Emry Arthur

Emry Paul Arthur (September 17, 1902 – August 22, 1967) was an American Old-time musician. Arthur played an early version of the song Man of Constant Sorrow in 1928.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1900, Died 1966 (Indianapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: harmonica, composer, leader

Notes: Listing for Emry Arthur.

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C2077 10-in. 7/19/1928 Meet Mother in the skies Arthur’s Sacred Singers Vocal ensemble, with organ vocalist, leader  
Brunswick C2078 10-in. 7/19/1928 There’s a joy in righteous living Arthur’s Sacred Singers Vocal ensemble, with organ vocalist, leader  
Brunswick C2079 10-in. 7/19/1928 No, not one Arthur’s Sacred Singers Vocal ensemble, with organ vocalist, leader  
Brunswick C2080 10-in. 7/19/1928 Why not tonight Arthur’s Sacred Singers Vocal ensemble, with organ vocalist, leader  
Brunswick C2081 10-in. 7/19/1928 Victory ahead Arthur’s Sacred Singers Vocal ensemble, with organ vocalist, leader  
Brunswick C2082 10-in. 7/19/1928 If Jesus goes with me Arthur’s Sacred Singers Vocal ensemble, with organ vocalist, leader  
Brunswick C2084 10-in. 7/19/1928 Ethan Lang Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, harmonica  
Brunswick C2089 10-in. 7/20/1928 Red Wing Floyd Thompson and his Home Towners Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Brunswick C2090 10-in. 7/20/1928 Snow deer Floyd Thompson and his Home Towners Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Brunswick C2091 10-in. 7/20/1928 Mountains of Virginia Floyd Thompson and his Home Towners Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Brunswick C2092 10-in. 7/20/1928 Way down in Georgia Floyd Thompson and his Home Towners Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica vocalist, instrumentalist, harmonica  
Brunswick C2284 10-in. 8/30/1928 If Jesus goes with me Arthur’s Sacred Singers Vocal ensemble, with organ vocalist  
Brunswick C2285 10-in. 8/31/1928 Victory ahead Arthur’s Sacred Singers Vocal ensemble, with organ vocalist  
Brunswick C3622 10-in. 6/17/1929 Mouth harp blues The Jack Harmonica Player Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica, composer  
Brunswick C3623 10-in. 6/17/1929 Five miles The Jack Harmonica Player Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica  
Brunswick C3624 10-in. 6/17/1929 The blind boy Emry Arthur Harmonica solo instrumentalist, harmonica  
Brunswick C3631 10-in. 6/18/1929 My mother-in-law Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Brunswick C3632 10-in. 6/18/1929 Mother’s in heaven tonight Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Brunswick C3633 10-in. 6/18/1929 The bootlegger’s song Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Brunswick C3634 10-in. 6/18/1929 Remember the old folks back home Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Brunswick C3635 10-in. 6/18/1929 Prison bound blues Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Brunswick C3637 10-in. 6/18/1929 I got drunk and I got married Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Decca C 9662 10-in. 1/16/1935 The broken wedding Emry Arthur vocalist  
Decca C 9663 10-in. 1/16/1935 Six months in jail ain't long Emry Arthur vocalist  
Decca C 9664 10-in. 1/16/1935 Look out for the window Emry Arthur vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arthur, Emry," accessed November 29, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106034.

Arthur, Emry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106034.

"Arthur, Emry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 29 November 2022.

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