James M. Black
James Milton Black (19 August 1856 – 21 December 1938) was an American composer of hymns, choir leader and Sunday school teacher.
Black was born in South Hill, New York, but worked, lived and died in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It is there that he worked at his Methodist Episcopal Church.
His first hymnal collections were:
Some of his hymns include:
Some of hymn music with lyrics by others include:
The lyrics to When the Saints are Marching In are by Katharine Purvis. This song is not to be confused with "When The Saints Go Marching In," which was published afterwards in 1927 with similar words and music, certainly derivative.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 19, 1856, Died December 21, 1938 (Williamsport)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1927
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist
Notes: Full name is James Milton Black.
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-3248||10-in.||4/4/1906||When the roll is called up yonder I'll be there||Haydn Quartet ; Harry Macdonough||Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-18357||10-in.||9/12/1916||Come, oh come to me||Imperial Quartet||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||composer|
|Victor||B-23718||10-in.||2/5/1920||When the roll is called up yonder||Criterion Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||3752||10-in.||between 1907 and February 1908||When the roll is called up yonder||Columbia Quartette||Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||38595||10-in.||1/27/1913||When the roll is called up yonder||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||77586||10-in.||12/18/1917||When the roll is called up yonder||Chautauqua Preachers’ Quartette||Male vocal quartet||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||78254||10-in.||1/16/1919||When the roll is called up yonder||Earl F. Wilde||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist, composer|
|OKeh||S-70213||10-in.||Oct. 1921||When the roll is called up yonder||Albert Chiaffarelli ; Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw||Male vocal duet, with organ||lyricist, composer|
|OKeh||W81145||10-in.||7/7/1927||When the roll is called up yonder||Greene County Singers ; Bela Lam||Mixed vocal quartet, with banjo and guitar||lyricist, composer|
|Brunswick||14554-14556||10-in.||12/29/1924||When the roll is called up yonder||Criterion Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with brass quartet and organ||lyricist, composer|
|Brunswick||E4983-E4984||10-in.||5/10/1927||When the roll is called up yonder||Dixie Sacred Singers||Male vocal trio, with instrumental trio||lyricist, composer|
|Brunswick||E20190-E20191||10-in.||9/17/1926||When the roll is called up yonder||Criterion Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with brass quartet, organ, and chimes||composer, lyricist|
|Edison||3728||10-in.||4/26/1915||When the roll is called up yonder||Frederick J. Wheeler ; John Young||Vocal duet (tenor and baritone) and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Black, James M.," accessed December 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110636.
Black, James M.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110636.
"Black, James M.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 December 2023.
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