Bert Reisfeld

Berthold Reisfeld (Vienna, 1906 - Badenweiler, 1991) was a lyricist, noted for adapting lyrics to well-known songs either to or from English. The songs he wrote English lyrics for include:

  • "It's Oh So Quiet", adapted from the German song "Und Jetzt ist es Still" by Horst Winter,
  • "The Three Bells", adapted from the French song "Les trois cloches" by Jean Villard Gilles and Marc Herrand
  • "Baciare Baciare (Kissing Kissing)" by Dorothy Collins.

He also co-wrote the instrumental "Morning Mood" with Glenn Miller in 1941 as a trombone solo with piano accompaniment.

He also translated "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" into the German "Die Stiefel Sind Zum Wandern" which was recorded by Eileen Goldsen.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 12th, 1906 (Vienna), Died June 11th, 1991 (Badenweiler)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

See Also: Rice, Burt

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-70909 10-in. 10/26/1931 Call me darling (Call me sweetheart, call me dear) Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-70954 10-in. 11/18/1931 Call me darling (Call me sweetheart, call me dear) Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BRC-70973 10-in. 12/16/1931 Call me darling Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor BS-036508 10-in. 4/18/1939 Grateful Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-041366 10-in. 9/28/1939 Who told you I cared? Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-041710 10-in. 10/4/1939 Who told you I cared Harriet Hilliard ; Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-042776 10-in. 10/3/1939 Who told you I cared Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-053494 10-in. 9/25/1940 River home Blue Barron ; Alan Holmes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-055117 10-in. 10/21/1940 Harbor of my heart Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-075258 10-in. 6/4/1942 The singing sands of Alamosa Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-075522 10-in. 6/25/1942 The singing sands of Alamosa Alvino Rey Orchestra ; Bill Schallen Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor E1VB-0649 10" 6/3/1951 Waitin' Around Bixie Crawford ; Ernie Freeman Orchestra ; Ernie Freeman Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W151849 10-in. 10/16/1931 Call me darling (Call me sweetheart, call me dear) The Cavaliers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W151852 10-in. 10/19/1931 Call me darling (Call me sweetheart, call me dear) Blue Grass Boys ; Lee Morse Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W351110 10-in. 10/8/1931 Call me darling Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Brunswick E37262 10-in. 10/20/1931 Call me darling (Call me sweetheart, call me dear) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E37347 10-in. 10/31/1931 Call me darling (Call me sweetheart, call me dear) Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with accordion composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reisfeld, Bert," accessed October 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103223.

Reisfeld, Bert. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103223.

"Reisfeld, Bert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103223

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