William B. Friedlander

William Barr Friedlander (12 January 1884 – January 1968) was an American songwriter and theater producer who staged many Broadway shows in the 1920s and 1930s. Most of them were musical comedies. Early successes included Moonlight (1924) and Mercenary Mary (1925). Later productions received mixed reception. His longest-running production was the comedy Separate Rooms, which ran from March 1940 to September 1941.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 12th, 1884

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-32572 10-in. 5/6/1925 Honey, I'm in love with you Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor [Trial 1917-06-27-01] Not documented 6/27/1917 Rather be a bridesmaid than a bride Nan Halperin Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1917-06-27-02] Not documented 6/27/1917 The youngest in the family character songs Nan Halperin Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 3328 10-in. ca. 1905-Feb. 1906 My lovin' Henry Madge Maitland Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78001 10-in. 8/16/1918 Those draftin' blues Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79489 10-in. 10/28/1920 Pitter patter Yerkes Saxophone Quartet Saxophone quartet composer  
Columbia W140560 10-in. 4/27/1925 Honey, I'm in love with you Columbians Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140793 10-in. 7/29/1925 Honey, I'm in love with you Columbians Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 144690 10-in. 9/20/1927 You can't walk back from an aeroplane (So what are you girls gonna do?) Jack Kaufman Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W144802 10-in. 9/28/1927 You can't walk back from an aeroplane (So what are you girls gonna do?) The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W150389 10-in. 5/6/1930 I want someone Irving Kaufman ; Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-7628 10-in. Oct. 1920 The wedding blues Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7697 10-in. Nov. 1920 Pitter patter Hager Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-73433 10-in. June 1925 Honey, I'm in love with you Goofus Five Jazz/dance ensemble songwriter  
Brunswick X13074 12-in. 5/9/1924 Mélodie Zavel Kwartin Tenor vocal solo, with cello and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick 13075 10-in. 5/9/1924 Tears Zavel Kwartin Tenor vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick X13060-X13061 12-in. 5/8/1924 Rachel’s keiver Zavel Kwartin Tenor vocal solo, with cello and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick X13062-X13063 12-in. 5/8/1924 Mélodie Zavel Kwartin Tenor vocal solo, with cello and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick 13064-13065 10-in. 5/8/1924 Evening Zavel Kwartin Tenor vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick 13066-13067 10-in. 5/8/1924 Spring song Zavel Kwartin Tenor vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E24605-E24607 10-in. 9/29/1927 You can’t walk back from an aeroplane Yacht Club Boys Male vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Edison 7583 10-in. 10/15/1920 The wedding blues Lenzberg's Riverside Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10364 10-in. 5/12/1925 Honey, I'm in love with you Ernie Golden ; Hotel McAlpin Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 11903 10-in. 9/20/1927 You can't walk back from an aeroplane (So what are you girls gonna do?) Jack Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion 816W-819W 10-in. 5/15/1925 Honey, I'm in love with you The Ambassadors ; Louis Katzman Jazz/dance band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Friedlander, William B.," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101216.

Friedlander, William B.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101216.

"Friedlander, William B.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101216

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