Gitz Rice

Lieutenant Gitz Rice (May 5, 1891 – October 16, 1947) was a Canadian service member and entertainer, best known for creating various World War I war songs popular among both troops and civilians.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 5, 1891 (New Glasgow), Died October 16, 1947 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1942

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

Notes: Name appears in Victor ledgers as Lieut. Gitz-Rice. See biography at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/gramophone/m2-1027-e.html.

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 47 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-20850 10-in. 10/11/1917 Fun in Flanders Henry Burr ; Gitz Rice Descriptive scene, with orchestra vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor B-20851 10-in. 10/11/1917 Fun in Flanders Henry Burr ; Gitz Rice Descriptive scene, with orchestra vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor B-21054 10-in. 11/6/1917 I want to go home Gitz Rice Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor B-21055 10-in. 11/6/1917 Take me back to dear old Blighty Gitz Rice Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-21681 10-in. 4/17/1918 Keep your head down, Fritzie boy American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-21682 10-in. 4/17/1918 We stopped them on the Marne American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-21761 10-in. 4/11/1918 Keep your head down, Allemand, Fritzie boy Gitz Rice Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor B-21762 10-in. 4/11/1918 We stopped them at the Marne Gitz Rice Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor B-21811 10-in. 5/1/1918 Dear old pal of mine John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21938 10-in. 5/29/1918 On the road that leads back home Henry Burr ; Elizabeth Spencer Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-22475 10-in. 12/20/1918 I think I'll wait until they all come home Peerless Quartet ; Elizabeth Spencer Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22726 10-in. 3/18/1919 Dear old pal of mine Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-23760 10-in. 3/5/1920 Because you're here Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41543 10-in. 1/13/1928 Dear old pal of mine John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-41750 10-in. 2/24/1928 Dear old pal of mine Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BS-058265 10-in. 12/17/1940 Dear old pal of mine Barry Wood Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-071917 10-in. 2/16/1942 Dear old pal of mine Ken Curtis ; New Music [Shep Fields] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-071950 10-in. 2/19/1942 Dear old pal of mine Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 77413 10-in. 10/5/1917 Life in a trench in Belgium Henry Burr ; Gitz Rice Descriptive scene, with male vocal duet and orchestra composer, vocalist  
Columbia 77414 10-in. 10/5/1917 Life in a trench in Belgium Henry Burr ; Gitz Rice Descriptive scene, with male vocal duet and orchestra composer, vocalist  
Columbia 77498 10-in. 11/9/1917 Life in a trench in Belgium Henry Burr ; Gitz Rice Descriptive scene, with male vocal duet and orchestra composer, vocalist  
Columbia 77499 10-in. 11/9/1917 I want to go home Henry Burr ; Gitz Rice Monologue and male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 77502 10-in. 11/9/1917 Life in a trench in Belgium Henry Burr ; Gitz Rice Descriptive scene, with male vocal duet and orchestra composer, vocalist  
Columbia 77748 10-in. 4/2/1918 We stopped them at the Marne Arthur Fields ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 77923 10-in. 6/24/1918 Keep your head down "Fritzie boy" Arthur Fields ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 47 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rice, Gitz," accessed May 25, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106647.

Rice, Gitz. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106647.

"Rice, Gitz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 25 May 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106647

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