Sibyl Sanderson Fagan (1895-1974)
Last updated: 21.12.23
p_faganss.jpgQuoting from several Internet sources:
Sibyl Sanderson Fagan was a whistler born in Springfield, Ohio.
She was one of a number of whistling acts who were briefly popular in the early years of the recording industry. She recorded as early as 1917 for Columbia and also for Okeh, Edison & Victor, recording as late as 1924 before falling out of fashion.

She died in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
  Title (Release Year) Composer with Performers Issue
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cylinder15.gif L'ardita (1919) L. Arditi Edison Blue Amberol: 3688
cylinder15.gif The Bird and the Saxophone (1921) F.W. Hager William Scotti Edison Blue Amberol: 4297
cylinder15.gif Alabamy Cradle Song (1926) G. Kahn Edison Blue Amberol: 5156
cylinder15.gif Sometime (1926) G. Kahn Edison Blue Amberol: 5119
cylinder15.gif Luxembourg Waltz (1919) F. Lehár Edison Blue Amberol: 3826
cylinder15.gif Serenata Narcissus (1919) M. Moszkowski Edison Blue Amberol: 3774
cylinder15.gif By the Babbling Brook (1919) J. Ringleben Lewis James Edison Blue Amberol: 3807
cylinder15.gif A Spring Morning (1904) J. Ringleben Edison Gold Moulded Record: 8838
cylinder15.gif Melody in F (1919) A. Rubinstein Edison Blue Amberol: 3723
cylinder15.gif Simplicity (1919) J.S. Zamecnik Edison Blue Amberol: 3674
This list is arranged by composer and contains 11 works performed by Sibyl Sanderson Fagan who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
perf15.jpg L'ardita (1919) Luigi Arditi Sibyl Sanderson Fagan (perf.)  cylinder15.gif
perf15.jpg Bird and the Saxophone (1921), The Frederick W. Hager Justin. Ringleben (co-author)
Sibyl Sanderson Fagan (perf.)
William Scotti (perf.)
perf15.jpg Sweet Nothings (1926) Ray Henderson Harold Christy (words)
Sibyl Sanderson Fagan (perf.)
perf15.jpg Alabamy Cradle Song (1925) Gus Kahn Arthur Frederic Otis (co-author)
Egbert A. van Alstyne (co-author)
Courtney Sisters (perf.)
Sibyl Sanderson Fagan (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Sometime (1925) Gus Kahn Ted Fiorito (co-author)
Sibyl Sanderson Fagan (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Luxembourg Waltz (1919) Ferencz Lehár Sibyl Sanderson Fagan (perf.)  cylinder15.gif
perf15.jpg Serenata Narcissus (1919) Moritz Moszkowski Sibyl Sanderson Fagan (perf.)  cylinder15.gif
perf15.jpg By the Babbling Brook (1919) Justin Ringleben Frederick W. Hager (co-author)
Sibyl Sanderson Fagan (perf.)
Lewis James (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Spring Morning (1920), A Justin Ringleben Sibyl Sanderson Fagan (perf.)  cylinder15.gif
perf15.jpg Melody in F (1909) Anton Rubinstein Sibyl Sanderson Fagan (perf.) wvicon.gif cylinder15.gif
perf15.jpg  Simplicity (1916) John Stepan Zamecnik Sodero's Band (perf.)
Sibyl Sanderson Fagan (perf.)
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