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 76-100 of 116 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-100 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360

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