Victor matrix BVE-49433. America / Ralph Crane

America (Primary title)Victor catalog
America the beautiful (Additional title)Victor catalog
Songs, familiar (Series title)Victor catalog
Authors and ComposersNotes
Samuel Francis Smith (lyricist)"America."
Katharine Lee Bates (lyricist)"America the beautiful."
Samuel A. Ward (composer)"America the beautiful."
Composer information source: Victor ledgers.
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Ralph Crane (vocalist : baritone vocal)Pseudonym for Royal Dadmun.
Royal Dadmun (vocalist : baritone vocal)
Bruno Reibold (director)
  • Description: Male vocal solo, with orchestra
  • Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, 2 cornets, trombone, tuba, and piano
  • Category: Vocal
  • Marketing Genre: Educational
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 10-in.
  • Title Note: Victor documentation attributes the melody of "America" to Henry Carey but, per James J. Fuld and others, this attribution is incorrect.
Source(s): trade catalog; Victor ledgers.
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
6/21/1929 Camden, New Jersey 1 Hold
6/21/1929 Camden, New Jersey 2 Master Victor 22083 10-in.


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