Harry P. Guy
Harry P. Guy (1870—1950) was an African-American ragtime composer who lived in Detroit after 1895. He was born in Zanesville, Ohio. After writing his first compositions in Ohio, he became one of the greatest contributors to ragtime music in Detroit, and was called one of the city's "unique and unusually gifted musicians." He later fell into obscurity and died in poverty. He died in Detroit at age 80.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 17th, 1870 (Zanesville), Died September 19th, 1950 (Detroit)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1919
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1659||7-in.||10/8/1902||The pearl of the harem||Vess L. Ossman||Banjo solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1659||10-in.||10/8/1902||The pearl of the harem||Vess L. Ossman||Banjo solo||composer|
|Victor||B-10396||10-in.||6/7/1911||Pearl of the harem||Fred Van Eps||Banjo solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||1059||7-in.||ca. 1902||Pearl of the harem||Vess L. Ossman||Banjo solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||1059||10-in.||ca. 1902||Pearl of the harem||Vess L. Ossman||Banjo solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||19471||10-in.||7/26/1911||Pearl of the harem||Fred Van Eps||Banjo solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||46486||10-in.||3/10/1916||Pearl of the harem||Fred Van Eps||Banjo solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Guy, Harry P.," accessed December 4, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111671.
Guy, Harry P.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111671.
"Guy, Harry P.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 4 December 2020.
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