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Joseph Belmont

Joe Belmont was the stage name of Joseph Walter Fulton (July 22, 1876 - August 29, 1949) who was a whistling performer and baritone in the United States who came to be known as "The Human Bird". He was one of the most popular recording artists in the years leading to 1900 and sang as a baritone and whistled for the Columbia Quartet along with Albert Campbell, Jim Reynard and Joe Majors. His top-selling records included "Beautiful Birds, Sing On", "Tell Me, Pretty Maiden" (with Byron G. Harlan, Frank C. Stanley, and the Florodora Girls, Columbia 31604, 1901).

Birth and Death Data: Born July 22nd, 1876 (Shamokin), Died August 29th, 1949 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1919

Roles Represented in DAHR: whistling, baritone vocal, composer, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 196 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1092 10-in. 11/12/1901 Whip-poor-will and whistling chorus Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1092 7-in. 11/12/1901 Whip poor-will song and whistling chorus Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1161 10-in. 12/11/1901 Independentia march Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1161 7-in. 12/11/1901 Independentia march Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1162 10-in. 12/11/1901 The mocking bird Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1162 7-in. 12/11/1901 The mocking bird Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1396 10-in. 5/19/1902 Ben Hur chariot race Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1396 7-in. 5/19/1902 Ben Hur chariot race Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2172 10-in. 4/22/1903 The merry farmer boy Joseph Belmont ; Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] Male vocal solo, with bird imitations vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2172 7-in. 4/22/1903 The merry farmer boy Joseph Belmont ; Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] Male vocal solo, with bird imitations vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2173 10-in. 4/23/1903 The mocking bird Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2173 7-in. 4/22/1903 The mocking bird Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2174 7-in. 4/22/1903 The birds Joseph Belmont ; Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] Male vocal solo, with whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2175 7-in. 4/22/1903 The mocking bird Joseph Belmont ; Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] Male vocal solo, with whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2177 10-in. 4/23/1903 The robin's song Joseph Belmont ; Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] Male vocal solo, with whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2177 7-in. 4/23/1903 The robin's song Joseph Belmont ; Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] Male vocal solo, with whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2178 10-in. 4/23/1903 Over the waves Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2178 7-in. 4/23/1903 Over the waves Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2179 10-in. 4/23/1903 Anvil chorus Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2179 7-in. 4/23/1903 Anvil chorus Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2180 10-in. 4/23/1903 The robins and the wrens Joseph Belmont ; Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] Male vocal solo, with bird imitations vocalist, whistling  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2180 7-in. 4/23/1903 The robins and the wrens Joseph Belmont ; Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] Male vocal solo, with bird imitations vocalist, whistling  
Victor B-21 10-in. 5/18/1903 Bird imitations Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor A-21 7-in. 5/18/1903 Bird imitations Joseph Belmont Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Victor B-23 10-in. 5/18/1903 Ben Hur chariot race march Joseph Belmont Whistling solo arranger, vocalist, whistling  
(Results 1-25 of 196 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Belmont, Joseph," accessed November 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106578.

Belmont, Joseph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106578.

"Belmont, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 November 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106578

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