Percy Wenrich (January 23, 1880 – March 17, 1952) was an American composer of ragtime and popular music. He is best known for writing the songs "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet" and "When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose", along with the rag "The Smiler". For more than 15 years, Wenrich toured with his wife, vaudeville performer, Dolly Connolly; for whom he wrote several hit songs, including "Red Rose Rag", "Alamo Rag" and "Moonlight Bay". He was known throughout his lifetime as "The Joplin Kid".
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]2027||7-in.||ca. 1903||Put on your old gray bonnet||Harry Macdonough||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||B-3382||10-in.||5/11/1906||Peaches and cream||Ada Jones ; Len Spencer||Descriptive scene and vocal, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||E-3382||8-in.||5/11/1906||Peaches and cream||Ada Jones ; Len Spencer||Descriptive scene and vocal, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-4918||10-in.||11/9/1907||The smiler||Ossman Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||B-6383||10-in.||9/2/1908||Rainbow||Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray||Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-6504||10-in.||10/5/1908||Persian lamb rag||Vess L. Ossman||Banjo solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-6763||10-in.||2/1/1909||Naughty eyes||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-7037||10-in.||5/4/1909||The flower girl||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-7057||10-in.||5/7/1909||Sweetmeats two-step||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-7063||10-in.||5/11/1909||The recipe for love||Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-8079||10-in.||6/28/1909||Dublin daisies||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-8243||10-in.||9/21/1909||Dublin daisies march||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-8297||10-in.||10/14/1909||Put on your old grey bonnet||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-8429||10-in.||12/7/1909||Jungle moon||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-8432||10-in.||12/8/1909||Lilac blossoms||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-8671||10-in.||3/1/1910||Smiler rag||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-8989||10-in.||5/24/1910||Silver bell||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9036||10-in.||5/31/1910||Sugar moon||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9385||10-in.||8/29/1910||Mandy, how do you do?||Ada Jones ; Billy Murray||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9582||10-in.||10/26/1910||Silver bell||"That Girl" Quartet||Female vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9708||10-in.||12/13/1910||Silver bell||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9987||10-in.||2/21/1911||Alamo rag||"That Girl" Quartet||Female vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-10020||10-in.||3/1/1911||Alamo rag||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wenrich, Percy," accessed November 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105790.
Wenrich, Percy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105790.
"Wenrich, Percy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 November 2023.
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