Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey
" Bill Bailey" titled "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please.... Come Home?" is a popular song published in 1902. It is referred to as "Bill Bailey", its words and music were written by Hughie Cannon, an American songwriter and pianist and published by Howley and Dresser. It is still a standard with traditional jazz bands; the simple 32-bar chord sequence of its chorus underpins many other tunes played by jazz bands, such as "Over the Waves", "Washington and Lee Swing", "Bourbon Street Parade", "My Little Girl", the final themes of "Tiger Rag" and "The Beer Barrel Polka". Cannon wrote the song in 1902 when he was working as a bar pianist at Conrad Deidrich’s Saloon in Jackson, Michigan. Willard "Bill" Bailey was a regular customer and friend, one night told Cannon about his marriage to Sarah. Cannon "was inspired to rattle off a ditty about Bailey’s irregular hours. Bailey thought the song was a scream, he brought home a dashed-off copy of the song to show Sarah. Sarah couldn’t see the humor.... Accepted without comment the picture it drew of her as a wife."
Cannon sold all rights to the song to a New York publisher, died from cirrhosis aged 35. Willard and Sarah Bailey divorced, it was a #1 hit for Arthur Collins in July 1902. Among the artists who have covered the song are Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, Patsy Cline, Dan Hornsby, Bobby Darin, Aretha Franklin from Take a Look, Brenda Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Jimmy Durante, Danny Barker, Harry Connick Jr. Renee Olstead, Michael Bublé, Sam Cooke, Al Hirt and others. Bing Crosby included the song in a medley on his album 101 Gang Songs. Singer and actress Della Reese recorded the song in 1961, it entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number #98, became a part of her performance repertoire. In Britain, the Edwardian music hall star Victoria Monks popularised the song in 1905 and thereafter it became her most demanded and remembered song. Most it is performed in a truncated version based on the chorus. While the chorus is much more familiar than the verse, some artists continue to perform the verse as well, sometimes as an introduction.
Without the lyrics of the heard verse, one doesn't know who Bill Bailey is nor why he isn't home. In 1987, American cowpunk band The Gun Club covered Bill Bailey as part of their album Mother Juno. Parodist Allan Sherman recorded a parody of this song on his 1963 album My Son, the Celebrity, entitled "Won't You Come Home Disraeli?" In the "The Happy Household" episode of The Flintstones, first aired February 23, 1962, Wilma Flintstone belts out a portion of the song while auditioning for "The Happy Housewife" TV cooking show. In the "Miss Solar System" episode of The Jetsons, first aired February 3, 1963, Jane belts out "Won't You Fly Home Bill Spacely" in Hanna-Barbera's own parody of the song. Hanna-Barbera makes more frequent use of the song throughout its Johnny Bravo cartoon series. Children's performer Tom Chapin recorded a version of this song on his album Some Assembly Required. In The Simpsons episode "Whacking Day", Grampa Simpson is featured posing as a female cabaret singer in Nazi Germany, singing this song to Adolf Hitler.
The 1980 Smurfs album, "Smurfing Sing Song", includes a version of this song entitled "Smurf Baby", the "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey" chorus repeated and the name "Bill Bailey" is replaced with "Smurf Baby". Sandler & Young recorded a 20-minute medley where Bill Bailey is adapted to England, Switzerland, Italian opera, Bach and climaxing with the United States. In Avalon Family Entertainment's Jack and the Beanstalk, Grayson the Goose played by Gilbert Gottfried now half human and half goose after eating one of the magic beans begins to sing " Bill Bailey" to Jack played by Colin Ford, until Jack covers his ears and groans when he can't stand the singing. List of pre-1920 jazz standards http://www.perfessorbill.com/lyrics/lybailey.htm http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/sheetmusic/n/n09/n0971/
Henry Burr was a Canadian singer, radio performer and producer. He was born Harry Haley McClaskey and used Henry Burr as one of his many pseudonyms, in addition to Irving Gillette, Henry Gillette, Alfred Alexander, Robert Rice, Carl Ely, Harry Barr, Frank Knapp, Al King, Shamus McClaskey, he produced more than 12,000 recordings, by his own estimate, including "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight", "Till We Meet Again" with Albert Campbell, "The Song That Stole My Heart Away", "M-O-T-H-E-R", "Beautiful Ohio". A tenor, he performed as a soloist and in duets and quartets. Born in the border town of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Harry McClaskey was the son of a candy and tobacco store owner, A. A. McClaskey, his mother was the former Ida Connors and he was the youngest of four children. His vocal talents were recognized early and by the age of 5 he was performing publicly in St. Stephen. At age 10 he was the mascot for the Saint John Bicycle and Athletic Club in the nearby city of Saint John, singing "Her Eyes Don't Shine Like Diamonds" and at age 13 he was performing onstage as a boy tenor with the Artillery Band in Saint John.
