Image Source: Wikipedia

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 3, 1863, Died December 18, 1899

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-83135 10-in. 5/8/1934 One little word Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-043396 10-in. 11/20/1939 My Creole Sue Norsemen Male vocal quartet, with instrumental quintet composer  
Victor BS-047613 10-in. 2/8/1940 Let us all stay at home Tobacco Tags Male vocal solo with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor D9VB-0835 10-in. 2/1/1949 The fatal wedding Jones Sisters Female vocal duet, with string band composer  
Columbia 353 7-in. ca. 1901 Sing again that sweet refrain Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia 353 10-in. ca. 1901 Sing again that sweet refrain Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia 750 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 My Creole Sue Artists vary Male vocal quartet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia 750 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 My Creole Sue Artists vary Male vocal quartet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia 38163 10-in. 7/26/1912 My Creole Sue Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 140035 10-in. 9/12/1924 In the baggage coach ahead Ernest Errott Thompson Male vocal solo, with harmonica and guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia W140407 10-in. 3/2/1925 In the baggage coach ahead Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia W141149 10-in. 10/17/1925 The fatal wedding Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer  
Columbia W142923 10-in. 11/8/1926 We sat beneath the maple on the hill Al Craver ; Charlie Wells Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia W147295 10-in. 10/25/1928 The fatal wedding Jess Young's Tennessee Band String band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 147880 10-in. 1/23/1929 In the baggage coach ahead Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia W152096 10-in. 1/28/1932 In the baggage coach ahead Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-73034 12-in. 12/18/1924 The baggage coach ahead Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) composer, lyricist  
OKeh W80360 10-in. 1/29/1927 The fatal wedding Ernest V. Stoneman Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer  
OKeh W400807 10-in. 6/20/1928 In the baggage coach ahead Andrew Jenkins ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E2796-E2797 10-in. 4/17/1926 If I could only blot out the past Sam McGee Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, composer  
Brunswick E4062-E4063 10-in. 11/10/1926 We sat beneath the maple on the hill Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E22880-E22882 10-in. 5/3/1927 He carved his mother’s name upon the tree Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin composer  
Brunswick E22894-E22895 10-in. 5/3/1927 ‘Tis home because Mother is there Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick E25467-E25468 10-in. 12/8/1927 The baggage coach ahead Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin composer, lyricist  
Brunswick DAL492 10-in. 10/27/1929 The fatal wedding J. W. Graham ; Red Headed Fiddlers ; Red Steeley Instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 26-50 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Gussie L.," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107937.

Davis, Gussie L.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107937.

"Davis, Gussie L.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 November 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.