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John William Kellette

John William Kellette (June 1873 – August 7, 1922) was an American songwriter. Kellette's most famous composition was "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles," which was introduced in the musical revue The Passing Show of 1918, which he wrote with James Brockman, James Kendis, and Nat Vincent. He also worked as a film director and acted in the films A Child of the Wild (1917) and Mercy on a Crutch (1915).

Birth and Death Data: Born June 1st, 1873 (Lowell), Died Worcester

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22600 10-in. 2/26/1919 I'm forever blowing bubbles Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw Male vocal duet, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-22966 10-in. 7/18/1919 I'm forever blowing bubbles Selvin's Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-23654 10-in. 1/30/1920 I'm forever blowing bubbles Marimba Azul y Blanco Marimba band composer  
Victor CVE-53467 12-in. 6/24/1929 I'm forever blowing bubbles International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BS-01165 10-in. 9/8/1936 I'm forever blowing bubbles Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-034908 10-in. 5/25/1939 I'm forever blowing bubbles Vincent Lopez ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 78263 10-in. 1/22/1919 I'm forever blowing bubbles Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 78583 10-in. 7/21/1919 I'm forever blowing bubbles Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell ; Columbia Saxophone Quartette Saxophone quartet, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Columbia 78798 10-in. 11/7/1919 I'm forever blowing bubbles Harry Kaufman ; Toscha Seidel Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 49592 12-in. 2/28/1919 I'm forever blowing bubbles Columbia Orchestra ; Charles Adams Prince Orchestra songwriter  
Columbia W143815 10-in. 3/30/1927 I'm forever blowing bubbles Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with 2 violins and guitar composer  
OKeh 636 10-in. ca. Mar. 1919 I'm forever blowing bubbles Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7039 10-in. ca. Oct. 1919 I'm forever blowing bubbles OKeh Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E24155-E24156 10-in. 8/4/1927 Wahre liebe blueht nur einmal Karl Priester Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E25636-E25637 10-in. 12/15/1927 I’m forever blowing bubbles Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 5288-b] 10-in. approximately Mar. 1919 I'm forever blowing bubbles Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6679 10-in. 3/20/1919 I'm forever blowing bubbles George Wilton Ballard ; Helen Clark Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6839 10-in. 6/19/1919 I'm forever blowing bubbles Tuxedo Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kellette, John William," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112089.

Kellette, John William. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112089.

"Kellette, John William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112089

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