The family had moved to Saint John by this time. Doubting that he could make a career in music, he attended Mt. Allison Academy in Sackville, New Brunswick, afterwards worked for his father. On April 14, 1901, he appeared at the opera house in Saint John in his first notable concert with the Scottish soprano Jessie MacLachlan. On September 30, 1901 he was discovered by the Metropolitan Opera baritone Giuseppe Campanari, in Saint John to perform at the St. John Opera House. Campanari insisted. Emboldened by Campanari's endorsement, McClaskey ventured to New York in 1902, where he began lessons and sang with the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church choir, he rose to tenor soloist for the choir. His teachers included John Dennis Meehan and Kate Stella Burr, from whom he would adopt his stage name in her honor, it was around 1902 that he started to make recordings with Columbia Records and he used the name Henry Burr at that time. He arrived at a opportune time for Columbia, as their star tenor, George J. Gaskin, was in the final years of his career.
Burr started recording for Edison Records in November 1904 under the name Irving Gillette. Disagreements with company executives resulted in his no longer recording for Edison after October 1914, he first recorded with Victor on January 4, 1905, the recordings were released that March. On April 7, 1905 he recorded Egbert Van Alstyne's "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" which proved to be popular, it was recorded by Billy Murray the same year. Burr proved to be a successful artist, recording thousands of songs for various labels under various names, he would record with Leeds Talk-O-Phone and the American Record Company as well. His recordings appear on International Record Company and department store labels such as Vim Records. In 1906, Burr joined the Columbia Male Quartet, recording for the Columbia Record Company, as second tenor under the management of Frank C. Stanley, they were renamed the Peerless Quartet when they moved to the Victor label. When Stanley died in 1910, Burr took over management of the group.
It continued on as live group until 1928, when it disbanded. Burr was a member of the Metropolitan Trio and the Manhattan Mixed Trio, both of which featured him with Frank C. Stanley and Elise Stevenson. In 1921, he contributed music to a summertime review called The Broadway Whirl. Burr recorded in a duo with Albert Campbell; the pair had a succession of hits between 1911 and 1925, including "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine", "Somebody's Waiting for Someone", "Till We Meet Again", "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles". By 1915, he was in a comfortable position financially, he began to seek ways to invest his money; that year, he formed the Paroquette Record Manufacturing Company with Fred Van Eps, based in New York City. The Paroquette system used vertical cut records and featured his own recordings and those of several other performers; as a novel introduction in a competitive market, the Paroquette recording technique was an early failure, the company was out of business by 1917. Burr tried music publishing, he shared ownership in a banjo factory with Van Eps for a short while.
Burr performed live on the radio. He made his first appearance in 1920 in Denver, Colorado using a microphone improvised from a wooden bowl with an inverted telephone transmitter; the broadcast was heard as far west as San Francisco. Burr is credited with making the first transcontinental'broadcast' by singing into the telephone in New York and being heard by diners wearing headphones at a Rotary dinner in California. In 1920, he signed an exclusive contract with Victor that lasted seven years. A lucrative contract, it made him a wealthy man. By the late 1920s, Burr's recording career was over. Electrical recording technologies had encouraged the crooner style of tenor vocals, as in the singing of Gene Austin and Al Bowlly; the commercial potential of radio continued to interest Burr. He became involved in programming, forming Henry Inc. in 1928 as a producer. He produced numerous programs for commercial radio networks into the 1930s, he originated the Cities Service broadcast. In October 1929, he lost a substantial portion of his wealth in the Wall Street Crash of 1929.
Within a month, however, he was appointed Director of the Artist's Bureau at CBS which had just been org
The Peerless Quartet was an American vocal group that recorded in the early years of the twentieth century. They formed to record for Columbia Records, where they were credited as the Columbia Quartet or Columbia Male Quartet. From about 1907, when they began to record for record labels other than Columbia, they were more known as the Peerless Quartet; the Peerless Quartet was one of the most commercially successful groups of the acoustic era and made hundreds of recordings, including popular versions of songs such as "Sweet Adeline", "By the Light of the Silvery Moon", "Let Me Call You Sweetheart", "I Want A Girl". The group continued to record with many changes of personnel, they were led until 1910 by Frank C. Stanley, thereafter by tenor Henry Burr; the first cylinder recordings by the Columbia Male Quartet were made in the late 1890s. The earliest version of the group included first tenor Albert Campbell, second tenor James Kent "Jim" Reynard, baritone Joe Belmont and bass Joe Majors; the same line-up recorded in 1901–02 as the Climax Quartette for Climax discs, a predecessor of Columbia's own discs, although recordings under that name were by a different group.
