George Wayne Fairman (1881–1962) was a lyricist, composer, and music publisher whose work includes popular songs. Several of his songs charted including two that reached #1. Fairman's work includes coon songs, ragtime, songs related to World War I, and a foxtrot.
The Peerless Quartet recorded his song "I think we've got another Washington and Wilson is his name" in 1916 on Silvertone Records.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1881, Died 1962
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1931
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-4038||10-in.||11/14/1906||Fever's on||Arthur Collins||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12085||10-in.||6/7/1912||Way down south||Heidelberg Quintette ; Will Oakland||Male vocal quintet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-16718||10-in.||10/25/1915||I think we've got another Washington (And Wilson is his name)||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-20442||10-in.||7/24/1917||I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-21297||10-in.||12/28/1917||Hello, America, hello||Van and Schenck||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-23392||10-in.||12/20/1919||Bo-la-bo||Paul Biese’s Novelty Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-26963||10-in.||10/16/1922||Kiss Mama, kiss Papa||Ross Gorman ; Virginians||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-40181||10-in.||10/14/1927||Worryin'||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-40526||10-in.||10/28/1927||Worryin'||Franklyn Baur||Male vocal solo, withinstrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1914-08-12-14]||Not documented||8/12/1914||I'm the guy that paid the rent for Mrs. Rip Van Winkle||Morton Harvey||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1918-02-27-01]||Not documented||2/27/1918||When you find there's someone missing||Mrs. N. E. Tucker||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1927-09-07-01]||10-in.||9/7/1927||Worryin'||Hugh Bennett||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||3576||10-in.||ca. Late 1906-Feb. 1907||Fever's on||Arthur Collins||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||38532||10-in.||1/3/1913||Way down South||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||46134||10-in.||10/21/1915||I think we've got another Washington||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||77184||10-in.||7/5/1917||I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||77410||10-in.||10/4/1917||War song hits||Columbia Quartette||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||77490||10-in.||11/5/1917||Hello, America, hello||Lewis James ; Peerless Quartet||Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||77648||10-in.||1/17/1918||They go wild, simply wild over me||Jazarimba Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||77700||10-in.||3/1/1918||Hello, America, hello||Jazarimba Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||77916||10-in.||6/22/1918||It's a long way to dear old Broadway||Irving Kaufman||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||78634||10-in.||9/9/1919||Not in a thousand years||Charles Harrison||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||78924||10-in.||1/12/1920||Bo-la-bo||Ted Lewis Jazz Band||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||79901||10-in.||6/20/1921||If shamrocks grew along the Swanee shore||Broadway Quartette||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||80257||10-in.||3/21/1922||Kiss Mama, kiss Papa||Garber-Davis Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||49298||12-in.||1/5/1918||War song medley one-step||Prince's Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||144424||10-in.||7/5/1927||Worryin'||Irving Kaufman||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||W144469||10-in.||7/19/1927||Worryin'||Art Kahn||Piano solo||composer|
|Columbia||W144522||10-in.||7/28/1927||Worryin'||Kate Smith||Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W144647||10-in.||9/8/1927||Worryin'||Norman Clark ; Don Voorhees Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||144664||10-in.||9/13/1927||Worryin'||Bar Harbor Society Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W150939||10-in.||11/6/1930||Gazing at the stars||Art Gillham||Male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||[W]151111||10-in.||12/13/1930||Gazing at the stars||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||6338||12-in.||approximately 1913||Way down South||Two Bobs||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|OKeh||S-7036||10-in.||approximately Oct. 1919||Not in a thousand years||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|OKeh||S-7164||10-in.||ca. Jan. 1920||Bo-la-bo||Paul Biese’s Novelty Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||S-7679||10-in.||Nov. 1920||She's always singin' the blues||Al Bernard||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|OKeh||S-70923||10-in.||Oct. 1922||Kiss Mama, kiss Papa||Elsie Clark||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|OKeh||W81251||10-in.||8/18/1927||Worryin'||Royal Music Makers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Brunswick||5618||10-in.||approximately May 1921||Down on the farm||Harmonizers Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||14052-14054||10-in.||10/21/1924||Honolou||Gene Rodemich’s Orchestra ; Frank Sylvano||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E24827-E24830||10-in.||10/20/1927||Worryin’||Regent Club Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and female vocal effects; without vocal (take E24830)||lyricist, composer|
|Brunswick||E36086-E36087||10-in.||2/17/1931||Gazing at the stars (Waltz)||Joe Green Novelty Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||songwriter|
|Edison||7146||10-in.||2/5/1920||Bo-la-bo||Lopez and Hamilton's Kings of Harmony Orchestra||Jazz/dance quintet||composer|
|Edison||8058||10-in.||6/9/1921||If shamrocks grew along the Swanee shore||Charles Hart ; Lewis James||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Edison||8631||10-in.||10/11/1922||Kiss Mama, kiss Papa||Kaplan's Melodists||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Edison||9768||10-in.||10/7/1924||Honolou||Million Dollar Pier Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Edison||11841||10-in.||8/5/1927||Worryin'||J. Donald Parker||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia (U.K.)||WL2000||10-in.||1/13/1930||Ne dis rien||Pierre Chagnon ; Damia ; Orchestra Pierre Chagnon||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fairman, George," accessed February 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107852.
Fairman, George. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107852.
"Fairman, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 February 2023.
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