Dorothy Fields (July 15, 1904 – March 28, 1974) was an American librettist and lyricist. She wrote over 400 songs for Broadway musicals and films. Her best-known pieces include "The Way You Look Tonight" (1936), "A Fine Romance" (1936), "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (1930), "Don't Blame Me" (1948), "Pick Yourself Up" (1936), "I'm in the Mood for Love" (1935), "You Couldn't Be Cuter" (1938) and "Big Spender" (1966). Throughout her career, she collaborated with various influential figures in the American musical theater, including Jerome Kern, Cy Coleman, Irving Berlin, and Jimmy McHugh. Along with Ann Ronell, Dana Suesse, Bernice Petkere, and Kay Swift, she was one of the first successful Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood female songwriters.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 15, 1905 (Allenhurst), Died March 28, 1974 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1945
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, vocalist
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 291 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||[Vi cat 37520-B]||10-in.||1933||No me culpes||Don Dean ; Estudiantes de Hollywood||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-41244||10-in.||12/19/1927||Harlem River quiver||Duke Ellington Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-42395||10-in.||6/2/1928||I must have that man||Irene Taylor||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-43103||10-in.||2/21/1928||Collegiana||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-43990||10-in.||5/17/1928||I can't give you anything but love||Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-45893||10-in.||7/19/1928||I can't give you anything but love, baby!||Grace Hayes||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-46662||10-in.||8/6/1928||I must have that man||Grace Hayes||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-47920||10-in.||11/16/1928||Bon soir, cherie||Jacques Renard Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48102||10-in.||10/30/1928||I can't give you anything but love||Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48129||10-in.||11/6/1928||Baby||New Orleans Black Birds||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48132||10-in.||11/7/1928||I must have that man||Irving Aaronson ; Commanders||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo (takes 1-3); with female vocal solo and male vocal chorus (takes 4-6)||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48133||10-in.||11/7/1928||Diga diga doo||Irving Aaronson ; Commanders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and chorus||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48166||10-in.||11/15/1928||Bandanna babies||Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48167||10-in.||11/15/1928||Diga diga do||Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48168||10-in.||11/15/1928||I must have that man||Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48286||10-in.||12/24/1928||Let's sit and talk about you||Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48287||10-in.||12/24/1928||Futuristic rhythm||Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||CVE-49008||10-in.||12/20/1928||Gems from Blackbirds of 1928||Warren Mills and his Blue Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal chorus (takes 4-7); with male vocal solo (takes 1 and 2); unaccompanied (take 3)||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49203||10-in.||11/23/1928||I can't give you anything but love||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49768||10-in.||3/7/1929||Hot feet||Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50956||10-in.||3/19/1929||Let's sit and talk about you||Frank Crumit ; Julia Sanderson||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51104||10-in.||3/29/1929||Looking for love||Bernie Cummins ; New York Biltmore Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51212||10-in.||4/10/1929||Looking for love||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51273||10-in.||5/1/1929||Nada puedo darte sino amor||José Bohr||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51973||10-in.||5/3/1929||Arabian lover||Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fields, Dorothy," accessed May 22, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103076.
Fields, Dorothy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 22, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103076.
"Fields, Dorothy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 22 May 2022.
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