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Dan Hornsby

Isaac Daniel (Dan) Hornsby (February 18, 1900 – May 18, 1951) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, recording artist, producer and arranger, studio engineer, band leader, artists and repertoire (A&R) man with Columbia Records, and radio personality.

Hornsby began performing in the 1920s, and over the years, he formed or backed up bands. He often played multiple roles, from an idea for a song, to when it was produced. His songs were a combination of country and folk music. Hornsby acquired country, folk, and blues talent for Columbia Records and MGM, including Bessie Smith and Hank Williams.

The Grammy Museum had a display of his music archive artifacts for Columbia Records in 2013. Hornsby was inducted into the Atlanta Music Hall of Fame in 1986.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 1, 1900 (Atlanta), Died May 18, 1951

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: session supervisor, vocalist, speaker, leader, lyricist, composer, songwriter

Notes: Pseudonym for Dan Hornsby.

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 709 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-82635 10-in. 3/27/1934 Sales tax Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal duet, with violin, 2 guitars, and talk speaker  
Victor BVE-82724 10-in. 3/30/1934 Prosperity and politics Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with string band speaker  
Victor BVE-82725 10-in. 3/30/1934 Prosperity and politics Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, speaker  
Victor BVE-82728 10-in. 3/30/1934 Practice night with the Skillet Lickers Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble speaker  
Victor BVE-82729 10-in. 3/30/1934 Practice night with the Skillet Lickers Riley Puckett ; Skillet Lickers ; Gid Tanner Descriptive scene, with vocal and instrumental ensemble speaker  
Victor BVE-83816 10-in. 8/3/1934 I saw stars Dan Hornsby ; Perry Bechtel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BVE-83817 10-in. 8/3/1934 Beautiful face have a heart! Dan Hornsby ; Perry Bechtel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-Test-035599 10-in. 4/21/1939 Uncle Ned's story and song (The big bad wolf) Uncle Ned Recitation, with piano speaker  
Victor BS-037378 10-in. 6/16/1939 The lion and the mouse Uncle Ned Recitation, with vocal, piano, and sound effects speaker, vocalist  
Victor BS-037379 10-in. 6/16/1939 Humpty Dumpty Uncle Ned Recitation, with vocal, piano, and sound effects speaker, vocalist  
Victor BS-037380 10-in. 6/16/1939 Wynkyn, Blynkyn and Nod Uncle Ned Recitation, with vocal, piano, and sound effects speaker, vocalist  
Victor BS-037381 10-in. 6/16/1939 The hare and the tortoise Uncle Ned Recitation, with vocal, piano, and sound effects speaker, vocalist  
Victor BS-037382 10-in. 6/16/1939 The fox and the grapes Uncle Ned Recitation, with vocal, piano, and sound effects speaker, vocalist  
Victor BS-037383 10-in. 6/16/1939 The boy who cried wolf Uncle Ned Recitation, with vocal, piano, and sound effects speaker, vocalist  
Victor BS-041200 10-in. 8/21/1939 Sparkling blue eyes no. 2 Wade Mainer ; Sons of the Mountaineers Vocal and instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BS-041201 10-in. 8/21/1939 The poor drunkard's dream Wade Mainer ; Sons of the Mountaineers Vocal and instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BS-041202 10-in. 8/21/1939 Were you there? Wade Mainer ; Sons of the Mountaineers Vocal and instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BS-041203 10-in. 8/21/1939 The gospel cannon ball Wade Mainer ; Sons of the Mountaineers Vocal and instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BS-041204 10-in. 8/21/1939 The great and final judgment Wade Mainer ; Sons of the Mountaineers Vocal and instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BS-041205 10-in. 8/21/1939 What a wonderful Saviour is He Wade Mainer ; Sons of the Mountaineers Vocal and instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BS-041206 10-in. 8/21/1939 Why not make heaven your home Wade Mainer ; Sons of the Mountaineers Vocal and instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BS-041207 10-in. 8/21/1939 Mansions in the sky Wade Mainer ; Sons of the Mountaineers Vocal and instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BS-041208 10-in. 8/21/1939 Not a word of that be said Wade Mainer ; Sons of the Mountaineers Vocal and instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BS-041209 10-in. 8/21/1939 Drifting through an unfriendly world Wade Mainer ; Sons of the Mountaineers Vocal and instrumental ensemble session supervisor  
Victor BS-041210 10-in. 8/21/1939 Why don't you give me my memories? Johnny Barfield Male vocal solo, with guitar session supervisor  
(Results 1-25 of 709 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hornsby, Dan," accessed June 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113834.

Hornsby, Dan. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113834.

"Hornsby, Dan." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113834

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