James A. Butterfield

James Austin Butterfield (May 18, 1837 – July 6, 1891) was an American composer. His best-known composition is When You and I Were Young, Maggie, first published in 1866 (lyrics by George W. Johnson). Butterfield was born in England in 1837 and emigrated to the United States in 1856.

He was also the second president of the Music Teachers National Association, in 1878.

James A. Butterfield died in Chicago, Illinois and is buried in Graceland Cemetery.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1837, Died 1891 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-2424 10-in. 3/29/1905 When you and I were young, Maggie Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-2964 12-in. 12/20/1905 When you and I were young, Maggie Richard Jose Counter-tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6822 10-in. 2/19/1909 When you and I were young, Maggie Will Oakland Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8130 10-in. 7/22/1909 When you and I were young, Maggie Harry Macdonough ; Elizabeth Wheeler Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13895 10-in. 10/2/1913 When you and I were young, Maggie Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15434 10-in. 11/25/1914 When you and I were young, Maggie Felix Arndt Celeste solo composer  
Victor C-17413 12-in. 3/31/1916 When you and I were young, Maggie Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra composer  
Victor B-17749 10-in. 5/29/1916 When you and I were young, Maggie McKee Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-20376 10-in. 7/9/1917 When you and I were young, Maggie Conway's Band ; H. Benne Henton Saxophone solo, with band composer  
Victor B-23525 10-in. 12/11/1919 When you and I were young, Maggie John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-23525 10-in. 12/17/1925 When you and I were young, Maggie John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25317 10-in. 5/24/1921 When you and I were young, Maggie Victor Band Band (for vocal accompaniment) composer  
Victor B-27843 10-in. 4/20/1923 Medley of old time songs The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with whistling composer  
Victor B-28130 10-in. 6/15/1923 When you and I were young, Maggie Henry Burr ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31657 10-in. 1/15/1925 When you and I were young, Maggie Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor BVE-47738 10-in. 10/15/1928 When you and I were young, Maggie Hermanos Hernández Instrumental quartet composer  
Victor BVE-51249 10-in. 4/23/1929 When you and I were young, Maggie Walter Kolomoku’s Honoluluans Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BRC-71285 10-in. 1/28/1932 When you and I were young, Maggie Roane's Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus composer  
Victor BS-75801 10-in. 5/3/1933 The church of long ago Smilin' Ed McConnell Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor BS-75815 10-in. 5/3/1933 The church of long ago Smilin' Ed. McConnell Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor BS-03549 10-in. 12/9/1936 When you and I were young, Maggie Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-030320 10-in. 11/28/1938 When you and I were young, Maggie Tommy Ladnier Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 46245 10-in. 12/8/1915 When you and I were young, Maggie Harry McClaskey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46690 10-in. 4/6/1916 When you and I were young, Maggie Taylor Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 47455 10-in. 4/3/1917 When you and I were young, Maggie Ruby Helder Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Butterfield, James A.," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116455.

Butterfield, James A.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116455.

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