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Wilmoth Houdini

Frederick Wilmoth Hendricks (November 25, 1895 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – August 6, 1973 in New York, New York), best known as Wilmoth Houdini, was a prominent calypsonian.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1927, Died 1973

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39920 10-in. 8/1/1927 Cecilia Wilmoth Houdini Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-39922 10-in. 8/1/1927 You Bob Wilmoth Houdini Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-39926 10-in. 8/1/1927 You run you run Wilmoth Houdini Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-39927 10-in. 8/1/1927 You run you run Lionel Belasco Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-39928 10-in. 8/1/1927 Caroline Lionel Belasco Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-57713 10-in. 11/20/1929 Woman, sweet woman Lionel Belasco Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-89467 10-in. 3/29/1935 They are lying on me Felix's Krazy Kats Orchestra ; Wilmoth Houdini Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-89468 10-in. 3/29/1935 Don't do that to me Felix's Krazy Kats Orchestra ; Wilmoth Houdini Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-046813 10-in. 1/30/1940 Poor but ambitious The Bamboo Orchestra ; Wilmoth Houdini Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-046814 10-in. 1/30/1940 Resisting temptation The Bamboo Orchestra ; Wilmoth Houdini Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-046815 10-in. 1/30/1940 Cousin, cousin, scratch here so for me The Bamboo Orchestra ; Wilmoth Houdini Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-046816 10-in. 1/30/1940 Mama, call the fire brigade The Bamboo Orchestra ; Wilmoth Houdini Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
OKeh W401036 10-in. 7/31/1928 Song no. 99 Gerald Clark's Ieri String Band ; Wilmoth Houdini Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  
OKeh W401037 10-in. 7/31/1928 Uncle Joe, gimme mo'! Wilmoth Houdini Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  
OKeh W401038 10-in. 7/31/1928 Sweet like a honey-bee Gerald Clark's Ieri String Band ; Wilmoth Houdini Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  
OKeh W401039 10-in. 7/31/1928 Sweet like a sugar-cane Gerald Clark's Ieri String Band ; Wilmoth Houdini Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Houdini, Wilmoth," accessed August 8, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110298.

Houdini, Wilmoth. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 8, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110298.

"Houdini, Wilmoth." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 8 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110298

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