Inductees Archive

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W.B. Walbert

W.B. Walbert was educated in public schools, at the State Normal College of Bowling Green, and at Dana’s Musical Institute in Warren, Ohio.  He studied under B.C. Unseld, Franz J. Strahm, Lynn B. Dana, W.W. Combs, A.M. Pace, George W. Sebren, and H.A. Vandercook. He married Mable Grace Vaughan and they had one child, James D. Walbert.  W.B. Walbert sang with various Vaughan Quartets, the most famous of them being the Vaughan Radio Quartet.  W. B. Walbert became Dean of the Vaughan School of Music in 1941. He was also editor of the Vaughan Family Visitor.  Walbert composed songs such as “Oh, What A Blessing His Is To Me”, “Tell It Everywhere You Go”, “I’ve Never Loved Him Better”, “What Is He Worth?”, “He Broke The Chains”, “Light At The River”, “The Call For Reapers”, and “Communion With God”.

 

 

Induction Year

1973

 

Family

Wife, Mable Grace Vaughan, daughter of James Vaughan of Vaughan Music Company

 

Education

  • State Normal College of Bowling Green
  • Dana’s Musical Institute

 

Significant Songs

“Peace like a River” (composer)

“Tell it Everywhere You Go” (composer)

“Tell It Everywhere You Go”, “I’ve Never Loved Him Better”, “What Is He Worth?”, “He Broke The Chains”, “Light At The River”, “The Call For Reapers”, and “Communion With God”.

 

Video

The Blackwood Brother’s singing “Peace Like a River”