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Elsie Janis

Elsie Janis (March 16, 1889 – February 26, 1956) was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and screenwriter. Entertaining the troops during World War I immortalized her as "the sweetheart of the AEF" (American Expeditionary Force).

Birth and Death Data: Born March 16th, 1889 (Columbus), Died February 26th, 1956 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, vocalist, orchestrator

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-12527 10-in. 10/22/1912 Fascinating base-ball slide Elsie Janis Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor B-12528 10-in. 10/22/1912 When Antelo plays the 'cello Elsie Janis Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor B-12529 10-in. 10/22/1912 Fo' de Law'd's sake play a waltz Elsie Janis Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor B-12530 10-in. 10/22/1912 El choclo Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer, orchestrator  
Victor C-17126 12-in. 2/7/1916 Gems from Very good Eddie Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17299 10-in. 3/13/1916 Some sort of somebody Edna Brown ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor 50227 10-in. 4/1/1930 Amor Jesy Barbosa Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-55645 10-in. 8/3/1929 Love (Your spell is everywhere) Gloria Swanson Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-55678 10-in. 9/6/1929 Love (Your spell is everywhere) Arden-Ohman Orchestra ; Frank Luther Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-57569 10-in. 12/2/1929 Love, your spell is everywhere The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-58557 10-in. 2/6/1930 Any time's the time to fall in love Burt Lorin ; Phil Spitalny Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-63650 10-in. 9/13/1930 Live and love today Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1912-10-17-13] Not documented 10/17/1912 That fascinating baseball slide Elsie Janis Female vocal solo lyricist, composer, vocalist  
Columbia 46432 10-in. 2/18/1916 Some sort of somebody Grace Kerns ; Edgar Stoddard Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78724 10-in. 10/8/1919 I never knew George Meader Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78739 10-in. 10/14/1919 I never knew Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 149024 10-in. 9/19/1929 Love (Your spell is everywhere) Arthur Fields ; The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149050 10-in. 9/25/1929 Love (Your spell is everywhere) Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149445 10-in. 11/19/1929 Love (Your spell is everywhere) James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia [W]149458 10-in. 11/1/1929 Love (Your spell is everywhere) Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W150056 10-in. 3/4/1930 Anytime's the time to fall in love Buddy Rogers Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia [W]150058 10-in. 3/4/1930 Anytime's the time to fall in love Lloyd Keating and his Music ; Paul Small Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150619 10-in. 7/3/1930 Live and love to-day The Columbia Photo Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet lyricist  
OKeh S-7034 10-in. approximately Oct. 1919 I never knew Henry Burr ; John H. Meyer Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh W403744 10-in. 2/6/1930 Anytime's the time to fall in love Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Janis, Elsie," accessed April 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111051.

Janis, Elsie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111051.

"Janis, Elsie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 April 2021.

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