Merle Alcock

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1890 (Andover, Missouri), Died Phoenix

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto

Notes: Born Merle Tillotson; wife of tenor Bechtel Alcock. Victor ledgers give her address as 42 West 12th Street, New York City.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 86 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-30237 10-in. 6/2/1924 I'm wearin' awa', Jean Merle Alcock Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor CVE-41651 12-in. 1/26/1928 Chanson bohême (Les tringles de sistres) Maria Jeritza Soprano vocal solo, with contralto vocal solo and orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Victor [Trial 1916-03-13-07] Not documented 3/13/1916 Turn ye to me Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor [Trial 1916-06-12-04] Not documented 6/12/1916 Oh, that we two were maying Bechtel Alcock ; Merle Alcock Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor [Trial 1916-06-12-05] Not documented 6/12/1916 O dry those tears Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor [Trial 1918-06-26-02] Not documented 6/26/1918 His lullaby Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 4213 10-in. ca. 1909 Bonnie sweet Bessie Merle Tillotson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 4214 10-in. ca. 1909 Sweet Genevieve Merle Tillotson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 4314 10-in. ca. 1909-Feb. 1910 The rosary Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 4326 10-in. ca. Jan.-Apr. 1910 Song of the soul Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 4341 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1910 That sweet story of old Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 4364 10-in. ca. Jan.-Apr. 1910 Last night Merle Alcock Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 4421 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1910 Looking this way Merle Alcock ; John Young Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 4553 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1910 Good bye sweet day Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 4773 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1910 Daddy Merle Tillotson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 19105 10-in. 11/11/1910 Katisha's song Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 81492 10-in. 1/18/1924 Oh baby (Don't say no, say maybe) Elsie White Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 81493 10-in. 1/18/1924 A man never knows when a woman's gonna change her mind Elsie White Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 30366 12-in. ca. Jan.-July 1910 Ai nostri monti Merle Tillotson ; John Young Vocal duet (contralto and tenor), with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 30384 12-in. ca. Jan.-May 1910 Meet me where the lanterns glow Henry Burr ; Merle Tillotson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Columbia 30578 12-in. ca. 1910-Feb. 1911 'Neath the southern moon Merle Tillotson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Edison 2965 10-in. Apr. 1914 I'm wearing awa' Merle Tillotson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Edison 2986 10-in. Apr.-May 1914 Auld Robin Gray Merle Tillotson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Edison 2998 10-in. May 1931 Bes' ob all Merle Tillotson Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Edison 3027 10-in. May 1914 Blow, blow, thou winter wind Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
(Results 26-50 of 86 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alcock, Merle," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113828.

Alcock, Merle. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113828.

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