James A. Bland

James Alan Bland (October 22, 1854 – May 5, 1911), also known as Jimmy Bland, was an American musician, song writer, and minstrel performer. He is best known for the song "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" which was the official State Song of Virginia from 1940 to 1997.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 22, 1854, Died May 6, 1911

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1898 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 104 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 4250 7-in. Jan. 1898 Moonlight medley Diamond Four Male vocal quartet lyricist, composer  
Berliner 01159 7-in. 4/3/1900 Carry me back to old Virginny S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]656 7-in. 2/7/1901 Carry me back to ole Virginnie Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]656 10-in. 5/12/1902 Carry me back to old Virginny Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3087 10-in. 2/7/1901 Carry me back to ole Virginie Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3511 10-in. 7/17/1901 Medley of plantation songs American Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Victor A-599 7-in. 10/27/1903 Carry me back to old Virginny Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist, composer  
Victor B-599 10-in. 10/27/1903 Carry me back to old Virginny Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist, composer  
Victor B-1047 10-in. 2/25/1904 Golden slippers medley Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  
Victor B-2451 10-in. 4/6/1905 In the evening by the moonlight Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-2453 10-in. 4/6/1905 Carry me back to old Virginny Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor E-2453 8-in. 9/12/1906 Carry me back to old Virginny Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-2792 10-in. 10/10/1905 Carry me back to old Virginny Orthian Ladies' Trio Female vocal trio composer, lyricist  
Victor C-15397 12-in. 11/13/1914 Carry me back to old Virginny Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor C-17855 12-in. 6/13/1916 Songs of the past, no. 15 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18440 10-in. 9/19/1916 Carry me back to old Virginia J. Worth Allen Banjo solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18569 10-in. 10/20/1916 Carry me back to old Virginny Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor C-20600 12-in. 8/8/1917 Evening by the moonlight medley Boston Quintet Male quintet (vocal quartet and piano) composer, lyricist  
Victor B-20603 10-in. 8/8/1917 Medley of old songs Boston Quintet Male quintet (vocal quartet and piano) lyricist, composer  
Victor B-25317 10-in. 5/24/1921 When you and I were young, Maggie Victor Band Band (for vocal accompaniment) composer  
Victor B-25646 10-in. 10/11/1921 Carry me back to old Virginny Horace Davis ; Sam Moore Guitar and octo-chorda duet composer  
Victor B-25647 10-in. 10/11/1921 My old Kentucky home Horace Davis ; Sam Moore Instrumental duet composer  
Victor B-27008 10-in. 10/4/1922 Carry me back to old Virginny Michel Gusikoff Violin solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-27008 10-in. 10/12/1925 Carry me back to old Virginny Michel Gusikoff Violin solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28210 10-in. 6/22/1923 Oh Susanna Hugo Frey ; Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus composer  
(Results 1-25 of 104 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bland, James A.," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108950.

Bland, James A.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108950.

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