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 26-35 of 35 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-13845||10-in.||9/22/1913||Darky stories||Nat M. Wills||Monologue||speaker, author|
|Victor||C-15694||12-in.||2/10/1915||Automobile parody||Nat M. Wills||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist|
|Victor||B-15695||10-in.||2/10/1915||A father of 36||Nat M. Wills||Monologue, unaccompanied||speaker, author|
|Victor||BVE-45010||10-in.||5/3/1928||No news (or 'What killed the dog')||Frank Crumit||Recitation||author|
|Columbia||38797||10-in.||4/19/1913||A comic medley song||Nat M. Wills||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||38798||10-in.||4/19/1913||The drink cure||Nat M. Wills||Comic monologue||speaker, author|
|Columbia||39997||10-in.||3/26/1915||No news, or, what killed the dog||Nat M. Wills||Comic monologue||speaker, author|
|Columbia||45505||10-in.||3/29/1915||Two Negro stories||Nat M. Wills||Comic monologue||speaker, author|
|Edison||3196||10-in.||Aug. 1914||B. P. O. E. Elks' song||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra||author|
|Leeds & Catlin||[L & C cat 45759.1]||10-in.||between late 1908 and early 1909||No news, or what killed the dog||Arthur Collins||Comic monologue||author|
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