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, composer, baritone vocal, 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 83 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||MS-77442||16-in.||8/9/1933||One—two—three—sold. Production 1||Howard Smith ; United States Rubber Company||Slide show soundtrack : Talk, with male vocal quartet, piano, and dubbed recordings||composer|
|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||vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele|
|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||instrumentalist, ukulele, vocalist, baritone vocal|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wimbrow, Dale," accessed October 19, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114909.
Wimbrow, Dale. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114909.
"Wimbrow, Dale." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 October 2020.
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