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Arthur Collins

Arthur Francis Collins (February 7, 1864 – August 2, 1933) was an American baritone who was one of the most prolific and beloved of pioneer recording artists, regarded in his day as "King of the Ragtime Singers".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 7th, 1864 (Philadelphia), Died August 2nd, 1933 (Tice)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, speaker, performer, author

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 2354 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 01298 7-in. May 1900 I’ll make dat black gal love me Arthur Collins Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]156 7-in. 7/20/1900 Ma tiger lily Arthur Collins Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]156 10-in. 2/2/1902 Ma tiger lily Arthur Collins Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]157 7-in. 7/20/1900 I ain't seen no messenger boy Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]158 7-in. 7/20/1900 Pliny, come kiss your baby Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]158 10-in. 2/2/1901 Pliny, come kiss your baby Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]159 7-in. 7/20/1900 My Sousiana Louisiana Arthur Collins Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]160 7-in. 7/20/1900 I'd leave my happy home for you Arthur Collins Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]160 10-in. 9/19/1902 I'd leave my happy home for you Arthur Collins Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]161 7-in. 7/20/1900 The colonel Arthur Collins Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]162 7-in. 7/20/1900 Old Bill Jones Arthur Collins Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]162 10-in. 3/3/1903 Old Bill Jones Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]163 7-in. 7/21/1900 Mandy Lee Arthur Collins ; Metropolitan Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]164 7-in. 7/21/1900 The blue and the gray Arthur Collins ; Metropolitan Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]165 7-in. 7/21/1900 Ma lady Lou Arthur Collins ; Metropolitan Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]166 7-in. 7/21/1900 Gabriella Brown Arthur Collins ; Metropolitan Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]167 7-in. 7/21/1900 No cake comes too high for me Arthur Collins ; Metropolitan Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]168 7-in. 7/21/1900 Say you love me, Sue Arthur Collins ; Metropolitan Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]169 7-in. 7/21/1900 I've waited Honey, waited long for you Arthur Collins ; Metropolitan Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]170 7-in. 7/21/1900 Vaudeville specialty Arthur Collins ; Metropolitan Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]408 7-in. 10/10/1900 My sunflower Sue Arthur Collins Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]409 7-in. 10/10/1900 Cindy, I dreams about you Arthur Collins Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]409 10-in. 9/19/1902 Cindy, I dreams about you Arthur Collins Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]502 7-in. 11/10/1900 Lam, lam, lam Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]538 7-in. 11/24/1900 Every race has a flag but the coon Arthur Collins ; Metropolitan Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 51-75 of 2354 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Collins, Arthur," accessed October 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106536.

Collins, Arthur. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106536.

"Collins, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106536

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