Ruth Lowe

Ruth Lowe (August 12, 1914 – January 4, 1981) was a Canadian pianist and songwriter. She wrote the song "I'll Never Smile Again" after her husband died during surgery. The song was later covered by many artists, including Frank Sinatra and The Ink Spots.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 12, 1914, Died January 4, 1981

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-047069 10-in. 2/19/1940 I'll never smile again Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-048942 10-in. 4/23/1940 I'll never smile again The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-051278 10-in. 6/13/1940 Funny Little Pedro Tommy Dorsey ; The Pied Pipers ; Sentimentalists Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-051866 10-in. 7/16/1940 I'll never smile again Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-054977 10-in. 8/7/1940 I'll never smile again Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBS-055266 10-in. 1/27/1941 Too beautiful to last Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Eddie Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-060370 10-in. 1/23/1941 Too beautiful to last Barry Wood Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BS-068058 10-in. 10/29/1941 It's raining memories Wood-Nymphs ; Barry Wood Male vocal solo and female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lowe, Ruth," accessed February 1, 2023,

Lowe, Ruth. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 1, 2023, from

"Lowe, Ruth." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 February 2023.

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