Bob Merrill

Henry Robert Merrill Levan (May 17, 1921 – February 17, 1998) was an American songwriter, theatrical composer, lyricist, and screenwriter. He was one of the most successful songwriters of the 1950s on the US and UK single charts. He wrote musicals for the Broadway stage, including Carnival! (music and lyrics) and Funny Girl (lyrics).

Birth and Death Data: Born May 17, 1921 (Atlantic City), Died February 17, 1998 (Culver City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1942 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, songwriter, lyricist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-1393 10-in. 10/17/1947 Why does it have to rain on Sunday? Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Martin Men Male vocal ensemble, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1482 10-in. 8/8/1947 One little tear is an ocean Beryl Davis Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-2723 10-in. 12/21/1947 (I'm gonna be a) Love me not Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Glenn Hughes ; Martin Men Male vocal solo with male vocal group and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Decca 70993 10-in. 7/2/1942 Lonely boy blues Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70994 10-in. 7/2/1942 Get me on your mind Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70995 10-in. 7/2/1942 The jumpin' blues Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70996 10-in. 7/2/1942 Sepian bounce-1 Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71527 12/1/1943 Say forward I'll march Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71528 10-in. 12/1/1943 Wrong neighborhood Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71529 10-in. 12/1/1943 Hometown blues Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 71530 10-in. 11/1/1943 Save me some Jay McShann Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72400 10-in. 9/29/1944 Cherry red Dallas Bartley Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72401 10-in. 9/29/1944 Crying and singing the blues Dallas Bartley Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72402 10-in. 9/29/1944 We gonna pitch a boogie woogie Dallas Bartley Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 72403 10-in. 9/29/1944 All ruz-zit buzzit Dallas Bartley Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Merrill, Bob," accessed March 2, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100068.

Merrill, Bob. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 2, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100068.

"Merrill, Bob." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 2 March 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100068

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