Henry Sterling Creamer (June 21, 1879 – October 14, 1930) was a Black American popular song lyricist. He was born in Richmond, Virginia and died in New York. He co-wrote many popular songs in the years from 1900 to 1929, often collaborating with Turner Layton, with whom he also appeared in vaudeville.
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Birth and Death Data: Born June 21, 1879 (Richmond), Died October 14, 1930 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 251 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-8016||12-in.||5/28/1909||That's the doctor, Bill||Ed Morton||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-8078||10-in.||6/28/1909||That's a plenty||Arthur Collins||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-8726||10-in.||3/21/1910||Dear old moonlight||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||lyricist|
|Victor||B-9512||10-in.||10/5/1910||Don't make me laugh, Bill||Ed Morton||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-9556||10-in.||10/12/1910||Sweetness||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-11904||10-in.||4/23/1912||Adopted child||Bob Roberts||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-12324||10-in.||9/3/1912||I've got the finest man||Ada Jones||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-19381||10-in.||3/16/1917||That cute little wigglin' dance||American Quartet ; Marion Harris||Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-20067||10-in.||6/20/1917||Sweet Emalina, my gal||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with xylophone and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-20564||10-in.||9/17/1917||That's it||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-21243||10-in.||12/6/1917||Everybody's crazy 'bout the doggone blues, but I'm happy||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22071||10-in.||7/26/1918||Good-bye Alexander||Phil Baker ; Ben Bernie||Violin and accordion duet||composer|
|Victor||B-22159||10-in.||7/15/1918||Goodbye Alexander, goodbye honey boy||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22160||10-in.||7/15/1918||After you've gone||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22196||10-in.||8/7/1918||I'm waiting for you, Liza Jane||Collins and Harlan||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22335||10-in.||12/3/1918||Sweet 'n' pretty||All Star Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||B-22490||10-in.||12/30/1918||I'm waiting for you, 'Liza Jane||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22592||10-in.||2/19/1919||Oh, Lawdy (Something's done got between Ebecaneezer and me)||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with xylophone and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22626||10-in.||3/13/1919||When shadows softly come and go||Charles Harrison||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22659||10-in.||3/27/1919||When the shadows softly come and go||Lillian Rosedale Goodman ; Vivian Holt||Female vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-22727||10-in.||3/18/1919||Mary Ann||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-24810||10-in.||12/30/1920||Sweet mamma (Papa's getting mad)||Original Dixieland Jazz Band||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||B-25517||10-in.||8/16/1921||I'm nobody's gal||Aileen Stanley||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-25528||10-in.||8/22/1921||Strut Miss Lizzie||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-25791||10-in.||12/5/1921||Dear old Southland||Elliott Shaw||Male vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Creamer, Henry," accessed March 25, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106675.
Creamer, Henry. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 25, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106675.
"Creamer, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 25 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Creamer, Henry, 1879-1930 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n92100048
Wikidata: Henry Creamer - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1567008
MusicBrainz: Henry Creamer - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/3892725a-b68b-454a-9c9f-dd58abe983e6
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