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

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  
Victor BS-027201 10-in. 9/19/1938 Two sleepy people Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-027247 10-in. 10/1/1938 Heart and soul Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-027289 10-in. 10/13/1938 Two sleepy people Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-029931 10-in. 2/1/1939 Kiss me with your eyes Charles Farrell ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-030476 10-in. 12/23/1938 I go for that Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Ford Leary Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-031535 10-in. 1/19/1939 Kiss me with your eyes Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-032735 10-in. 6/24/1938 Small fry Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-032975 10-in. 3/14/1939 Snug as a bug in a rug Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-035054 10-in. 3/17/1939 Some like it hot Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Judy Ellington Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-035301 10-in. 3/17/1939 Snug as a bug in a rug Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-035312 10-in. 3/20/1939 That sentimental sandwich Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-035313 10-in. 3/20/1939 Strange enchantment Ozzie Nelson Orchestra ; Rose Ann Stevens Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-035370 10-in. 3/29/1939 Fidgety Joe Elisse Cooper ; Eddie De Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-035559 10-in. 4/5/1939 Strange enchantment Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Judy Ellington Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-035702 10-in. 4/4/1939 The lady's in love with you Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-035714 10-in. 4/7/1939 The lady's in love with you Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-036073 10-in. 3/24/1939 Strange enchantment Skinnay Ennis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-036149 10-in. 4/26/1939 Strange enchantment Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-036150 10-in. 4/26/1939 That sentimental sandwich Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-036378 10-in. 7/28/1939 I'm all a-tremble over you Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-040447 10-in. 9/25/1939 Here comes the night Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle ; Ronny Snyder Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and whistling lyricist  
Victor BS-040966 10-in. 10/17/1939 Here comes the night Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-041561 10-in. 8/15/1939 Hawaii sang me to sleep Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band ; Shorty Shipper Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-041562 10-in. 8/15/1939 Hey, good looking Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band ; Three Jacks Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor PBS-Test-042135 10-in. 9/19/1939 Starry eyes Tito Guizar Male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-042264 10-in. 11/21/1939 Palms of paradise Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-042386 10-in. 1/19/1940 Your kiss Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-042624 10-in. 8/30/1939 Seventeen Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-046836 10-in. 2/6/1940 The moon of Manakoora Native Islanders ; Johnny Kaonohi Pineapple Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet (Hawaiian) lyricist  
Victor BS-047094 10-in. 2/24/1940 My! my! Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-047095 10-in. 2/24/1940 Say it Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-047720 10-in. 2/28/1940 Your kiss Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-047746 10-in. 3/4/1940 Say it Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-048101 10-in. 3/11/1940 My! My! Dick Todd Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-048472 10-in. 3/28/1940 Say it Dinah Shore ; Paul Wetstein Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-049976 10-in. 8/5/1940 Moon over Burma Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-049979 10-in. 8/5/1940 Mexican magic Lou Bring ; Dorothy Lamour Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-051257 10-in. 6/10/1940 Palms of paradise Native Islanders ; Johnny Kaonohi Pineapple Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-051844 10-in. 7/11/1940 Li'l Boy Love Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-056109 10-in. 9/13/1940 Dancing on a dime Gray Gordon ; Art Perry ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-056110 10-in. 9/13/1940 I hear music Meredith Blake ; Gray Gordon ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-056199 10-in. 9/27/1940 Dancing on a dime Terry Allen ; Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-056306 10-in. 9/23/1940 Moon over Burma Dorothy Allen ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-056400 10-in. 9/27/1940 I hear music Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Peggy Mann Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-056466 10-in. 10/9/1940 Moon over Burma Alfred Apaka ; Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) lyricist  
