Brewster M. Higley
Brewster Martin Higley VI (November 30, 1823 – December 9, 1911) was an otolaryngologist who became famous for writing "My Western Home." Originally written in 1872 and published under the title "My Western Home" in the Smith County Pioneer in December 1873, this poem later became the original lyrics for the famous American folk song "Home on the Range."
Because Higley wrote "Home on the Range" while living in Smith County, Kansas, and because Kansans felt it described their state very well, the Kansas legislature voted to make "Home on the Range" the official state song on April 8, 1947.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 30, 1823 (Rutland), Died December 9, 1911 (Shawnee)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1932
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-42213||10-in.||4/24/1928||Home on the range||Jules Verne Allen||Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment)||lyricist|
|Victor||BRC-69655||10-in.||5/26/1931||Home on the range||John Charles Thomas||Baritone vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Columbia||W365074||10-in.||3/17/1932||Home on the range||Frank Luther ; Carson Robison||Male vocal duet, with "novelty accompaniment"||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Higley, Brewster M.," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108361.
Higley, Brewster M.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108361.
"Higley, Brewster M.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.
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