James A. Brennan
James Alexander Brennan (November 18, 1885 – August 24, 1956) was an American songwriter. Sometimes identified as Jas. H. Brennan, he collaborated with lyricist Jack Caddigan (1879–1952) on several songs published by Leo Feist and Oliver E. Story. One of his more popular songs was "Little Red School House" which he wrote with Al Wilson in 1922. It was originally sung by the American Quartet and also by The Happiness Boys, Billy Jones and Ernest Hare. Brenda Lee sang it twice on TV, once at the age of 10 with Red Foley and later at 16 with Perry Como.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 18th, 1885 (Boston), Died August 24th, 1956 (Middleborough)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1927
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 47 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-14813||10-in.||5/11/1914||The rose of the mountain trail||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-21591||10-in.||3/21/1918||We're all going calling on the Kaiser||William J. "Sailor" Reilly||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-22411||10-in.||11/8/1918||The rose of no man's land||Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw||Male vocal duet, with violin and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-25527||10-in.||8/22/1921||Down at the old swimming hole||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-26189||10-in.||3/31/1922||Little red school house||American Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-26743||10-in.||8/30/1922||I'm goin' to plant myself in my old plantation home||Zez Confrey Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-27355||10-in.||12/28/1922||Down by the old apple tree||Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-29047||10-in.||11/30/1923||Oh, boy! What joy we had in barefoot days||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-32293||10-in.||4/3/1925||I don't want to get married (I'm having too much fun)||Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33668||10-in.||1/15/1926||Happy-go-lucky days||Duncan Sisters||Female vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1918-12-19-03]||Not documented||12/19/1918||The rose of no man's land||Mrs. Van Sise||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||39498||10-in.||7/17/1914||The rose of the mountain trail||Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||77824||10-in.||5/13/1918||We're all going calling on the Kaiser||Arthur Fields ; Peerless Quartet||Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||78148||10-in.||10/23/1918||The rose of no man's land||Hugh Donovan||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||80246||10-in.||3/17/1922||Little red schoolhouse||Hart Sisters||Female vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||80553||10-in.||9/18/1922||I'm goin' to plant myself in my old plantation home||Van and Schenck||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Columbia||140392||10-in.||2/25/1925||I don't want to get married||Clover Gardens Orchestra ; Billy Jones ; William C. Polla||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||36997||12-in.||ca. 1914||Rose of the mountain trail||Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson||Band||composer|
|Columbia||49435||12-in.||5/25/1918||If he can fight like he can love (Goodnight Germany)||Prince's Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||49568||12-in.||1/4/1919||The rose of no man's land||Columbia Orchestra ; Charles Adams Prince||Orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||W142189||10-in.||5/12/1926||Happy-go-lucky days||Ponce Sisters||Female vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|OKeh||454||10-in.||ca. Nov. 1918||The rose of no man's land||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|OKeh||S-70017||10-in.||July 1921||Down at the old swimming hole||Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-70188||10-in.||Sept. 1921||Down by the old swimming hole||Brown and Terry Jazzola Boys||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-70634||10-in.||Apr. 1922||In the little red school house||Markel's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brennan, James A.," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111717.
Brennan, James A.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111717.
"Brennan, James A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.
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