Ren Shields

Ren Shields was an American folk musician born in 1868 in Chicago, Illinois. He died on 25 October 1913 in Massapequa, New York. He co-wrote the song with George "Honey Boy" Evans "In the Good Old Summer Time" amongst other songs such as "Dreamy Eyes", and "Come, take a Trip in My Air-ship".

Birth and Death Data: Born 1868

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1414 7-in. 5/23/1902 It's got to be a minstrel show tonight Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1414 10-in. 5/23/1902 It's got to be a minstrel show tonight Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1655 7-in. 10/2/1902 In the good old summer time Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1655 10-in. 10/2/1902 In the good old summer time Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1700 7-in. 10/17/1902 Wait at the gate for me J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1700 10-in. 10/17/1902 Wait at the gate for me J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1793 7-in. 11/20/1902 In the good old summer time Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1793 10-in. 11/20/1902 In the good old summer time Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1833 7-in. 12/17/1902 In the good old summer time Sousa's Band Band, with male vocal duet and cornet and trombone solos lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1833 10-in. 12/17/1902 In the good old summer time Sousa's Band Band, with male vocal duet and cornet and trombone solos lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1984 7-in. 2/19/1903 They were all doing the same Edward M. Favor Male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1984 10-in. 2/19/1903 They were all doing the same Edward M. Favor Male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2053 7-in. 3/3/1903 When the winter time comes 'round Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2053 10-in. 3/3/1903 When the winter time comes 'round Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2157 7-in. 4/3/1903 They were all doing the same Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2157 10-in. 4/3/1903 They were all doing the same Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Victor B-290 10-in. 8/25/1903 When the winter time comes 'round Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor B-418 10-in. 9/16/1903 In the good old summer time Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor A-945 7-in. 1/19/1904 The sweetest flower that grows in Tennessee Joseph Natus Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-945 10-in. 1/19/1904 The sweetest flower that grows in Tennessee Joseph Natus Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor A-1161 7-in. 3/24/1904 In the good old summer time Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-1161 10-in. 3/24/1904 In the good old summer time Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor E-1161 8-in. 5/10/1906 In the good old summer time Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor A-1582 7-in. 7/11/1904 Come take a trip in my airship Billy Murray Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-1582 10-in. 7/11/1904 Come take a trip in my airship Billy Murray Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-2176 10-in. 1/21/1905 They were all doing the same Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet lyricist, composer  
Victor C-2176 12-in. 1/21/1905 They were all doing the same Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Victor B-2443 10-in. 4/4/1905 Come take a trip in my airship Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-2492 10-in. 4/25/1905 Waltzing with the girl you love Joseph Natus Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor A-2847 7-in. 10/27/1905 In the good old summer time Sousa's Band Band, with male vocal duet and cornet and trombone solos lyricist  
Victor B-2847 10-in. 10/27/1905 In the good old summer time Sousa's Band Band, with male vocal duet and cornet and trombone solos lyricist  
Victor B-3380 10-in. 5/10/1906 Waltz me around again, Willie Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor E-3380 8-in. 5/10/1906 Waltz me around again, Willie Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-4036 10-in. 11/14/1906 Moses Andrew Jackson, good bye Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-4510 12-in. 5/20/1907 Moses Andrew Jackson, good bye May Irwin Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6872 10-in. 3/10/1909 The longest way round is the shortest way home Will Oakland Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6873 10-in. 3/11/1909 When you know that your girlie loves you Elise Stevenson Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-7063 10-in. 5/11/1909 The recipe for love Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-7094 10-in. 5/18/1909 Make a noise like a hoop and roll away Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-8097 10-in. 7/7/1909 Take me out for a joy ride Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-8963 10-in. 5/17/1910 Just for a girl Edward M. Favor Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10151 10-in. 4/5/1911 Steamboat Bill Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10179 10-in. 4/13/1911 Steamboat Bill Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14940 10-in. 6/9/1914 In the good old summertime Arthur Pryor's Band Band, with male vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor CVE-16216 12-in. 5/11/1927 Songs of the past, no. 4 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-16216 12-in. 7/20/1915 Songs of the past, no. 4 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-18925 12-in. 12/22/1916 Songs of the past, no. 23 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-37908 10-in. 2/17/1927 Down where the watermelon grows Ernest Moody ; Phil Reeve Male vocal duet, with guitar and ukulele lyricist  
Victor BVE-38921 10-in. 5/23/1927 Steamboat Bill Ernest Rogers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) lyricist  
