J. R. Shannon

James Royce Shannon (May 13, 1881 - May 19, 1946), born James Royce, was a nationally prominent Irish-American composer and lyricist. He was active at the time Tin Pan Alley.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1881 (Port Huron), Died 1946 (Pontiac)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-14801 10-in. 5/5/1914 That's an Irish lullaby George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-14996 10-in. 6/24/1914 Meet me in blossom time Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell ; Will Oakland Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15332 10-in. 11/4/1914 In the hills of old Kentucky Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15650 10-in. 2/2/1915 Zudora Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-17455 10-in. 4/6/1916 Croon-time Edna Brown ; James Reed Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18901 10-in. 12/15/1916 Hush-a-bye, ma baby Edna Brown Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18964 10-in. 1/5/1917 Golden hours Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with violin, cello, harp, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22658 10-in. 3/27/1919 Hush-a-bye, ma baby Lillian Rosedale Goodman ; Vivian Holt Female vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22888 10-in. 6/5/1919 Baby Jim Elsie Baker Female vocal solo, with harp and orchestra arranger  
Victor BVE-32882 10-in. 6/9/1925 Rose dreams Elsie Baker ; Olive Kline Female vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-39220 10-in. 6/6/1927 Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, that's an Irish lullaby Donnell O'Brien Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-40053 10-in. 9/30/1927 Missouri walzer George Gut ; Teles Longtin Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-43336 10-in. 3/8/1928 In the hills of old Kentucky Vernon Dalhart ; Adelyne Hood ; Carson Robison Mixed vocal trio, with 2 violins and guitar lyricist  
Victor BS-73898 10-in. 10/31/1932 Hush-a-bye my baby Stuart Churchill ; Pennsylvanians Male vocal solo, with piano and harp lyricist  
Victor BS-82390 10-in. 5/7/1934 In the hills of old Kentucky Bradley Kincaid Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist  
Victor BS-07388 10-in. 2/27/1937 Missouri waltz Bob White Trio Male vocal solo, with piano and steel guitar lyricist  
Victor BS-051832 10-in. 7/9/1940 Missouri waltz George Griffin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Ted Steele ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and Novachord lyricist  
Columbia 38968 10-in. 7/30/1913 Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral Chauncey Olcott Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Columbia 77246 10-in. 8/9/1917 Hush a bye, ma baby Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78779 10-in. 10/31/1919 The Missouri waltz Toots Paka Hawaiian Company Male vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) lyricist  
Columbia W145789 10-in. 3/21/1928 In the hills of old Kentucky Vernon Dalhart ; Adelyne Hood ; Carson Robison Mixed vocal trio, with fiddle (violin) and guitar lyricist  
Columbia W147337 10-in. 10/30/1928 In the hills of old Kentucky Melton and Waggoner Male vocal duet lyricist  
OKeh 9391 10-in. Oct. 1925 The hills of old Kentucky Charles Nabell Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist  
OKeh W401737 10-in. 3/22/1929 Aloha sunset land Kalama Quartette Male vocal and instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) lyricist  
Brunswick 609 10-in. approximately early 1917 Golden hours Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shannon, J. R.," accessed December 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111068.

Shannon, J. R.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111068.

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