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Vesta Victoria

Vesta Victoria (1873–1951) 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 1873 (Leeds), Died 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.

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 September 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108108.

Vesta Victoria. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108108.

"Vesta Victoria." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 September 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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