J. B. Lampe
Jens Bodewalt Lampe (November 8, 1869 – May 26, 1929) was a Danish-born American composer, arranger, performer and band-leader of ragtime and syncopated dance music.
Lampe was born in Ribe, Denmark to Christian and Sophia Lampe. In 1873, his family moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where his father took over leadership of the Great Western Band. Lampe was a child prodigy on the violin and became the first chair violinist for the Minneapolis Symphony at age 16. He met and married his wife, Josephine, while receiving tuition in Chicago in 1888. In the early 1890s, he and his wife moved to Buffalo, where they had four children, Walter, Petra, Dorothy and Joseph Dell (known later as "Dell"). At this time, he began composing and publishing his own music and led a dance orchestra.
In 1900, a year after the success of Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag", he published his most successful and enduring song "Creole Belles", a rag or cakewalk that sold more than a million copies in sheet music. The song was recorded by Sousa's Band in 1902 and has been a staple of jazz bands and ragtime pianists into the 21st century. He also collected, and may possibly have composed, Mysterioso Pizzicato, the piece of photoplay music whose main motif became a standard cue for stealth and villainy and has seen "hundreds of tongue-in-cheek uses" in features and cartoons.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 8th, 1869 (Ribe), Died May 26th, 1929
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1929
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, lyricist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 90 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1023||7-in.||10/16/1901||Creole bells||Metropolitan Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1023||10-in.||10/16/1901||Creole belles||Metropolitan Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1079||7-in.||11/1/1901||Creole belles||Christopher H. H. Booth||Piano solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1079||10-in.||11/1/1901||Creole belles||Christopher H. H. Booth||Piano solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1182||7-in.||1/2/1902||Creole belles||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1182||10-in.||1/2/1902||Creole belles||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix C-]1182||12-in.||6/24/1902||Creole belles||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1291||7-in.||2/27/1902||Creole belles||Vess L. Ossman||Banjo solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1291||10-in.||2/27/1902||Creole belles||Vess L. Ossman||Banjo solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1974||7-in.||2/16/1903||Dreamy eyes||Vess L. Ossman||Banjo solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1974||10-in.||2/16/1903||Dreamy eyes||Vess L. Ossman||Banjo solo||composer|
|Victor||A-132||7-in.||6/24/1903||Dixie girl||Parke Hunter||Banjo solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-132||10-in.||6/24/1903||Dixie girl||Parke Hunter||Banjo solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||A-467||7-in.||9/30/1903||Dixie girl||Saxophone Quartet of Sousa's Band||Saxophone quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-467||10-in.||9/30/1903||Dixie girl||Saxophone Quartet of Sousa's Band||Saxophone quartet||composer|
|Victor||B-835||10-in.||12/16/1903||Creole belles||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||A-1594||7-in.||7/13/1904||Dreamy eyes||Vess L. Ossman||Banjo solo||composer|
|Victor||B-1594||10-in.||7/13/1904||Dreamy eyes||Vess L. Ossman||Banjo solo||composer|
|Victor||A-1737||7-in.||10/6/1904||Yankee girl march||Arthur Pryor's Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-1737||10-in.||10/6/1904||Yankee girl march||Arthur Pryor's Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-1737||12-in.||10/13/1904||Yankee girl march||Arthur Pryor's Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||E-1737||8-in.||4/18/1906||Yankee girl march||Pryor's Orchestra [i.e., Victor Orchestra]||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||A-2054||7-in.||12/14/1904||Creole belles||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-2054||10-in.||12/14/1904||Creole belles||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-2384||10-in.||3/21/1905||Moonlight on the old plantation||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lampe, J. B.," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109310.
Lampe, J. B.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109310.
"Lampe, J. B.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.
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