John Read

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-18030 12-in. 6/28/1916 Songs of the past, no. 20 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29333 10-in. 1/21/1924 Medley waltz The Troubadours Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-51653 10-in. 4/22/1929 Sailor Jack Bud Billings ; Joe Billings Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
OKeh W80756 10-in. 4/26/1927 The old arm-chair Arnold Curry ; Williamson Brothers Instrumental trio, with vocal solo composer, lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Read, John," accessed August 4, 2021,

Read, John. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from

"Read, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

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