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Matt Dennis

Matthew Loveland Dennis (February 11, 1914 – June 21, 2002) was an American singer, pianist, band leader, arranger, and writer of music for popular songs.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 14th, 1913 (Seattle), Died June 21st, 2002 (Riverside)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-049838 10-in. 6/3/1940 Who's Yehudi? Dorothy Allen ; Hal Derwin ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio composer  
Victor BS-060628 10-in. 2/7/1941 Everything happens to me Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-060629 10-in. 2/7/1941 Little man with a candy cigar Jo Stafford ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-060900 10-in. 2/17/1941 Will you still be mine? Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-060901 10-in. 2/17/1941 You betcha my life Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-060902 10-in. 2/17/1941 Let's get away from it all The Pied Pipers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-060903 10-in. 2/17/1941 Let's get away from it all Connie Haines ; The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and mixed vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-060904 10-in. 2/17/1941 I love it so Paul Mason ; The Pied Pipers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble composer  
Victor PBS-061751 10-in. 10/24/1941 The skunk song Alvino Rey Orchestra ; Dick Morgan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-062766 10-in. 3/20/1941 Let's get away from it all Fats Waller and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with electric organ, guitar, and drums composer  
Victor BS-063353 10-in. 4/14/1941 Everything happens to me Alvino Rey Orchestra ; Alyce King Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-065914 10-in. 5/28/1941 Nine old men The Pied Pipers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-065916 10-in. 5/28/1941 Free for all The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-067524 10-in. 8/1/1941 You betcha my life Bob Chester Orchestra ; Betty Bradley Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-067652 10-in. 8/19/1941 Violets for your furs Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-067932 10-in. 9/26/1941 The skunk song Chuck Peterson ; The Pied Pipers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, mixed vocal ensemble, and speaker composer  
Victor BS-067933 10-in. 9/26/1941 The skunk song Chuck Peterson ; The Pied Pipers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, mixed vocal ensemble, and speaker composer  
Victor BS-075409 10-in. 7/2/1942 You took my love Jo Stafford ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Decca L 5266 12/14/1949 Black lace Matt Dennis vocalist  
Decca L 5267 12/14/1949 Just a girl that men forget Matt Dennis vocalist  
Decca L 5525 4/12/1950 Breakfast at seven-1 Matt Dennis vocalist  
Decca L 5526 4/12/1950 A mile from the highway Matt Dennis vocalist  
Decca L 5564 4/19/1950 That's what the man said Matt Dennis vocalist  
Decca L 5565 4/19/1950 The lonesomest whistle Matt Dennis vocalist  
Decca L 5566 4/19/1950 Show me the way to get out Matt Dennis vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dennis, Matt," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100092.

Dennis, Matt. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100092.

"Dennis, Matt." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100092

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