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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 251-275 of 325 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W145961 10-in. 4/4/1928 Ai Suzette Edna Thomas Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145962 10-in. 4/4/1928 Mamzelle Zizi Edna Thomas Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W145973 10-in. 4/6/1928 The man I love Sophie Braslau Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Columbia W145974 10-in. 4/6/1928 If I could look into your eyes Sophie Braslau Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Columbia W146253 10-in. 4/12/1928 Go down, Moses Edna Thomas Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146254 10-in. 4/12/1928 Swing low, sweet chariot Edna Thomas Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146619 10-in. 7/3/1928 Shanty-man's life Pierre La Dieu Male vocal solo, with violin and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146620 10-in. 7/3/1928 Driving saw-logs on the plover Pierre La Dieu Male vocal solo, with violin and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W146952 10-in. 9/5/1928 Away out on the mountain Frank Kamplain Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W147064 10-in. 9/25/1928 Jingle bells Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra arranger  
Columbia W147065 10-in. 9/25/1928 The quilting party Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra arranger  
Columbia W147392 10-in. 11/9/1928 Scarf dance Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia W147393 10-in. 11/9/1928 The flatterer Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra conductor  
Columbia W147750 10-in. 1/10/1929 Chinese lullaby Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W149735 10-in. 1/6/1930 Chorus of canaries Robert Hood Bowers ; Joe Belmont's Group of Real Feathered Songsters Bird sounds, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W150844 10-in. 9/29/1930 Body and soul Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble director  
Columbia W150845 10-in. 9/29/1930 Laughing at life Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble director  
Columbia W150863 10-in. 10/7/1930 Body and soul Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble director  
Columbia W150864 10-in. 10/7/1930 Wasting my love on you Annette Hanshaw Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble director  
Columbia W151708 10-in. 8/6/1931 I apologize Robert Hood Bowers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W151709 10-in. 8/6/1931 (With you on my mind I find) I can't write the words Robert Hood Bowers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W152080 10-in. 1/18/1932 Father of the land we love Robert Hood Bowers Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal quartet director  
Columbia W152081 10-in. 1/18/1932 Medley of Washingtonian songs Robert Hood Bowers Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal quartet director  
Columbia W152243 10-in. 7/28/1932 Marching into minstrelsy, part 1 Eddie Leonard Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble director  
Columbia W152244 10-in. 7/28/1932 Marching into minstrelsy, part 2 Eddie Leonard Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble director  
(Results 251-275 of 325 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bowers, Robert Hood," accessed December 1, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106799.

Bowers, Robert Hood. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106799.

"Bowers, Robert Hood." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 1 December 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106799

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