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Harry Warren

Harry Warren (born Salvatore Antonio Guaragna, December 24, 1893 – September 22, 1981) was an American composer and lyricist. Warren was 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 four 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 23rd, 1893 (Brooklyn), Died September 22nd, 1981 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, arranger, piano, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 745 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 B-32054 10-in. 3/4/1925 The runaway train Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-32054 10-in. 5/19/1925 The runaway train Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica 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  
(Results 1-25 of 745 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Warren, Harry," accessed August 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103142.

Warren, Harry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103142.

"Warren, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103142

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