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 1, 1873 (Lowell), Died August 7, 1922 (Worcester)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter
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|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|
|Columbia||76754||12-in.||1/8/1920||I'm forever blowing bubbles||Original Dixieland Jazz Band||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||76768||12-in.||approximately January 1920||I'm forever blowing bubbles||London Dance Orchestra ; Corelli Windeatt||Orchestra||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||ATL8011||10-in.||Mar. 1930||I’m forever blowing bubbles||Four Buzz Saws||Vocal, with 2 guitars, tenor guitar, and steel guitar||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|
|Vocalion||22820||10-in.||4/29/1938||I'm forever blowing bubbles||Frank Novak and his Rootin' Tootin' Boys||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal group||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kellette, John William," accessed October 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112089.
Kellette, John William. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112089.
"Kellette, John William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 October 2023.
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