Harold Adamson

Harold Campbell Adamson (December 10, 1906 – August 17, 1980) was an American lyricist during the 1930s and 1940s.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 10, 1906 (New Jersey), Died August 17, 1980 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-70178 10-in. 8/20/1931 Have a heart Ben W. Gordon ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-70197 10-in. 8/28/1931 Say the word Chick Bullock ; Luis Russell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-70281 10-in. 10/9/1931 Time on my hands (You in my arms) Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BRC-70291 10-in. 10/19/1931 Time on my hands (You in my arms) Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Lee Wiley Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BSHQ-73189 10-in. 8/10/1932 Here's hoping Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band (take 3); with male vocal solo (takes 1 and 2) lyricist  
Victor BS-74863 10-in. 12/19/1932 Look who's here Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-74894 10-in. 1/26/1933 Sittin' in the dark Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75372 10-in. 3/7/1933 Tony's wife Ramona Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BS-75930 10-in. 7/10/1933 Stringin' along on a shoe-string Fritz Heilbron ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-76607 10-in. 7/7/1933 Stringin' along on a shoe string Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-77079 10-in. 10/25/1933 Everything I have is yours Elmo Tanner ; Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-78258 10-in. 10/20/1933 Everything I have is yours Jerry Freeman Orchestra ; Frank Sylvano Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-78519 10-in. 11/8/1933 Everything I have is yours Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-79377 10-in. 9/25/1934 Your head on my shoulder Tom Coakley ; Palace Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-81029 10-in. 1/4/1934 Everything I have is yours Ray Sinatra ; Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-81101 10-in. 12/26/1933 Like me a little bit less The Chanters ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BS-81976 10-in. 3/22/1934 Little did I dream Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-84277 10-in. 9/14/1934 Your head on my shoulder Allen Church ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-85506 10-in. 2/25/1935 Beyond the shadow of a doubt Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-88612 10-in. 2/11/1935 Ev'rything's been done before Richard Himber ; Joey Nash ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-88772 10-in. 3/5/1935 Ev'rything's been done before George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-89328 10-in. 3/15/1935 Ev'rything's been done before Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-89538 10-in. 4/9/1935 Ninon Walter Botsford ; Vi Mele ; Playboys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-89574 10-in. 4/22/1935 Ninon Bob Lawrence ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-90002 10-in. 2/11/1935 You took the words right out of my mouth Maurice Chevalier Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-90003 10-in. 2/11/1935 Ce que j'allais dire Maurice Chevalier Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-95326 10-in. 10/3/1935 Tender is the night Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Sacco Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-95340 10-in. 10/5/1935 Tender is the night Little Ramblers ; Ward Pinkett Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-96567 10-in. 1/24/1936 It's been so long Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Helen Ward Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-98651 10-in. 1/17/1936 It's been so long California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-99915 10-in. 3/25/1936 You Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-99917 10-in. 3/25/1936 You never looked so beautiful Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band (take 1); with female vocal solo (takes 2 and 3) lyricist  
Victor BS-101136 10-in. 3/27/1936 You Red Norvo ; Stew Pletcher Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-101137 10-in. 3/27/1936 You never looked so beautiful Red Norvo ; Stew Pletcher Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-101847 10-in. 5/20/1936 Did I remember Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-102338 10-in. 7/3/1936 Did I remember Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-02161 10-in. 10/16/1936 There's something in the air Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-02162 10-in. 10/16/1936 Where the lazy river goes by Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-03005 10-in. 11/5/1936 Where are you Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03008 10-in. 11/5/1936 Foolish feelings Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03086 10-in. 11/24/1936 Jamboree Three Esquires ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-03206 10-in. 11/12/1936 Where the lazy river goes by Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03210 10-in. 11/12/1936 There's something in the air Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03246 10-in. 11/18/1936 Where are you? Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03247 10-in. 11/18/1936 That foolish feeling Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-04951 10-in. 2/22/1937 Did anyone ever tell you? Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-04952 10-in. 2/22/1937 When love is young Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-06850 10-in. 4/8/1937 Top of the town Clarence Williams’ Washboard Band ; Eva Taylor Washboard band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-07130 10-in. 2/18/1937 When love is young Hotel Charlotte Orchestra ; Jimmie Livingston ; Al Stanland Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-07131 10-in. 2/18/1937 Did anyone ever tell you? Hotel Charlotte Orchestra ; Jimmie Livingston ; Al Stanland Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-011742 10-in. 8/19/1937 Where are you Ben Cutler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-013350 10-in. 9/7/1937 You're my dish Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-013351 10-in. 9/7/1937 More power to you Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-013510 10-in. 9/9/1937 More power to you Shirley Brown ; Willie Farmer Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-013515 10-in. 9/9/1937 You're my dish Shirley Brown ; Willie Farmer Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-014680 10-in. 10/14/1937 You're a sweetheart Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-015527 10-in. 10/21/1937 You're a sweetheart Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-015528 10-in. 10/21/1937 This never happened before Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-015532 10-in. 10/21/1937 Let's give love another chance Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-017058 10-in. 11/16/1937 Let's give love another chance Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Lee Sullivan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-017059 10-in. 11/16/1937 This never happened before Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Lee Sullivan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-017778 10-in. 12/28/1937 You're a sweetheart Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-018119 10-in. 1/7/1938 A serenade to the stars Elmer Feldkamp ; Freddy Martin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-018415 10-in. 1/26/1938 A serenade to the stars Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-019346 10-in. 6/22/1938 My own Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-019419 10-in. 7/9/1938 My own Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-019421 10-in. 7/9/1938 You're as pretty as a picture Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-021151 10-in. 3/11/1938 I love to whistle Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-021429 10-in. 3/11/1938 I love to whistle Frank Dailey ; Stop and Go Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-022933 10-in. 4/28/1938 When the stars go to sleep Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-026601 10-in. 8/15/1938 For the first time Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-026606 10-in. 8/15/1938 Heigh-ho, the merry-o Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-026611 10-in. 8/17/1938 For the first time Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-037130 10-in. 5/19/1939 Time on my hands Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Nan Wynn Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
