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Jack Wells

John Barnes Wells (October 17, 1880 – August 8, 1935), was an American composer and singer. He sang as a tenor. He was once described as "one of the best known concert singers in New York." He was a popular singer and was featured on many 78-rpm recordings released in the early 1900s. He starred in the 1903 musical theater production of The Wizard of Oz. One of his last performances was in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1933). He also used the pseudonym William Barnes and composed music under the name Jack Wells.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 17th, 1880 (Ashley), Died August 8th, 1935 (Roxbury)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1918

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Notes: Songwriter Jack Wells also made recordings under the names John Barnes Wells and William Barnes.

See Also: Wells, John Barnes John Barnes Wells

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 36 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-14035 10-in. 11/5/1913 Flow along, River Tennessee (To the home of the girl I love) Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15613 10-in. 1/20/1915 Over the hills to Mary James F. Harrison ; James Reed Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17697 10-in. 5/17/1916 The owl John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-18769 10-in. 12/4/1916 Buzzin' the bee Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-19756 10-in. 5/8/1917 Joan of Arc Willie Weston Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-20377 12-in. 7/9/1917 Huckleberry Finn Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor B-21284 10-in. 12/24/1917 Joan of Arc, they are calling you Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra composer  
Victor B-21285 10-in. 12/24/1917 The chimes of Normandy Lambert Murphy Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21453 10-in. 2/16/1918 War ballad medley Pietro Accordion solo composer  
Victor B-21647 10-in. 4/2/1918 Joan of Arc Hurtado Brothers Royal Marimba Band of Guatemala Marimba band composer  
Victor B-22220 10-in. 9/4/1918 Joan of Arc Jerome Swineford Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor [Trial 1916-12-14-08] Not documented 12/14/1916 The elf man Louise Dresser Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1917-12-10-02] Not documented 12/10/1917 Joan of Arc (They are calling you) Percy Hemus Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 39095 10-in. 11/13/1913 Flow along, river Tennessee Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 39328 10-in. 4/16/1914 If I were the ocean and you were the shore Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 39707 10-in. 12/19/1914 Over the hills to Mary James F. Harrison ; James Reed Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46048 10-in. 9/23/1915 Things are getting better every day M. J. O'Connell Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 47465 10-in. 4/6/1917 Buzzin' the bee Gene Greene Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 77044 10-in. 5/10/1917 Joan of Arc Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77276 10-in. 8/18/1917 Mr. Jazz himself Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 77322 10-in. 9/10/1917 Waterson hits Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 77333 10-in. 9/13/1917 I'm crazy over every girl in France Avon Comedy Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77407 10-in. 10/3/1917 Over the top Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77489 10-in. 11/5/1917 Chimes of Normandy Robert Lewis Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 49256 12-in. 10/11/1917 The bravest heart of all Prince's Band Band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 36 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wells, Jack," accessed July 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106776.

Wells, Jack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106776.

"Wells, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106776

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