Frank Loesser

Frank Henry Loesser (; June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969) was an American songwriter who wrote the lyrics and music to the Broadway musicals Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, among others. He won separate Tony Awards for the music and lyrics in both shows, as well as sharing the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the latter. He also wrote numerous songs for films and Tin Pan Alley, many of which have become standards, and was nominated for five Academy Awards for best song, winning once, for "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

Birth and Death Data: Born June 29th, 1910 (New York City), Died July 26th, 1969 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-81066 10-in. 1/17/1934 Junk man Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-82527 10-in. 5/16/1934 I wish I were twins Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-82581 10-in. 6/1/1934 I wish I were twins Art Rohman and his Orchestra ; Ed Carroll Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-86241 10-in. 11/23/1934 Home ties Al Mitchell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-99087 10-in. 2/13/1936 The old oak tree Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-011068 10-in. 7/1/1937 Lovely one Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-011075 10-in. 7/2/1937 Lovely one Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-017787 10-in. 12/29/1937 How'dja like to love me? Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Olga Sardi Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-017791 10-in. 12/29/1937 I fall in love with you every day Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Frank Parrish Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-018129 10-in. 1/10/1938 Moments like this Dick Stabile Orchestra ; Burt Shaw Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-018359 10-in. 1/21/1938 How'dja like to love me? Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-018360 10-in. 1/21/1938 I fall in love with you every day Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-019193 10-in. 4/6/1938 Says my heart Harriet Hilliard ; Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-019574 10-in. 2/11/1938 Moments like this Bama Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-019805 10-in. 2/11/1938 The moon of Manakoora Felix Knight ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-021054 10-in. 3/1/1938 Moments like this Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-021952 10-in. 4/11/1938 Says my heart Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-023483 10-in. 6/9/1938 I wish I was the willow Frank Dailey ; Howard DuLany ; Stop and Go Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-023549 10-in. 6/8/1938 I wish I was the willow Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-023704 10-in. 6/20/1938 Small fry Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Judy Starr Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-026187 10-in. 10/12/1938 Two sleepy people Lou Bring Orchestra ; Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-026188 10-in. 10/12/1938 Un coussin, deux tetes Lou Bring Orchestra ; Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-026191 10-in. 10/12/1938 Blue nightfall Lou Bring Orchestra ; Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-026252 10-in. 11/14/1938 I go for that Hal Derwin ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-026690 10-in. 9/1/1938 Heart and soul Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 123 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Loesser, Frank," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360.

Loesser, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360.

"Loesser, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360

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