Speed Langworthy

Norval Bertrand "Speed" Langworthy (May 15, 1901 – March 22, 1999) was an American lyricist, newspaper magnate, international relations expert, and advertising account executive.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 15th, 1901, Died March 22nd, 1999

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 140341 10-in. 2/11/1925 Christofo Columbo Ben Smith Male vocal solo, with ukulele and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W140983 10-in. 9/17/1925 Dot's vot Looie uses Art Linick Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
OKeh S-73428 10-in. June 1925 Christofo Columbo (Thought the world was roundo) The Bow-Wows ; The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
OKeh 80131 10-in. 9/22/1926 By the side of the Omelette Sea Billy Jones Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer, lyricist  
Edison 10359 10-in. 5/8/1925 Christofo Columbo (Thought the world was round-o) Billy Jones Male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble, with orchestra composer, lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Langworthy, Speed," accessed July 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109528.

Langworthy, Speed. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109528.

"Langworthy, Speed." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109528


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