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 29, 1910 (New York City), Died July 26, 1969 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 101-125 of 147 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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-072484 10-in. 7/21/1942 Murder, he says Gordon Jenkins ; Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band 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  
Victor BS-075256 10-in. 6/4/1942 Jingle, jangle, jingle Wood-Nymphs ; Barry Wood Male vocal solo, with female vocal quartet and jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-075420 10-in. 7/8/1942 Happy-go-lucky Marilyn Duke ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-075422 10-in. 7/8/1942 Let's get lost Four Lee Sisters ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor BS-075565 10-in. 7/17/1942 Let's get lost Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-075567 10-in. 7/17/1942 Murder, he says Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-075637 10-in. 10/22/1942 Praise the lord and pass the ammunition Southern Sons Male vocal quintet, unaccompanied composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-075702 10-in. 7/31/1942 Can't get out of this mood Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor D5AB-138 10-in. 3/14/1945 Rodger Young Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet composer, lyricist  
Victor D5AB-0682 10-in. 10/15/1945 Wave to me, my lady Elton Britt Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D6VB-3285 10-in. 11/20/1946 The moon of Manakoora Mullen Sisters ; Tony Mottola Orchestra Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance octet lyricist  
Victor D7VB-0382 10-in. 4/2/1947 Tallahassee Vaughn Monroe ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with female vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-0383 10-in. 4/2/1947 I wish I didn't love you so Vaughn Monroe ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with female vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-0471 10-in. 2/20/1947 Poppa, don't preach to me Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-1412 10-in. 7/22/1947 Bloop bleep Deep River Boys Male vocal quartet, with piano, guitar, bass, and drums composer  
Victor D7VB-1438 10-in. 7/24/1947 What are you doing New Year's Eve Charlie Spivak Orchestra ; Charlie Spivak Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-1825 10" 10/28/1947 Feathery feelin' Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Glen Hughes ; Martin Men Male vocal solo, with vocal group and jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-1944 10-in. 11/1/1947 A tune for humming Russ Case Orchestra ; Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D9VB-1525 10-in. 5/17/1949 Baby, it's cold outside June Carter Cash ; Homer and Jethro Mixed vocal trio, with string band composer  
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  
(Results 101-125 of 147 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Loesser, Frank," accessed February 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360.

Loesser, Frank. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103360.

"Loesser, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 February 2023.

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