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 176-185 of 185 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 6620 10-in. 2/13/1919 Mickey Vernon Dalhart Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6812 10-in. 5/29/1919 The raggity man Edward Meeker Male vocal solo and female-male dialogue, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 18210 10-in. 2/2/1928 Rose room Melville Morris ; Piccadilly Players and Singers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Gramophone ak18232e 10-in. 8/28/1914 British troops passing through Boulogne Chorus [Gramophone Company] ; Gramophone Company Orchestra Descriptive, with vocal chorus and orchestra songwriter  
Gramophone ak18717e 10-in. 12/19/1914 They sang 'God save the King' Murray Johnson [i.e., Stanley Kirkby] Male vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra songwriter  
Leeds & Catlin 6252 10-in. before Aug. 1905 In the shade of the old apple tree Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Leeds & Catlin 6307 10-in. before Aug. 1905 In the shade of the old apple tree Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Leeds & Catlin 9594 10-in. between late 1908 and early 1909 I used to be afraid to go home in the dark Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 219-B] 10-in. between late 1908 and early 1909 Alabam' Arthur Collins ; Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7207 10-in. 1/3/1940 If you were the only girl in the world Josephine Baker ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
(Results 176-185 of 185 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Williams, Harry," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107789.

Williams, Harry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107789.

"Williams, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

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

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