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Al Trace

Albert J. Trace (aka Albert Joseph Trace; Feinberg; 25 December 1900 – 31 August 1993) was an American songwriter and orchestra leader of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. His popularity peaked in the Chicago area during the height of the Big Band era. He was the brother of the songwriter Ben Trace.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 25, 1900 (Chicago), Died August 31, 1993 (Sun City West)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1948 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter

Notes: Also writes under the pseudonym, Clem Watts.

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D8VB-3882 10-in. 7/23/1948 You call everybody darling Drugstore Cowboys ; Jack Lathrop Male vocal quartet, with ukulele and 4 harmonicas songwriter  
Victor D9VB-1073 10-in. 6/6/1949 You call everybody darlin' Lee A. Bedford Jr. ; Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King String band, with dance calls songwriter  
Columbia CCO5067 10-in. 7/22/1949 To make you mine Bob Atcher and Bonnie Blue Eyes Mixed vocal duet,, with string band songwriter  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Trace, Al," accessed July 25, 2024,

Trace, Al. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2024, from

"Trace, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 July 2024.

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