Nat D. Mann

Nathaniel D. Mann (1866–1915) was an American composer best known for his work with L. Frank Baum. He composed at least two songs with Baum, "Different Ways of Making Love" and "It Happens Ev'ry Day," and another with John Slavin, "She Didn't Really Mind the Thing at All," for The Wizard of Oz stage musical in 1902, and in 1908, composed the first original film score (27 cues) for The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays, one of the earliest feature-length fiction films (and the earliest film adaptations of the novels The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, John Dough and the Cherub, and Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, presented by Baum himself), which debuted September 24, 1908. With Baum, he also composed the musical The King of Gee-Whiz (dated February 23, 1905), which went through various titles such as Montezuma (November 1902), King Jonah XIII (September 1903), and The Son of the Sun (1905). This was collaboration with and based on a novel by Emerson Hough, which was never completed and the extant scenario published in 1969.

His other works include The Sultan of Sulu with George Ade and Alfred George Whathall (1902), "Moon, Moon," sung by Christie MacDonald in The Toreador (1902), The Mayor of Tokio with William Frederick Peters (1905), The Alaskan with R. F. Carroll (1909), Imam : A Mohammedan Serenade (1912), and the one-act ballet, La Naissance de la Rose (Opus 52) (1914). Much of his work consisted of coon songs.

He was a brother of actors Louis Mann and Sam Mann. He died in San Francisco on April 12, 1915.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1898 - 1913

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 1824 7-in. Aug. 1898 Honey, you’se ma lady love Artists vary Male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Berliner 1883 7-in. Aug. 1898 What right has he on Broadway John Terrell Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 01003 7-in. 2/19/1900 Honey, you'se my lady love Arthur Collins Male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1270 7-in. 2/19/1902 Moon, moon, moon Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1270 10-in. 2/19/1902 Moon, moon, moon Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1737 7-in. 11/11/1902 My Sulu Lulu Loo American Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1737 10-in. 11/11/1902 My Sulu Lulu Loo American Band of Providence Band composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2123 7-in. 3/30/1903 My Sulu Lulu Loo William H. Thompson Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2123 10-in. 3/30/1903 My Sulu Lulu Loo W. H. Thompson Male vocal solo composer  
Victor A-840 7-in. 12/16/1903 Thoughts of love Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-1223 10-in. 4/15/1904 The windmill Arthur Pryor's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-12899 10-in. 2/10/1913 Mobile Minstrels Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 167 7-in. ca. 1901 Honey, you'se my lady love Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia 167 10-in. ca. 1901 Honey, you'se my lady love Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mann, Nat D.," accessed December 9, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113384.

Mann, Nat D.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 9, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113384.

"Mann, Nat D.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 9 December 2022.

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