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. Williams joined The Lambs Club in 1908.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 23, 1879 (Faribault), Died May 15, 1922 (Oakland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, vocalist, drums

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Recordings (Results 101-125 of 185 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-031865 10-in. 1/31/1939 Rose room Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-066963 10-in. 7/18/1941 Mickey Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor D7VB-1397 10-in. 10/17/1947 Mickey Charles Dant Orchestra ; Dennis Day Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia 1655 10-in. approximately 1903 Navajo Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 1721 10-in. ca. 1903-Jan. 1904 Navajo J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 1765 10-in. Jan.-Mar. 1904 Navajo Emma Carus Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 1803 10-in. ca. 1904 Good bye, Fedora Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 1809 10-in. ca. Jan.-July 1904 If I were only you Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1843 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1904 Seminole J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1852 7-in. ca. 1904 Seminole Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1852 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1904 Seminole Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 1862 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1904 Back, back, back to Baltimore Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3032 7-in. ca. 1904 Back, back, back to Baltimore Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 3093 10-in. ca. Jan.-Mar. 1905 Ramblin' Sam Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3094 10-in. ca. Jan.-Mar. 1905 Tennessee (that's the place for me) Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3153 10-in. between January and May 1905 In the shade of the old apple tree Albert Campbell Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3256 10-in. between January and October 1905 In dear old Georgia Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3267 10-in. between January and November 1905 Bright eyes, good bye Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3296 10-in. approximately 1905 My Hindoo man Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3356 10-in. ca. 1905-Mar. 1906 Why don't you try? Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3389 10-in. ca. Jan.-May 1906 Cheyenne Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3513 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1906 Camp meeting time Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3597 10-in. ca. Jan.-Mar. 1907 I've got a vacant room for you Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3603 10-in. between January and March 1907 Won't you come over to my house? Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3608 10-in. between January and April 1907 The Rambler Minstrel Company : Record H Billy Murray ; Rambler Minstrel Company Minstrels, with male vocal solo and orchestra lyricist  
(Results 101-125 of 185 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Harry," accessed June 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107789.

Williams, Harry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107789.

"Williams, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107789

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