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Lew Dockstader

Lew Dockstader (born George Alfred Clapp; August 7, 1856 – October 26, 1924) was an American singer, comedian, and vaudeville star, best known as a blackface minstrel show performer. Dockstader performed as a solo act and in his own a popular minstrel troupe.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1856 (Hartford), Died 1924 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1898 - 1912

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 1815 7-in. 3/23/1898 I want my Lulu Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 3251 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1905 Everybody works but Father Lew Dockstader Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 3386 10-in. ca. Jan.-May 1906 Uncle quit work, too Lew Dockstader Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 19756 10-in. 2/12/1912 Take a little tip from Father Lew Dockstader Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 19901 10-in. 5/23/1912 Fiddle-dee-dee Lew Dockstader Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 38120 10-in. 7/8/1912 Fiddle, dee, dee Lew Dockstader Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 38131 10-in. 7/11/1912 If it wasn't for my wife and baby Columbia Quartette ; Lew Dockstader Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dockstader, Lew," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106711.

Dockstader, Lew. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106711.

"Dockstader, Lew." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106711

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