Vivian Ellis

Vivian John Herman Ellis, CBE (29 October 1903 – 19 June 1996) was an English musical comedy composer best known for the song "Spread a Little Happiness" and the theme "Coronation Scot".

Birth and Death Data: Born October 29th, 1903 (Hampstead), Died June 19th, 1996 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-41527 10-in. 1/9/1928 Little boy blues Melville Gideon Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-41638 10-in. 1/24/1928 Yale blues Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet composer  
Victor BVE-58654 10-in. 2/10/1930 I never dreamt (You'd fall in love with me) Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-67789 10-in. 1/13/1931 The wind in the willows Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-92998 10-in. 8/20/1935 I'm on the see saw Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-95338 10-in. 10/5/1935 I'm on a see-saw Little Ramblers ; Ward Pinkett Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Columbia W145841 10-in. 3/27/1928 The Yale blues Bamboo Garden Orchestra ; Emerson Gill ; Pinkey Hunter Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W150035 10-in. 2/27/1930 I never dreamt (You'd fall in love with me) Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W150134 10-in. 3/27/1930 I never dreamt Barney Trimble and his Oklahomans ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W150378 10-in. 5/1/1930 I never dreamt you'd fall in love with me The Four Aces Male vocal quartet, with guitar and steel guitar composer  
Columbia W150547 10-in. 5/27/1930 I never dreamt (You'd fall in love with me) Ipana Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia W150560 10-in. 6/2/1930 I never dreamt (You'd fall in love with me) Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Columbia W151182 10-in. 12/27/1930 The wind in the willows Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh 8765 10-in. 11/29/1924 Little boy blues Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W400145 10-in. 3/14/1928 The Yale blues Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W403868 10-in. 3/21/1930 I never dreamt (You'd fall in love with me) Dr. Eugene Ormandy's Salon Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W403885 10-in. 3/28/1930 I never dreamt Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W404040 10-in. 5/23/1930 I never dreamt Roy Smeck’s Trio Instrumental trio, with vocal composer  
Brunswick C1725-C1727 10-in. 3/19/1928 The Yale blues Jimmy Joy's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio; without vocal (take C1727) composer  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 176-a] 10-in. approximately May 1928 I never dreamt Billy Milton Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick E32576 10-in. Apr. 1930 I never dreamt (You’d fall in love with me) Colonial Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 18428 10-in. 4/21/1928 The Yale blues Clyde Doerr Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Gramophone 0EA707 10-in. 12/12/1934 I'm on a see-saw Jack Jackson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0EA708 10-in. 12/12/1934 Dancing with a ghost Jack Jackson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ellis, Vivian," accessed November 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102927.

Ellis, Vivian. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102927.

"Ellis, Vivian." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102927

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