Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1815-10-29
Death 1904-06-28
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Songwriter and mistrel from Mount Vernon, Ohio.

From the description of Daniel Decatur Emmet papers, 1830-1900. (Ohio Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 45803324

Daniel D. Emmett wrote the popular song "Dixie."

From the description of Broadside, ca. 1859. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49342458

American composer and minstrel performer.

From the description of I wish I was in Dixie's land, 1859. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64060842

From the description of Autograph note, dated : [n.p., n.d.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270975259

"Dan Emmet [sic.] is best remembered today as one of the pioneers of the early Minstel Shows with his compositions "The Blue Tail Fly", "My Old Aunt Sally" and most notably, "Dixie." His own company was instrumental in establishing many of the early minstrel routines and rituals, including the traditional costume of blue, swallow tailcoat, striped calico shirt, and the white pantaloons. (...) Daniel Decatur Emmett was born on October 29, 1815 in Mount Vernon, Ohio...." -- from "Daniel Decatur Emmett," Songwriters Hall of Fame http://songwritershalloffame.org/index.php/exhibits/bio/C196

From the description of Daniel Decatur Emmett - Dixie land, 1899 Feb. 22. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 300473233

American minstrel and songwriter; composer of Dixie.

From the description of Papers : of Daniel Decatur Emmett and the Ankeney family, 1850-1881. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 29733939

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Subjects:

  • Musical sketches
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Minstrel shows
  • Broadsides
  • African Americans--Songs and music
  • Instrumental music
  • Songs with band--Parts
  • Band music, Arranged--Parts
  • Minstrel music
  • Songs

Occupations:

not available for this record

Places:

  • Mount Vernon (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Washington (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)