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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 126-150 of 2354 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1728 10-in. 11/1/1902 Closing time in a country grocery Collins and Harlan Descriptive scene speaker  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1964 7-in. 2/12/1903 The poo bah of Blackville town Arthur Collins Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1964 10-in. 2/12/1903 The poo bah of Blackville town Arthur Collins Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1965 7-in. 2/12/1903 I wonder why Bill Bailey don't come home Arthur Collins Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1965 10-in. 2/12/1903 I wonder why Bill Bailey don't come home Arthur Collins Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1966 7-in. 2/12/1903 O-O-O'Brien Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1966 10-in. 2/12/1903 Oh oh O'Brien Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1967 7-in. 2/12/1903 Strike out McCracken Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1967 10-in. 2/12/1903 Strike out McCracken Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1968 7-in. 2/12/1903 Trouble Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1968 10-in. 2/12/1903 Trouble Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1969 7-in. 2/12/1903 Jerry Murphy is a friend of mine Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1969 10-in. 2/12/1903 Jerry Murphy is a friend of mine Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1970 7-in. 2/12/1903 I'll kill the man who swiped me can Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1970 10-in. 2/12/1903 I'll kill the man who swiped me can Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1971 7-in. 2/12/1903 I'm unlucky Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1971 10-in. 2/12/1903 I'm unlucky Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1989 7-in. 2/25/1903 I'm a Jonah man Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2051 10-in. 3/3/1903 I'll be busy all next week Arthur Collins Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2052 10-in. 3/3/1903 I'm a Jonah man Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2053 7-in. 3/3/1903 When the winter time comes 'round Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2053 10-in. 3/3/1903 When the winter time comes 'round Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2054 7-in. 3/3/1903 The crowd on McNally's back stoop Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2054 10-in. 3/3/1903 The crowd on McNally's back stoop Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2116 7-in. 3/24/1903 The dude and the farmer Collins and Harlan Descriptive scene speaker  
(Results 126-150 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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