Ernest Charles

Ernest Charles (Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 21, 1895 – Beverly Hills, California, April 16, 1984) was an American composer of art songs.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 21st, 1895 (Minneapolis), Died April 16th, 1984 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-89269 10-in. 4/5/1935 The house on a hill Frederick Jagel ; Edwin McArthur Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor CS-99507 12-in. 1/31/1936 When I have sung my songs Clyde Barrie Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-101179 10-in. 4/3/1936 Clouds Lester Hodges ; Gladys Swarthout Mezzo-soprano solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-101180 10-in. 4/3/1936 Spendthrift Lester Hodges ; Gladys Swarthout Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick E27529 10-in. 5/10/1928 In the evening Ernest Charles ; Meyer Davis ; Swanee Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Charles, Ernest," accessed January 16, 2021,

Charles, Ernest. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 16, 2021, from

"Charles, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 January 2021.

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