Royal James Fish (1875-1924)
Last updated: 31.05.22
p_fishroyal.jpgAccording to the Internet sources given below, Royal James Fish was an American tenor born in Nebraska.
Quoting from the Edison Blue Amberol Catalog - April 1914:
This American artist was born in the Middle West. His early musical training was under his father, Stephen Fish, who was a well known tenor about 20 years ago. Later he studied with some of the best teachers in Chicago and New York. For some years, Royal Fish has sung leading tenor roles in all of the standard operas. His repertoire also includes standard oratorios and classic and modern songs. He has sung for many leading societies of the country and has sung as soloist at the First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn and the Marble Collegiate and Grace Methodist Episcopal Churches, New York. At present he is engaged in concert and oratorio work and in teaching.
He made at least 37 recordings between 1912 and 1916 on a number of different labels.
He died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
Websites:
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  Title Composer Instruments/Issue
       
  MP3 File(s)
audioextmp315.gif You're the Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline H. Armstrong Edison Blue Amberol: 1625
audioextmp315.gif Down Where the Water Lillies Grow H. Carlton Edison Blue Amberol: 2735
audioextmp315.gif If We Were on Our Honeymoon J. Kern Edison Blue Amberol: 2077
audioextmp315.gif In the Shadow of the Pines G.O. Lang Edison Blue Amberol: 2073
audioextmp315.gif The Battle Eve C.A. Rawlings Edison Blue Amberol: 2193
This list is arranged by composer and contains 5 works performed by Royal James Fish who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m) ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg You're the Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline (1896) Henry W. Armstrong Richard H. Gerard (words)
Royal James Fish (perf.)
George Donaldson (perf.)
Pearl Redding (perf.)
James Rowland (perf.)
William R Moore (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Down Where the Water Lillies Grow (1913) Harry Carlton(w&m) Royal James Fish (perf.) wvicon.gifaudioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg If We Were on Our Honeymoon (1913) Jerome Kern Elsie West Baker (perf.)
Royal James Fish (perf.)
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perf15.jpg In the Shadow of the Pines (1892) G.O. Lang Hattie Lummis (words)
Byron George Harlan (perf.)
F.C. Stanley (perf.)
Vernon Archibald (perf.)
Royal James Fish (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Battle Eve (189-?), The Charles Arthur Rawlings Léonard Gautier (words)
Vernon Archibald (perf.)
Royal James Fish (perf.)
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