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 76-100 of 147 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-18075 12-in. 7/6/1916 Alma mater songs Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-18077 12-in. 7/7/1916 Songs of good fellowship Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-18078 12-in. 7/7/1916 Favorite college songs Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18119 10-in. 7/14/1916 Norah, the pride of Kildare John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18123 10-in. 7/14/1916 Since first I met thee John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-18769 10-in. 12/4/1916 Buzzin' the bee Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor C-19121 12-in. 1/24/1917 Deep river Frances Alda ; Orpheus Quartet Soprano vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19122 10-in. 1/24/1917 Tho' I'm not the first to call you 'Sweetheart' please let me be the last Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19123 10-in. 1/24/1917 Whose pretty baby are you now? Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19183 10-in. 2/14/1917 I met you, dear, in Dreamland William Barnes Male vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-19184 10-in. 2/14/1917 Blue bird William Barnes Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
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-20655 10-in. 9/10/1917 When shadows fall John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-20686 12-in. 9/20/1917 Sing, o heavens Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-20826 12-in. 10/2/1917 It came upon the midnight clear Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
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 B-22624 10-in. 3/13/1919 Tears (Of love) John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
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  
Victor [Trial 1920-01-05-01] Not documented 1/5/1920 Dream port John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 76-100 of 147 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wells, Jack," accessed February 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106776.

Wells, Jack. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106776.

"Wells, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 February 2023.

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