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Beryl Davis

Beryl Davis (16 March 1924 – 28 October 2011) was a vocalist who sang with British and American big bands, as well as being an occasional featured vocalist at a very young age with the Quintette du Hot Club de France between 1936 and 1939. She was still performing (in her 80s) into the 2000s, possibly the last surviving and performing singer of the generation of popular entertainers from the 1930s and wartime years. Her younger sister is Lisa Davis Waltz, a teen actress in the 1950s and 1960s and later, the voice of Anita in Disney's 101 Dalmatians.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 16th, 1924 (Plymouth), Died October 28th, 2011 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 7465 11/16/1953 Do Lord Beryl Davis ; Connie Haines ; Della Russell ; Jane Russell vocalist  
Decca L 7466 11/16/1953 I'm really livin' Beryl Davis ; Connie Haines ; Della Russell ; Jane Russell vocalist  
Decca L 7467 11/18/1953 Medley: I've got the joy ; Oil in my lamp ; Summertime in my heart ; Make a joyful noise unto the Lord Beryl Davis ; Connie Haines ; Della Russell ; Jane Russell vocalist  
Decca L 7468 11/18/1953 Medley: Talkin' about the Lord ; Forgive me Lord ; Ev'ryday with Jesus Beryl Davis ; Connie Haines ; Della Russell ; Jane Russell vocalist  
Decca L 7696 5/20/1954 Give me that old time religion The Four Girls vocalist  
Decca L 7697 5/20/1954 The world is not my home The Four Girls vocalist  
Decca L 7698 5/20/1954 Somewhere list'nin' The Four Girls vocalist  
Decca L 7699 5/20/1954 Jacob's ladder The Four Girls vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Beryl," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311083.

Davis, Beryl. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311083.

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

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311083

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