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Wm. J. Scanlan

William J. Scanlan (February 14, 1856 – February 18, 1898) was a composer and actor of musical theater.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 14, 1856, Died February 18, 1898

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 927 7-in. 5/19/1896 Swing song Artists vary Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Berliner 937 7-in. 10/13/1896 Molly O George J. Gaskin Male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Berliner 3423 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 Molly O Henry Higgins Cornet solo composer  
Victor B-15996 10-in. 5/4/1915 Molly O! Reed Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor C-17213 12-in. 2/25/1916 Songs of the past, no. 9 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28514 10-in. 8/29/1923 Irish melodies The Troubadours Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-37672 10-in. 2/9/1927 Oh, sweet are flowers that bloom in dear Kerry Emmett O'Toole Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor D7VB-0585 10-in. 6/30/1947 My Nellie's blue eyes Dennis Day ; Mark Warnow Orchestra ; Mark Warnow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor [Trial 1917-08-06-02] Not documented 8/6/1917 Molly 'O' Lawrence Larke Boy soprano vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia 38659 10-in. 2/26/1913 Molly O Chauncey Olcott Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Columbia 77672 10-in. 2/9/1918 Molly O! J. Malachy White Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Columbia 49313 12-in. ca. Jan.-Feb. 1918 Medley of old waltz songs Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia W141991 10-in. 4/21/1926 Molly O! William A. Kennedy Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
OKeh W402077 10-in. 8/7/1928 Peek-a-boo waltz Pomar's Old Time Waltz Band Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick 5196-5197[a] 10-in. approximately Mar. 1921 Molly O Crescent Male Trio ; James Sheridan Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist, composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Scanlan, Wm. J.," accessed March 30, 2023,

Scanlan, Wm. J.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 30, 2023, from

"Scanlan, Wm. J.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 March 2023.

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