Harry Warren (born Salvatore Antonio Guaragna; December 24, 1893 – September 22, 1981) was an American composer and the first major American songwriter to write primarily for film. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song eleven times and won three Oscars for composing "Lullaby of Broadway", "You'll Never Know" and "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe". He wrote the music for the first blockbuster film musical, 42nd Street, choreographed by Busby Berkeley, with whom he would collaborate on many musical films.
Over a career spanning six decades, Warren wrote more than 800 songs. Other well known Warren hits included "I Only Have Eyes for You", "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby", "Jeepers Creepers", "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)", "That's Amore", "There Will Never Be Another You", "The More I See You", "At Last" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo" (the last of which was the first gold record in history). Warren was one of America's most prolific film composers, and his songs have been featured in over 300 films.
Birth and Death Data: Born December 23, 1893 (Brooklyn), Died September 22, 1981 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1954
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, arranger, piano, vocalist
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 780 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-26964||10-in.||10/16/1922||Rose of the Rio Grande||Ross Gorman ; Virginians||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-29303||10-in.||1/11/1924||So this is Venice!||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and accordion||arranger|
|Victor||B-29531||10-in.||2/19/1924||Home in Pasadena||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-29655||10-in.||3/12/1924||Home in Pasadena||Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-30050||10-in.||5/6/1924||Oh! Eva (Ain't you coming out to-night?)||The Happiness Boys||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-31553||10-in.||12/26/1924||The only only one for me||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-31974||10-in.||2/19/1925||The only only one for me||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-32054||10-in.||5/19/1925||The runaway train||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica||composer|
|Victor||B-32054||10-in.||3/4/1925||The runaway train||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-32720||10-in.||5/29/1925||Seminola||Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33183||10-in.||8/25/1925||Want a little lovin'||Aileen Stanley||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33606||10-in.||10/21/1925||Want a little lovin'||Whitey Kaufman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33682||10-in.||1/26/1926||In my gondola||The Happiness Boys||Male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33823||10-in.||10/28/1925||I love my baby (My baby loves me)||Aileen Stanley||Female vocal solo, with ukulele and piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33983||10-in.||12/14/1925||I love my baby (My baby loves me)||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34037||10-in.||12/17/1925||Want a little lovin'||Fred Hamm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34744||10-in.||4/2/1926||In my gondola||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35220||10-in.||3/19/1926||Wimmin aaah!||Irving Aaronson ; Commanders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35353||10-in.||4/29/1926||Ya gotta know how to love||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35516||10-in.||5/7/1926||Ya gotta know how to love||Irving Aaronson ; Commanders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35630||10-in.||5/26/1926||I'm lonely without you||B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra ; Joseph M. Knecht||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35866||10-in.||9/11/1926||I'm lonely without you||Brox Sisters||Female vocal trio, with piano and celeste||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36494||10-in.||12/8/1926||Where do you work-a-John? (Push-a, push-a, push)||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36498||10-in.||12/9/1926||My regular girl||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and monologue||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36854||10-in.||10/22/1926||Where do you work-a John? (Push-a, push-a, push)||Carl Mathieu ; Billy Murray||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Warren, Harry," accessed September 21, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103142.
Warren, Harry. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103142.
"Warren, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 21 September 2023.
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