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 51-75 of 147 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13901 10-in. 10/3/1913 Sing me the rosary Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-13902 10-in. 10/3/1913 The girl in the gingham gown Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
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 C-14204 12-in. 12/16/1913 War songs Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-14205 12-in. 12/16/1913 Prisoners' chorus Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14979 10-in. 6/22/1914 Boat song John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14980 10-in. 6/22/1914 Joy of the morning John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-14981 10-in. 6/22/1914 Persian serenade John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15502 10-in. 12/15/1914 Land of hope and glory Wilfred Glenn Male vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15503 10-in. 12/15/1914 Brown October ale Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15504 10-in. 12/15/1914 Swing along Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-15505 10-in. 12/15/1914 A stein song Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
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-17107 10-in. 2/3/1916 I love you, that's one thing I know William Barnes Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17108 10-in. 2/3/1916 Memories John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17154 10-in. 2/15/1916 A perfect day Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17598 10-in. 5/3/1916 In the beautiful seaside air Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17599 10-in. 5/3/1916 My own Iona William Barnes Male vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17600 10-in. 5/3/1916 The girl who wears a red cross on her sleeve William Barnes Male vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17697 10-in. 5/17/1916 The owl John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, lyricist  
Victor B-17698 10-in. 5/17/1916 The melody of home John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17699 10-in. 5/17/1916 Long ago in Alcalá John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17930 10-in. 6/26/1916 If I knock the 'L' out of Kelly Marguerite Farrell Female vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-17931 10-in. 6/26/1916 By the sad Luana shore Marguerite Farrell Female vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-18062 12-in. 7/6/1916 Alma mater songs Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 51-75 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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