George Forrest

George Forrest (born George Forrest Chichester Jr., July 31, 1915 – October 10, 1999) was an American writer of music and lyrics for musical theatre best known for the show Kismet, adapted from the works of Alexander Borodin. He was also known professionally at times as Chet Forrest.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 31st, 1915 (Brooklyn), Died October 10th, 1999 (Miami)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Notes: Sometimes cited as Chet Forrest on Victor and Bluebird disc labels.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23301 10-in. 10/15/1919 Mother's red, red rose Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-03275 10-in. 11/24/1936 I stumbled over love Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-03502 10-in. 12/1/1936 I stumbled over love Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-09935 10-in. 1/13/1938 The donkey serenade Allan Jones ; Nathaniel Shilkret Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BS-017736 10-in. 12/17/1937 Always and always Jerry Blaine ; Phyllis Kenny ; Stream Line Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-018105 10-in. 1/5/1938 Always and always Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-021130 10-in. 3/9/1938 Always and always Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-038454 10-in. 7/20/1939 Loveliness Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-042294 10-in. 12/11/1939 Oh! What a lovely dream Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Eddie Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-042313 10-in. 12/22/1939 It's a blue world Kenny Baker ; David Broekman Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BS-043975 10-in. 12/6/1939 It's a blue world Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-044308 10-in. 12/4/1939 Ho! Punchinello Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-044309 10-in. 12/4/1939 At the Balalaika Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-044529 10-in. 12/28/1939 It's a blue world Anita Boyer ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-044557 10-in. 1/4/1940 At the Balalaika Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-053245 10-in. 7/26/1940 South of Pago Pago Carl Ravazza Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-055542 10-in. 8/27/1940 South of Pago-Pago Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) lyricist  
Victor BS-060309 10-in. 1/11/1941 Donkey serenade Emile Coté ; Frank Parker ; Victor Mixed Chorus Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and piano lyricist  
Victor BS-063737 10-in. 4/10/1941 Querida Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Gramophone 0BA2712 10-in. 9/9/1938 Serenata del somarello Emílio Livi ; Orchestra Gino Dover Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone 0EA5385 10-in. Oct. 1937 Firefly selection Gerry Fitzgerald ; Gaumont-British Symphony ; Louis Levy Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Gramophone 0EA5855 10-in. 1937 The donkey serenade Ben Frankel Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Gramophone 0EA7643 10-in. 5/2/1939 Sweethearts Webster Booth Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Forrest, George," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103697.

Forrest, George. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103697.

"Forrest, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103697

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