Beth Slater Whitson

Beth Slater Whitson (December 1, 1879 – April 26, 1930) was an American lyricist. Whitson was born in Goodrich, Tennessee and died in Nashville, Tennessee. She is best remembered for the songs "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland" (1909) and "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" (1910), both becoming one of the largest selling songs in sheet music.

In 1913, Whitson and her family moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she and her sister, Alice, continued to write. Beth Slater Whitson wrote short stories.


Birth and Death Data: Born 1879, Died 1930

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9533 10-in. 10/10/1910 Meet me to-night in Dreamland John Young Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10389 10-in. 5/26/1911 Don't wake me up, I am dreaming Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12962 10-in. 3/5/1913 When I met you last night in Dreamland Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15333 10-in. 11/4/1914 Just close your eyes, big moon Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-30871 10-in. 9/30/1924 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) International Novelty Orchestra ; Lewis James Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-30871 10-in. 8/18/1926 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Lewis James ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-34291 10-in. 1/21/1926 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-34745 10-in. 4/3/1926 Meet me to-night in Dreamland Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-36170 10-in. 9/9/1926 Let me call you sweetheart Maurice J. Gunsky Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Victor BRC-72520 10-in. 4/28/1932 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Dick Robertson Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-94184 10-in. 9/5/1935 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Buddy Clark ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-0552 10-in. 10/1/1936 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-014621 10-in. 10/4/1937 Let me call you sweetheart The Old Timer's Orchestra ; Jimmy Ray Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-067621 10-in. 8/7/1941 Meet me tonight in Dreamland Eton Boys ; Claude Garreau Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 4658 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1910 Meet me tonight in Dreamland Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19245 10-in. 2/28/1911 Don't wake me up, I am dreaming Savoy Girl Quartette Female vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19503 10-in. 7/28/1911 Let me call you sweetheart Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W140697 10-in. 6/17/1925 Let me call you sweetheart Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist  
Columbia 141147 10-in. 10/17/1925 Let me call you sweetheart Franklyn Baur ; Billy Travers Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W141157 10-in. 10/19/1925 Let me call you sweetheart Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 141278 10-in. 11/17/1925 Let me call you sweetheart The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 141279 10-in. 11/18/1925 Meet me to-night in Dreamland The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W146015 10-in. 4/11/1928 Meet me to-night in dreamland Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist  
Columbia W149977 10-in. 2/11/1930 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick 14749-14751 10-in. 1/29/1925 Let me call you sweetheart Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Whitson, Beth Slater," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111093.

Whitson, Beth Slater. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111093.

"Whitson, Beth Slater." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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