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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 126-147 of 147 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W170511 10-in. 5/5/1930 The Rho owl song Psi Upsilon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W170512 10-in. 5/5/1930 The ever lovely maiden Psi Upsilon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W170513 10-in. 5/5/1930 Welcome brothers old and young; Serenade Psi Upsilon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W170514 10-in. 5/5/1930 College Chorus; Dear Psi U Psi Upsilon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W170515 10-in. 5/5/1930 Brothers, the day is ended; Psi U doxology Psi Upsilon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano and organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W170516 10-in. 5/9/1930 After the battle Psi Upsilon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W170517 10-in. 5/9/1930 Dear old shrine Psi Upsilon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W170518 10-in. 5/9/1930 Psi U joys Psi Upsilon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W170519 10-in. 5/16/1930 Psi U fellowship Psi Upsilon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W170520 10-in. 5/16/1930 Convention song Psi Upsilon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W170521 10-in. 5/16/1930 Come brothers, for a song! Psi Upsilon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh 131 10-in. ca. May 1918 Chimes of Normandy Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 668 10-in. approximately Feb.1917 Buzzin' the bee Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Brunswick 1178 10-in. approximately July 1917 Joan of Arc Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 10489-10492 10-in. 4/27/1923 Thumb marks Irene Williams Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 10576-10578 10-in. 5/7/1923 Thumb marks Irene Williams Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 3956 10-in. 7/12/1915 Over the hills to Mary Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5302 10-in. 1/18/1917 Buzzin' the bee Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Edison 5607 10-in. 6/7/1917 Buzzin' the bee Lou Chiha Frisco Xylophone solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5689 10-in. 7/17/1917 Joan of Arc, they are calling you Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6040 10-in. Feb. 1918 Chimes of Normandy Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 10064 10-in. 10/7/1924 Dream port Anthony F. Paganucci Piano solo composer  
(Results 126-147 of 147 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wells, Jack," accessed February 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106776.

Wells, Jack. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106776.

"Wells, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 February 2023.

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

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