Guy Wood

Guy B. Wood (24 July 1911 – 23 February 2001) was a musician and songwriter born in Manchester, England. Wood started his career in music playing saxophone in dance bands in England. He moved to the United States in the 1930s, where he worked for Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures as well as serving as bandleader at the Arcadia Ballroom in New York. His songs include "Till Then", "My One and Only Love", "Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy". His song "Till Then" reached the pop charts three times (in 1944, 1954, and 1963). Wood also wrote songs for Captain Kangaroo and the Radio City Music Hall. Wood died on 23 February 2001.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 24th, 1911, Died February 23rd, 2001

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-83682 10-in. 8/6/1934 Somewhere in your heart Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-021821 10-in. 3/25/1938 Two shadows California Ramblers ; Myron Hanley ; Kay Ray Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-026255 10-in. 11/14/1938 An old curiosity shop Hal Derwin ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-030780 10-in. 12/30/1938 An old curiosity shop Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-040963 10-in. 10/13/1939 After all Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-040981 10-in. 10/20/1939 After all Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-045735 10-in. 12/8/1939 After all Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-051511 10-in. 6/17/1940 The gentleman needs a shave Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-051835 10-in. 7/10/1940 Half-way down the street Terry Allen ; Bluebird Orchestra ; Larry Clinton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-055142 10-in. 10/30/1940 The lady with red hair Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-057001 10-in. 10/17/1940 The lady with red hair Chet Bruce ; Gray Gordon ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wood, Guy," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100332.

Wood, Guy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100332.

"Wood, Guy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100332

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