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Charles King

Charles Joseph King (October 31, 1886 – January 11, 1944) was a vaudeville and Broadway actor who also starred in several movies. He starred as the leading actor in the hit MGM movie, The Broadway Melody (1929), the first all-talking film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 31st, 1886 (New York City), Died January 11th, 1944 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, narrator, composer, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9853 10-in. 1/26/1911 Let me stay and live in Dixieland Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor B-9854 10-in. 1/26/1911 That's ever loving love Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor B-9959 10-in. 2/17/1911 Virginia Lou Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-38601 10-in. 4/12/1927 Sometimes I'm happy Louise Groody ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-50578 10-in. 4/3/1929 Broadway melody Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-50579 10-in. 4/3/1929 The wedding of the painted doll Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-50588 10-in. 4/5/1929 You were meant for me Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-50589 10-in. 4/5/1929 Love boat Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1911-01-13-03] Not documented 1/13/1911 Duet of The slim princess co. Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 19246 10-in. 2/28/1911 Let me stay and live in Dixieland Savoy Girl Quartette Female vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46317 10-in. 1/6/1916 I've gotta go back to Texas Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 46329 10-in. 1/11/1916 If I were a bee and you were a red, red rose Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 46330 10-in. 1/11/1916 Medley Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 46338 10-in. 1/13/1916 That hula hula Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 46339 10-in. 1/13/1916 Siam Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 46340 10-in. 1/13/1916 An old-fashioned garden in Virginia Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 46827 10-in. 6/13/1916 When the sun goes down in Romany Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 46830 10-in. 6/13/1916 My own Iona Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with flute, guitar, and steel guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 47414 10-in. 3/13/1917 Hawaiian butterfly Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 47415 10-in. 3/13/1917 If you ever get lonely Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 47426 10-in. 3/16/1917 Hong Kong Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 47495 10-in. 4/17/1917 The ghost of the ukulele Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 77131 10-in. 6/11/1917 In lilac time Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 77495 10-in. 11/8/1917 I'll take you back to Italy Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 77569 10-in. 12/12/1917 Sweet patootie Elizabeth Brice ; Charles King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 78212 10-in. 12/18/1918 I've a million girls around me Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 79765 10-in. 3/25/1921 Oh! Sweet Amelia Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE628 10-in. 9/24/1929 Love ain’t nothin’ but the blues Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE629 10-in. 9/24/1929 Happy days are here again Charles King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE631 10-in. 10/18/1929 Everybody tap Charles King Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE772 10-in. 5/1/1930 Love comes in the moonlight Earl Burtnett ; Charles King ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE773 10-in. 5/1/1930 Highway to heaven Earl Burtnett ; Charles King ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE774 10-in. 5/1/1930 Here comes the sun Earl Burtnett ; Charles King ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick LAE775 10-in. 5/1/1930 Leave a little smile Earl Burtnett ; Charles King ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 71748 10-in. 2/7/1944 Beautiful Kahana Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71749 10-in. 2/7/1944 King's serenade Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71750 10-in. 2/7/1944 Song of the islands Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71751 10-in. 2/7/1944 Ke kali nei au Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71752 10-in. 2/7/1944 Eleu, Mikimiki Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71753 10-in. 2/7/1944 Mai nuha mai oe Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71754 10-in. 2/7/1944 Mi Nei (How about me) Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71755 10-in. 2/7/1944 Bird of paradise Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator  
Decca 71785 10-in. 2/21/1944 My Honolulu heaven Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator, composer  
Decca 71786 10-in. 2/21/1944 Paauau waltz Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator, composer  
Decca 71787 10-in. 2/21/1944 Kuu milimili (My precious one) Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator, composer  
Decca 71788 10-in. 2/21/1944 Alekoki Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator, composer  
Decca 71789 10-in. 2/21/1944 Kuu lei Makame Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator, composer  
Decca 71829 10-in. 3/6/1944 Malama, Pulama, Hiipoi Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator, composer  
Decca 71830 10-in. 3/6/1944 Lovely you Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator, composer  
Decca 71831 10-in. 3/6/1944 Uheuhene Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator, composer  
Decca 71832 10-in. 3/6/1944 Song of the islands Hal Aloma and his Hawaiians narrator, composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "King, Charles," accessed January 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114494.

King, Charles. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114494.

"King, Charles." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114494

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