John Redmond

John Redmond (February 25, 1906 – August 26, 1982) was an American songwriter. He was born John Redmond Lynskey and grew up in Clinton, Massachusetts. Among his better known songs was "Christmas in Killarney" (copyrighted 1950), co-written with James Cavanaugh and Frank Weldon.

In 1955, Redmond spearheaded the organization of the Religious Music Guild, along with Father Timothy Flynn, then director of radio and television for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. He subsequently devoted most of his remaining career as a songwriter to creating music for Catholic children. His Religious Music Guild produced two full-length LPs of these songs: Seven Songs on the Seven Sacraments and Twelve Songs on the Apostles' Creed. For Christmas 2016 the St. Augustine Academy Press came out with the first ever compilation of the sheet music for the Religious Music Guild songs. They also issued a remastered CD from the original vinyl, including a few Religious Music Guild songs originally on 45 r.p.m. records not included on the original LPs.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1906, Died 1947

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 48 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-101539 10-in. 4/24/1936 Apple dumpling Dolly Dawn ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet songwriter  
Victor BS-102803 10-in. 6/22/1936 And still no luck with you Harry Blair ; Washboard Wonders Male vocal solo, with washboard band songwriter  
Victor BS-03558 10-in. 12/10/1936 The Cuban cabby Dick Stabile Orchestra ; Burt Shaw Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-06414 10-in. 3/18/1937 Where is the sun? Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-06417 10-in. 3/18/1937 Old plantation Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-06465 10-in. 3/26/1937 Where is the sun? Beatrice Douglas ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-017084 10-in. 11/19/1937 When the band played "Home sweet home" Jimmy Ray ; Southern Serenaders Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-026460 10-in. 2/21/1939 I long to belong to you Joseph Sudy Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-027291 10-in. 10/13/1938 I'll never forgive myself (For not forgiving you) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-027941 10-in. 10/19/1938 The sneeze song Bob Ballin ; Rennie McEvoy Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Victor BS-030314 10-in. 11/25/1938 Polly put your slippers on Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band ; Three Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-035374 10-in. 3/29/1939 Mrs. Mose has a million beaus (Since Old Man Mose is dead) Elisse Cooper ; Eddie De Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-036941 10-in. 5/12/1939 They're burning down the house (I was brung up in) Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-036944 10-in. 5/14/1939 Polka dotty (Come out tonight) Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-037406 10-in. 5/31/1939 The last trip on the old ship Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-037633 10-in. 6/13/1939 The last trip on the old ship Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-038264 10-in. 7/12/1939 The man with the mandolin Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-038317 10-in. 7/10/1939 The man with the mandolin Wayne King Orchestra ; Wayne Male Trio Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-038343 10-in. 7/12/1939 Broom dance Elisse Cooper ; Eddie De Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-040478 10-in. 10/6/1939 After all I've been to you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Walter Fuller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-042368 10-in. 1/16/1940 Hot gavotte (Rum-tum-tiddle-iddle-um-dee-ay) Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-042682 10-in. 9/14/1939 El mandolinista Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band songwriter  
Victor BS-043225 10-in. 10/24/1939 You're on the right side of the ocean Radio Rubes String band, with vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-043874 10-in. 11/20/1939 Valley-alley-ay Blue Barron ; Alan Holmes ; Three Blue Notes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal trio, and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-044001 10-in. 10/24/1939 Down in the alley and over the fence Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra ; Three Romeos Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 48 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Redmond, John," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112715.

Redmond, John. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112715.

"Redmond, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112715

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