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 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 26-37 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick DAL6772 10-in. Nov. 1930 Softly and tenderly Bel-Canto Quartet Male vocal quartet composer, lyricist  
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 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 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 composer, lyricist  
(Results 26-37 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thompson, Will L.," accessed October 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109998.

Thompson, Will L.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109998.

"Thompson, Will L.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.

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