Cornet player during a public demonstration of the brand new phonograph in New York, along with Star Spangled Banner, Rory O'Moore, We Won't Go Home Till Morning and Old Folks At Home. The oldest musical recording ever.
Vess Ossman [ragtime banjo player; oldest recording for Berliner]
Edison Concert Band [in medley]
Frank Stanley [on Edison]
George M. Cohan [as Yankee Doodle Dandy; "The Song and Dance Man"; introduced in the New York vaudeville show Little Johnny Jones; he also wrote Give My Regards To Broadway]
Billy Murray [n°1 US as The Yankee Doodle Boy]
Gene Autry [as Yankee Doodle Dandy]
Bob Hope & James Cagney [as Yankee Doodle Boy in film Eddie Foy & The Seven Little Foys]
Pinsons [as Le Dindon digne]
Paul Jabara [idem]
Harper Simon [Paul's son]
Ronnie Ruysdael [ex Sjonnies as Dikke Doe Da]
Originally a Dutch harvest song from the Middle Ages (Jonker Didle Doedel). Introduced in New Amsterdam by immigrants. English lyrics since 1755 (by Richard Shuckburgh), fife & drum march rhythm ever since. Yankee may be derived from Jan Kees. Jan (Johannes) and Kees (Cornelis) were by far the most popular male Dutch names in the colony, so where they gathered became 'the land of the Jan & Kees', hence Yankies.