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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 17, 1880 (Ashley), Died August 8, 1935 (Roxbury)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, composer, lyricist

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

See Also: Wells, Jack Wells, John Barnes John Barnes Wells

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 147 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-2451 10-in. 4/6/1905 In the evening by the moonlight Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-8402 10-in. 11/24/1909 Sweet Genevieve Haydn Quartet ; John Barnes Wells Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-8403 10-in. 11/24/1909 My garden that blooms for you John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-8966 10-in. 5/18/1910 In May time John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-8967 12-in. 5/18/1910 Beloved, it is morn John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-8968 10-in. 5/18/1910 Thine eyes so blue and tender John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BB-9039 10-in. 6/1/1910 Of thee I'm thinking, Margaretha John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9040 10-in. 6/1/1910 My wild Irish rose John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-9040 12-in. 7/1/1910 My wild Irish rose John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9041 10-in. 6/1/1910 The boat song John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9153 10-in. 7/1/1910 The rosary John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9177 10-in. 7/18/1910 It was not so to be John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9178 10-in. 7/18/1910 The story of the rose John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9364 10-in. 8/19/1910 Beautiful Isle of Somewhere John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-9593 12-in. 10/31/1910 Gems from Maritana Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-9594 12-in. 10/31/1910 Gems from The merry widow Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-9638 12-in. 11/11/1910 Murmuring zephyrs John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9672 10-in. 11/23/1910 I'm falling in love with someone John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-9672 12-in. 11/23/1910 I'm falling in love with someone John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-9905 12-in. 2/3/1911 Gems from Florodora Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10034 10-in. 3/8/1911 A red, red rose John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10035 10-in. 3/8/1911 Who is Sylvia? John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10831 10-in. 7/25/1911 Oh fair, oh sweet and holy John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10832 10-in. 7/25/1911 The robin sings in the apple-tree John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-10833 10-in. 7/25/1911 I'm wearing awa' John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 147 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wells, Jack," accessed June 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106776.

Wells, Jack. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106776.

"Wells, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 June 2022.

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

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