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Johnny Marvin

John Senator Marvin (July 11, 1897 – December 10, 1944) was an early American recording artist and musician, starting in 1924 and covering a twenty-year period for many record labels.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 11th, 1897 (Butler)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, ukulele, songwriter, vocalist, lyricist, composer, guitar, steel guitar, yodeling, speaker, musical saw

Notes: Billed on some Columbia labels as "Johnny Marvin (The Ukulele Ace)."

See Also: Marvin, Johnny

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 360 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36352 10-in. 9/24/1926 Half a moon (Is better than no moon) Johnny Marvin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo Performer, ukulele, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-36802 10-in. 10/8/1926 All alone Monday Johnny Marvin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo Performer, ukulele, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-36872 10-in. 10/26/1926 I'd love to call you my sweetheart Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Performer, tenor vocal, ukulele  
Victor BVE-36873 10-in. 10/26/1926 Hum your troubles away Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with ukulele (self-accompaniment) Performer, tenor vocal, ukulele  
Victor BVE-36903 10-in. 11/4/1926 We'll have a kingdom Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Performer, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-36932 10-in. 11/16/1926 Sweet thing Johnny Marvin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo and ukulele Performer, ukulele, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-36991 10-in. 12/2/1926 12th Street rag William Carola ; Johnny Marvin Guitar and ukulele duet Performer, ukulele  
Victor BVE-37103 10-in. 12/6/1926 Memphis blues Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with guitar and ukulele Performer, tenor vocal, ukulele  
Victor BVE-37104 10-in. 12/6/1926 Aloha oe Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with guitar, ukulele, and celeste Performer, ukulele, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-37146 10-in. 12/17/1926 Oh, how she could play a ukulele Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with violin and ukulele (takes 4-7); with ukulele (takes 1-3) Performer, tenor vocal, ukulele  
Victor BVE-37150 10-in. 12/17/1926 'Deed I do Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Performer, tenor vocal, ukulele  
Victor BVE-37541 10-in. 1/17/1927 Blue skies Johnny Marvin ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with saxophone, 2 guitars, and piano Performer, tenor vocal, guitar  
Victor BVE-37569 10-in. 1/25/1927 A little birdie told me so Johnny Marvin ; Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Performer, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-37772 10-in. 2/14/1927 You went away too far and stayed away too long Jacques Renard Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Performer, ukulele, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-37792 10-in. 2/17/1927 I can't believe that you're in love with me Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano Performer, tenor vocal, guitar  
Victor BVE-37793 10-in. 2/17/1927 Strum my blues away Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with clarinet, ukulele, and piano Performer, tenor vocal, ukulele, Composer  
Victor BVE-38184 10-in. 3/18/1927 Honolulu moon Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (takes 5-7 only) (Hawaiian) Performer, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38265 10-in. 5/21/1927 My wife's in Europe to-day Charlie Fry ; Million Dollar Pier Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Performer, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38266 10-in. 5/21/1927 A little girl, a little boy, a little moon Charlie Fry ; Million Dollar Pier Orchestra Jazz/dance band (takes 1 and 2); with male vocal solo (takes 3-6) Performer, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38312 10-in. 3/31/1927 Judy Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo Performer, tenor vocal, ukulele  
Victor BVE-38357 10-in. 4/19/1927 There's something nice about everyone, but there's everything nice about you Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal duet Performer, tenor vocal, ukulele  
Victor BVE-38399 10-in. 5/12/1927 Me and my shadow Johnny Marvin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Performer, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38405 10-in. 3/24/1927 You can't cry over my shoulder (And wink at somebody else) Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo Performer, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38486 10-in. 4/22/1927 Side by side Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with guitar and ukulele Performer, tenor vocal, ukulele  
Victor BVE-38487 10-in. 4/22/1927 There's something nice about everyone but there's everything nice about you Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with clarinet, guitar, and ukulele Performer, tenor vocal, ukulele  
(Results 1-25 of 360 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Marvin, Johnny," accessed September 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111984.

Marvin, Johnny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111984.

"Marvin, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 September 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111984

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