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Edward Johnson - Discography 

COLUMBIA, Milan, 1914 as “Edoardo di Giovanni”
 
Matrix no. USs USds UKds It.ds SAds Othere
 
1) Mother o’ mine (Kipling/Tours)
42187-1 42187 A1673 2537
 
2) O Come with me in the Summer night (van der Stucken)
42198-1, 2 42198 A1673 2537 CD: AN 2 7802
 
3) Parsifal (Wagner): Il Santo Gral (Es start der Blick) It.
74741-2 74741 A5630 D17536 CD: AN 2 7802
 
4) Parsifal (Wagner): Soltanto un’arma val (Nur eine Waffe taugt) It.
74742-2 74742 A5630 D17536 CD: AN 2 7801
 
5) Manon Lescaut (Puccini): Ah Manon, mi tradisce
42153-? 42153 S-61 CRS 22
LP: Tap Records T 319

6) Pagliacci: Vesti la giubba
42154 42154 S-61 CRS 22
CD: AN 2 7180

7) Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Un di all’azzurro spazio
74743-1 74743 3089 D-17537 S-5084 IRCC 3089
CD: AN 2 7802
 
8) Andrea Chenier (Giordano): Si, fui soldato
74744-1, 2 74744 3089 D-l7537 S-5084 IRCC 3089

9) Garden of Sleep (de Lara)
74746-? 74746 502 CD: AN 2 7802
 
10) In a Persian Garden (Lehmann): Ah! Moon of my Delight
74758-? 74758 502 CD: AN 2 7802
 
VICTOR RED SEAL, Acoustic, Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A 1919 - 1923
 
Matrix no. Date USss USds UKss UKds
 
Two trial recordings, New York, 24 October 1919 w. Nathaniel Shilkret (piano)
11) Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba
 
12) Roses of Picardy (Weatherley/Wood)
 
Orchestra conducted by Joseph Pasternack
13) Pagliacci (Leoncavallo): Vesti la giubba
B-23457-1, 2 6 Nov 19
B-23457-3 7 Nov 19 64840 7-52149
 
14) Land of the Long Ago (Knight/Ray)
B-23458-1, 2, 3 6Nov 19 unpub.
B-23458-4, 5 7 Nov 19 unpub.
B-23458-6, 7 5 Mar 20 unpub.
B-23458-8, 9 6 Mar 20 64895 694, 5-2284
 
15) Her bright smile haunts me still (Wrighton)
B-23459-1, 2 6 Nov 19 64839 5-2147
 
16) La Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Una parola sola...Or son sei mesi
C-23460-1, 2 7 Nov 19 AGSB-63 CD: RCA 9026-68921-2
 
17) La Fanciulla del West (Puccini): Ch’ella mi creda
B-23461-1, 2 7 Nov 19 unpub.
B-23461-3, 4, 5, 6 5 Mar 20 64886 689 7-52156 DA 166
5-2264 CD: AN 2 7802

18) I Love and the World is mine (Coates/Spross)
B-23482-1, 2 7 Nov 19 unpub.

19) Sunrise and you (Arthur A. Penn) w. Howard Rattay (violin)
B-23759-1, 2, 3 5 Mar 20 unpub.
B-23759-4, 5, 6 6 Mar 20 64864 692 5-2205 CD: AN 2 7802
 
20) Because you’re here ((Robe/Rice) w. Rattay (violin)
B-23760-1, 2, 3 5 Mar 20 unpub.
B-23760-4, 5, 6 6 Mar 20 64970 690 5-2452 CD AN 2 7802

21) Just that one hour (Werner/ Eville) w. Rattay (violin), Francis Lapitino (harp)
B-24170-1, 2 17 Jun 20 unpub.
B-24170-3, 4, 5 18 Jun 20 64946 694 5-2403 CD: AN 2 7802
 
22) Fedora (Giordano): Amor ti vieta w. Rosario Bourdon (piano)
B-24171-1, 2, 3 17 Jun 20 unpub.
B-24171-4, 5, 6 18 Jun 20 64905 689 7-52158 CD: AN 2 7802
 
23) Heart to heart (Valentine/ Vanderpool) w. Bourdon (celeste)
B-24172-1, 2 17 Jun 20 64998 690 5-2525
 
24) Lassie o’ mine (Bowles/Walt)
B-24173-1, 2 17 Jun 20 unpub.
B-24173-3, 4, 5, 6 13 Oct 20 64930 692 5-2370 CD: AN2 7802

 
25) Elijah (Mendelsohn): Ye people, rend your hearts...If with all your hearts
C-24174-1, 2, 3 18 Jun 20
C-24174-4, 5, 6, 7 13 Oct 20 74654 02906 CD: AN 2 7802
 
Orchestra cond: Rosario Bourdon
 
26) Someone worth while (Johnstone/ Stephens)
B-25366-1, 2, 3 23 Jun 21 66029 693 5-2560
 
27) The want of you (Gillespie/Vanderpool) w. Lapitino (harp)
B-25367-1, 2, 3 23 Jun 21 unpub.
B-25367-4, 5, 6, 7 24 Jun 21 64985 691 5-2472
 
28) I Had a Flower (Kellie)
B-25368-1, 2, 3 23 Jun 21 unpub.
B-25368-4, 5, 6, 7 24 Jun 21 66061 693
 
29) I Love you more (Edson/Lee)
B-25369-1, 2, 3, 4 23 Jun 21 66060 691
 
30) Mignon (Thomas): Elle ne croyait pas (in English)
B- 29001- , 2, 3 8 Nov 23 unpub.
 
31) Tho’ shadows fall (Burns/MacDermid) w. Alexander Schmidt (violin)
B-29002-1, 2, 3 8 Nov 23 66211 978 5-2870 DA 589
B-29002- 4, 5, 6 8 Nov 23 unpub.
 
