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 26-37 of 37 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
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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