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.
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 185 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-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||BVE-30142||10-in.||7/12/1926||Out of the dusk to you||Victor Salon Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zamecnik, J. S.," accessed December 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.
Zamecnik, J. S.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.
"Zamecnik, J. S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 December 2023.
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