Vincent Bryan

Vincent Patrick Bryan (June 22, 1878 – April 27, 1937) was an American composer and lyricist.

In the 1903-1909 production of The Wizard of Oz he was called upon to introduce new songs in numerous revisions.

  • with Theodore F. Morse
    • Nautical Nonsense (Hurrah for Baffin's Bay!) (Scarecrow and Tin Woodman)
  • with J.B. Mullen
    • Down on the Brandywine (Trixie Tryfle and Pastoria)
    • 'Twas Enough to Make a Perfect Lady Mad (Cynthia Cynch)
    • Under a Panama (Dorothy Gale)
    • The Nightmare (Scarecrow and Tin Woodman)
  • with Charles Zimmerman
    • Marching Thro' Georgia (Scarecrow and Tin Woodman)
    • Sitting Bull (Scarecrow)
    • Football (Scarecrow and Tin Woodman)
    • Marching Through Port Arthur (Scarecrow and Tin Woodman)
  • with Leo Edwards
    • The Tale of the Monkey (Cynthia Cynch)
    • My Own Girl (Sir Dashemoff Daily)

He was a close behind-the-scenes collaborator of Charlie Chaplin from 1915 to 1917. Along with Hal Roach he directed three Harold Lloyd films in 1919: He Leads, Others Follow, Soft Money and Pay Your Dues. An addiction to heroin prematurely ended his promising career in motion pictures.

He was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and died in Los Angeles, California.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 22nd, 1878

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 190 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]696 7-in. 2/20/1901 My rainy Daisy J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1134 7-in. 12/7/1902 Casey's wedding night Silas Leachman Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1134 10-in. 12/7/1901 Casey's wedding night Silas Leachman Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1238 7-in. 2/6/1902 Flora, I'm your adorer J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1238 10-in. 2/6/1902 Flora, I'm your adorer J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1390 7-in. 5/16/1902 You couldn't hardly notice it at all S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1390 10-in. 5/16/1902 You couldn't hardly notice it at all S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]1390 12-in. 5/16/1902 You couldn't hardly notice it at all S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1471 7-in. 7/11/1902 I want to be an actor lady Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1471 10-in. 7/11/1902 I want to be an actor lady Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]1471 12-in. 7/10/1902 I want to be an actor lady Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1629 7-in. 9/18/1902 I just can't help from loving that man Arthur Collins Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1629 10-in. 9/18/1902 I just can't help from loving that man Arthur Collins Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1635 7-in. 9/19/1902 Down where the Wurzburger flows Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1635 10-in. 9/19/1902 Down where the Wurzburger flows Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1855 7-in. 1/9/1903 In the sweet bye and bye John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1855 10-in. 1/9/1903 In the sweet bye and bye John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1901 7-in. 1/16/1903 I want to be an actor lady Len Spencer Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1901 10-in. 1/16/1902 I want to be an actor lady Len Spencer Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2099 7-in. 3/20/1903 Meet me when the sun goes down William H. Thompson Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2099 10-in. 3/20/1903 Meet me when the sun goes down W. H. Thompson Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3129 10-in. 2/20/1901 My rainy Daisy J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3281 10-in. 4/25/1901 You're welcome to-night at the ball Edward M. Favor Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor A-140 7-in. 6/25/1903 Baffin's Bay Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-140 10-in. 6/25/1903 Baffin's Bay Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 190 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bryan, Vincent," accessed August 8, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/117002.

Bryan, Vincent. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 8, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/117002.

"Bryan, Vincent." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 8 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/117002

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