Rosa Rio

Rosa Rio (June 2, 1902 – May 13, 2010) was the stage name of the American concert pianist, who also provided scores and arrangement for theater, radio, television and film productions later becoming a teacher of music and voice. She started her career as a theatre performer before becoming a silent film accompanist, after which she became a leading organist on network radio and television for soap operas and dramas. In 1993 she reprised her film accompaniment career in Florida, providing the scores for early productions, some of which she had accompanied some 80 years earlier, on their release to cinema.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 2, 1902 (New Orleans), Died May 13, 2010 (Greater Sun Center)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: organ, piano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-5252 10-in. 8/15/1950 I'll find you Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, organ  
Victor E0VB-5253 10-in. 8/15/1950 (Remember me) I'm the one who loves you Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, organ  
Victor E0VB-5278 10-in. 8/15/1950 The red we want is the red we've got (in the old red white and blue) Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, organ  
Victor E0VB-5771 10-in. 10/11/1950 I don't want no more of army life (gee, mom I want to go home) Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, organ  
Victor E0VB-5772 10-in. 10/11/1950 If you've got the money, I've got the time Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, organ  
Victor E0VB-5773 10-in. 10/11/1950 You can't do nothin' with a woman Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, organ  
Victor E0VB-5845 10-in. 11/10/1950 Jesus and the atheist Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, organ  
Victor E0VB-6281 10-in. 12/13/1950 May the good Lord bless and keep you Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, organ  
Victor E0VB-6282 10-in. 12/13/1950 I'm writing a letter to the Lord Eddy Arnold Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, organ  
Victor E1VB-1353 10" 3/6/1951 Beautiful brown eyes '49ers [Jesse Rogers] ; Jesse Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, organ  
Victor E1VB-1354 10" 3/6/1951 Tellin' my baby bye bye '49ers [Jesse Rogers] ; Jesse Rogers Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, organ  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rio, Rosa," accessed January 25, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357470.

Rio, Rosa. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 25, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357470.

"Rio, Rosa." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 25 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357470

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