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Juho Koskelo

Juho Evert Koskelo (July 23, 1870, Kuopio — November 7, 1942, New York City.), was a Finnish-American singer and cellist. He was the most popular Finnish-American singer in the 1910s.

Koskelo started his career as a military musician and later played with the Berlin Philharmonic. In Berlin he met Heikki Klemetti, who suggested him to go to America. Koskelo moved to New York City in 1910 and immediately started to make recordings for His Master's Voice, Columbia Records, Victor Talking Machine Company and Gramophone Company. As a singer, he made 112 recordings between 1910 and 1923. Mostly he sang folk songs, marches, hymns and industrial folk music. Some of his songs were written by the famous cuplé singer J. Alfred Tanner.

Koskelo's career ended because of a stroke in 1923 and he died as a forgotten artist at a hospital in New York in 1942.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1870 (Kuopio)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, cello

Notes: "John Koskelo" on Columbia disc label.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 116 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9174 10-in. 7/18/1910 Soi vienosti murheeni soitto Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9175 10-in. 7/18/1910 Nün kauvan mina tramppaan Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9176 10-in. 7/18/1910 Se oli yksi lauvantaki ilta Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9184 10-in. 7/18/1910 Itkevä huilu Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9185 10-in. 7/18/1910 Miksi laulan Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9186 10-in. 7/18/1910 Kun päivä paistaa Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9187 10-in. 7/18/1910 Ingalill Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9188 10-in. 7/10/1910 Linjaali rattaat Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9189 10-in. 7/10/1910 Eikä sitä sanoa saisi Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9190 10-in. 7/19/1910 Illalle Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9191 10-in. 7/19/1910 Uskoton Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9192 10-in. 7/19/1910 Kaks' neitoa käveli Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-9195 12-in. 7/20/1910 Laula, laula Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor C-9196 12-in. 7/20/1910 Kesäpäivä kangasalla Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9197 10-in. 7/20/1910 Sotilas poika Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9198 10-in. 7/20/1910 Oi muistatko vielä sen virren Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9199 10-in. 7/20/1910 Joutsen Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9316 10-in. 7/21/1910 Stjernan Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9317 10-in. 7/21/1910 Symtymistään sureva Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-9318 10-in. 7/21/1910 Reppurin laulu Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22349 10-in. 12/17/1918 Kun on hätä matkallamme Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22350 10-in. 12/17/1918 Luoja taivasten Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22364 10-in. 1/21/1919 Joulu laulu Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with chimes and organ vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22585 10-in. 2/13/1919 Hosianna Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-22586 10-in. 2/13/1919 Köyhä poika Juho Koskelo Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 116 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Koskelo, Juho," accessed August 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116067.

Koskelo, Juho. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116067.

"Koskelo, Juho." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116067

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