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Nat M. Wills

Nat M. Wills (born Louis McGrath Wills) (July 11, 1873 – December 9, 1917), was a popular stage star, vaudeville entertainer, and recording artist at the beginning of the 20th century. He is best known for his "tramp" persona and for performing humorous or satirical musical numbers, including parodies of popular songs of the day.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 11th, 1873, Died December 9th, 1917

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: author, vocalist, speaker, composer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6538 10-in. 10/14/1908 No news, or What killed the dog? Nat M. Wills Monologue speaker, author  
Victor C-6539 12-in. 10/14/1908 The flag he loved so well Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, author  
Victor B-6540 10-in. 10/14/1908 Are you sincere? Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, author  
Victor B-6541 10-in. 10/14/1908 B.P.O.E Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, author  
Victor B-6542 10-in. 10/14/1908 The old oaken bucket Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-6549 10-in. 10/16/1908 Our boarding house Nat M. Wills Monologue, with orchestra speaker, author  
Victor B-6550 10-in. 10/16/1908 Hoboken Nat M. Wills Monologue speaker  
Victor B-6917 10-in. 3/23/1909 Rainbow and Sunbonnet Sue Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor C-6918 12-in. 3/23/1909 At the comic opera Nat M. Wills Monologue, with orchestra speaker, author  
Victor B-6919 10-in. 3/23/1909 The traveling man Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Victor B-6922 10-in. 3/24/1909 Song of the English chappie Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-6923 10-in. 3/24/1909 Liberty Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor C-6925 12-in. 3/25/1909 Hortense at the skating rink Nat M. Wills Comic monologue speaker, author  
Victor B-6926 10-in. 3/25/1909 A talk on Father Nat M. Wills Monologue speaker, author  
Victor B-6932 10-in. 3/26/1909 Jungle town parody Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, author  
Victor B-6933 10-in. 3/26/1909 Saving up coupons for Mother Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, author  
Victor C-6934 12-in. 3/27/1909 Reformed love (and a few other subjects) Nat M. Wills Monologue speaker, author  
Victor C-6935 12-in. 3/27/1909 Hortense at sea Nat M. Wills Comic monologue speaker, author  
Victor B-13838 10-in. 9/22/1913 New York, what's the matter with you? Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-13839 10-in. 9/22/1913 That ragtime suffragette Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-13840 10-in. 9/22/1913 If a table at Rector's could talk Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-13841 10-in. 9/22/1913 Too much dog Nat M. Wills Monologue speaker, author  
Victor B-13842 10-in. 9/22/1913 Parody on eight familiar songs Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-13843 10-in. 9/22/1913 Parody on "Trail of the lonesome pine" Nat M. Wills Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, author  
Victor B-13844 10-in. 9/22/1913 A new cure for drinking Nat M. Wills Monologue author, speaker  
(Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wills, Nat M.," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106595.

Wills, Nat M.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106595.

"Wills, Nat M.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106595

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