Victor CVE-49077 12-in. 1/18/1929 Minstrel show of 1929 Victor Minstrels Minstrels, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BS-81969 10-in. 3/21/1934 Frankie and Johnny Helen Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BS-037123 10-in. 5/17/1939 Steamboat Bill Smoothies Mixed vocal trio, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia 940 7-in. ca. 1902 In the good old summer time J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 940 10-in. ca. 1902 In the good old summer time J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 1013 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 Wait at the gate for me J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1013 10-in. ca. 1902-1908 Wait at the gate for me J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1051 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 My Yankee Doodle Daisy Male vocalist (unidentified; Columbia Records) Baritone vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1051 10-in. ca. 1902-1908 My Yankee Doodle Daisy Male vocalist (unidentified; Columbia Records) Baritone vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1417 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 They were all doing the same Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia 1417 10-in. ca. 1903 They were all doing the same Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia 1878 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1904 Come take a trip in my airship J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 1913 7-in. ca. 1904 In the good old summer time J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 3034 7-in. ca. 1904 Come take a trip in my airship J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 3450 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1906 Waltz me around again, Willie Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 3479 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1906 The Rambler Minstrel Company : Record D Collins and Harlan ; Rambler Minstrel Company Minstrels and male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 3554 10-in. ca. 1906-Jan. 1907 The Rambler Minstrel Company : Record F Arthur Collins ; Rambler Minstrel Company Minstrels, with male vocal solo and orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3660 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1907 You'll have to wait 'till my ship comes in Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3900 10-in. ca. Jan.-Apr. 1908 Come to the land of Bohemia Harvey Hindermyer Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3995 10-in. ca. Jan. 1908-Mar. 1909 Make a noise like a hoop and roll away Fred Duprez Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4277 10-in. ca. 1909-Feb. 1910 Take me out for a joy ride Paul Southe Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4448 10-in. ca. Jan.-July 1910 Ain't you coming out to-night Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19134 10-in. 11/29/1910 The longest way round is the sweetest way home Will Oakland Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19280 10-in. 3/31/1911 Steamboat Bill Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19878 10-in. 5/4/1912 That's what I call a good time Ada Jones ; Walter Van Brunt Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78423 10-in. 5/14/1919 Steamboat Bill Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79881 10-in. 6/10/1921 Frankie and Johnny Frank Crumit ; Paul Biese Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 81626 10-in. 3/7/1924 Steamboat Bill Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist  
Columbia 140361 10-in. 1/25/1925 Frankie and Johnny Harry Frankel Male vocal solo, with ukulele songwriter  
Columbia W141084 10-in. 10/2/1925 In the good old summertime Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist  
Columbia W143771 10-in. 3/26/1927 Waltz me around again, Willie Chris Bouchillon Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Columbia W143998 10-in. 4/21/1927 Frankie and Johnny Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W145014 10-in. 10/25/1927 In the good old summertime Leake County Revelers String band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia W149364 10-in. 11/4/1929 Frankie and Johnny Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar songwriter  
Columbia W149542 10-in. 12/5/1929 Frankie and Johnny Nick Nichols Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano songwriter  
Columbia W149543 10-in. 12/5/1929 Frankie and Johnny Nick Nichols Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano songwriter  
Columbia W149668 10-in. 12/3/1929 Frankie and Johnny Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist  
Columbia W149723 10-in. 12/13/1929 Frankie and Johnny Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W150549 10-in. 5/28/1930 Steamboat Bill Paul Tremaine Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh S-73037 10-in. 12/18/1924 Steamboat Bill Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) lyricist  
OKeh W81360 10-in. 9/20/1927 Down where the watermelon grow Avoca Quartet Vocal quartet, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar lyricist  
Brunswick E27651 10-in. 6/6/1928 In the good old summer time Richard Brooks ; Rueben Puckett Male vocal duet, with violin and guitar lyricist  
Brunswick E27826 10-in. 7/3/1928 Frankie and Johnnie Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter  
Brunswick E19192-E19194 10-in. 5/7/1926 Frankie and Johnny Joe Cook Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Brunswick E23397-E23399 10-in. 6/1/1927 Steamboat Bill Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Brunswick E24858-E24861 10-in. 10/21/1927 Frankie and Johnny Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 1081 10-in. between 6/17/1912 and 6/18/1912 Ain't you coming out to-night Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 3045 10-in. May 1914 Ain't you coming out to-night Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7283 10-in. 4/9/1920 Steamboat Bill Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion E3704-E3705 10-in. 9/8/1926 In the good old summer time Uncle Dave Macon Male vocal solo, with banjo lyricist  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 231-A] 10-in. between late 1908 and early 1909 Make a noise like a hoop and roll away Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shields, Ren," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106550.

Shields, Ren. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106550.

"Shields, Ren." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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