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Dorothy Fields

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 15th, 1905 (Allenhurst), Died March 28th, 1974 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 276 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 BVE-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  
(Results 1-25 of 276 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fields, Dorothy," accessed February 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103076.

Fields, Dorothy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103076.

"Fields, Dorothy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 February 2021.

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