William Robyn

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1894 (Pasiene), Died April 12th, 1996 (Englewood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, vocalist, piano, composer

Notes: Robyn (birth name William Rubin) toured in vaudeville as "Wolf Scarpioff" before 1920. Source: Tim Brooks, "Willie Robyn: A recording artist in the 1920s" (ARSC journal, spring 1992).

See Also: Robinow, W.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-17213 12-in. 2/25/1916 Songs of the past, no. 9 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24168 10-in. 6/16/1920 Down the trail to home, sweet home William Robyn Male vocal solo, with violin, celeste, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24169 10-in. 6/16/1920 I'm in heaven when I'm in my mother's arms (I don't have to die to go to heaven) William Robyn Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24377 10-in. 8/12/1920 Goodbye sunshine, hello moon! William Robyn ; Louise Terrell Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24378 10-in. 8/12/1920 Tripoli William Robyn ; Louise Terrell Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24380 10-in. 8/13/1920 Oh promise me William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24381 10-in. 8/13/1920 Home, sweet home William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24457 10-in. 9/8/1920 The palms William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-24722 12-in. 12/9/1920 Gems from Jimmie Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24788 10-in. 1/13/1921 The Rose I call sweetheart William Robyn Male vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24910 10-in. 1/26/1921 Mother of pearl William Robyn Male vocal solo, with violin, harp, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-24974 12-in. 3/3/1921 Rachem William Robyn Male vocal solo, with violin, harp, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-24975 10-in. 3/3/1921 Seit gesunt meine liebe altern William Robyn Male vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25168 10-in. 4/20/1921 Nobody's rose William Robyn Male vocal solo, with bells and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25370 10-in. 6/27/1921 Who'll dry your tears when you cry? William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25371 10-in. 6/27/1921 Jealous of you William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25428 10-in. 6/6/1921 Morgen shtern : Die neieh zeit William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25438 10-in. 6/10/1921 Dus chipe kleid Anna Hoffman ; William Robyn Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25536 10-in. 8/29/1921 Yamen roishen William Robyn Male vocal solo, with harp and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-25719 10-in. 10/17/1921 Molly-O (I love you) William Robyn Male vocal solo, with cello, violin, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26256 10-in. 3/17/1922 Eil rachem S. Birnzweig ; William Robyn Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26352 10-in. 5/12/1922 In der Ferne Olympia Quartett Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26353 10-in. 5/12/1922 In einem kühlen Grunde Olympia Quartett Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26354 10-in. 5/12/1922 Der Lindenbaum Olympia Quartett Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26422 10-in. 4/20/1922 In a klein shtiebele William Robyn Orchestra, with harp, celeste, and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26423 10-in. 4/20/1922 V'shomru William Robyn Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26437 10-in. 4/27/1922 If you like me like I like you William Robyn Male vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26461 10-in. 5/10/1922 Dem pedler's brievele William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26462 10-in. 5/10/1922 A mames trehren Naum Coster ; William Robyn Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26677 10-in. 7/10/1922 Der Jäger Abschied Olympia Quartett Male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26678 10-in. 7/10/1922 Die drei Wunsche Olympia Quartett Male vocal quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-26699 12-in. 7/18/1922 Nur eine Nacht sollst Du mir gehören Ivan Frank Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26780 10-in. 9/18/1922 Am Elterngrab William Robyn ; Carl Schlegel Male vocal duet, with harp-zither vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26785 10-in. 9/20/1922 Was nutzet mir ein schoner Garten Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26786 10-in. 9/20/1922 Mariechen sass weinend im Garten Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26787 10-in. 9/20/1922 Die Betrogene Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26788 10-in. 9/20/1922 O, grüsse mir den Jungfernstieg! Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal trio vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26819 10-in. 8/8/1922 For the sake of auld lang syne William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26844 10-in. 8/25/1922 Hamavdil William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-26845 10-in. 8/25/1922 Gott, far vos shtrufst die deine kinder? William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-27159 12-in. 11/17/1922 Sei choir Adonoj mehejulemn William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27201 10-in. 12/4/1922 Tanz, gesang un wein William Robyn Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27202 10-in. 12/4/1922 Liebes shmerzen William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27205 10-in. 12/4/1922 Liebe gesang Lucy Finkle ; William Robyn Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27271 10-in. 12/29/1922 A gris fun neuer Russland William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27272 10-in. 12/29/1922 Macabeier march William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27468 10-in. 2/9/1923 Himno nacional filipino William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27469 10-in. 2/9/1923 Hail Philippines William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27529 10-in. 2/2/1923 Mein Herr Marquis Eva Leoni Female vocal solo, with male vocal duet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27530 10-in. 