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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 July 19th, 1837 (Louisville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 56 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 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 lyricist, 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 lyricist, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1893 7-in. 1/13/1903 The little old log cabin in the lane Silas Leachman Male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1893 10-in. 1/13/1903 The little old log cabin in the lane Silas Leachman Male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
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 composer, lyricist  
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 composer, lyricist  
Victor C-17414 12-in. 3/31/1916 Mollie darling Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra lyricist, composer  
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 composer, lyricist  
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 composer, lyricist  
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 composer, lyricist  
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 composer, lyricist  
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 composer, lyricist  
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 composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-71614 10-in. 2/24/1932 Tell me that you love me Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with 2 guitars lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-82113 10-in. 2/28/1934 I'm old and feeble Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with string band lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-102616 10-in. 6/15/1936 Nobody's darling on earth Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris Male vocal duet, with guitar and banjo composer, lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hays, Will. S.," accessed October 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110076.

Hays, Will. S.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110076.

"Hays, Will. S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110076

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