Eugene Cowles

Eugene Cowles (January 17, 1860 – September 22, 1948) was a Canadian operetta singer and actor. He began recording in 1898 and continued through 1921.

He is most commonly associated with the ballad "Forgotten" which was recorded by a variety of artists in the first decade of the 20th century. Composed by Cowles himself, his original 1906 recording of the song for Victor stayed in print for over two decades. He created the role of Sándor in The Fortune Teller in 1898.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 17, 1860, Died September 22, 1948 (Boston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1898 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, bass vocal

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 908 7-in. Before Apr. 1898 The heart bowed down Artists vary Male vocal solo vocalist, bass vocal  
Berliner 1909 7-in. 10/20/1898 Gypsy love song Eugene Cowles Male vocal solo vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]488 7-in. 11/2/1900 Forgotten Marie Romaine Female vocal solo composer  
Victor A-4 7-in. 4/28/1903 Forgotten Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-4 10-in. 4/28/1903 Forgotten Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer  
Victor A-560 7-in. 10/14/1903 Forgotten Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-2890 10-in. 11/17/1905 Crossing the bar Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-3114 12-in. 2/15/1906 Forgotten Eugene Cowles Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal, composer  
Victor C-3115 12-in. 2/15/1906 Gypsy love song Eugene Cowles Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3116 10-in. 2/15/1906 The armorer's song Eugene Cowles Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3361 10-in. 5/4/1906 Wait for me, Celeste Eugene Cowles Male vocal solo composer, vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-8743 12-in. 3/24/1910 Forgotten Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-12932 12-in. 2/20/1913 Forgotten Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14264 10-in. 1/2/1914 Crossing the bar Alan Turner Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16760 10-in. 11/10/1915 Forgotten John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26402 10-in. 4/7/1922 Once in a purple twilight Orville Harrold Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30755 10-in. 9/5/1924 Forgotten Ralph Crane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-34280 12-in. 1/19/1926 Forgotten Richard Crooks Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53063 10-in. 4/27/1931 Forgotten Renée Chemet ; Anca Seidlova Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-053157 10-in. 6/21/1940 Forgotten Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-068612 10-in. 12/11/1941 Forgotten Frank Munn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 4864 10-in. ca. 1910 Forgotten Reed Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 19684 10-in. 12/11/1911 Don't you mind the sorrows Mrs. A. Stewart Holt Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46635 10-in. 3/14/1916 Forgotten Judson House Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77147 10-in. 6/14/1917 Forgotten Vincent C. Buono Cornet solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cowles, Eugene," accessed July 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107544.

Cowles, Eugene. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107544.

"Cowles, Eugene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 July 2024.

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