Russell Dinsmore Hunting (May 8, 1864 – February 20, 1943) was an American comic entertainer, pioneer sound recordist, and an influential figure in the early years of the recorded music industry. He was described as "the most popular pre-1900 recording artist".
Birth and Death Data: Born May 8, 1864, Died February 20, 1943
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1895 - 1921
Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, author, baritone vocal, lyricist
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 44 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||193[a]||7-in.||1/31/1896||Oh, Uncle John||Artists vary||Male vocal solo||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Berliner||604||7-in.||11/23/1895||For the nursery||Artists vary||Recitation and male vocal solo (Bangs takes); Recitation (Hunting takes)||speaker|
|Berliner||612||7-in.||3/3/1895||Casey as judge||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||614||7-in.||3/3/1895||Casey as hotel clerk||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||614[a]||7-in.||1/24/1897||Michael Casey as a hotel clerk||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||615||7-in.||3/20/1897||Casey as chairman of Mugwump Club||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||629||7-in.||3/20/1897||Casey as doctor||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||631||7-in.||11/4/1895||Casey at the telephone||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||632||7-in.||11/4/1895||Mrs. Casey putting Patsy to sleep||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||667||7-in.||1/24/1897||Hiram's visit to New York||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||672||7-in.||3/20/1897||Casey putting his baby to sleep||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||674||7-in.||3/20/1897||Casey at the living pictures||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||675||7-in.||3/20/1897||Casey as book agent||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||676||7-in.||3/19/1897||Casey at the restaurant||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||677||7-in.||3/20/1897||Casey taking the census||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||678||7-in.||Before Apr. 1899||President McKinley's Inaugural address (extract)||Russell Hunting||Recitation||speaker|
|Berliner||681||7-in.||Mar. 1895-Sept. 1897||Nursery talk with Casey singing||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Berliner||990||7-in.||4/17/1896||Arrah, go on||Artists vary||Male vocal solo||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Berliner||1725||7-in.||3/19/1897||Oh, is it not sad, my mother-in-law is dead||Russell Hunting||Male vocal solo||vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist|
|Columbia||79781||10-in.||3/9/1921||The chest of drawers||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||author, speaker|
|Columbia||79782||10-in.||3/9/1921||Casey's fight with Oney Goeghan||Russell Hunting||Comic monologue||speaker, author|
|Columbia||29824||10-in.||approximately 1915||Casey taking the census||Michael Casey||Comic monologue||speaker, author|
|Columbia||29825||10-in.||approximately 1915||Casey on the ‘phone||Michael Casey||speaker|
|Columbia||29831||10-in.||approximately 1915||Casey at the wake||Michael Casey||speaker|
|Columbia||29832||10-in.||approximately 1915||Casey as a judge||Michael Casey||Comic monologue||speaker, author|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hunting, Russell," accessed February 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107871.
Hunting, Russell. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107871.
"Hunting, Russell." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 February 2023.
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