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 26-50 of 116 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 116 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Loesser, Frank," accessed April 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360.

Loesser, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360.

"Loesser, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 April 2021.

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