J. S. Zamecnik

John Stepan Zamecnik (May 14, 1872 in Cleveland, Ohio – June 13, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) was an American composer and conductor. He is best known for the "photoplay music" he composed for use during silent films by pianists, organists, and orchestras.

Zamecnik used many pseudonyms, including Dorothy Lee, Lionel Baxter, R.L. (Robert) Creighton, Arturo de Castro, "Josh and Ted", J. (Jane) Hathaway, Kathryn Hawthorne, Roberta Hudson, Ioane Kawelo, J. Edgar Lowell, Jules Reynard, F. (Frederick) Van Norman, Hal Vinton and Grant Wellesley.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 14, 1872 (Cleveland), Died June 13, 1953 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger

Notes: Pseudonyms include Jane Hathaway, Ioane Kawelo, Dorothy Lee, J. Edgar Lowell, and Jules Reynard.

See Also: Zamecnik, J. S.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 178 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-14704 10-in. 4/14/1914 Rag-a-muffin rag Victor Military Band Band arranger  
Victor B-16327 10-in. 8/6/1915 Sparklets Conway's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-17049 10-in. 1/21/1916 One fleeting hour Elsie Baker ; Rosario Bourdon Female vocal solo, with cello obbligato and orchestra composer  
Victor B-17547 10-in. 4/27/1916 I'm a-longin' fo' you Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor C-17711 12-in. 5/19/1916 Ole Virginny Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-18047 10-in. 7/5/1916 All America march Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor C-18514 12-in. 9/28/1916 Fox favorites Victor Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-18764 10-in. 11/29/1916 Listen to this Victor Military Band Band arranger  
Victor B-18908 10-in. 12/18/1916 Eleanor Neapolitan Trio Instrumental trio arranger  
Victor B-20313 10-in. 7/2/1917 For the freedom of the world Harry Macdonough ; Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20348 10-in. 7/18/1917 I'm a-longin' fo' you Sophie Braslau Contralto vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor B-20373 10-in. 7/6/1917 Spirit of America Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor B-20379 10-in. 7/9/1917 It's a bird Conway's Band Band arranger  
Victor B-22140 10-in. 7/9/1918 Liberty Day march Conway's Band Band composer  
Victor B-22974 10-in. 7/24/1919 My Cairo love All Star Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-24495 10-in. 9/24/1920 Biddy Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-24614 10-in. 10/6/1920 It was the time of lilac Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with flute, piano, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-25369 10-in. 6/23/1921 I love you more Edward Johnson Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25882 10-in. 12/20/1921 Somewhere in Naples All Star Trio ; All Star Trio Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-26184 10-in. 3/28/1922 Only a smile John Steel Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor B-26708 10-in. 8/1/1922 Romany love Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29032 10-in. 11/26/1923 Out of the dusk to you Hulda Lashanska Soprano vocal solo, with cello, violin, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-29692 10-in. 3/25/1924 Out of the dusk to you Della Baker Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-29893 10-in. 4/17/1924 Love came calling Hulda Lashanska Soprano vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor B-30142 10-in. 5/27/1924 Out of the dusk to you Victor String Orchestra Orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 178 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zamecnik, J. S.," accessed August 19, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

Zamecnik, J. S.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 19, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

"Zamecnik, J. S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 19 August 2022.

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