2/2/1923 Herr was dächten Sie von mir? Eva Leoni Female vocal solo, with male vocal duet and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27573 10-in. 2/26/1923 Ėkh ty doli͡a, moi͡a doli͡a! (Эх ты доля, моя доля!) W. Robinow [i.e., William Robyn] Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27574 10-in. 2/26/1923 Siesser heim William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27576 10-in. 2/27/1923 Kabed es ovicko William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27705 10-in. 3/21/1923 Solnt͡se vskhodit i zakhodit (Солнце всходит и заходит) W. Robinow [i.e., William Robyn] Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27837 10-in. 4/18/1923 Was auch mein folk William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28020 10-in. 5/21/1923 Meine Sonne William Robyn Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-72213 10-in. 3/29/1932 Darktown Strutters' Ball The Four New Yorkers Male vocal quartet, with harp vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-72214 10-in. 3/29/1932 Rock me in a cradle of Kalua The Four New Yorkers Male vocal quartet, with harp vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-Test-413 10-in. 3/20/1929 Mi amada William Robyn Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1918-11-18-01] Not documented 11/18/1918 Somewhere in France William Scarpioff [i.e., William Robyn] Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1918-11-19-03] Not documented 11/19/1918 Ptechka William Scarpioff [i.e., William Robyn] Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1920-04-29-04] Not documented 4/29/1920 I hear a thrush at eve William Robyn Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-04-11-02] 10-in. 4/11/1923 Dearest William Robyn Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia W146483 10-in. 6/23/1928 Underneath the weeping willow Bert Bennett ; John Dallavo Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
Columbia W146484 10-in. 6/23/1928 Forever and a day Bert Bennett ; John Dallavo Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Columbia 85707 10-in. November 1919 Ohn a heim (אָהן אַ היים) Delphine March ; William Scarpioff [i.e., William Robyn] Female-male vocal duet, with organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh S-7126 10-in. approximately Dec. 1919 Mother Machree William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh S-7127 10-in. ca. Dec. 1919 The rosary William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh S-7306 10-in. Feb. 1920 Mother Machree William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick 3282 10-in. approximately Dec. 1919 Tulip time Thornely Crane Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick 3703 10-in. approximately June 1920 Alexandria William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick XE19516-XE19518 12-in. 6/10/1926 Poor little Marie Franklyn Baur Tenor vocal solo and male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick XE19519-XE19521 12-in. 6/10/1926 Toodle-oo Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo and male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick XE19552½-XE19555 12-in. 6/12/1926 No foolin’ Male vocal chorus (unidentified; Brunswick Records) Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick XE19556-XE19557 12-in. 6/12/1926 Florida moon Male vocal chorus (unidentified; Brunswick Records) Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick XE19558-XE19561 12-in. 6/14/1926 Wasn’t it nice Male vocal chorus (unidentified; Brunswick Records) Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick XE19572-XE19573 12-in. 6/15/1926 Florida, the moon and you Franklyn Baur Tenor vocal solo and male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick XE19574-XE19576 12-in. 6/15/1926 Cocktail blues Male vocal chorus (unidentified; Brunswick Records) Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E19614-E19617 10-in. 6/19/1926 Finale Male vocal chorus (unidentified; Brunswick Records) Male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E21183-E21185 10-in. 1/13/1927 My little bunch of happiness Radio Franks Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E21186-E21188 10-in. 1/13/1927 Here or there (As long as I'm with you) Radio Franks Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E21313-E21315 10-in. 1/26/1927 My little bunch of happiness Radio Franks Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E21316-E21318 10-in. 1/26/1927 Here or there (As long as I'm with you) Radio Franks Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E23785-E23787 10-in. 6/29/1927 No wonder I’m happy (My baby's in love with me) Radio Franks Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E23788-E23790 10-in. 6/29/1927 When day is done Radio Franks Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E26595-E26596 10-in. 2/21/1928 Rain Radio Franks Male vocal duet, with saxophone, steel guitar, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick [Unnumbered 1926-05-27] Not documented 5/27/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Ziegfeld’s Chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 11953 10-in. 10/14/1927 A shady tree Duke Yellman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 11954 10-in. 10/14/1927 My blue heaven Duke Yellman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 18631 10-in. 7/24/1928 Just like a melody out of the sky Jerry White Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 18632 10-in. 7/24/1928 Because my baby don't mean maybe now Jerry White Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison N-342 10-in. 7/24/1928 Just like a melody out of the sky Jerry White Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison N-343 10-in. 7/24/1928 Because my baby don't mean maybe now Jerry White Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Vocalion E2832-E2834 10-in. 4/21/1926 Honey bunch Golden Pheasant Orchestra ; Austin Wylie Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, tenor vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Robyn, William," accessed January 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113422.

Robyn, William. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113422.

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