Dale Wimbrow

Peter Dale Wimbrow, usually known as Dale Wimbrow, (June 6, 1895 – January 26, 1954) was an American composer, radio artist and writer. He is best known for the poem, The Guy in the Glass, written in 1934. Earlier in his career, he created several musical recordings in the still-young recording industry, and was known as "The Del-Mar-Va Songster". He occasionally recorded with a quartet of musicians known as the "Rubeville Tuners", and he was also sometimes known as Peter Dale.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 6th, 1895 (Whaleyville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, baritone vocal, composer, songwriter, ukulele, violin, leader

Notes: Full name: Peter Dale Wimbrow; listed in Victor ledgers and on some disc labels as "The Del-Mar-Va Songster" and "The Rubeville Tuner," as well as Peter Dale. Address from Victor ledgers: 254 W. 51st St., N.Y.C. Listed on some Columbia labels as "Pete Dale and his Ukulele."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-40679 10-in. 11/1/1927 Old fashioned locket Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-41200 10-in. 12/6/1927 From midnight till dawn Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-41562 10-in. 1/18/1928 Wife o' mine Ernest Hare Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-43320 10-in. 3/5/1928 Old fashioned locket Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-43695 10-in. 5/2/1928 Think of me thinking of you Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-43905 10-in. 4/23/1928 Sleepy town The Recorders Mixed vocal trio, with banjo songwriter  
Victor BVE-49794 10-in. 3/26/1929 Plucky Lindy's lucky day Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-49988 10-in. 2/23/1929 That's what I call heaven Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-50924 10-in. 3/9/1929 Plucky Lindy's lucky day High Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 4-6); with male vocal trio (takes 1-3) lyricist  
Victor BVE-50931 10-in. 3/12/1929 That's what I call heaven Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Ran Weeks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-51128 10-in. 4/5/1929 Every moon's a honeymoon (With you) Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-69947 10-in. 6/16/1931 The first girl I met (Was the last girl I loved) Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-071082 10-in. 10/2/1941 Old fashioned locket Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1925-05-15-03] 10-in. 5/15/1925 Rock-a-bye baby days Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Trial 1926-03-18-04] 10-in. 3/18/1926 Uncle Hezekiah Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with ukulele instrumentalist, ukulele, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Trial 1926-03-18-06] 10-in. 3/18/1926 Shake that thing Original Indiana Five Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Trial 1926-11-22-01] Not documented 11/22/1926 Sleepy town Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Victor [Trial 1926-11-22-02] 10-in. 11/22/1926 So so-long north, I'm headin' south Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Victor [Trial 1928-12-10-01] Not documented 12/10/1928 Black sheep blues Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia W140654 10-in. 6/5/1925 Black sheep blues Peter Dale Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W140655 10-in. 6/5/1925 So long North, I'm headin' South Peter Dale Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W141145 10-in. 10/16/1925 When old Pete Daly plays his ukulele down in Whaleyville Peter Dale Ukulele solo instrumentalist, ukulele, composer  
Columbia W141218 10-in. 10/29/1925 Bamboola Peter Dale ; Johnny Morris ; Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia W141252 10-in. 11/9/1925 Just around the corner Peter Dale Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia W141344 10-in. 12/3/1925 I never knew Peter Dale Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele  
(Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wimbrow, Dale," accessed September 19, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114909.

Wimbrow, Dale. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 19, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114909.

"Wimbrow, Dale." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114909

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