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Thread #32772   Message #4079315
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
12-Nov-20 - 02:14 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Sloop John B
Subject: RE: Origin: Sloop John B
See Guest's: (06 Nov 20 - 07:03 AM) above:

“We have seen a copy of “Hoist the John B. Sails,” a two-step by E.W. Prouty, “respectfully dedicated to the Citizens of Nassau N.P.,” which has just been published by the Prouty Music Publishing Co. of Spencer, Mass. Everyone who has heard Mr. Prouty's arrangement of this most popular local air will be glad to know that copies of it may be obtained from Mr. G.H. Gamblin.”
[The Nassau Guardian, (NP) 13 May 1903, p.2]

Sir George Henry Gamblin, Kt. (1870 – 1930) – His picture was next to the word stentorian in the Bahamian dictionary. Also, ahem, 'dabbled' in music and acting.

Small world:
“The entertainment advertised to take place in the Victoria Hall on the 21st instant, but which was postponed until Thursday evening, afforded much pleasure to the audience. The progamme was varied and embraced instrumental and vocal music and recitations contributed by members of the Trinity Church, asisted by other friends.

...Mr. Brice's cornet solo was deservedly appreciated and so were the violin selections by Master Charles Lofthouse, and Mr. G.H. Gamblin….”
[The Nassau Guardian, (NP) 30 Oct 1897, p.2]

Note: Master Charles Lofthouse, age 14yrs. and could it have been a Prouty Orchestra cotillion for our lad? ;)