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Gussie L. Davis

Gussie Lord Davis (December 3, 1863 – October 18, 1899) was an 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, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 51-57 of 57 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick DAL492 10-in. 10/27/1929 The fatal wedding J. W. Graham ; Red Headed Fiddlers ; Red Steeley Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick 1032W-1033W 10-in. 8/5/1925 The fatal wedding Charlie Oaks Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica composer  
Brunswick 1498W-1500W 10-in. 10/16/1925 The fatal wedding George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Edison 10315 10-in. 4/13/1925 In the baggage coach ahead Vernon Dalhart and Company Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, lyricist  
Edison 11512 10-in. 2/10/1927 My Creole Sue Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Edison 11693 10-in. 5/10/1927 The fatal wedding Ernest V. Stoneman Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica composer  
Vocalion 13689-13691 10-in. 9/15/1924 The baggage coach ahead George Reneau Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica composer, lyricist  
(Results 51-57 of 57 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Gussie L.," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107937.

Davis, Gussie L.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107937.

"Davis, Gussie L.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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