Will. S. Hays
William Shakespeare Hays (July 19, 1837 – July 23, 1907) was an American poet and lyricist. He wrote some 350 songs over his career and sold as many as 20 million copies of his works. These pieces varied in tone from low comedy to sentimental and pious; his material was sometimes confused with that of Stephen Foster as a result. In his later years, Hays put forth one of the more plausible claims to authorship of the song "Dixie". In the end, however, no evidence could be produced to back up his pretensions.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1837 (Louisville), Died July 23, 1907
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 58 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||3641||7-in.||Before Apr. 1899||Old log cabin in the lane||Anton H. Knoll ; Marie McNeil||Cornet duet||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]819||10-in.||10/25/1902||The little old log cabin in the lane||Vess L. Ossman ; Len Spencer||Male vocal solo, with banjo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]819||7-in.||5/17/1901||The little old log cabin in the lane||Vess L. Ossman ; Len Spencer||Male vocal solo, with banjo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1893||10-in.||1/13/1903||The little old log cabin in the lane||Silas Leachman||Male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1893||7-in.||1/13/1903||The little old log cabin in the lane||Silas Leachman||Male vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]3377||10-in.||5/17/1901||The little old log cabin||Vess L. Ossman ; Len Spencer||Male vocal solo, with banjo||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||A-1596||7-in.||7/13/1904||The little old log cabin in the lane||Vess L. Ossman ; Len Spencer||Male vocal solo, with banjo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-1596||10-in.||7/13/1904||The little old log cabin in the lane||Vess L. Ossman ; Len Spencer||Male vocal solo, with banjo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-4972||10-in.||12/17/1907||Mollie darling||Haydn Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-10859||10-in.||8/3/1911||Keep in de middle ob de road||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo and chorus, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||C-17414||12-in.||3/31/1916||Mollie darling||Evan Williams||Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-22239||10-in.||9/11/1918||The little old log cabin in the lane||Alma Gluck||Soprano vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-27003||10-in.||10/4/1922||Mollie darling||Michel Gusikoff||Violin solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-30581||10-in.||8/18/1924||The little old cabin in the lane||Fiddlin' Powers & Family||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-35441||10-in.||4/30/1926||The little old log cabin in the lane||Reinald Werrenrath||Baritone vocal solo, with male vocal trio and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36514||10-in.||9/24/1926||The little old log cabin in the lane||Dixie Mountaineers ; Ernest V. Stoneman||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-38238||10-in.||3/23/1927||I'm nobody's darling on earth||Kelly Harrell||Male vocal solo with violin, banjo, and guitar||composer|
|Victor||BVE-41911||10-in.||2/18/1928||The curtains of night||Tenneva Ramblers||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||CVE-43383||12-in.||3/20/1928||Southern melodies waltz, no. 2||Walter Kolomoku’s Honoluluans||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||composer|
|Victor||BVE-47099||10-in.||9/28/1928||Little old log cabin in the lane||Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-47257||10-in.||10/31/1928||We parted by the river side||Stoneman Family||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-55611||10-in.||7/15/1929||Keep in the middle of the road||Frank McCravy ; James McCravy||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-71614||10-in.||2/24/1932||Tell me that you love me||Carter Family||Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-82113||10-in.||2/28/1934||I'm old and feeble||Fiddlin' John Carson||Male vocal solo, with string band||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-102616||10-in.||6/15/1936||Nobody's darling on earth||Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris||Male vocal duet, with guitar and banjo||lyricist, composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hays, Will. S.," accessed September 25, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110076.
Hays, Will. S.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 25, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110076.
"Hays, Will. S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 25 September 2023.
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