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Gracie Fields

Dame Gracie Fields, (born Grace Stansfield; 9 January 1898 – 27 September 1979) was an English actress, singer and comedienne and star of both cinema and music hall. She spent the later part of her life on the isle of Capri, Italy. Fields was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for Services to Entertainment in 1938, and in 1979, seven months before her death, she was invested as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 9th, 1898 (Rochdale), Died September 27th, 1979 (Capri)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0GF13 10-in. 11/12/1938 Swing your way to happiness Gracie Fields Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 0GF27 10-in. 7/26/1939 Danny boy Gracie Fields Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 0GF28 10-in. 7/26/1939 Wish me luck Gracie Fields Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Gramophone 0GF29 10-in. 7/26/1939 I've got the jitterbugs Gracie Fields Motion picture soundtrack : Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 70932 10-in. 6/25/1942 Nighty-night little sailor boy Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 70933 10-in. 6/25/1942 That lovely weekend Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 70934 10-in. 6/25/1942 The thing-ummy-Bob Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 70935 10-in. 6/25/1942 Walter, Walter (lead me to the altar) Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 88074 6/1/1955 Twenty Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca 88075 6/1/1955 Summertime in Venice Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2455 10-in. 6/24/1941 He's dead - but he won't lie down Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2456 10-in. 6/24/1941 The biggest aspidistra in the world Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2457 10-in. 6/24/1941 The biggest aspidistra in the world Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2458 10-in. 6/24/1941 Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2459 10-in. 6/24/1941 An old violin Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2879 10-in. 2/2/1942 Rose O'Day Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2880 10-in. 2/2/1942 O'Brien has gone Hawaiian Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2881 10-in. 2/2/1942 The bleeding heart Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  
Decca DLA 2882 10-in. 2/2/1942 All for one and one for all Gracie Fields vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fields, Gracie," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103100.

Fields, Gracie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103100.

"Fields, Gracie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103100

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