John Barnes Wells

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(October 17, 1880 – August 8, 1935) American composer and popular singer. He starred in the 1903 musical theater production of The Wizard of Oz. One of his last performances was in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1933). This artist is also credited with composing some of the ditties he recorded alone and in tandem with singing partner Mildred Potter or the Columbia Stellar Quartet vocal ensemble. Entitled "I Dunno," one of these songs comes up in reference to the flighty, cozy, and intriguing topic of parlor songs about birds. The tune itself may be a grammatically feeble answer to a previous question-song by Wells, "Why?"
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John Barnes Wells Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

John Barnes Wells - Genevieve / Where The River Shannon Flows album art John B. Wells*, Haydn Quartet / Harry Macdonough John B. Wells*, Haydn Quartet / Harry Macdonough - Genevieve / Where The River Shannon Flows His Master's Voice Canada 1910 Sell This Version
5788 John Barnes Wells - Boat Song album art John Barnes Wells Boat Song(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 5788 US 1910 Sell This Version
5793 John Barnes Wells - Of Thee I'm Thinking, Margaretha album art John Barnes Wells Of Thee I'm Thinking, Margaretha(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 5793 US 1910 Sell This Version
John Barnes Wells - The Garden Of Roses / My Garden That Blooms For You album art Harry Macdonough And Hayden Quartet* / John Barnes Wells Harry Macdonough And Hayden Quartet* / John Barnes Wells - The Garden Of Roses / My Garden That Blooms For You Victor US 1912 Sell This Version
John Barnes Wells - The Rosary / For All Eternity album art John Barnes Wells / Alan Turner John Barnes Wells / Alan Turner - The Rosary / For All Eternity His Master's Voice Canada 1913 Sell This Version
A1409 Mildred Potter / John Barnes Wells Mildred Potter / John Barnes Wells - Oh Promise Me / Rose Of Tralee(Shellac, 10") Columbia A1409 US 1913 Sell This Version
17441 John Barnes Wells - Come On Over Here / My Wonderful Dream Girl album art Helen Clark - Billy Murray / John Barnes Wells Helen Clark - Billy Murray / John Barnes Wells - Come On Over Here / My Wonderful Dream Girl(Shellac, 10") Victor 17441 US 1913 Sell This Version
17693 John Barnes Wells - Boat Song / Joy Of The Morning album art John Barnes Wells Boat Song / Joy Of The Morning(Shellac, 10") Victor 17693 US 1914 Sell This Version
A5636 John Barnes Wells - Hunting Tower / The Land Of The Swallows album art Grace Kerns And Harry McClaskey / Mildred Potter And John Barnes Wells Grace Kerns And Harry McClaskey / Mildred Potter And John Barnes Wells - Hunting Tower / The Land Of The Swallows(Shellac, 12") Columbia A5636 USA & Canada 1914 Sell This Version
John Barnes Wells - Memories / One Fleeting Hour album art John Barnes Wells / Elsie Baker John Barnes Wells / Elsie Baker - Memories / One Fleeting Hour Victor Canada 1916 Sell This Version
39636 John Barnes Wells - Love Moon album art Miriam Clark And John Barnes Wells Miriam Clark And John Barnes Wells - Love Moon(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 39636 US Unknown Sell This Version
31394 John Barnes Wells My Wild Irish Rose(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) RCA Victor 31394 US Unknown Sell This Version
16700 John Barnes Wells - Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere / Dear Lord And Father album art John Barnes Wells / Mr. And Mrs. William Wheeler John Barnes Wells / Mr. And Mrs. William Wheeler - Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere / Dear Lord And Father(Shellac, 10", RP) Victor 16700 US Unknown Sell This Version