Charles C. Converse
Charles Crozat Converse (October 7, 1832 – October 18, 1918) was an American attorney who also worked as a composer of church songs. He is notable for setting to music the words of Joseph Scriven to become the hymn "What a Friend We Have in Jesus". Converse published an arrangement of "The Death of Minnehaha", with words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 7, 1832 (Warren), Died October 18, 1918 (New Jersey)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]3143||10-in.||2/23/1901||What a friend we have in Jesus||Christopher H. H. Booth||Chimes||composer|
|Victor||B-10598||10-in.||6/26/1911||What a friend we have in Jesus||Mixed Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied||composer|
|Victor||B-16930||10-in.||12/23/1915||What a friend we have in Jesus||Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-20785||10-in.||10/17/1917||Hvilken vän vi ha i Jesus||Grace Eklund Carlson ; Florence Eklund Reims||Female vocal duet, with organ||composer|
|Victor||B-30192||10-in.||6/16/1924||What a friend we have in Jesus||Theodore B. Tu||Male vocal solo, with organ||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46029||10-in.||6/30/1928||What a friend||Pace Jubilee Singers||Mixed vocal chorus, with organ||composer|
|Victor||BVE-64258||10-in.||9/29/1930||What a friend we have in Jesus||Marion Talley||Female vocal solo, with organ||composer|
|Victor||BVE-83651||10-in.||7/27/1934||What a friend we have in Jesus||Seth Parker Trio||Mixed vocal trio, with organ||composer|
|Victor||BS-023192||10-in.||5/17/1938||She'll be there (What a friend we have in Mother)||Montana Slim||Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-056928||10-in.||10/17/1940||What a friend we have in Jesus||Edward MacHugh ; William Meeder||Male vocal solo, with organ||composer|
|Victor||E0VB-3591||10-in.||3/30/1950||What a friend we have in Jesus||Dale Evans ; Roy Rogers||Female-male vocal duet, with vocal ensemble and instrumental quartet||composer|
|Victor||E0VB-4601||10-in.||5/15/1950||She'll be there (what a friend we have in mother)||Wilf Carter||Male vocal solo, with string band||songwriter|
|Columbia||3756||10-in.||between 1907 and February 1908||What a friend we have in Jesus||Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||46136||10-in.||10/22/1915||What a friend we have in Jesus||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||79417||10-in.||9/15/1920||What a friend we have in Jesus||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|OKeh||S-70221||10-in.||Oct. 1921||What a friend we have in Jesus||Charles Hart||Male vocal solo, with organ||composer|
|OKeh||W80963||10-in.||6/2/1927||What a friend we have in Jesus||Giddens Sisters||Female vocal trio, with guitars||composer|
|Brunswick||[Br cat 5100-b]||10-in.||approximately mid-1917||What a friend we have in Jesus||Church Quartette||Vocal quartet||composer|
|Brunswick||E22930-E22931||10-in.||5/4/1927||What a friend we have in Jesus||Old Southern Sacred Singers||Male vocal quartet, with organ||composer|
|Brunswick||TC7152||10-in.||12/30/1930||What a friend we have in Jesus||Lucille Sutton||Female vocal solo||composer|
|Edison||7453||10-in.||7/19/1920||What a friend we have in Jesus||Metropolitan Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, unaccompanied||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Converse, Charles C.," accessed September 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109470.
Converse, Charles C.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109470.
"Converse, Charles C.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 September 2022.
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