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), Died January 1st, 1954

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

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  
Columbia W141344 10-in. 12/3/1925 I never knew Peter Dale Male vocal solo, with ukulele vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia W141345 10-in. 12/3/1925 Broken-hearted Peter Dale Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
Columbia W141457 10-in. 1/6/1926 I love my baby June Lee Female vocal solo, with ukulele instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia W141458 10-in. 1/6/1926 How I love her and she loves me is nobody's business June Lee Female vocal solo, with ukulele instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia W141720 10-in. 2/24/1926 Sleepy town Billy Carr ; Honey Duke Male vocal duet, with steel guitar and ukulele composer, lyricist  
Columbia W143121 10-in. 11/18/1926 It takes a good woman (To keep a good man at home) Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, leader, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia W143122 10-in. 11/18/1926 Country bred and chicken fed Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele, composer, lyricist, leader  
Columbia W144174 10-in. 5/19/1927 Oshkosh Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele, lyricist, composer, violin  
Columbia W144175 10-in. 5/19/1927 I got religion Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele, violin, songwriter  
Columbia W144176 10-in. 5/19/1927 Roll right offa my green Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, ukulele, violin  
Columbia W144177 10-in. 5/19/1927 Every moon's a honeymoon (When I'm with you) Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, ukulele, violin  
Columbia W145553 10-in. 1/19/1928 Think of me, thinking of you Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with harmonola lyricist, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia W145880 10-in. 3/26/1928 Wife o' mine Mull Downey ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146289 10-in. 5/16/1928 From midnight till dawn The Nifty Three Mixed vocal trio, with ukulele songwriter, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia W146290 10-in. 5/16/1928 Sleepy town The Nifty Three Mixed vocal trio, with ukulele composer, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Columbia W146538 10-in. 6/19/1928 Think of me thinking of you Joe Davis Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W146911 10-in. 8/27/1928 Old fashioned locket Russ Carlson ; Tommy Weir Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W148059 10-in. 3/12/1929 Plucky Lindy's lucky day Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148441 10-in. 4/16/1929 Goodness gracious Gracie Eddie Walters Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano songwriter  
Columbia W150495 10-in. 4/28/1930 Roll them clouds away Mack Allen Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet composer  
OKeh S-73396 10-in. 6/3/1925 Black sheep blues Virginia Liston Female vocal solo, with reed organ lyricist, composer  
OKeh W400798 10-in. 6/18/1928 Think of me thinking of you Noel Taylor Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh W403747 10-in. 2/7/1930 Accordion Joe Cornell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh [OK cat 40575-b] 10-in. approximately 1926 Sleepy town Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C1968 10-in. 5/23/1928 From midnight till dawn Charley Straight Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick TC2969 10-in. 2/15/1929 Think of me thinking of you Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano songwriter  
Brunswick E27569 10-in. 5/22/1928 I’ve got religion The Rollickers Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick E27817 10-in. 7/2/1928 Old fashioned locket Wendell W. Hall Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E27985 10-in. 8/7/1928 Think of me thinking of you Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick E28314 10-in. 9/26/1928 Think of me thinking of you Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick E29479 10-in. Mar. 1929 That’s what I call heaven Saxie Dowell ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick E29971 10-in. May 1929 Every moon’s a honeymoon Meyer Davis' Hotel Astor Orchestra ; Joe Moss Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal lyricist, composer  
Brunswick E32613 10-in. 4/22/1930 Accordion Joe Jungle Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E25706-E25707 10-in. 12/20/1927 Old fashioned locket Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Edison 11346 10-in. 12/2/1926 Country bred and chicken fed Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
Edison 11347 10-in. 12/2/1926 So long North (I'm headin' South) Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, composer, lyricist  
Edison 11486 10-in. 2/1/1927 When old Pete Daley plays his ukelele Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
Edison 11487 10-in. 2/1/1927 Muddy water Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 18128 10-in. 12/22/1927 Wife o' mine Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Edison 18416 10-in. 4/18/1928 Oshkosh Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist, composer  
Edison 18417 10-in. 4/18/1928 Roll off-a my green Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist, composer  
Edison 18497 10-in. 5/14/1928 From midnight till dawn The Recorders Mixed vocal trio songwriter  
Edison 18498 10-in. 5/14/1928 Sleepy town The Recorders Mixed vocal trio composer  
Edison 18552 10-in. 5/31/1928 I got religion The Rollickers Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Edison 18859 10-in. 11/9/1928 Think of me thinking of you Melville Morris ; Piccadilly Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Edison 18872 10-in. 11/16/1928 Think of me thinking of you Dorothy Johnson Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 19025 10-in. 2/4/1929 That's what I call heaven The Rollickers [Edison] Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Edison 19094 10-in. 3/12/1929 Every moon's a honey-moon (With you) The Rollickers Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Edison 19131 10-in. 3/28/1929 Plucky Lindy's lucky day Vernon Dalhart and Company Male vocal solo, with violin and banjo lyricist  
Edison 19139 10-in. 4/2/1929 Goodness gracious Gracie Billy Murray ; Walter Scanlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison N-202 10-in. 4/18/1928 Oshkosh Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison N-203 10-in. 4/18/1928 Roll off-a my green Rubeville Tuners ; Dale Wimbrow Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison N-548 10-in. 11/9/1928 Think of me thinking of you Melville Morris ; Piccadilly Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Edison N-567 10-in. 11/16/1929 Think of me thinking of you Dorothy Johnson Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison N-716 10-in. 2/4/1929 That's what I call heaven The Rollickers [Edison] Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Edison N-785 10-in. 3/12/1929 Every moon's a honey-moon (With you) The Rollickers [Edison] Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Edison N-824 10-in. 3/28/1929 Plucky Lindy's lucky day Vernon Dalhart and Company Male vocal solo, with violin and banjo lyricist  
Edison N-832 10-in. 4/2/1929 Goodness gracious Gracie Billy Murray ; Walter Scanlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wimbrow, Dale," accessed November 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114909.

Wimbrow, Dale. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114909.

"Wimbrow, Dale." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 November 2020.

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