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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 151-175 of 185 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 4930 10-in. 8/18/1916 Ole Virginny Jaudas' Society Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 5168 10-in. 11/22/1916 One fleeting hour Gladys Rice Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5297 10-in. 1/17/1917 Aloha sunset land Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra Jazz/dance band (Hawaiian) composer  
Edison 5479 10-in. 3/29/1917 Aloha sunset land Homestead Trio Female vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5641 10-in. 6/26/1917 For the freedom of the world Jaudas' Society Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 5762 10-in. 9/4/1917 Spirit of America New York Military Band Band composer  
Edison 5895 10-in. 11/22/1917 Egyptia—Characteristic Peerless Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison 6401 10-in. between 10/7/1918 and 11/1/1918 Jealous moon Leola Lucey Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6428 10-in. between 10/23/1918 and 10/28/1918 Simplicity : Intermezzo Sibyl Sanderson Fagan Whistling solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6761 10-in. 5/2/1919 The wooing hour Peerless Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison 6785 10-in. 5/13/1919 My Cairo love Green Brothers' Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 7314 10-in. 4/23/1920 Amorita Lenzberg's Riverside Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 7317 10-in. 4/23/1920 One sweet day Elvira Leveroni Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7412 10-in. 6/19/1920 Scented violets Peerless Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison 7482 10-in. 8/6/1920 Sweet Luana Elizabeth Lennox ; Gladys Rice Female vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7547 10-in. 9/27/1920 Son-o'-mine Elizabeth Spencer Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7578 10-in. 10/13/1920 Biddy New York Military Band Band composer  
Edison 7665 10-in. 12/3/1920 I love you more Allen McQuhae Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7828 10-in. 3/4/1921 Just wanting you Orlando's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8220 10-in. 9/20/1921 Somewhere in Naples Lanin's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8434 10-in. 4/27/1922 Only a smile Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 8440 10-in. 5/4/1922 Romany love Broadway Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9819 10-in. 10/29/1924 Love came calling Olive Marshall Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 10296 10-in. 4/3/1925 Indian dawn Anna Case Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 10767 10-in. 1/14/1926 Neapolitan nights Herbert Soman Salon Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 151-175 of 185 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zamecnik, J. S.," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

Zamecnik, J. S.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

"Zamecnik, J. S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047

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