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 51-75 of 116 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 116 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Loesser, Frank," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360.

Loesser, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360.

"Loesser, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.

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