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Charles Kellogg

Charles Kellogg (October 2, 1868 – September 5, 1949) was an American vaudeville performer who imitated bird songs, and later a campaigner for the protection of the redwood forests of California. He was born on a ranch in Susanville, California and grew up in the 1870s observing the animals and birds of the forests and learning outdoor skills. He constructed a mobile home, called the "Travel Log", out of a redwood tree and drove it around the country to raise awareness of the plight of the California forests. Its maximum speed was 18 mph. The Travel Log itself is currently on display in the Visitor Center at Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

Pat Foster of Hemmings Classic Car magazine wrote "the vehicle itself was incredible, a monument to man and nature. It consisted of a huge chunk of giant redwood-said to be the single largest piece of hewn timber in the world-hollowed out and mounted on what was then the toughest, most rugged chassis on earth: the Nash Quad."

Birth and Death Data: Born October 2nd, 1868, Died September 5th, 1949

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Notes: Also known as "The Nature Singer." Victor catalogs note that Kellogg did not whistle, but imitated birds with throat sounds.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9856 10-in. 1/28/1911 Humoresque Charles Kellogg Whistling solo vocalist  
Victor B-9857 10-in. 1/28/1911 Serenata Charles Kellogg Whistling solo vocalist  
Victor B-9858 10-in. 1/28/1911 Kommt ein Vögel geflogen Charles Kellogg Whistling solo vocalist  
Victor C-15703 12-in. 2/15/1915 Songs of our native birds, no. 1 Charles Kellogg Bird imitations vocalist  
Victor CVE-15703 12-in. 2/19/1926 Songs of our native birds, no. 1 Charles Kellogg Bird imitations vocalist  
Victor C-15708 12-in. 2/16/1915 Songs of our native birds, no. 2 Charles Kellogg Bird imitations vocalist  
Victor CVE-15708 12-in. 2/19/1926 Songs of our native birds, no. 2 Charles Kellogg Bird imitations vocalist  
Victor C-15709 12-in. 2/16/1915 Russian love song Charles Kellogg Whistling, with harp and orchestra vocalist  
Victor C-15712 12-in. 2/17/1915 Pas des amphores (Air de ballet, no. 2) Charles Kellogg Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-15718 10-in. 2/19/1915 The blue Danube waltz Charles Kellogg Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-15719 10-in. 2/19/1915 Humoresque Charles Kellogg Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor BVE-15719 10-in. 2/18/1926 Humoresque Charles Kellogg Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-15720 10-in. 2/19/1915 Amoureuse valse Charles Kellogg Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor C-15721 12-in. 2/20/1915 Sixteen bird songs Charles Kellogg Bird imitations vocalist  
Victor B-17157 10-in. 2/15/1916 Serenade Charles Kellogg Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor BVE-17157 10-in. 2/17/1926 Serenade Charles Kellogg Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-17158 10-in. 2/15/1916 Pas des amphores Charles Kellogg Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-17170 10-in. 2/16/1916 Narcissus Charles Kellogg Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor BVE-17170 10-in. 2/17/1926 Narcissus Charles Kellogg Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-17171 10-in. 2/16/1916 Liebesfreud Charles Kellogg Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor C-17192 12-in. 2/18/1916 Listen to the mocking bird Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with bird imitations and orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-17193 10-in. 2/18/1916 Nightingale song Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with bird imitations and orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-18902 10-in. 12/15/1916 Polish dance Charles Kellogg Bird imitations, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-18903 10-in. 12/15/1916 Dorothy Charles Kellogg Bird imitations, with xylophone and orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-18904 10-in. 12/15/1916 Flower song Charles Kellogg Bird imitations, with orchestra vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kellogg, Charles," accessed September 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108446.

Kellogg, Charles. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108446.

"Kellogg, Charles." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 September 2020.

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