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 126-150 of 185 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick 12620-12622 10-in. 3/4/1924 Out of the dusk to you Mario Chamlee ; Fredric Fradkin Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra and violin obbligato composer  
Brunswick 15270-15272 10-in. 3/24/1925 Indian dawn John Barclay Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E28380 10-in. approximately Oct. 1928 Neapolitan nights Collegiate Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal composer  
Brunswick E28430 10-in. 9/28/1928 Paradise Eddy Thomas Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E29108 10-in. 1/14/1929 Rosemary Jack Parker Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E29147 10-in. 1/26/1929 Redskin Brunswick Orchestra ; Vaughn De Leath ; Louis Katzman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E29481 10-in. Mar. 1929 My Cairo love Bob Haring Orchestra ; Frank Munn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E16516-E16518 10-in. 10/5/1925 Neapolitan nights Colin O'More Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E18185-E18187 10-in. 3/4/1926 Neapolitan nights Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E18203-E18205 10-in. 3/5/1926 Neapolitan nights Jack Denny Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Brunswick E19695-E19697 10-in. 7/8/1926 In the heart of the hills Allen McQuhae Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Brunswick E19743-E19745 10-in. 7/12/1926 Indian dawn Richard Bonelli Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E20008-E20009 10-in. 9/2/1926 Polly Victor Arden ; Phil Ohman Piano duet, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E20113-E20115 10-in. 9/13/1926 Polly Victor Arden ; Phil Ohman Piano duet, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E20312-E20314 10-in. 10/1/1926 Polly Victor Arden ; Phil Ohman Piano duet, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E25435-E25436 10-in. 12/5/1927 Out of the dusk to you Brunswick Hour Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Brunswick E26727-E26729 10-in. 2/29/1928 Wings Kenn Sisson Orchestra ; Eddy Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E26729) composer  
Brunswick C2050 10-in. 7/13/1928 Amorcita Orquesta "El Prado" Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick C2211 10-in. 8/13/1928 Amorita Orquesta "El Prado" Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick C2583 10-in. 11/21/1928 Neapolitan nights (Oh, nights of splendour) Eddie Dunstedter Organ solo composer  
Brunswick C3131 10-in. 3/15/1929 Paradise Unidentified performer(s) (Brunswick Records) Unknown composer  
Brunswick LTR178 10-in. 6/12/1929 Neapolitan nights Dinah’s Shack Orchestra Steel guitar, piano, and vibro-harp composer  
Brunswick LAE851 10-in. 7/24/1930 Venetia Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) composer  
Edison 4765 10-in. 6/5/1916 I'm a-longin' fo' you Merle Alcock Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4917 10-in. 7/28/1916 Simplicity Sodero's Band Band composer  
(Results 126-150 of 185 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zamecnik, J. S.," accessed July 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

Zamecnik, J. S.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

"Zamecnik, J. S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 July 2024.

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