Lee S. Roberts
Leland Stanford Roberts (1884–1949), commonly known as Lee S. Roberts, was an American composer and pianist.
He is best known for his composition 'Smiles' with lyricist J. Will Callahan, written in 1917, but was a prolific composer across many genres of music.
He was also the Vice-President of the QRS Music Roll Company, and recorded hundreds of piano rolls under his name and also the pseudonym Stanford Robar. He was particularly active in recording salon and ballad style music.
He lived in San Francisco.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1884, Died January 1st, 1949
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, songwriter, adapter, lyricist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 100 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-20501||10-in.||8/13/1917||Ching-chong||Van Eps Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||B-21881||10-in.||6/3/1918||Smiles||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||B-22165||10-in.||7/17/1918||Italian nights waltzes||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-22198||10-in.||8/8/1918||Hawaiian nights waltzes||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-22215||10-in.||8/16/1918||Smiles||Maria Morrisey ; Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet and female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-22228||10-in.||9/9/1918||Smiles||Lambert Murphy||Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-22255||10-in.||9/24/1918||Smiles||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-22263||10-in.||9/27/1918||A little birch canoe and you||Olive Kline||Female vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra (takes 3-5); with mixed vocal quartet (takes 1-2)||composer|
|Victor||B-22367||10-in.||1/30/1919||Mammy's lullaby||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Orchestra, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||B-22567||10-in.||1/30/1919||Lonesome—that's all||Lambert Murphy||Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-22567||10-in.||1/3/1927||Lonesome—that's all||Lambert Murphy||Tenor vocal solo, with harp and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-22599||10-in.||2/25/1919||After all||Reinald Werrenrath||Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-23298||10-in.||10/10/1919||Patches||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-24359||10-in.||7/29/1920||Drowsy baby||Elsie Baker ; Olive Kline||Female vocal duet, with violin, bells, and orchestra||adapter|
|Victor||B-24578||10-in.||11/24/1920||Hawaiian nights||Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini||Guitar duet (Hawaiian)||composer|
|Victor||B-25008||10-in.||3/17/1921||Broken moon||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-28007||10-in.||5/15/1923||Oh! Harold!||Zez Confrey Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-29704||10-in.||3/13/1924||Sad Hawaiian sea||Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||composer|
|Victor||BVE-40527||10-in.||10/31/1927||Hawaiian nights||Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||composer|
|Victor||BVE-47053||10-in.||9/18/1928||Smiles||Jimmy Yates’ Boll Weevils||String band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-54853||10-in.||6/19/1930||Smiles||Boyd Senter ; Senterpedes ; Ray Stillwell||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-58569||10-in.||2/11/1930||Lonesome—that's all||David Buttolph ; National Cavaliers||Male vocal quartet, with guitar and piano||composer|
|Victor||MBS-90872||10-in.||before 9/7/1937||Sonrisas||Magos del Ritmo ; Paco Treviño||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-284||10-in.||4/25/1927||Lover's lane||Lee S. Roberts||Piano solo||composer, instrumentalist, piano|
|Victor||PBVE-285||10-in.||4/25/1927||Sweetie sweet||Lee S. Roberts||Piano solo||instrumentalist, piano, composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roberts, Lee S.," accessed July 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109584.
Roberts, Lee S.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109584.
"Roberts, Lee S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 July 2021.
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