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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born November 7, 1847, Died September 20, 1909 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1949
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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||composer, lyricist|
|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||C-18139||12-in.||7/20/1916||Come where the lilies bloom||Lyric Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-18139||10-in.||7/20/1916||Come where the lilies bloom||Lyric Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|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|
|Victor||PD6VB-2240||10-in.||5/28/1946||Softly and tenderly||Harmoneers Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||D9VB-2240||10-in.||9/13/1949||Softly and tenderly||Eddy Arnold||Male vocal solo, with string band||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||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||30198||12-in.||12/12/1908||Softly and tenderly||Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|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||lyricist, composer|
|Brunswick||E30166||10-in.||6/20/1929||Softly and tenderly||Old Southern Sacred Singers||Male vocal quartet, with organ||composer, lyricist|
|Brunswick||E37346||10-in.||10/30/1931||The sinner and the song||Al and Joe Blackburn||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||composer, lyricist|
|Brunswick||E37376||10-in.||10/28/1931||Softly and tenderly||Frank and James Mccravy||Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano||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||E20524-E20525||10-in.||10/26/1926||When you’re lonely||Nick Lucas ; Sam H. Stept||Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E21140-E21141||10-in.||1/7/1927||Softly and tenderly||Homer A. Rodeheaver||Male vocal solo, with organ||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|
|Edison||4382||10-in.||12/30/1915||Come where the lilies bloom||Metropolitan Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Edison||7797||10-in.||2/14/1921||Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling||Metropolitan Quartet||Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Edison||7835||10-in.||3/9/1921||The sinner and the song||Fred East||Baritone vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Edison||19032||10-in.||2/6/1929||Softly and tenderly||Sue Harvard||Female vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Edison||N-723||10-in.||2/6/1929||Softly and tenderly||Sue Harvard||Female vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Vocalion||13718-13719||10-in.||9/17/1924||Softly and tenderly||George Reneau||Male vocal solo, with guitar and harmonica||lyricist, composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thompson, Will L.," accessed June 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109998.
Thompson, Will L.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109998.
"Thompson, Will L.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 June 2023.
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LCNAR: Thompson, Will L. (Will Lamartine), 1847-1909 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no95005737
Wikidata: Will Lamartine Thompson - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q8002932
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