Samuel Holland Rous

Samuel Holland Rous (15 January 1864 – 6 June 1947), who recorded using the name S. H. Dudley, and less frequently as Frank Kernell, was an American singer, pioneer recording artist, and music business executive. He was unrelated to the black vaudeville performer and impresario Sherman Houston Dudley.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 15, 1864 (Greencastle), Died June 6, 1947 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1917

Roles Represented in DAHR: author, whistling

See Also: Dudley, S. H.

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-3325 10-in. 4/23/1906 The battle of Santiago Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet author  
Victor B-9142 10-in. 6/28/1910 Farmyard medley American Quartet Male vocal quartet with animal imitations, unaccompanied author  
Victor B-18772 10-in. 12/5/1916 Boy Scouts of America march Victor Military Band Band, with whistling effects vocalist, whistling  
Victor B-20878 10-in. 10/18/1917 Just a voice to call me, dear Alice Green ; Orpheus Quartet Female vocal solo, with male vocal quartet, whistling, and orchestra vocalist, whistling  


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