Berton Braley

Berton Braley (29 January 1882 – 23 January 1966) was an American poet. His famous poem is "The will to win" This is written in motivational tone.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 29th, 1882, Died January 23rd, 1966

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: author, lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-45188 10-in. 5/29/1928 The roustabout Lawrence Tibbett Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor CVE-64855 12-in. 1/15/1931 Under the window Myrtle C. Eaver ; Anna Howard Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor PBVE-146 10-in. 9/7/1925 Don't play 'Aloha oe' when I go Keaumoku A. Louis Male vocal solo, with guitar, steel guitar, and ukulele (Hawaiian) author  
Brunswick E23701-E23703 10-in. 6/21/1927 Don’t play Aloha oe when I go Royal Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal trio lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Braley, Berton," accessed July 25, 2021,

Braley, Berton. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from

"Braley, Berton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

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