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 albums 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 February 25, 1906, Died 1947
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, lyricist, vocalist
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 59 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Redmond, John," accessed November 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112715.
Redmond, John. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112715.
"Redmond, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 November 2023.
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