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Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore (born Fannye Rose Shore; February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress and television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s. She rose to prominence as a recording artist during the Big Band era. She achieved even greater success a decade later, in television, mainly as hostess of a series of variety programs for Chevrolet automobile company.

After failing singing auditions for the bands of Benny Goodman, and both Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Shore struck out on her own. She became the first singer of her era to achieve huge solo success. She had a string of 80 charted popular hits, spanning 1940–1957, and after appearing in a handful of feature films, she went on to a four-decade career in American television. She starred in her own music and variety shows from 1951 through 1963 and hosted two talk shows in the 1970s. TV Guide ranked her at number 16 on their list of the top 50 television stars of all time. Stylistically, Shore was compared to two singers who followed her in the mid-to-late 1940s and early 1950s, Doris Day and Patti Page.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 29th, 1916 (Franklin County), Died February 24th, 1994 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-037625 10-in. 6/12/1939 The thrill of a new romance Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-037627 10-in. 6/12/1939 Quiereme mucho Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-042740 10-in. 9/27/1939 La cumparsita Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-042776 10-in. 10/3/1939 Who told you I cared Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-042777 10-in. 10/3/1939 I like to recognize the tune Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-042778 10-in. 10/3/1939 I thought about you Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-042779 10-in. 10/3/1939 (Why couldn't it last) Last night Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-042789 10-in. 10/5/1939 In sunny San Domingo Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-042790 10-in. 10/5/1939 Jungle drums Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-046037 10-in. 12/28/1939 Careless Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-046038 10-in. 12/28/1939 Watching the clock Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-046039 10-in. 12/28/1939 Darn that dream Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-046040 10-in. 12/28/1939 I've got my eyes on you Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-048907 10-in. 4/15/1940 You can't brush me off Dinah Shore ; Dick Todd Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-048908 10-in. 4/15/1940 Outside of that, I love you Dinah Shore ; Dick Todd Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-050881 10-in. 5/27/1940 When the swallows come back to Capistrano Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-050882 10-in. 5/27/1940 The breeze and I Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-051569 10-in. 6/26/1940 The rhumba cardi Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-051570 10-in. 6/26/1940 Whatever happened to you Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-057616 10-in. 11/11/1940 Mood indigo Paul Lavalle ; Dinah Shore ; Woodwindy Ten Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-057619 10-in. 11/11/1940 Dinah's blues Barefooted Dixieland Philharmonics ; Henry Levine ; Dinah Shore Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-067550 10-in. 8/11/1941 Love me or leave me Henry Levine ; Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz.dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-067551 10-in. 8/11/1941 Sophisticated lady Dixieland Octet ; Henry Levine ; Dinah Shore Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-067595 10-in. 8/18/1941 Star dust Paul Lavalle ; Dinah Shore ; Woodwindy Ten Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-067596 10-in. 8/18/1941 Chlo-e (Song of the swamp) Paul Lavalle ; Dinah Shore ; Woodwindy Ten Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shore, Dinah," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102410.

Shore, Dinah. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102410.

"Shore, Dinah." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102410

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