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T. Brigham Bishop

Thomas Brigham Bishop (June 29, 1835 - May 15, 1905) (usually referred to as T. Brigham Bishop) is best known as an American composer of popular music. Various disputed claims have been made by Bishop and others that he authored, or at least contributed to the authorship of, a number of popular 19th-century songs, including John Brown's Body, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, and Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me. Bishop later had an infamous career as a bucket shop proprietor, among other schemes.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 29, 1835 (Wayne), Died May 15, 1905 (Philadelphia)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-2427 10-in. 3/30/1905 Leaf by leaf the roses fall Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-39790 10-in. 8/10/1927 Sweet Evelina Ernest Moody ; Phil Reeve Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars (self-accompaniment) composer  
Edison 6431 10-in. between 10/23/1918 and 10/28/1918 Leaf by leaf the roses fall Lyric Quartet ; Marie Rappold Soprano vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6998 10-in. 10/29/1919 Leaf by leaf the roses fall William Gustafson ; Judson House Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7034 10-in. 11/26/1919 Leaf by leaf the roses fall Vernon Archibald ; Lewis James Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bishop, T. Brigham," accessed March 1, 2024,

Bishop, T. Brigham. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 1, 2024, from

"Bishop, T. Brigham." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 1 March 2024.

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