Over the next few years, Reynard was first replaced by George J. Gaskin, around 1902, by Henry Burr. Majors was first replaced by Tom Daniels and in about 1903, by Frank C. Stanley. On some recordings, Belmont was replaced by Bob Roberts. By 1904, the group's membership had stabilized as tenors Albert Campbell and Henry Burr, baritone Steve Porter, bass Frank C. Stanley. Frank Stanley became the group's lead singer and manager, and, as freelance musicians, the group began recording for other labels as well as Columbia, they recorded as the Peerless Quartet for Zonophone from 1907. The group's most successful early recordings included "You're The Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline" for Columbia in 1904, "Honey Boy" for Columbia and Zonophone in 1907. In 1909, Arthur Collins replaced Steve Porter, who continued to record as a solo performer and in duos, they continued to have success in 1910, notably with "By the Light of the Silvery Moon", which they recorded for Columbia and Everlasting, "Silver Bell", recorded for Victor and Everlasting.
Frank C. Stanley died of pleurisy in 1910, he was replaced in the group by John H. Meyer, Henry Burr took over as their lead singer and manager, a position he retained until the group dissolved in 1928; the Peerless Quartet's popularity peaked in the years between 1911 and 1918. Their most successful recordings over the period included "I Want A Girl" and "Let Me Call You Sweetheart". In his book Pop Memories 1890–1954, music archivist and statistician Joel Whitburn assessed a variety of sources such as Talking Machine World's lists of top-selling recordings, Billboard's sheet music and vaudeville charts, to estimate the most successful recordings of the period, he concluded that the Peerless Quartet had 102 "top ten" hits in all between 1904 and 1926, in the decade 1910–1919 had more successful recordings than any other musician or group. Although Whitburn's methods of assessment have been criticized, this broadly confirms statements that the group were the most popular of their era. In addition, Henry Burr, Albert Campbell and Arthur Collins recorded successfully as solo singers: Burr and Collins, in particular, were two of the most popular singers of the first two decades of the century.
The group accompanied other singers including Ada Jones, Byron G. Harlan, George O'Connor, Irving Kaufman. Burr and Meyer recorded together as the Sterling Trio. In 1918, Collins was replaced by Frank Croxton; the line-up of Burr, Campbell and Croxton remained together until 1925 and continued to record for Columbia and Victor. They had diminishing success, but in 1922 made the first recording of "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" a rock and roll hit song. After that line-up disbanded in 1925, Burr formed a new version of the Peerless Quartet, with himself, Carl Mathieu, Stanley Baughman and James Stanley; the line-up made a film at that time with Pathé Films. The quartet disbanded in 1928, though Burr continued to record thereafter; the Peerless Quartet are acknowledged as one of the major influences on the development of barbershop vocal harmony music. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003.'The Peerless Quartet' Vocal Group Hall of Fame Page Recordings at the Internet Archive: as the Columbia Quartet as the Peerless Quartet Peerless Quartet recordings, from the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library.
Popular American Recording Pioneers, 1895–1925 by B. Lee Cooper, Tim Gracyk, Frank W. Hoffman. ISBN 0-7890-1220-0 Discography of the Peerless Quartet on Victor Records from the Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings Peerless Quartet Peerless Quartet
That's a Plenty
"That's a Plenty" is a 1914 ragtime piano composition by Lew Pollack. Lyrics by Ray Gilbert were added decades later. A number of popular vocal versions have been recorded, but it is more performed as an instrumental; the composition started out as a rag but is nowadays played as a part of the Dixieland jazz repertoire. The song is considered a jazz standard; the first recording was in 1917 by Prince's Band, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded their rendition in 1923. In 1947 it was recorded by the jazz accordionist John Serry Sr. and guitarist Tony Mottola as members of the Biviano Accordion & Rhythm Sextette for Sonora records. The comedian Jackie Gleason used it in his television shows in the 1960s. Among the hundreds of recordings of this standard, the following are notable. Freddy Martin and His Orchestra recorded a version in 1950. Sheet music for this version featuring Freddy Martin on the cover has the lyrics printed inside, it was recorded by Albert Nicholas, with the Big Chief Jazz Band, in Oslo on August 29, 1955, released on a 78-rpm record.
