B. D. Ackley

Bentley DeForest Ackley (September 27, 1872 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania – September 3, 1958 in Winona Lake, Indiana) was an American musician and gospel composer.

His brother Alfred Henry "A. H." Ackley (January 21, 1887 – July 3, 1960) composed with him, and is credited with the popular hymn He Lives. As a young man, B. D. had already learned several instruments, including the melodeon, piano, cornet, clarinet and piccolo. After moving to New York City in 1888, he began playing the organ in churches.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 27th, 1872 (Cambria County)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, organ, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 82 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-11259 10-in. 11/21/1911 Bye and bye Harry Anthony ; James F. Harrison Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-13743 12-in. 9/10/1913 Mother's prayers have followed me Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13746 10-in. 9/10/1913 Forgive me, Lord Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13748 10-in. 9/10/1913 If your heart keeps right Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13750 10-in. 9/11/1913 I would be like Jesus Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ, composer  
Victor B-13754 10-in. 9/11/1913 Jesus, blessed Jesus Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with organ composer, instrumentalist, organ  
Victor B-13755 10-in. 9/11/1913 How sweet is his love Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Victor B-13765 10-in. 9/11/1913 The old-fashioned faith Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ, composer  
Victor B-13766 10-in. 9/11/1913 Jesus remembered you Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Victor B-13767 10-in. 9/11/1913 Safe in the arms of Jesus Homer A. Rodeheaver Trombone solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Victor B-15856 10-in. 4/3/1915 I walk with the King Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15857 10-in. 4/3/1915 I am coming home Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20118 10-in. 6/14/1917 Better each day Mrs. William Asher ; Homer A. Rodeheaver Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20120 10-in. 6/14/1917 Drifting George A. Brewster ; Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20330 10-in. 7/9/1917 My mother Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24304 10-in. 7/7/1920 Forgive me, Lord Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29261 10-in. 1/9/1924 When I look into his face Reuben Windisch Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-30440 10-in. 7/1/1924 I would be like Jesus J. Foster Barnes Male vocal solo, with pipe organ composer  
Victor B-30441 10-in. 7/1/1924 So may you J. Foster Barnes Male vocal solo, with pipe organ composer  
Victor BVE-33731 10-in. 11/3/1925 Where they never say good-bye Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with pipe organ composer  
Victor BVE-33747 10-in. 11/4/1925 Forgive me Lord Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with pipe organ composer  
Victor BVE-33748 10-in. 11/4/1925 I walk with the King Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with pipe organ composer  
Victor BVE-33764 10-in. 11/9/1925 More like him Mrs. William Asher ; Homer A. Rodeheaver Female-male vocal duet, with pipe organ composer  
Victor CVE-37333 12-in. 1/4/1927 Mother's prayers have followed me Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with pipe organ composer  
Victor BVE-37335 10-in. 1/4/1927 If your heart keeps right Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with pipe organ composer  
(Results 1-25 of 82 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ackley, B. D.," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109778.

Ackley, B. D.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109778.

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