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 (Results 51-75 of 185 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-49921 10-in. 2/5/1929 Redskin Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49973 10-in. 2/19/1929 Flirtation Victor Orchestra Orchestra arranger  
Victor BVE-49974 10-in. 2/19/1929 Jingles Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-51956 10-in. 5/1/1929 Aloha Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer, arranger  
Victor BVE-55469 10-in. 7/23/1929 Neapolitańska noc Paweł Faut Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-55960 10-in. 10/2/1929 Out of the dusk to you Josiah Guttridge Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BRC-69632 10-in. 5/20/1931 Southern moon Bud Billings ; Carson Robison Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBVE-139 10-in. 9/5/1925 Neapolitan nights Don Clark ; La Monica Ballroom Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-018161 10-in. 1/14/1938 The Calif of Bagdad : Overture Goldman Band Band arranger  
Victor BS-018162 10-in. 1/14/1938 The Calif of Bagdad : Overture Goldman Band Band arranger  
Victor [Trial 1928-01-23-01] 10-in. 1/23/1928 Out of the dusk to you Dan Gridley Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 46949 10-in. 8/10/1916 All America march Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 47273 10-in. 1/5/1917 Simplicity Sibyl Sanderson Fagan Whistling solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77084 10-in. 5/31/1917 Aloha sunset land Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 77106 10-in. 6/6/1917 Iris Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 77128 10-in. 6/9/1917 For the freedom of the world Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 77542 10-in. 12/1/1917 The dancer of Navarre Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 78320 10-in. 2/24/1919 My Cairo love Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 78992 10-in. 2/21/1920 One fleeting hour Cyrena Van Gordon Contralto vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Columbia 79170 10-in. 5/10/1920 Son o' mine Lucy Gates Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79703 10-in. 1/29/1921 Sweet Luana Ferera and Franchini Steel guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia 79991 10-in. 9/16/1921 One fleeting hour Barbara Maurel Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80302 10-in. 4/11/1922 Only a smile Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80447 10-in. 7/11/1922 Romany love Paul Biese Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80579 10-in. 10/2/1922 Out of the dusk to you Barbara Maurel Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 51-75 of 185 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zamecnik, J. S.," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

Zamecnik, J. S.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

"Zamecnik, J. S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

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