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Emma Carus

Emma Carus (March 18, 1879 – November 18, 1927) was a contralto singer from New York City who was in the cast of the original Ziegfeld Follies in 1907.

She frequently sang in vaudeville and sometimes in Broadway features. One columnist described her as "a sort of combination of Sophie Tucker and Fay Templeton with a little of Eva Tanguay and Eddie Foy thrown in for good measure."

Birth and Death Data: Born March 18th, 1879, Died November 18th, 1927

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, contralto

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 1763 10-in. ca. Jan.-Mar. 1904 In Zanzibar Emma Carus Female vocal solo, with female vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 1764 10-in. ca. 1904 The gondolier Emma Carus Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 1765 10-in. Jan.-Mar. 1904 Navajo Emma Carus Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 145979 10-in. 4/7/1928 Is it a sin my loving you? Joe Davis Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W400587[a] 10-in. 4/14/1928 Is it a sin (My loving you)? Henry Starr Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick C2331 10-in. 9/21/1928 Is it a sin Freddie Rose Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick C2427 10-in. 10/10/1928 Is it a sin (My loving you)? Freddie Rose Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick C1776-C1777 10-in. 3/23/1928 Is it a sin (My loving you?) Ruth Muse Female vocal solo, with piano and harp songwriter  
Brunswick LAE257 10-in. 8/29/1928 Is it a sin my loving you Charles C. Locke Male vocal solo, with violin and piano songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carus, Emma," accessed May 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113152.

Carus, Emma. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113152.

"Carus, Emma." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 May 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113152

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