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Nat Vincent

March 31, 1975 OH188 179 min.


Songwriter. Born November 6, 1889. Died 1979. Full name: Nathaniel David Vincent. AKA: Nat “Bubbles” Vincent. Career most active 1910s-1940s. Song credits include “When the Bloom is on the Sage,” and “I Know What it Means to Be Lonesome.”

Interview Summary

1975 March 31 (2 hours, 59 minutes) Songwriter Nat Vincent relates various stories and memories from his long music career. Discussion includes an overview of the start of his career in New York during 1915-1916; working in vaudeville; his sheet music sales; experiences as a theater performer; joining ASCAP; an overview of his song titles; comments on his songwriting aptitude; working for Peer publishing; memories of friends and associates, including Roy Horton, Fred Rose, and the Maddox Brothers & Rose; and memories from the West Coast music scene. Interview includes Vincent singing some of his compositions.

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