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 26-50 of 147 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-11289 10-in. 11/22/1911 Mammy's song John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-11357 12-in. 12/12/1911 National airs of all nations Victor Mixed Chorus Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-11456 12-in. 1/12/1912 Gems from The count of Luxembourg Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-11572 12-in. 2/7/1912 Song medley no. 2 : Feist favorites Victor Mixed Chorus Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-12045 12-in. 5/23/1912 Song medley no. 4 : Remick refrains Victor Mixed Chorus Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-12109 12-in. 6/12/1912 Gems from Robin Hood Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12631 10-in. 11/20/1912 No. 1, Reception anthem : In heavenly love abiding Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with 2 organs vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12632 10-in. 11/20/1912 No. 3, Perambulation : Behold how good and how pleasant Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with 2 organs vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12633 10-in. 11/20/1912 No. 4, Obligation : So help us God Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with 2 organs vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12634 10-in. 11/20/1912 Solemn strikes the funeral chime Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with 2 organs vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12635 10-in. 11/20/1912 Behold how pleasant and how good Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with 2 organs vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12636 10-in. 11/20/1912 His laws inspire our being Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with 2 organs vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12689 10-in. 12/11/1912 Let us remember in our youth Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with 2 organs vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12690 10-in. 12/11/1912 Opening ode, Stand up for Jesus Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with 2 organs vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-12954 10-in. 2/28/1913 Absent John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13018 10-in. 3/27/1913 When I carved your name on the tree Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13019 10-in. 3/27/1913 Johnny Harvard Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13020 10-in. 3/27/1913 Forsaken Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13779 10-in. 9/15/1913 My wonderful dream girl John Barnes Wells Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13780 10-in. 9/15/1913 Don't you wish you were back home again John Barnes Wells Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13802 10-in. 9/16/1913 Mark master ode no. 1 Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13803 10-in. 9/16/1913 Mark master ode no. 3 Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13804 10-in. 9/16/1913 Past master ode no. 1 Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-13805 12-in. 9/16/1913 Most excellent master ode no. 1 Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-13806 12-in. 9/16/1913 Most excellent master ode no. 2 Metropolitan Quartet Male vocal quartet, with organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 26-50 of 147 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wells, Jack," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106776.

Wells, Jack. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106776.

"Wells, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.

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