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

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  
Victor BRC-69950 10-in. 6/17/1931 Whistling Bob Robert MacGimsey Male vocal solo, with whistling solo and guitar vocalist, whistling, lyricist, composer  
Victor ABRC-69951 10-in. 6/17/1931 Whistling Bob Robert MacGimsey Male vocal solo, with whistling solo and guitar vocalist, whistling, composer, lyricist  
Victor ABRC-69952 10-in. 6/17/1931 Zeb's gal Susanna Robert MacGimsey Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Victor BRC-69957 10-in. 6/17/1931 Southern melodies Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with guitar vocalist, whistling  
Victor BRC-69958 10-in. 6/17/1931 Southern melodies Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with guitar vocalist, whistling  
Victor BS-81980 10-in. 3/26/1934 Down to de rivah Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-83171 10-in. 7/2/1934 Land uv degradashun Conrad Thibault Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-019299 10-in. 5/31/1938 To my mother Carroll Hollister ; John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-026687 10-in. 9/1/1938 Shadrach Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Ford Leary Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer, lyricist  
Columbia W150951 10-in. 12/3/1930 Abraham Phil Crow ; Carson Robison Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Columbia W151555 10-in. 5/18/1931 Shadrach Bob Brookes Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), string bass, and guitar composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Columbia W151556 10-in. 5/18/1931 Wandering lamb Bob Brookes Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), string bass, and guitar composer, lyricist, vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "MacGimsey, Robert," accessed December 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109712.

MacGimsey, Robert. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109712.

"MacGimsey, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 December 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109712

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