Victor BS-058808 10-in. 12/27/1940 Prairieland lullaby Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-060347 10-in. 1/20/1941 Dolores The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-060618 10-in. 2/4/1941 Dolores Bob Chester Orchestra ; Bill Darnell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-061930 10-in. 11/24/1941 We're the couple in the castle Four King Sisters ; Rhythm Reys Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-061961 10-in. 12/8/1941 I said no Lou Bring ; Nan Wynn Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BS-064903 10-in. 9/18/1941 The magic of magnolias Art Jarrett Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-065292 10-in. 5/22/1941 That's how I got my start Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-065293 10-in. 5/22/1941 Kiss the boys goodbye Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-065903 10-in. 5/23/1941 Sand in my shoes Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-065912 10-in. 5/28/1941 Kiss the boys goodbye Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-065913 10-in. 5/28/1941 I'll never let a day pass by Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-065915 10-in. 5/28/1941 Love me as I am Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-066184 10-in. 7/3/1941 The white blossoms of Tah-ni Hawaiian Serenaders ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) lyricist  
Victor BS-067825 10-in. 9/10/1941 The magic of magnolias Bob Chester Orchestra ; Bob Haymes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-067921 10-in. 9/23/1941 The magic of magnolias Barry Wood Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-068313 10-in. 11/14/1941 We're the couple in the castle Barry Wood Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-068438 10-in. 11/28/1941 We're the couple in the castle Allan Foster ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-068806 10-in. 12/23/1941 I don't want to walk without you Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Paula Kelly Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-072404 10-in. 5/28/1942 Jingle, jangle, jingle Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers ; Stuart Wade Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor PBS-072572 10-in. 7/31/1942 Hello Mom Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Bob Haymes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-073299 10-in. 6/2/1942 You're in love with someone else (But I'm in love with you) Frances Gaynor ; Hal McIntyre Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-074797 10-in. 7/31/1942 Soft-hearted Eugenie Baird ; Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152702 10-in. 2/2/1934 Junk man Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152764 10-in. 6/4/1934 I wish I were twins (So I could love you twice as much) Emil Coleman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Decca 80219 12/3/1950 Runyonland music ; Fugue for tinhorns ; Follow the fold Cast of Guys and dolls lyricist, composer  
Decca 80220 12/3/1950 The oldest established Cast of Guys and dolls lyricist, composer  
Decca 80221 12/3/1950 I'll know Cast of Guys and dolls lyricist, composer  
Decca 80222 12/3/1950 A bushel and a peck ; My time of day Cast of Guys and dolls lyricist, composer  
Decca 80223 12/3/1950 Adelaide's lament Cast of Guys and dolls lyricist, composer  
Decca 80224 12/3/1950 Guys and dolls Cast of Guys and dolls lyricist, composer  
Decca 80225 12/3/1950 If I were a bell Cast of Guys and dolls lyricist, composer  
Decca 80226 12/3/1950 I've never been in love before Cast of Guys and dolls composer, lyricist  
Decca 80227 12/3/1950 Take back your mink Cast of Guys and dolls composer, lyricist  
Decca 80228 12/3/1950 More I cannot wish you Cast of Guys and dolls lyricist, composer  
Decca 80229 12/3/1950 Luck be a lady Cast of Guys and dolls lyricist, composer  
Decca 80230 12/3/1950 Sue me Cast of Guys and dolls composer, lyricist  
Decca 80231 12/3/1950 Sit down, you're rockin' the boat Cast of Guys and dolls composer, lyricist  
Decca 80232 12/3/1950 Marry the man today ; Reprise: Guys and dolls Cast of Guys and dolls lyricist, composer  
Decca L 6855 8/11/1952 Thumbelina Danny Kaye composer  
Decca L 6856 8/11/1952 Wonderful Copenhagen Danny Kaye composer  
Decca L 6857 8/11/1952 Anywhere I wander Danny Kaye composer  
Decca L 6858 8/11/1952 The king's new clothes Danny Kaye composer  
Decca L 6859 8/12/1952 Inchworm Danny Kaye composer  
Decca L 6860 8/12/1952 The ugly duckling Danny Kaye composer  
Decca L 6861 8/13/1952 No two people-1 Danny Kaye composer  
Decca L 6862 8/13/1952 I'm Hans Christian Andersen Danny Kaye composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Loesser, Frank," accessed April 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360.

Loesser, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360.

"Loesser, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 April 2021.

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