Henry Blossom

Henry Martyn Blossom (May 10, 1866 – March 23, 1919) was an American playwright and lyricist. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he teamed with Victor Herbert on several popular operettas. His first Broadway musical project was The Yankee Consul (1904) for composer Alfred G. Robyn, after which he primarily wrote for Herbert, including Mlle. Modiste (1905), The Red Mill (1906), The Only Girl (1914), The Princess Pat (1915), Eileen (1917), and Kiss Me Again (film version of Mlle. Modeste, 1931). He also wrote "When Uncle Sam is Ruler of the Sea" with Victor Herbert in 1916, "It's Not the Uniform That Makes the Man" with A. Baldwin Sloane in 1917 and "I Want to Go Back to the War" with Percival Knight (music was by Raymond Hubbell) in 1919.

Blossom was also involved with several shows that failed to reach Broadway. He died from pneumonia in New York City at the age of 53.

  • Mlle. Modiste - libretto (1905)
  • The Red Mill - book and lyrics (1906)
  • The Only Girl - book and lyrics (1914)
  • The Princess Pat - book and lyrics (1915)
  • Eileen - lyrics (1917)

Birth and Death Data: Born May 10th, 1866 (St. Louis), Died March 23rd, 1919 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 95 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-1098 10-in. 3/10/1904 My San Domingo maid Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-1110 10-in. 3/14/1904 Yankee consul : Selection Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-1158 10-in. 3/23/1904 Ain't it funny what a difference just a few hours make Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-1158 12-in. 10/11/1904 Ain't it funny what a difference just a few hours make Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-1212 10-in. 4/13/1904 Cupid has found my heart Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-1726 10-in. 10/4/1904 In the days of old Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor C-3125 12-in. 2/20/1906 I want what I want when I want it Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-3871 10-in. 10/11/1906 Because you're you Florence Hinkle ; Harry Macdonough Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-3903 10-in. 10/16/1906 Just because you're you Harry Macdonough ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor E-4044 8-in. 11/14/1906 Good-a-bye John Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor E-4093 8-in. 12/10/1906 Whistle it! Ada Jones ; Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] ; Billy Murray Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-4093 10-in. 12/13/1906 Whistle it! Ada Jones ; Frank Kernell [i.e., Samuel H. Dudley] ; Billy Murray Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-4182 10-in. 1/21/1907 Because you're you Harry Macdonough ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-6852 10-in. 3/3/1909 A soldier's love Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-8983 12-in. 5/23/1910 Gems from The red mill Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-9025 12-in. 5/25/1910 Gems from Mlle. Modiste Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10047 10-in. 3/14/1911 Something always happens when it shouldn't Henry Allan Price Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-10510 10-in. 6/6/1911 The chase Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo and chorus, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12819 10-in. 1/21/1913 I'd like a little girl like you Marguerite Dunlap ; Harry Macdonough Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15443 10-in. 11/30/1914 When you're wearing the ball and chain Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15468 10-in. 12/7/1914 When you're away! Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16577 10-in. 9/30/1915 For better or for worse Elsie Baker ; Olive Kline Female vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16578 10-in. 9/30/1915 Love is the best of all Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16582 10-in. 10/1/1915 Neapolitan love song Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16628 10-in. 10/8/1915 I need affection Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 95 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blossom, Henry," accessed March 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109508.

Blossom, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109508.

"Blossom, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 March 2021.

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