Walter O'Keefe

Walter O'Keefe (August 18, 1900 – June 26, 1983) was an American songwriter, actor, syndicated columnist, Broadway composer, radio legend, screenwriter, musical arranger and TV host.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 18, 1900 (Hartford), Died June 26, 1983

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, baritone vocal, songwriter

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39297 10-in. 6/27/1927 I'm gonna dance wit de guy wot brung me Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-39581 10-in. 8/24/1927 She'll never find a fellow like me Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-41514 10-in. 1/4/1928 Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-43361 10-in. 3/14/1928 Was last night the last for you? Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-43362 10-in. 3/14/1928 You've got a lot to learn Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-43528 10-in. 4/3/1928 Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar lyricist, vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
Victor BVE-43568 10-in. 4/16/1928 Maybe it's all for the best Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
Victor BVE-43569 10-in. 4/16/1928 Sorry for me Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-43570 10-in. 4/16/1928 I'm lookin' for a girl Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
Victor BVE-43571 10-in. 4/16/1928 Gee! I'm marvelous in the bathroom Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
Victor BVE-47852 10-in. 10/19/1928 Anything your heart desires Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-48150 10-in. 11/12/1928 Ever since the movies learned to talk Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
Victor BVE-48422 10-in. 12/3/1928 Me and the man in the moon Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-48423 10-in. 12/3/1928 My inspiration is you Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-53985 10-in. 8/14/1929 Little by little Bernie Cummins ; New York Biltmore Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-55644 10-in. 8/3/1929 Little by little Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-63165 10-in. 10/22/1930 I love love Bernie Cummins ; Frank Munn ; New Yorker Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-64006 10-in. 7/30/1930 Hullabaloo McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Dave Wilborn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-73809 10-in. 10/13/1932 The man on the flying trapeze Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-73810 10-in. 10/13/1932 The man on the flying trapeze Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
Victor BS-77988 10-in. 9/27/1933 The tattooed lady Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist, composer, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-77989 10-in. 9/27/1933 The tattooed lady Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-78097 10-in. 10/5/1933 The man on the flying trapeze Allan Lane Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-78098 10-in. 10/5/1933 The man on the flying trapeze Allan Lane Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-83684 10-in. 8/6/1934 The man on the flying trapeze Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-83685 10-in. 8/6/1934 The tattooed lady Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor [Trial 1928-01-11-01] 10-in. 1/11/1928 Always all alone Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Trial 1928-01-11-02] 10-in. 1/11/1928 I do not choose to run Walter O'Keefe Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia W144370 10-in. 7/14/1927 I'm gonna dance wit de guy wot brung me Vaughn De Leath ; Frank Harris Female-male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 144495 10-in. 7/23/1927 I'm gonna dance wit de guy wot brung me Night Club Orchestra ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 145480 10-in. 1/6/1928 Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie Jack Kaufman Male vocal solo, with clarinet or alto saxophone and piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia W145571 10-in. 1/25/1928 Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie Clicquot Club Eskimos ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist, composer  
Columbia W145582 10-in. 1/25/1928 Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie Al Craver Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146266 10-in. 4/19/1928 She'll never find a fellow like me The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W146885 10-in. 8/24/1928 Anything your heart desires The Nifty Three Mixed vocal trio, with banjo lyricist  
Columbia W146886 10-in. 8/24/1928 Dog-gone! The Nifty Three Mixed vocal trio, with banjo lyricist  
Columbia 147466 10-in. 11/15/1928 Ever since the movies learned to talk Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet songwriter  
Columbia 148929 10-in. 8/26/1929 Little by little Sam Lanin Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148982 10-in. 9/6/1929 Little by little Eddie Walters Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149449 10-in. 11/20/1929 Little by little Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W400044 10-in. 1/24/1928 Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie Beth Challis Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W403029 10-in. 10/4/1929 Little by little Frances Shelley Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
OKeh W403282 10-in. 11/19/1929 Little by little Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W404208 10-in. 6/6/1930 You (I love but you) Ray Seeley Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404209 10-in. 6/6/1930 My love (I'll be waiting for you) Ray Seeley Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404267 10-in. 7/22/1930 Hullabaloo Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404506 10-in. 10/23/1930 I love love Joe Farrell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E31628 10-in. December 1929 Little by little Dick Robertson Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E31767 10-in. January 1930 Brunswick Brevities program X, part 3 Brunswick Male Quartet Radio transcription disc : Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Brunswick E35365 10-in. Nov. 1930 I love love Emil Coleman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E24201-E24204 10-in. 8/12/1927 I'm gonna dance wit de guy wot brung me Six Jumping Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E24204) lyricist  
Brunswick E26019-E26020 10-in. 1/14/1928 Henry’s made a lady out of Lizzie Six Jumping Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C4367 10-in. 9/16/1929 Little by little Van Fleming Male vocal solo, with clarinet, trumpet, and guitar lyricist  
Brunswick LAE613 10-in. 9/5/1929 Little by little Jesse Stafford Palace Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick LAE635 10-in. 10/22/1929 At last I’m in love Earl Burtnett ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick LAE636 10-in. 10/22/1929 Red hot rhythm Earl Burtnett ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick LAE866 10-in. 9/4/1930 Hullabaloo Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick LAE633-LAE633B 10-in. 10/19/1929 Out of the past Earl Burtnett Biltmore Trio Male vocal trio, with guitars, piano, and harp songwriter  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 173-a] 10-in. approximately Apr. 1928 Henry’s made a lady out of Lizzie Alice Morley Female vocal solo, with piano composer, lyricist  
Edison 11902 10-in. 9/20/1927 I'm gonna dance wit de guy wot brung me Vaughn De Leath ; Jack Kaufman Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 18175 10-in. 1/18/1928 Henry's made a lady out of Lizzie The Happiness Boys ; Dave Kaplan Male vocal duet and dialogue, with piano composer, lyricist  
Edison 18988 10-in. 1/5/1929 Ever since the movies learned to talk Billy Murray and his Melody Men Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison N-679 10-in. 1/5/1929 Ever since the movies learned to talk Merry Melody Men ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "O'Keefe, Walter," accessed June 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101038.

O'Keefe, Walter. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101038.

"O'Keefe, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 June 2024.

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