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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (1854–1932), despite his reputation as "The March King" (an epithet that made him bristle), was a versatile and prolific composer of many musical genres, including comic operas, of which he composed many. But it was great number and consistent quality of his marches that earned him lasting fame. As a melodist Sousa was unparalleled, and his multi-themed marches never fail to delight the ear with their catchy, singable, and often surprising melodies. Sousa, although not fond of the phonograph or recording, did allow the use of his name and participation of his musicians in the making of records. His lengthy association with the Victor Company began in 1901. Sousa's Band also made recordings for the Columbia, Edison, and Berliner labels, but Sousa very rarely conducted his ensemble during those sessions.

The following recordings featuring John Philip Sousa are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Composer El capitan march Band Arthur Pryor's Band 1914-06-12
Composer King Cotton march Band Sousa's Band [i.e., Pryor's Band] 1903-12-14
Composer Sousa medley march Accordion solo Pietro [i.e., Pietro Deiro] 1915-10-15
Composer The gliding girl Concert band Sousa's Band 1915-11-19
Composer Patrol, rose, thistle and shamrock Band Sousa's Band 1902-01-07
Composer Presidential polonaise Band Sousa's Band 1902-01-07
Composer The Stars and Stripes forever Band Kendle's First Regiment Band 1901-12-29
Composer Boy Scouts of America march Band, with whistling effects Victor Military Band 1917-02-20
Composer Man behind the gun march Orchestra Pryor's Orchestra [i.e., Victor Orchestra] 1906-04-19
Composer Invincible eagle march Band Victor Grand Concert Band [i.e., Sousa's Band] 1904-12-15