Bronislaw Kaper

Bronisław Kaper (Polish pronunciation: [brɔˈɲiswaf ˈkapɛr]; February 5, 1902 – April 26, 1983) was a Polish film composer who scored films and musical theater in Germany, France, and the USA. The American immigration authorities misspelled his name as Bronislau Kaper. He was also variously credited as Bronislaw Kaper, Bronislaw Kapper, Benjamin Kapper, and Edward Kane.

Kaper is perhaps best remembered as the composer of the jazz standards "On Green Dolphin Street" (lyrics by Ned Washington) and "Invitation" (lyrics by Paul Francis Webster) which were the respective title songs for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films Green Dolphin Street (1947) and Invitation (1952). He also scored the MGM film musical Lili (1953) for which he received the Academy Award for Best Original Score. Kaper's later works include 1962 remake of Mutiny on the Bounty, and the TV series The F.B.I. (1965–1974).

Birth and Death Data: Born February 5th, 1902 (Warsaw), Died April 26th, 1983 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-89538 10-in. 4/9/1935 Ninon Walter Botsford ; Vi Mele ; Playboys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-89574 10-in. 4/22/1935 Ninon Bob Lawrence ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-89700 10-in. 4/29/1935 You're all I need Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-91057 10-in. 5/22/1935 Love song of Tahiti Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio composer  
Victor BS-91140 10-in. 6/5/1935 Love song of Tahiti Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra ; Ted Travers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-91143 10-in. 6/5/1935 You're all I need Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra ; Ted Travers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-93552 10-in. 4/2/1937 San Francisco Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-98419 10-in. 12/13/1935 Cosi cosa Jimmy Ray ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-101263 10-in. 6/9/1936 San Francisco Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-03216 10-in. 11/13/1936 Someone to care for me Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-03702 10-in. 12/10/1936 Someone to care for me Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-04041 10-in. 2/16/1937 Tomorrow is another day Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-04860 10-in. 2/16/1937 Tomorrow is another day Johnny Hamp Orchestra ; Johnny McAfee Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-04861 10-in. 2/16/1937 Blue Venetian waters Jack Campbell ; Johnny Hamp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-04957 10-in. 2/22/1937 Blue Venetian waters Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-06296 10-in. 3/5/1937 A message from the man in the moon Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio composer  
Victor PBS-09934 10-in. 1/13/1938 The one I love Allan Jones ; Nathaniel Shilkret Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBS-09937 10-in. 1/13/1938 Cosi cosa Allan Jones ; Nathaniel Shilkret Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-010597 10-in. 6/18/1937 All God's chillun got rhythm Ruth Bradley ; Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-017466 10-in. 12/6/1937 The one I love Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-017478 10-in. 12/8/1937 Melody farm Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-017479 10-in. 12/8/1937 The one I love Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-050846 10-in. 5/22/1940 Blue lovebird Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Helen Southern Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kaper, Bronislaw," accessed January 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102422.

Kaper, Bronislaw. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102422.

"Kaper, Bronislaw." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102422

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