Harry Williams

Harry Hiram Williams (August 23, 1879 – May 15, 1922) was an American composer, lyricist, and publisher of popular music from 1903 until his death in 1922.

One of his early hits, written in 1905 with Egbert Van Alstyne, is "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree". He also produced story ideas and directed silent movies with Mack Sennett for Keystone Studios, according to Sennett's biography The King of Comedy.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 23rd, 1879 (Faribault), Died Oakland

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 180 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor A-978 7-in. 1/27/1904 Navajo Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-978 10-in. 1/27/1904 Navajo Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-1203 10-in. 4/12/1904 Good-bye, Fedora Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-1203 12-in. 4/12/1904 Good-bye, Fedora Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-1211 12-in. 4/13/1904 The gondolier Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-1211 10-in. 4/13/1904 The gondolier Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-1492 10-in. 6/20/1904 Tippecanoe Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor A-1492 7-in. 6/20/1904 Tippecanoe Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor A-1550 7-in. 7/1/1904 Seminole Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-1550 10-in. 7/1/1904 Seminole Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor A-1551 7-in. 7/1/1904 If I were only you Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-1551 10-in. 6/30/1904 If I were only you Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor A-1618 7-in. 7/18/1904 Navajo Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-1618 10-in. 7/18/1904 Navajo Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-1670 10-in. 9/6/1904 Back, back, back to Baltimore Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor A-1670 7-in. 9/6/1904 Back, back, back to Baltimore Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-1753 10-in. 10/11/1904 Nellie mine Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-2118 10-in. 1/6/1905 Tennessee Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-2119 10-in. 1/6/1905 Ramblin' Sam Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-2161 10-in. 1/18/1905 Birds of a feather flock together Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-2307 10-in. 2/16/1905 The troubadour Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-2449 10-in. 4/6/1905 On a summer night Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor B-2450 10-in. 4/6/1905 In the shade of the old apple tree Haydn Quartet ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal quartet and male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-2459 10-in. 4/7/1905 In the shade of the old apple tree Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-2459 12-in. 4/7/1905 In the shade of the old apple tree Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 180 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Harry," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107789.

Williams, Harry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107789.

"Williams, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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