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Nat Vincent

March 28, 1975 OH187 94 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 28 (1 hour, 34 minutes) Songwriter Nat Vincent recounts the development of and highlights from his long career in the music industry. Discussion includes his childhood; meeting John Philip Sousa; the development of his songwriting; his move to New York in 1909 and the start of his career; his early songs; working with Johnny Bond; the Happy Chappies; joining ASCAP; his interest in writing country & western tunes, including “Bloom Is on the Sage”; and memories from working for Ralph Peer.

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