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 lyricist  
Victor BS-037681 10-in. 6/23/1939 The little man who wasn't there Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Ford Leary Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-038235 10-in. 7/7/1939 Time on my hands Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-038263 10-in. 7/12/1939 The little man who wasn't there Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-040240 10-in. 7/3/1939 The thrill of a new romance Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Bill Stoker Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-043910 10-in. 11/22/1939 This changing world Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-045717 10-in. 12/5/1939 This changing world Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-046056 10-in. 1/3/1940 Thank your stars Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-046077 10-in. 1/5/1940 Thank your stars Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-046739 10-in. 1/29/1940 The woodpecker's song Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-047015 10-in. 2/7/1940 It's a wonderful world Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-047016 10-in. 2/7/1940 720 in the books Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-047283 10-in. 2/28/1940 The woodpecker song Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-047705 10-in. 2/26/1940 I get a kick outa corn Ford Leary Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-051890 10-in. 7/18/1940 Island serenade Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) lyricist  
Victor BS-054622 10-in. 7/23/1940 Ferry-boat serenade Meredith Blake ; Gray Gordon ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-054651 10-in. 7/29/1940 Ferry-boat serenade Anita Boyer ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-054697 10-in. 8/8/1940 Ferry-boat serenade Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-055204 10-in. 12/9/1940 I heard you were lovely Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-055205 10-in. 12/9/1940 I'll take the high note Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Eddie Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-060602 10-in. 1/29/1941 Time on my hands (you in my arms) Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-063795 10-in. 4/21/1941 Aurora The Bostonians ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-064672 10-in. 8/5/1941 Everything's been done before Art Jarrett Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-065236 10-in. 5/8/1941 Aurora Maury Cross ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal trio, and vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-070691 10-in. 1/26/1942 We're having a baby (My baby and me) Art Kassel Trio ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-071762 10-in. 2/2/1942 The woodpecker song Joan Edwards ; Hit Paraders ; Mark Warnow Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor PBS-072518 10-in. 7/28/1942 Manhattan serenade Jan Savitt Orchestra ; Joe Martin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-075092 10-in. 6/17/1942 The humming-bird Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton ; The Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female and male vocal soloists and male vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-075402 10-in. 7/1/1942 Daybreak Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-075405 10-in. 7/2/1942 Manhattan serenade Jo Stafford ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and trombone quartet (take 1); with female vocal solo and trombone solo (take 2) lyricist  
Victor BS-075458 10-in. 7/24/1942 Daybreak Four King Sisters ; Rhythm Reys Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D3AB-0078 10-in. 5/26/1943 Comin' in on a wing and a prayer Four Vagabonds Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor D6VB-2710 10-in. 8/30/1946 Life can be Beautiful Vaughn Monroe ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D6VB-3281 10-in. 11/19/1946 Time on my Hands Mullen Sisters ; Tony Mottola Orchestra Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance septet lyricist  
Victor D7VB-1209 10-in. 6/26/1947 My, how the time goes by Vaughn Monroe ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with female vocal quintet and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2641 10-in. 12/19/1947 Sentimental rhapsody Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Audrey Young Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-Test-1182 10-in. 2/16/1934 Did you ever see a dream walking? Gilbert Diaz Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W151812 10-in. 9/25/1931 Time on my hands (You in my arms) Smith Ballew and his Piping Rock Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151843 10-in. 10/15/1931 Time on my hands (You in my arms) Red McKenzie Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W152351 10-in. 1/13/1933 Look who's here Claude Hopkins and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152377 10-in. 2/9/1933 Tony's wife Gertrude Niesen Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia W152471 10-in. 8/18/1933 Everything I have is yours George Olsen and his Music ; Joe Morrison Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152472 10-in. 8/18/1933 Let's go Bavarian George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia W152603 10-in. 12/14/1933 Like me a little bit less (love me a little bit more) Drake Hotel Orchestra ; Clyde McCoy ; Bud Prentiss Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia HCO1727 10-in. 2/20/1946 I didn't mean a word I said Buddy DiVito ; Harry James Orchestra ; Harry James Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia CO31401 10-in. approximately 1941 Time on my hands Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra ; Andre Kostelanetz Instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia W351112 10-in. 10/13/1931 Time on my hands (You in my arms) Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E37151 10-in. 9/4/1931 Have a heart Brunswick Orchestra [Brunswick Studio Orchestra] ; Frank Munn ; Victor Young Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E37241 10-in. 10/6/1931 Time on my hands (You in my arms) Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E37287 10-in. 10/8/1931 Time on my hands (You in my arms) Art Kahn's Orchestra [Brunswick Studio Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E37333 10-in. 10/28/1931 Time on my hands (You in my arms) Connie Boswell Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone 0B368 10-in. 2/19/1931 Time on my hands (You in my arms) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra ; Ray Noble Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Adamson, Harold," accessed November 29, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103077.

Adamson, Harold. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103077.

"Adamson, Harold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 29 November 2022.

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