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Robert Hood Bowers

Robert Hood Bowers (24 May 1877 - 29 December 1941) was an American composer, conductor and musical director of operettas and stage musicals, and a conductor and musical director for radio. He composed the musical scores for some of the most popular silent movies, including Aloma of the South Seas and A Daughter of the Gods.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 24th, 1877 (Chambersburg), Died December 29th, 1941 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, organ, composer, conductor, director, arranger, celeste, lyricist, chimes

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 325 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-1666 10-in. 8/25/1904 My gasoline automobile Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor A-1666 7-in. 8/25/1904 My gasoline automobile Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] Male vocal solo composer  
Victor A-1679 7-in. 9/8/1904 Oh gee! It's great to be crazy Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1679 10-in. 9/8/1904 Oh gee! It's great to be crazy Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-2143 10-in. 1/13/1905 The maid and the mummy : Selections Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-3425 10-in. 5/31/1906 The little chauffeur Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-3857 12-in. 10/8/1906 Somewhere in the world there's a little girl for me Haydn Quartet ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal quartet and male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-16536 12-in. 9/23/1915 Miss Vixen Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor B-23017 10-in. 6/18/1919 Chinese lullaby Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23391 10-in. 12/20/1919 A Chinese lullaby Paul Biese‚Äôs Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-23941 10-in. 4/16/1920 The moon shines on the moonshine Sidney Phillips Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-40528 10-in. 10/31/1927 Aloma Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-50961 10-in. 3/21/1929 Chinese lullaby Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51955 10-in. 5/1/1929 Aloma Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor [Trial 1928-05-04-03] 10-in. 5/4/1928 Chinese flower Paulo Gruppe Cello solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 3431 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1906 The little chauffeur Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 47355 10-in. 2/5/1917 In the sweet bye and bye Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied arranger  
Columbia 77349 10-in. 9/18/1917 Medley of Christmas carols Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra arranger  
Columbia 77350 10-in. 9/18/1917 Medley of Christmas carols Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra arranger  
Columbia 77736 10-in. 3/26/1918 Your guiding star and mine Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78028 10-in. 8/28/1918 Memories of Christmas Prince's Orchestra Orchestra, with female vocal solo and male vocal quartet composer, arranger  
Columbia 78029 10-in. 8/28/1918 Memories of Christmas Prince's Orchestra Orchestra, with female vocal solo and male vocal quartet composer, arranger  
Columbia 78245 10-in. 1/3/1919 Memories of Easter Columbia Stellar Quartette ; Marie Morrisey Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78246 10-in. 1/3/1919 Memories of Easter Columbia Stellar Quartette ; Marie Morrisey Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78277 10-in. 1/29/1919 Dixie Columbia Band Band arranger  
(Results 1-25 of 325 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bowers, Robert Hood," accessed November 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106799.

Bowers, Robert Hood. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106799.

"Bowers, Robert Hood." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 November 2020.

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