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 101-125 of 185 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 439 10-in. approximately Oct. 1918 Simplicity Sybil Sanderson Fagan Whistling solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-755 10-in. ca. July 1919 My Cairo love Green Brothers' Xylophone Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7004 10-in. ca. Sept. 1919 Kisses Conway's Band Band composer  
OKeh S-7422 10-in. May 1920 Ole South Conway's Band Band composer  
OKeh S-7603 10-in. Oct. 1920 Amorita Green Brothers' Novelty Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7667 10-in. Nov. 1920 One sweet day Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7765 10-in. Feb. 1921 Biddy Mario Perry Accordion solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh o-8102 10-in. ca. Feb. 1921 Biddy Green Brothers' Novelty Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 9109 10-in. May 1925 Indian dawn Jimmy Joy ; St. Anthony Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70205 10-in. Oct. 1921 Mysterious blues Joseph Samuels Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70291 10-in. Nov. 1921 Somewhere in Naples Nathan Glantz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70477 10-in. Feb. 1922 Aloha sunset land Virginia Burt ; Rega Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band (Hawaiian), with Hawaiian guitar vocal effect composer  
OKeh S-70631 10-in. Apr. 1922 Romany love Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W401301 10-in. 11/8/1928 Paradise Seger Ellis ; Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W401306 10-in. 11/9/1928 Neapolitan nights Kalama Quartette Male vocal and instrumental quartet, with guitars (Hawaiian) composer  
OKeh W401737 10-in. 3/22/1929 Aloha sunset land Kalama Quartette Male vocal and instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) composer  
OKeh [OK cat 1204-A] 10-in. approximately 1919 My Cairo love Green Brothers' Xylophone Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh [OK cat 4186-B] 10-in. approximately 1920 Sweet Luana Lewis James ; Jane Neilson Female-male vocal duet composer  
OKeh [Od cat 20027-A] 10-in. approximately 1920 Sweet Luana Lewis James ; Jane Neilson Female-male vocal duet composer  
Brunswick 2846 10-in. approximately Sept. 1919 My Cairo love All Star Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick 4770 10-in. approximately Dec. 1920 Blue jeans Mario Perry Accordion solo composer  
Brunswick 7655 10-in. approximately Mar. 1922 I’m a-longin’ fo’ you Elizabeth Lennox Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 8089 10-in. approximately May 1922 Only a smile Ernest Hare Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 6609-6611 10-in. approximately Oct. 1921 Somewhere in Naples Rudy Wiedoeft's Californians Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 7898-7899 10-in. approximately Apr. 1922 Romany love Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 101-125 of 185 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zamecnik, J. S.," accessed June 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

Zamecnik, J. S.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

"Zamecnik, J. S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 June 2024.

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