James Bland  (1854-1911)
Last updated: 09.10.23
All that can presently (June 2019) be gleaned from sheet music covers and by internet searching is that James Bland has 3 works published between 1878 and 1880.
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     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
pdf15.gif Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (n.d.) J. Bland (w&m) Piano YorkSpace wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 12 works by James Bland (1854-1911). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (w&m) 1878 Nelson Eddy (perf.)
Alma Gluck (perf.)
Leonard Keller (perf.)
Jeanette MacDonald (perf.)
Freddy Martin (perf.)
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In the Morning by the Bright Light 1879 John E Simonds (words)
Billy McClellan (words)
Golden Wedding, De (w&m) 1880  Pub.
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane 1880 Boswell Sisters (perf.)
In the Evening by the Moonlight (w&m) 1880  wvicon.gif
Dandy Black Brigade (w&m) 1881  wvicon.gif
My Own Sweet Wife To Be 1881 Mannie Friend (words)  wvicon.gif
Only To Hear Her Voice (w&m) 1881  Pub.
Tell 'em I'll Be There (w&m) 1881  Pub.
Traveling Back to Alabam 1881 Mannie Friend (words)  Pub.
Mamma Don't You Hear De Baby Cry? 1891 Bert Grant (words)  wvicon.gif
Oh Dem Golden Slippers (w&m) 1933 Lotta Crabtree (perf.)  Pub.
     Composer Title Performer
youtube15.jpg J. Bland Carry Me Back to Old Virginny (4:21) Alma Gluck