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Gussie L. Davis

Gussie Lord Davis (December 3, 1863 – October 18, 1899) was an African-American songwriter born in Dayton, Ohio. Davis was one of America's earliest successful African-American music artists, the first Black songwriter to become famous on Tin Pan Alley as a composer of popular music.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 3rd, 1863, Died December 18th, 1899

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 55 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 161 7-in. 4/17/1896 Down in Poverty Row Artists vary Male vocal solo lyricist  
Berliner 980 7-in. Before June 1896 The fatal wedding George J. Gaskin Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 1601 7-in. 11/14/1896 In the baggage coach ahead Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Berliner 1899 7-in. 9/15/1898 Sing again that sweet refrain Albert Campbell Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 0659 7-in. 10/24/1899 My Creole Sue Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]96 7-in. 6/16/1900 Sing again that sweet refrain Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]96 10-in. 1/2/1903 Sing again that sweet refrain Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1254 7-in. 2/14/1902 My Creole Sue Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1254 10-in. 2/14/1902 My Creole Sue Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1824 10-in. 12/12/1902 An evening with the minstrels Minstrels [Victor Records group] Minstrels composer, lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3081 10-in. 2/6/1901 Sing again that sweet refrain Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo composer  
Victor A-204 7-in. 7/28/1903 My Creole Sue Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-204 10-in. 7/28/1903 My Creole Sue Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor A-206 7-in. 7/28/1903 An evening with the minstrels, no. 2 Minstrels [Victor Records group] Minstrels, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-206 10-in. 7/28/1903 An evening with the minstrels, no. 2 Minstrels [Victor Records group] Minstrels, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor C-206 12-in. 5/24/1905 An evening with the minstrels, no. 2 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor A-640 7-in. 11/6/1903 Sing again that sweet refrain Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor A-713 7-in. 11/18/1903 Sing again that sweet refrain Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-16217 12-in. 7/21/1915 Songs of the past, no. 5 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-28829 10-in. 11/1/1923 My Creole Sue Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-32016 10-in. 2/26/1925 In the baggage coach ahead Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar (takes 1 and 2); with violin and piano (takes 3 and 4) composer, lyricist  
Victor B-32226 10-in. 3/19/1925 In the baggage coach ahead Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and male vocal trio composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-35696 10-in. 6/17/1926 We sat beneath the maple on the hill Vernon Dalhart ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with violin and guitar composer  
Victor BVE-49424 10-in. 6/6/1929 The boy in blue Stuart Hamblen Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor BVE-56410 10-in. 10/17/1929 If I only could blot out the past Monroe Lamb ; Frank Wheeler Male vocal duet, with guitar (self-accompaniment) composer, lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 55 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Gussie L.," accessed April 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107937.

Davis, Gussie L.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107937.

"Davis, Gussie L.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107937

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