Dorothy Jardon

Dorothy Jardon (born Mary Jardon; June 1, 1883 – September 30, 1966) was an American soprano and actress. She sang the role of the gypsy in the operetta The Wedding Trip with lyrics by Harry B. Smith, and music by Reginald DeKoven in 1912 and with the Chicago Opera in the title role of Fedora in 1919. She made several recordings for Brunswick. Among her acting credits she took the role of Bimoula in Oh! Oh! Delphine!, a musical comedy by C.M.S. McLellan, with music by Ivan Caryll at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 18 February 1913.

Jardon was born in New York to Ignace Jardon, a chef who immigrated to the United States from France in 1864, and Bridget Jardon (née Kavanagh), who immigrated from Ireland in 1884. She was married first to Edward Michael Madden and secondly to Harry Edmond Oelrichs. She died in Los Angeles in 1966.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1880 (New York City), Died September 30th, 1966 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1922

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-4464 10-in. 5/7/1907 Broncho buster Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8114 10-in. 7/16/1909 Baboon bungalow Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8904 10-in. 4/29/1910 Under the Hebrew moon Maude Raymond Female vocal solo composer  
Victor B-9123 10-in. 6/21/1910 Under the Hebrew moon Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25396 10-in. 7/13/1921 The world can't go 'round without you John Steel Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor [Trial 1915-05-10-02] Not documented 5/10/1915 Song of song Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1917-06-06-06] Not documented 6/6/1917 Long, long trail Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor [Trial 1919-06-03-04] Not documented 6/3/1919 Voi lo sapete Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 3176 10-in. approximately Nov. 1919 Little grey home in the West Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 3545 10-in. approximately Jan. 1920 Little grey home in the West Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 3998 10-in. approximately Nov. 1919 Voi lo sapete Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 4161 10-in. approximately Sept. 1920 A Ballynure ballad Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 4394 10-in. approximately Oct. 1920 Annie Laurie Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 4397 10-in. approximately Oct. 1920 Kerry dance Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick X4400 12-in. approximately Oct. 1920 Jahrzeit Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick X5152 12-in. approximately Mar. 1921 Eïli, Eïli Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 7705 10-in. approximately Mar. 1922 Remember the rose Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 7707 10-in. approximately Mar. 1922 Stealing Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 3070-3071 10-in. approximately Nov. 1919 Si, mi chiamano Mimi Dorothy Jardon Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 5586-5587 10-in. approximately May 1921 World can't go 'round without you Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal, songwriter  
Brunswick 8060-8061 10-in. approximately May 1922 Gee but I hate to go home alone Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 8062-8063 10-in. approximately May 1922 Wake up, little girl, you're just dreaming Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 8411-8412 10-in. approximately July 1922 My rambler Rose Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick 8413-8414 10-in. approximately July 1922 'Neath the South Sea moon Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick X8430-X8431 12-in. approximately July 1922 Rachem Dorothy Jardon Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jardon, Dorothy," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113107.

Jardon, Dorothy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113107.

"Jardon, Dorothy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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