Will L. Thompson
William Lamartine Thompson (November 7, 1847 – September 20, 1909) was a noted American composer. He founded the W. L. Thompson Music Company and tried his hand with some success at secular compositions before finding his forte in hymns and gospel songs.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 7th, 1847, Died September 20th, 1909 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 34 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-4442||10-in.||4/26/1907||Softly and tenderly||Frederic Freemantel||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||E-4442||8-in.||4/26/1907||Softly and tenderly||Frederic Freemantel||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-14455||10-in.||2/16/1914||Come where the lilies bloom||Neapolitan Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||B-18139||10-in.||7/20/1916||Come where the lilies bloom||Lyric Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||C-18139||12-in.||7/20/1916||Come where the lilies bloom||Lyric Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-21482||10-in.||3/4/1918||Softly and tenderly||Harry McClaskey||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-33935||10-in.||11/24/1925||Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling||Louise Homer||Contralto vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and pipe organ||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-51735||10-in.||4/25/1929||Softly and tenderly||John Seagle ; Leonard Stokes||Male vocal duet, with organ||composer|
|Victor||BVE-71610||10-in.||2/23/1932||Happiest days of all||Carter Family||Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-82814||10-in.||7/30/1934||Jesus is all the world to me||Jenkins Family||Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-82846||10-in.||7/31/1934||Jesus is all the world to me||Smith’s Sacred Singers||Male vocal ensemble, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-056544||10-in.||10/12/1940||Lead me gently home, Father||The Drum Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||78259||10-in.||1/21/1919||Softly and tenderly||Earl F. Wilde||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||79195||10-in.||5/20/1920||Come where the lilies bloom||Gloria Trumpeters||Trumpet quartet||composer|
|Columbia||80795||10-in.||1/17/1923||Come where the lilies bloom||Criterion Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||30198||12-in.||12/12/1908||Softly and tenderly||Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||W140950||10-in.||9/17/1925||Softly and tenderly||Anthony and Harrison||Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||W142993||10-in.||12/7/1927||When you're lonely||Small and Mays||Male vocal duet||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-7157||10-in.||ca. Jan. 1920||Softly and tenderly||Royal Dadmun ; Reed Miller||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|OKeh||W402072||10-in.||8/6/1928||Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling||Foundation Quartette||Male vocal quartet, with instrumental trio||lyricist, composer|
|OKeh||W402276||10-in.||3/11/1929||Softly and tenderly||Keith Pooser ; Merritt Smith||Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar||composer, lyricist|
|Brunswick||E15975-E15976||10-in.||6/16/1925||Softly and tenderly||Homer A. Rodeheaver||Male vocal solo, with orchestra, string quartet, organ, bells, and chimes||lyricist, composer|
|Brunswick||E16974-E16975||10-in.||11/30/1925||Softly and tenderly||Homer A. Rodeheaver||Male vocal solo, with string quartet, organ, chimes, and bells||lyricist, composer|
|Brunswick||A99-A101||10-in.||5/14/1924||From day to day||Cinderella Roof Orchestra ; Herb Wiedoeft||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||DAL6772||10-in.||Nov. 1930||Softly and tenderly||Bel-Canto Quartet||Male vocal quartet||composer, lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thompson, Will L.," accessed April 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109998.
Thompson, Will L.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109998.
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