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 76-100 of 185 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 48913 12-in. 9/14/1916 I'm a-longin' for you Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 49235 12-in. 6/9/1917 One fleeting hour Earl Fuller ; Rector Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 49807 12-in. 4/28/1920 Alabama moon Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia W140542 10-in. 4/21/1925 Indian dawn Columbians Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141287 10-in. 11/19/1925 Neapolitan nights Columbia Salon Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141356 10-in. 12/7/1925 Indian dawn Barbara Maurel Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W142305 10-in. 6/16/1926 In the heart of the hills Barbara Maurel Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W142339 10-in. 6/24/1926 Neapolitan nights Henry B. Murtagh Organ solo composer  
Columbia W142359 10-in. 7/1/1926 Neapolitan nights Henry B. Murtagh Dubbed recording : Organ solo composer  
Columbia W142770 10-in. 9/30/1926 Neapolitan nights Cole McElroy's Spanish Ball Room Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W144331 10-in. 6/14/1927 Polly Hotel Tuller Orchestra ; Gerald Marks Jazz/dance band, with piano solo composer  
Columbia W144436 10-in. 7/7/1927 Indian dawn Jack Major Male vocal solo and whistling, with piano composer  
Columbia W144945 10-in. 11/2/1927 Polly Constance Mering ; Muriel Pollock Piano duet composer  
Columbia W145662 10-in. 2/23/1928 Wings Clicquot Club Eskimos ; Harry Reser ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W146588 10-in. 6/27/1928 Neapolitan nights James Melton Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 146983 10-in. 9/12/1928 Neapolitan nights Ernie Golden and his Orchestra ; Arthur Seelig Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147002 10-in. 9/14/1928 Paradise Maurice J. Gunsky Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 147016 10-in. 9/18/1928 Paradise Jerry Mason and his Californians [Harry Barth's Mississippians] ; Mell Lou Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147956 10-in. 2/13/1929 Redskin Ben Selvin and his Orchestra ; Mildred Hunt Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia 147963 10-in. 2/11/1929 Redskin Bert Lown Orchestra ; Tom Frawley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 83014 12-in. approximately 1919 Simplicity Columbia Band Band composer  
Columbia W109822 10-in. approximately October 1928 Notte napulitane Nullo Romani Violin solo composer  
Columbia W109835 10-in. October 1928 Notte napulitane Giuseppe Milano Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W703069 10-in. December 1929 Noches napolitanas : Canción Tito Coral ; Enric Madriguera Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W703260 10-in. June 1930 Noches napolitanas : Canción Tito Coral Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 76-100 of 185 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zamecnik, J. S.," accessed May 29, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

Zamecnik, J. S.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 29, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

"Zamecnik, J. S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 29 May 2024.

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