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Margaret Bonds

Margaret Allison Bonds ((1913-03-03)March 3, 1913 – (1972-04-26)April 26, 1972) was an American composer and pianist. One of the first black composers and performers to gain recognition in the United States, she is best remembered today for her frequent collaborations with Langston Hughes.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 3rd, 1913 (Chicago), Died April 26th, 1972 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-044031 10-in. 10/20/1939 Peach Tree Street Sterling Bose ; Delta Rhythm Band ; Bob Zurke Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-060916 10-in. 2/20/1941 Spring will be so sad (When she comes this year) Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet songwriter  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bonds, Margaret," accessed August 3, 2021,

Bonds, Margaret. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from

"Bonds, Margaret." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

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