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 176-185 of 185 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 18965 10-in. 12/26/1928 Neapolitan nights William Kalama ; Mid-Pacific Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Edison 19036 10-in. 2/7/1929 Neapolitan nights Murray Kellner Dinner Music Ensemble Instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison N-656 10-in. 12/26/1928 Neapolitan nights William Kalama ; Mid-Pacific Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Edison N-727 10-in. 2/7/1929 Neapolitan nights Murray Kellner Dinner Music Ensemble Instrumental ensemble composer  
Arto [Arto Cat 3108A] 10-in. 6/13/1922 Only a smile Charles Harrison Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL523 10-in. June 23 or 24 1927 Les nuits napolitaines Pierre Lamy Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1003 10-in. 4/10/1928 Polly Clément Doucet ; Jean Wiener Piano duet composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1489 10-in. approximately March 5, 1929 Rosemary Georges Villier Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1632 10-in. 5/11/1929 Très pressé Armand Bernard ; Orchestre Symphonique Orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1633 10-in. 5/11/1929 Agitato Armand Bernard ; Orchestre Symphonique Orchestra composer  
(Results 176-185 of 185 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Zamecnik, J. S.," accessed June 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

Zamecnik, J. S.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111047.

"Zamecnik, J. S.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 June 2024.

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

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