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Vesta Victoria

Vesta Victoria (born Victoria Lawrence, 26 November 1873 – 7 April 1951) was an English music hall singer and comedian. She was famous for her performances of songs such as "Waiting at the Church" and "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow", both of which were written specially for her. Vesta's comic laments delivered in deadpan style were even more popular in the USA: she was, at the beginning of the twentieth century, one of the most successful British entertainers in America.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 26, 1873 (Leeds), Died April 7, 1951 (Hampstead)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Notes: Library of Congress name authority record: "Victoria is apparently not a surname, rather the singer's original forename." Appeared first as Baby Victoria, then as Little Victoria, finally as Vesta Victoria. Real name: Victoria Lawrence.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-4592 10-in. 6/17/1907 Poor John Vesta Victoria Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-4594 10-in. 6/18/1907 Man, man, man Vesta Victoria Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-4595 10-in. 6/18/1907 I've told his missus all about him Vesta Victoria Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-4596 10-in. 6/18/1907 Summer blouses Vesta Victoria Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-4597 10-in. 6/18/1907 It ain't all honey, and it ain't all jam Vesta Victoria Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-4598 10-in. 6/18/1907 The artist's model Vesta Victoria Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-4599 10-in. 6/18/1907 Billy Green Vesta Victoria Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-4600 10-in. 6/18/1907 Waiting at the church Vesta Victoria Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-4601 10-in. 6/18/1907 The next horse I ride on Vesta Victoria Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-4606 10-in. 6/20/1907 He calls me his own Grace Darling Vesta Victoria Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-4607 10-in. 6/20/1907 Oh girls! Never trust a policeman Vesta Victoria Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Vesta Victoria," accessed July 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108108.

Vesta Victoria. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108108.

"Vesta Victoria." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108108

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