100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Recorded September 9, 1912

Arthur Willard Pryor was born on the second floor of the Lyceum Theater in Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1870. At 15 he was playing trombone with his father’s band and by 22 he was employed as a soloist by march king John Phillips Sousa. He formed his own band in 1903 and toured until 1909 when he moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey and became a staff conductor and arranger for the Victor Talking Machine Company in Camden, New Jersey. As a permanent musical employee of Victor Arthur Pryor is recording constantly.

On September 9, 1912 he recorded this collection of national anthems and songs from the US, Great Britain, Italy and Canada

“Cosmopolitan Overture” by the Arthur Pryor Band

Thanks to the incredible collection at University of California Santa Barbara Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings :http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.php

Arthur Pryor

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