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Emery Arthur

Emry Paul Arthur (September 17, 1902 – August 22, 1967) was an American Old-time musician. Arthur played an early version of the song Man of Constant Sorrow in 1928.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1900, Died January 1st, 1966 (Indianapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick IND656 10-in. 6/22/1928 Where the silvery Colorado wends its way Emry Arthur ; The Cumberland Singers Male vocal trio, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick IND659 10-in. 6/22/1928 In the heart of a city that has no heart Emry Arthur ; The Cumberland Singers Male vocal trio, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2083 10-in. 7/19/1928 The rich man and Joe Smith Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2084 10-in. 7/19/1928 Ethan Lang Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and harmonica instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2087 10-in. 7/19/1928 Train whistle blues Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2088 10-in. 7/19/1928 Empty pocket blues Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2773 10-in. 1/9/1929 My girl—she’s a Lulu Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2774 10-in. 1/9/1929 Mary don’t go Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C3630 10-in. 6/18/1929 Frankie Baker Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C3631 10-in. 6/18/1929 My mother-in-law Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C3632 10-in. 6/18/1929 Mother’s in heaven tonight Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C3633 10-in. 6/18/1929 The bootlegger’s song Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C3634 10-in. 6/18/1929 Remember the old folks back home Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C3635 10-in. 6/18/1929 Prison bound blues Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C3636 10-in. 6/18/1929 Mountain daddy blues Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C3637 10-in. 6/18/1929 I got drunk and I got married Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9662 10-in. 1/16/1935 The broken wedding Emry Arthur instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9663 10-in. 1/16/1935 Six months in jail ain't long Emry Arthur instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9664 10-in. 1/16/1935 Look out for the window Emry Arthur instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9665 10-in. 1/16/1935 Ramblin' hobo blues Emry Arthur instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9666 10-in. 1/16/1935 I'm always thinking of you Emry Arthur instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9667 10-in. 1/16/1935 Don't get married Emry Arthur instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9668 10-in. 1/16/1935 The bootlegger's lullaby Emry Arthur instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9669 10-in. 1/16/1935 My own true lover Emry Arthur instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arthur, Emery," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/200355.

Arthur, Emery. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/200355.

"Arthur, Emery." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/200355

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