Jessie L. Gaynor

Jesse L. Smith Gaynor (February 17, 1863 - February 20, 1921) was an American composer of children's music. She wrote the music for the well-known children's lullaby "The Slumber Boat", in collaboration with the children's author, Alice C.D. Riley, who wrote the lyrics.

Her daughter, Rose Gaynor Barrett (1884-1954), was an American visual artist as well as songwriter under her maiden name, Rose Fenimore Gaynor.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 17th, 1863 (St. Louis), Died St. Louis

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, vocalist, arranger, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 63 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-10592 10-in. 6/26/1911 Little Miss Muffet Helen Protheroe Female vocal solo composer  
Victor B-10971 10-in. 9/15/1911 Grandaddy long-legs Dorothy Gaynor [i.e., Dorothy Gaynor Blake] Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-10974 10-in. 9/15/1911 Baa-baa black sheep Rose Gaynor Female vocal solo, with piano arranger  
Victor B-10989 10-in. 9/19/1911 Woodpecker Dorothy Gaynor Blake ; Dorothy Gaynor [i.e., Dorothy Gaynor Blake] Female vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-10991 10-in. 9/20/1911 In China Dorothy Gaynor [i.e., Dorothy Gaynor Blake] Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-10995 10-in. 9/20/1911 Slumber boat Gaynor Trio Female vocal trio, with piano vocalist, composer  
Victor B-11003 10-in. 9/23/1911 Sugar dolly Jennie Kerr Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-11049 10-in. 10/3/1911 The little shoemaker Dorothy Gaynor [i.e., Dorothy Gaynor Blake] Female vocal duet composer  
Victor B-11052 10-in. 10/4/1911 Blowing bubbles Dorothy Gaynor [i.e., Dorothy Gaynor Blake] Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-11053 10-in. 10/4/1911 See-saw Dorothy Gaynor [i.e., Dorothy Gaynor Blake] Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-11054 10-in. 10/4/1911 My shadow Dorothy Gaynor [i.e., Dorothy Gaynor Blake] Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-11055 10-in. 10/4/1911 The leaves' party Dorothy Gaynor [i.e., Dorothy Gaynor Blake] Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-11058 10-in. 10/4/1911 Little maid, pretty maid Dorothy Gaynor [i.e., Dorothy Gaynor Blake] ; Rose Gaynor Female vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor B-11063 10-in. 10/6/1911 Slumber boat Dorothy Gaynor [i.e., Dorothy Gaynor Blake] Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-11064 10-in. 10/6/1911 Slumber boat Rose Gaynor Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-13495 10-in. 6/26/1913 The slumber boat Clarence Whitehill Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14004 10-in. 10/28/1913 Merry Christmas Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-14429 10-in. 1/17/1927 The woodpecker Edna Brown Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-14581 10-in. 3/17/1914 Little shoemaker Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-14581 10-in. 6/15/1927 The little shoemaker Edna Brown Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-14627 10-in. 3/25/1914 Blowing bubbles Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-14628 10-in. 3/25/1914 See-saw Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-14629 10-in. 3/25/1914 My shadow Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-14725 10-in. 4/16/1914 Land of Nod Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-14725 10-in. 3/31/1927 Land of Nod Alice Green Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
(Results 1-25 of 63 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gaynor, Jessie L.," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108988.

Gaynor, Jessie L.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108988.

"Gaynor, Jessie L.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108988

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