 10-in. 8/21/1939 Your presence Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-036438 10-in. 8/22/1939 Come to me in my dreams Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor PBS-036441 10-in. 8/22/1939 O men of the fields Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Trial 1915-11-11-03] Not documented 11/11/1915 Until John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Trial 1919-11-18-01] Not documented 11/18/1919 Invictus John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Trial 1919-11-18-02] Not documented 11/18/1919 Prologue John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick X15640 12-in. 4/23/1925 Solenne in quest 'ora Mario Chamlee ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 13933-13935 10-in. 10/14/1924 Mother o’ mine John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 13936-13938 10-in. 10/14/1924 Smilin’ through John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 13960-13962 10-in. 10/15/1924 Where is my boy tonight? John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 13963-13965 10-in. 10/15/1924 Abide with me John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14028-14030 10-in. 10/27/1924 Little mother of mine John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14084-14086 10-in. 10/28/1924 Nichavo! John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14172-14173 10-in. 11/10/1924 The palms John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14174-14176 10-in. 11/10/1924 The wandering Jew John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14180-14182 10-in. 11/11/1924 At dawning (I love you) John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14183-14185 10-in. 11/11/1924 In the gloaming John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14194-14198 10-in. 11/12/1924 Rose-Marie John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14214-14216 10-in. 11/15/1924 My dream girl (I loved you long ago) John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14217-14218 10-in. 11/15/1924 Rose-Marie John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14222-14223 10-in. 11/17/1924 Curly locks John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14224-14225 10-in. 11/17/1924 At dawning John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14226-14229 10-in. 11/17/1924 Duna John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14484-14486 10-in. 12/15/1924 My dream girl John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 14486½-14488 10-in. 12/15/1924 Rose Marie John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 15481-15482 10-in. 4/9/1925 Daddy John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick X15483-X15484 12-in. 4/9/1925 Eri tu che macchiavi John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick X15503-X15504 12-in. 4/10/1925 Prologue John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick X15505-X15506 12-in. 4/10/1925 The lost chord John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick X15525-X15526 12-in. 4/14/1925 Vision fugitive John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick X15527-X15529 12-in. 4/14/1925 Toreador song John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick X15589-X15591 12-in. 4/18/1925 Solenne in quest 'ora Mario Chamlee ; John Charles Thomas Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 15592-15593 10-in. 4/18/1925 Daddy John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 15632-15634 10-in. 4/23/1925 Crucifix Mario Chamlee ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 15635-15637 10-in. 4/23/1925 Three for Jack John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 15638-15639 10-in. 4/23/1925 Lost chord John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 15647-15648 10-in. 4/24/1925 The palms John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 15651-15653 10-in. 4/24/1925 Somewhere, sometime John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick 15649-15650 and 15654 10-in. 4/24/1925 Smiling eyes John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E28125 10-in. 8/22/1928 At dawning (I love you) John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E28126 10-in. 8/22/1928 Nichavo! John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E28135 10-in. 8/23/1928 Rolling down to Rio John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E15571-E15572 10-in. 4/16/1925 Three for Jack John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E15573-E15574 10-in. 4/16/1925 The lost chord John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21322 10-in. 1/26/1926 Smilin' through John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E28133 10-in. 8/23/1928 Duna John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick XE28134 12-in. 8/23/1928 On the road to Mandalay John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick XE28136 12-in. 8/24/1928 Pagliacci—Prologo John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick XE28136 12-in. 8/23/1928 Pagliacci : Prologo John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick XE28146 12-in. 8/24/1928 Danny Deever John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E15575-E15576 10-in. 4/16/1925 The palms John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21211-E21212 10-in. 1/17/1927 Smilin’ through John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21213-E21214 10-in. 1/17/1927 Mother o’mine! John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21215-E21216 10-in. 1/17/1927 Smiling eyes John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21217-E21218 10-in. 1/17/1927 The palms John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21229-E21230 10-in. 1/18/1927 Nocturne John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21231-E21232 10-in. 1/18/1927 Abide with me John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21233-E21234 10-in. 1/18/1927 Roses of Picardy John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick XE21294-XE21295 12-in. 1/24/1927 Vision fugitive John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick XE21296-XE21297 12-in. 1/24/1927 Eri tu che macchiavi John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21319-E21321 10-in. 1/26/1926 Roses of Picardy John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21323-E21324 10-in. 1/26/1926 Mother o' mine! John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21387-E21389 10-in. 1/31/1927 Falling in love with you John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21390-E21391 10-in. 1/31/1927 Calling me back to you John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21434-E21435 10-in. 2/5/1927 The palms John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E21436-E21437 10-in. 2/5/1927 Smiling eyes John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick XE24711-XE24714 12-in. 10/13/1927 Nocturne (Song of love) John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E24714-E24716 10-in. 10/13/1927 My message John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E24733-E24735 10-in. 10/14/1927 At dawning (I love you) John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E24736-E24738 10-in. 10/14/1927 Smiling eyes John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E24739-E24741 10-in. 10/14/1927 Nocturne John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E24748-E24750 10-in. 10/15/1927 Gypsy love song John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E24751-E24753 10-in. 10/15/1927 Duna John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E24847-E24849 10-in. 10/20/1927 In the gloaming John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E24850-E24852 10-in. 10/20/1927 Somewhere, sometime John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, songwriter  
Brunswick E24853-E24854 10-in. 10/21/1927 Where is my boy tonight? John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E24855-E24857 10-in. 10/21/1927 The little old log cabin in the lane John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E24870-E24872 10-in. 10/22/1927 The song is ended (But the melody lingers on) John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E24873-E24875 10-in. 10/22/1927 Diane (I’m in heaven when I see you smile) John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick E25299-E25300 10-in. 11/26/1927 In the gloaming John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick XE25301-XE25302 12-in. 11/26/1927 On the road to Mandalay John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick XE25303-XE25304 12-in. 11/26/1927 Danny Deever John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 3254 10-in. between 8/22/1914 and 8/31/1914 By the dreamy Susquehanna long ago John Charles Thomas Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra speaker  
Edison 3277 10-in. Sept. 1914 [Unknown title(s)] John Charles Thomas Monologue speaker  
Edison 4134 10-in. 9/21/1915 Explanatory talk on Pleurez! Pleurez, mes yeux! John Charles Thomas Talk speaker  
Edison 4141 10-in. 9/24/1915 Explanatory talk John Charles Thomas Talk speaker  
Edison 4258 10-in. 11/9/1915 Explanatory talk on Ah! Mon fils [from Prophète] John Charles Thomas Talk speaker  
Edison 6582 10-in. 1/23/1919 Then you'll know you're home Premier Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thomas, John Charles," accessed April 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105582.

Thomas, John Charles. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105582.

"Thomas, John Charles." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 April 2021.

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