Fred Van Eps

Fred Van Eps (December 30, 1878 – November 22, 1960) was an American banjoist and banjo maker. The "Van Eps Recording Banjo" was a well-known model until 1930. He was the father of jazz guitarist George Van Eps.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 30th, 1878 (Somerville), Died Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: banjo, arranger, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 180 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9876 10-in. 1/31/1911 Rag pickings Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with piano instrumentalist, banjo, arranger  
Victor B-9877 10-in. 1/31/1911 A rag-time episode Fred Van Eps Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-9878 10-in. 1/31/1911 The burglar buck Fred Van Eps Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-9879 10-in. 1/31/1911 The infanta march Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with piano instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-9898 10-in. 1/31/1911 Indian summer Fred Van Eps Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-10015 10-in. 2/28/1911 Cupid's arrow Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with piano instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-10016 10-in. 2/28/1911 March Glenside Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with piano instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-10395 10-in. 6/7/1911 International cakewalk Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with piano instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-10396 10-in. 6/7/1911 Pearl of the harem Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with piano instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-10397 10-in. 6/7/1911 Hot corn Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with piano instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-10398 10-in. 6/7/1911 The village barber Byron G. Harlan ; Steve Porter Descriptive scene, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-10399 10-in. 6/7/1911 The old time street fakir Byron G. Harlan ; Steve Porter Descriptive scene, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-11387 10-in. 12/19/1911 Red pepper Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-11388 10-in. 12/19/1911 The lobster's promenade Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-11389 10-in. 12/19/1911 The dance of the bugs Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-11390 10-in. 12/19/1911 Dope Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-11656 10-in. 3/4/1912 Banjo tunes Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-11657 10-in. 3/4/1912 Angel Gabriel Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with banjo instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-11952 10-in. 5/1/1912 Black diamond rag Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-11953 10-in. 5/1/1912 Omena intermezzo Fred Van Eps Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo, arranger  
Victor B-11954 10-in. 5/1/1912 Popularity Fred Van Eps Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-11955 10-in. 5/1/1912 The lamb's gambol Fred Van Eps Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-12161 10-in. 7/8/1912 Laughing eyes Fred Van Eps Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-12162 10-in. 7/8/1912 Frolic of the coons Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor B-12163 10-in. 7/8/1912 Maurice tango Fred Van Eps Banjo solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, banjo  
(Results 1-25 of 180 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Van Eps, Fred," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106558.

Van Eps, Fred. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106558.

"Van Eps, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106558

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