Bing Crosby and Connee Boswell recorded a vocal version in September 1952 for use in Crosby's radio show broadcast on November 27, 1952. Decca Records mastered this for commercial release on November 17, 1952; the Pollack and Gilbert song is not to be confused with a 1909 song of the same name by Henry Creamer and Bert Williams. List of pre-1920 jazz standards "That's a Plenty" at the Levy Sheet Music Collection
University of California, Santa Barbara
The University of California, Santa Barbara is a public research university in Santa Barbara, California. It is one of the 10 campuses of the University of California system. Tracing its roots back to 1891 as an independent teachers' college, UCSB joined the University of California system in 1944 and is the third-oldest general-education campus in the system. UCSB is one of America's Public Ivy universities, a designation that recognizes top public research universities in the U. S; the university is a comprehensive doctoral university, is organized into five colleges and schools offering 87 undergraduate degrees and 55 graduate degrees. UCSB was ranked 30th among "National Universities", fifth among U. S. public universities, 37th among Best Global Universities by U. S. News & World Report's 2019 rankings; the university was ranked 48th worldwide for 2016–17 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 45th worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2017. UC Santa Barbara is a high-activity research university with 10 national research centers, including the renowned Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Center for Control, Dynamical-Systems and Computation.
Current UCSB faculty includes six Nobel Prize laureates, one Fields Medalist, 39 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 27 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 34 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. UCSB was the No. 3 host on the ARPAnet and was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1995. The world-class faculty includes two Academy and Emmy Award winners, recipients of a Millennium Technology Prize, an IEEE Medal of Honor, a National Medal of Technology and Innovation and a Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics; the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos compete in the Big West Conference of the NCAA Division I. The Gauchos have won NCAA national championships in men's water polo. UCSB traces its origins back to the Anna Blake School, founded in 1891, offered training in home economics and industrial arts; the Anna Blake School was taken over by the state in 1909 and became the Santa Barbara State Normal School, which became the Santa Barbara State College in 1921.
In 1944, intense lobbying by an interest group in the City of Santa Barbara led by Thomas Storke and Pearl Chase persuaded the State Legislature, Gov. Earl Warren, the Regents of the University of California to move the State College over to the more research-oriented University of California system; the State College system sued to stop the takeover. A state constitutional amendment was passed in 1946 to stop subsequent conversions of State Colleges to University of California campuses. From 1944 to 1958, the school was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California, before taking on its current name; when the vacated Marine Corps training station in Goleta was purchased for the growing college, Santa Barbara City College moved into the vacated State College buildings. The regents envisioned a small, several thousand–student liberal arts college, a so-called "Williams College of the West", at Santa Barbara. Chronologically, UCSB is the third general-education campus of the University of California, after Berkeley and UCLA.
The original campus the regents acquired in Santa Barbara was located on only 100 acres of unusable land on a seaside mesa. The availability of a 400-acre portion of the land used as Marine Corps Air Station Santa Barbara until 1946 on another seaside mesa in Goleta, which the regents could acquire for free from the federal government, led to that site becoming the Santa Barbara campus in 1949. Only 3000–3500 students were anticipated, but the post-WWII baby boom led to the designation of general campus in 1958, along with a name change from "Santa Barbara College" to "University of California, Santa Barbara," and the discontinuation of the industrial arts program for which the state college was famous. A chancellor, Samuel B. Gould, was appointed in 1959. All of this change was done in accordance with the California Master Plan for Higher Education. In 1959, UCSB professor Douwe Stuurman hosted the English writer Aldous Huxley as the university's first visiting professor. Huxley delivered a lectures series called "The Human Situation".
In the late'60s and early'70s, UCSB became nationally known as a hotbed of anti–Vietnam War activity. A bombing at the school's faculty club in 1969 killed Dover Sharp. In the spring of 1970, multiple occasions of arson occurred, including a burning of the Bank of America branch building in the student community of Isla Vista, during which time one male student, Kevin Moran, was shot and killed by police. UCSB's anti-Vietnam activity impelled then-Gov. Ronald Reagan to order the National Guard to enforce it. Armed guardsmen were a common sight in Isla Vista during this time. In 1995, UCSB was elected to the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading research universities, with a membership consisting of 59 universities in the United States and two universities in Canada. On May 23, 2014, a killing spree occurred in Isla Vista, California, a community in close proximity to the campus. All six people killed during the rampage were students at UCSB; the murderer was a former Santa Barbara City College student.
1944–1946: Clarence L. Phelps 1946–1955: J. Harold Williams 1955–1955: Clark G. Kuebler 1956–1956: John C. Snidecor 1956–1959: Elmer Noble 1959–1962: Samuel B. Gould 1962–1977: Vernon Cheadle 1977–1986: Robert Huttenba