J. W. Blake

James William Blake (23 September 1862 – 24 May 1935) was a lyricist who is most famous for the words to the 1894 song, The Sidewalks of New York.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 23rd, 1862 (New York City), Died May 24th, 1935 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1895 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 959 7-in. 10/29/1895 The sidewalks of New York George J. Gaskin Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]48 10-in. 12/4/1902 Sidewalks of New York American Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3518 10-in. 7/17/1901 Sidewalks of New York American Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]3518 7-in. 10/26/1901 Sidewalks of New York American Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor B-770 10-in. 12/2/1903 Sidewalks of New York Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor C-17364 12-in. 3/23/1916 Songs of the past, no. 11 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25520 10-in. 8/17/1921 On a little side street Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30052 10-in. 5/7/1924 The sidewalks of New York Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-35698 10-in. 6/17/1926 The sidewalks of New York Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-43545 10-in. 4/9/1928 The sidewalks of New York Fitzpatrick Brothers Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia 459 7-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 The sidewalks of New York Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Columbia 459 10-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 The sidewalks of New York Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Columbia 80718 10-in. 12/13/1922 Medley of "old timers" Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W140795 10-in. 7/30/1925 The sidewalks of New York (East Side, West Side) Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica lyricist  
Columbia 142897 10-in. 11/1/1926 Sidewalks of New York (East Side, West Side) Joe Candullo ; Everglades Orchestra ; Tony Pace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W145450 10-in. 12/29/1927 The sidewalks of New York Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W146478 10-in. 6/22/1928 The sidewalks of New York Johnnie Sylvester Accordion solo, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W400802 10-in. 6/19/1928 The sidewalks of New York Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Brunswick IND660 10-in. 6/23/1928 The sidewalks of New York (East Side, West Side) Floyd Thompson Home Towners ; Frank Owens ; Jack Tilson Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Brunswick E27804 10-in. 6/30/1928 Sidewalks of New York Organist (unidentified; Brunswick Records) Organ solo songwriter  
Edison 9602 10-in. 7/7/1924 The sidewalks of New York Billy Jones Male vocal solo and vocal chorus, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blake, J. W.," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105757.

Blake, J. W.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105757.

"Blake, J. W.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

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