Nellie Richards (1864-1932)
Last updated: 01.08.22
p_richardsn.jpgAll that can presently (June 2022) be gleaned about Nellie Richards from sheet music covers and by Internet searching is that she was an American variety theatre and music hall comedienne, sometimes billed as the "American Violet" who has been featured on 13 works published between 1879 and 1894.
Her portrait on the left is taken from Little Alabama Coon (1893) words & music by Hattie Starr, and published by Willis Woodward and Co., New York, USA.
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     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif Little Alabama Coon Hattie Starr (words & music)
Bessie Wentworth (perf.)
Nellie Richards (perf.)
 
url15.gif Push Dem Clouds Away Percy Gaunt (words & music)
Peggie Pryde (perf.)
Nellie Richards (perf.)
 
This list is arranged by composer and contains 13 works performed by Nellie Richards 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)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Babies on Our Block (1879), The David Braham Edward Harrigan (words)
Alice Atherton (perf.)
Nellie Richards (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Coon From the Moon (1894), The Jake Cline(w&m) Nellie Richards (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Dream of Glory (1894), A Herbert Darnley(w&m) Norton Atkins (co-author)
Nellie Richards (perf.)
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perf15.jpg On De Injine (1894) Herbert Darnley(w&m) Nellie Richards (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Sailing Home (1894) Herbert Darnley(w&m) Nellie Richards (perf.)
Sisters Mirah (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Push Dem Clouds Away (1892) Percy Gaunt(w&m) Peggie Pryde (perf.)
Nellie Richards (perf.)
perf15.jpg Home at Last! (1894) Fred Holliday Percy Á` Becket (words)
Nellie Richards (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg In England (1888) George Le Brunn John P. Harrington (words)
Nellie Richards (perf.)
Harry Rickards (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Little Alabama Coon (1893) Hattie Starr(w&m) Bessie Wentworth (perf.)
Nellie Richards (perf.)
Frances M. Raymond (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Baby Eyes (1894) Leslie Stuart(w&m) Nellie Richards (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg  Louisiana Lou (1894) Leslie Stuart(w&m) Nellie Richards (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Hard Times Come Again No More (1888) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) Harry Rickards (perf.)
Nellie Richards (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg How 'bout Dat Baby (1890) Al Wilson(w&m) Nellie Richards (perf.)
N. Wilson (perf.)
Pub.