Ted Fetter

Theodore "Ted" Fetter (June 10, 1910 – March 13, 1996) was a Broadway lyricist who contributed material to such revues as The Show Is On (1936) and Billy Rose's Aquacade (1939), but is best remembered for co-writing the song "Taking a Chance on Love," introduced in the 1940 musical comedy Cabin in the Sky.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1907, Died March 13th, 1996

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-02159 10-in. 10/16/1936 Now Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-018336 10-in. 1/18/1938 The sun will shine to-night Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-036859 10-in. 5/4/1939 Yours for a song Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-036902 10-in. 5/3/1939 Yours for a song Ozzie Nelson Orchestra ; Rose Ann Stevens Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-057387 10-in. 11/12/1940 Taking a chance on love Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-058792 10-in. 1/9/1941 Taking a chance on love Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fetter, Ted," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100634.

Fetter, Ted. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100634.

"Fetter, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100634

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