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Dick Powell

Richard Ewing Powell (November 14, 1904 – January 2, 1963) was an American singer, actor, voice actor, film producer, film director and studio head. Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he showed versatility, and successfully transformed into a hardboiled leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature. He was the first actor to portray the private detective Philip Marlowe on screen.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 14th, 1904 (Mountain View), Died January 2nd, 1963 (West Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter, tenor vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 85 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick IND633 10-in. 6/20/1928 Last night I dreamed you kissed me Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick IND634 10-in. 6/20/1928 Was it a dream? Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick IND635 10-in. 6/20/1928 If you don’t love me Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick IND636 10-in. 6/20/1928 Rosette Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick IND647 10-in. 6/21/1928 Just like a melody out of the sky Charlie Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) vocalist  
Brunswick IND648 10-in. 6/21/1928 You’re a real sweetheart Charlie Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) vocalist  
Brunswick IND649 10-in. 6/21/1928 Suppose nobody cared Charlie Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick C1812 10-in. 3/28/1928 Mary Ann Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick C1813 10-in. 3/28/1928 Together Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist  
Brunswick C1814 10-in. 3/28/1928 There must be a silver lining (That’s shining for me) Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C1815 10-in. 3/28/1928 Beloved Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C1816 10-in. 3/28/1928 Coquette Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick C1817 10-in. 3/28/1928 Suppose nobody cared Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C1462-C1463 10-in. 1/13/1928 Is she my girl-friend (How-de-ow-dow) Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with clarinet and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C1464-C1465 10-in. 1/13/1928 Beautiful Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Brunswick C1466-C1467 10-in. 1/13/1928 There’s no end to my love for you Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Brunswick C1468-C1469 10-in. 1/13/1928 Time will tell Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter, vocalist  
Brunswick E33337 10-in. July 1930 June kisses Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Brunswick E33338 10-in. July 1930 With my guitar and you Dick Powell Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Decca 66855 10-in. 11/10/1939 The Army Air Corps Dick Powell vocalist  
Decca 66856 10-in. 11/10/1939 Semper paratus Dick Powell vocalist  
Decca 66857 10-in. 11/10/1939 The Marines' hymn Dick Powell vocalist  
Decca 66858 10-in. 11/10/1939 On, Brave old Army team Dick Powell vocalist  
Decca 70231 10-in. 1/28/1942 Over there Dick Powell vocalist  
Decca 70237 10-in. 1/28/1942 Captain of the clouds Dick Powell vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 85 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Powell, Dick," accessed May 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103653.

Powell, Dick. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103653.

"Powell, Dick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 May 2021.

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