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Johnny Green

John Waldo Green (October 10, 1908 – May 15, 1989) was an American songwriter, composer, musical arranger, conductor and pianist. He was given the nickname "Beulah" by colleague Conrad Salinger. His most famous song was one of his earliest, "Body and Soul" from the revue, Three's A Crowd. Green won four Academy Awards for his film scores and a fifth for producing a short musical film, and he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. He was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 10th, 1908 (Far Rockaway), Died Beverly Hills

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, conductor, leader, celeste, lyricist

Notes: Name sometimes appears as John W. Green.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 94 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBVE-42100 10-in. 3/17/1928 Coquette The Rounders Male vocal chorus, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-51751 10-in. 5/8/1929 Memphis blues Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-62370 10-in. 7/26/1930 Body and soul Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo (takes 15-17); with male vocal solo (takes 1-14) composer  
Victor BVE-62917 10-in. 10/29/1930 I'm yours Hurley Kaylor Piano solo composer  
Victor BVE-63158 10-in. 10/16/1930 I'm yours Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-63625 10-in. 9/5/1930 Body and soul Helen Morgan Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-63670 10-in. 9/25/1930 I'm yours Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Biltmore Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-67678 10-in. 12/29/1930 I'm yours Shilkret's Rhyth-Melodists Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BRC-68874 10-in. 4/7/1931 Out of nowhere Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Frank Munn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-70106 10-in. 6/30/1931 Out of nowhere Georges Metaxa Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BSHQ-71928 10-in. 3/9/1932 Lo and behold Coon-Sanders Orchestra ; J. L. Sanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BSHQ-72870 10-in. 6/13/1932 Rain, rain, go away Graham Prince Palais D'Or Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BSHQ-73018 10-in. 6/16/1932 I wanna be loved Russ Columbo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BSHQ-73019 10-in. 6/16/1932 Living in dreams Russ Columbo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BSHQ-73027 10-in. 6/22/1932 Rain, rain, go away Dick Robertson ; Ted Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76148 10-in. 5/18/1933 I cover the waterfront Bert Lown Orchestra ; Mac Ceppos Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76165 10-in. 5/19/1933 I cover the waterfront Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-77465 10-in. 8/14/1933 Who do you think you are? Johnny Green ; Ramona Piano duet, with female vocal solo and celeste composer, instrumentalist, piano, celeste  
Victor BS-77466 10-in. 8/14/1933 Weep no more, my baby Johnny Green ; Ramona Piano duet, with female vocal solo and celeste composer, instrumentalist, piano, celeste  
Victor BS-78149 10-in. 10/11/1933 There's a ring around the moon Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-82315 10-in. 4/13/1934 Easy come, easy go De Marco Sisters ; Eddy Duchin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-92705 10-in. 7/13/1935 Body and soul Benny Goodman Trio ; Gene Krupa ; Teddy Wilson Jazz/dance trio composer  
Victor BS-101061 10-in. 4/6/1936 I've got a heavy date Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-09887 10-in. 12/16/1937 Am I in another world? Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-017061 10-in. 11/17/1937 Am I in another world Bon Bon ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 94 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Green, Johnny," accessed September 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103203.

Green, Johnny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103203.

"Green, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103203

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