Percy Wenrich

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".

Birth and Death Data: Born January 23, 1887 (Joplin), Died March 17, 1952 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, tenor vocal

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 255 records)

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-6387 10-in. 9/3/1908 Rainbow Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor E-6387 8-in. 9/10/1908 Rainbow Victor Orchestra 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  
(Results 1-25 of 255 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wenrich, Percy," accessed April 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105790.

Wenrich, Percy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105790.

"Wenrich, Percy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 April 2024.

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