Robert MacGimsey

Robert MacGimsey (Pineville, Louisiana 1898 - Phoenix, Arizona 1979) was an American composer. His most famous song was "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" (1934), a well-known Christmas carol written in the style of an African-American spiritual.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1898 (Pineville), Died 1979 (Phoenix)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: whistling, composer, lyricist, vocalist

Notes: Name also appears as R. H. MacGimsey, Robert Hunter MacGimsey. Name also appears on disc labels as Roberto Mac Gimsey. Sometimes used pseudonym "Bob Brookes."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-42585 10-in. 4/2/1928 Girl of my dreams Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-48146 10-in. 11/12/1928 La paloma Robert MacGimsey ; Giulietta Morino Violin solo, with whistling and instrumental trio vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-48147 10-in. 11/12/1928 'O sole mio Giulietta Morino Violin solo, with whistling and instrumental trio vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-48446 10-in. 12/10/1928 My sorority sweetheart Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with whistling and orchestra vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-55308 10-in. 8/8/1929 Tuck away my lonesome blues Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-56137 10-in. 9/19/1929 Please come back to me Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-56236 10-in. 9/23/1929 Canto Siboney Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with guitar and organ vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-56237 10-in. 9/23/1929 A una ola Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with guitar and organ vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-56238 10-in. 9/23/1929 Auf Wiedersehn Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with guitar and organ vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-56239 10-in. 9/23/1929 Swanee River Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with guitar and organ vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-56240 10-in. 9/23/1929 My old Kentucky home Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with guitar and organ vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-56241 10-in. 9/23/1929 Sweetheart (Will you remember) Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with guitar and organ vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-56723 10-in. 9/27/1929 Mother Machree Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-56724 10-in. 9/27/1929 Gypsy love song Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-56725 10-in. 9/27/1929 You're the flower of my heart, sweet Adeline Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-56726 10-in. 9/27/1929 Carry me back to old Virginny Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with orchestra vocalist, whistling  
Victor CVE-56743 12-in. 10/3/1929 My buddy Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal trio and whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-56751 10-in. 10/4/1929 Whippoorwill Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-56752 10-in. 10/4/1929 Blue Ridge sweetheart Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor BVE-63198 10-in. 11/6/1930 Abraham Frank and Phil Crow Male vocal solo and jews harp, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor PBS-68696 10-in. 1/12/1934 Down to de rivah John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor BRC-69602 10-in. 5/13/1931 When it's night-time in Nevada Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and whistling vocalist, whistling  
Victor BRC-69605 10-in. 5/13/1931 Shadrach Robert MacGimsey Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, lyricist  
Victor BRC-69606 10-in. 5/13/1931 Religion ain't nothing to play with Robert MacGimsey Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Victor BRC-69949 10-in. 6/17/1931 Bob's Medley Robert MacGimsey Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "MacGimsey, Robert," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109712.

MacGimsey, Robert. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109712.

"MacGimsey, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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