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 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  
(Results 26-37 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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