32) Colleen o’ mine (Strickland)
B-29003-1, 2, 3 8 Nov 23 66210 978 5-2869 DA 589
CD: AN 2 7802
33) Run on home (Strickland)
B-9004-4 8 Nov 23 unpub.
 
VICTOR RED SEAL, Camden, N. J. U.S.A , Electric, 1925
Orchestra cond: Bourdon Can. = Canadian no.

34) Dear one (Fisher/Richardson/Burke)
BVE-32532-1, 2, 3, 4, 5 22 Apr 25 1087 6-2198
 
35) I’ll See You in my Dreams (Kahn/Jones)
BVE-32533-1, 2, 3, 4 22 Apr 25 1087 6-2199
 
VICTOR RED SEAL, N.Y. U.S.A. , Electric, 1928

Cond. Bourdon Can = Canadian no.
36) Sunrise and you (Arthur A. Penn)
BVE-23759-7, 8, 9 7 Jun 28 4088 24006 (Can.) CD: AN 2 7802

37) Lassie o’ mine (Bowles/Walt)
BVE-24173-7, 8, 9 7 Jun 28 4088 24006 (Can.) CD: AN 2 7802

VICTOR RED SEAL, Liederkranz Hall, N.Y. U.S.A. , Electric , 1928
With Male quartet; Frank Croxton (bass), Jackson Kinsey (bass), Charles Hart (tenor), Justin Lawrie (tenor) Cond. Bourdon

38) O Canada (Routhier/Lavallée)
BVE-45612-1, 2, 3 7 Jun 28 24005 (Can.) CD: AN 2 7802
 
39) The Maple Leaf Forever (Muir)
BVE-45613-1, 2, 3 7 Jun 28 24005 (Can.) CD: AN 2 7801
 
Cond. Bourdon
40) Carmen (Bizet): La fleur que vous m’avez jetée
CVE-45614-4 8 Jun 28 9293 29003 (Can.) CD: AN 2 7801

41) Louise (Charpentier): Depuis longtemps que j’habitais cette chambre
CVE-45615-4 8 Jun 28 9293 29003 (Can.)

42) La Bohème (Puccini): Che gelida manina
CVE-45625-2 11 Jun 28 29002 (Can.) CD: AN 2 7802
 
43) Pagliacci: Vesti la giubba
CVE-45266-1, 2, 3 11 Jun 28 29002 (Can.)
 
Non-commercial recordings
 
Metropolitan Opera broadcasts
44) Merry Mount (Hanson) as Sir Gower Lackland, 10 February 1934
Lady Marigold Sandys- Göta Ljungberg; Wrestling Bradford - Lawrence Tibbett; Plentifil Tewke - Gladys Swarthout; Praise God Tewke - Louis D’Angelo; Myles Brodrib - Alfredo Gandolfi; Peregrine Brodrib - Helen Gleason; Love Brewster - Lillian Clark; Jack Prence -Marek Windheim; Thomas Morton - George Cehanovsky; Jewel Scrooby - Millo Picco; Desire Annable - Irra Petina; Jonathan Banks - Giordano Paltrinieri; Faint Not Tinker - Arnold Gabor; Bridget Crackston - Henriette Wakefield; Puritan - Max Altglass; Puritan - Pompilio Malatesta; Samoset - James Wolfe.
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
EJS 134 (2 LPs); Naxos 8.110024/5 (2 CDs)
 
45) Peter Ibbetson (Taylor) as Peter, 17 March, 1934
Mary - Lucrezia Bori; Colonel Ibbetson - Lawrence Tibbett; Mrs. Deane - Gladys Swarthout; Mrs, Glyn - Ina Bourskaya; Achille - Angelo Bada; Duquesnois - Léon Rothier; Chaplain - Louis D’Angelo; Madge - Grace Divine; Charlie - Giordano Paltrinieri; Guy - Millo Picco; Diana - Phradie Wells; Mme Seraskier - Helen Gleason; Mimsey - June Lockhart; Pasquier - George Cehanovsky; Marie - Dorothy Flexer; Gogo - B. L. Knight; Victorine - Philine Falco; Footman - Max Altglass; Manservant - Alfredo Gandolfi; Sister of Charity - Elda Vettori; Prison Governor - George Cehanovsky; Turnkey - Alfredo Gandolfi; Conductor: Tullio Serafin.
EJS 187 (1 LP); UORC 143 (2 LPs)
 
46) Boston, 7 April, 1934 Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy) as Pelléas; Mélisande - Lucrezia Bori; Golaud - Ezio Pinza; Arkel - Léon Rothier; Geneviève - Ina Bourskaya; Yniold - Ellen Dalossy; Physician - Louis D’Angelo; Conductor: Louis Hasselmans
EJS 487 (3 LPs)
 
CHICAGO RADIO
47) 13 April, 1951 Madama Butterfly Act I Love Duet w. Edith Mason.
 
EDWARD JOHNSON REISSUES
 
LP
EMI The Record of Singing, Vol. II: 15 
 
LP: Tap 319 The Great American Singers of the 20th Century: 5
 
CD
OASI-622: Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 16, 17, 22, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43

Arkiv CD 10117: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 35, 37, 40, 41, 42, 43

RCA 9026 - 68921 -2: 15
 
Analekta AN 27801: Les grandes voix du Canada Vol. 1: 4
 
Analekta AN 27802: Les grandes voix du Canada Vol. 2 Edward Johnson: 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 32, 35, 38, 41, 42, 43
 
Note: Various authorities, including McPherson & Moran have accredited Kalliope discs to Edward Johnson. Michael Bott affirms that “Remo Di Giovanni” made them.
 
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