Madelyn Sheppard (died in 1990) was an American pianist, singer, and composer from Selma, Alabama. She frequently collaborated with lyricist Annelu Burns on spirituals and blues songs, including creating music for the theater and film industries. She composed the score for the 1922 Broadway musical, Just Because, which "may well have been the first full-length Broadway musical authored entirely by women", according to the Library of Congress.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 23, 1896, Died October 10, 1990
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1929
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, soprano vocal
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-24616||10-in.||10/7/1920||Pickaninny Rose||Olive Kline||Female vocal solo, with piano, violin, and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-32707||10-in.||5/19/1925||Many, many years ago||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio, violin, guitar, and harmonica||composer|
|Victor||BVE-Test-607||10-in.||1/10/1929||High up on the hilltop||Sunshine Sisters||Female vocal duet||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Victor||BVE-Test-609||10-in.||1/10/1929||I must have that man||Claude Reese ; Madelyn Sheppard||Female-male vocal duet||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Victor||BVE-Test-610||10-in.||1/10/1929||I'm satisfied just loving you||Sunshine Trio||Mixed vocal trio||vocalist, soprano vocal|
|Columbia||79673||10-in.||Feb. 1921||Pickaninny Rose||Art Hickman's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||W140452||10-in.||3/19/1925||That little old sweetheart of mine||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
|Columbia||W140832||10-in.||8/10/1925||Many, many years ago||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar||lyricist, composer|
|OKeh||S-7617||10-in.||Oct. 1920||Pickaninny Rose||Ernest Hare||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|OKeh||S-72003||10-in.||11/3/1923||O Saroo, Saroo||Reese Du Pree||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||E3926||10-in.||10/13/1926||Many, many years ago||Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland||Male vocal duet, with guitar and harmonica||lyricist, composer|
|Brunswick||E16001-E16002||10-in.||6/18/1925||Many many years ago||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with guitar and violin||lyricist, composer|
|Brunswick||E16067-E16069||10-in.||6/29/1925||Many, many years ago||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar||lyricist, composer|
|Edison||6430||10-in.||between 10/23/1918 and 10/28/1918||Waiting||Marie Morrisey||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||7481||10-in.||8/5/1920||Pickaninny Rose||Margaret A. Freer||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||10210||10-in.||2/18/1925||Kalua moon||Herbert Soman Salon Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Edison||10343||10-in.||4/30/1925||Many, many years ago||Vernon Dalhart and Company||Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar||lyricist, composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sheppard, Madelyn," accessed November 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107767.
Sheppard, Madelyn. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107767.
"Sheppard, Madelyn." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 November 2023.
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