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 31, 1915 (Brooklyn), Died October 10, 1999 (Miami)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1945
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer
Notes: Sometimes cited as Chet Forrest on Victor and Bluebird disc labels.
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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-055529||10-in.||8/19/1940||Donkey serenade||Vaughn Monroe's 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|
|Victor||D4RC-0698||12-in.||12/27/1944||Strange music||Al Goodman ; James Melton||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||D5VB-0698||10-in.||10/22/1945||The donkey serenade||Al Goodman Orchestra ; Al Goodman||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||HCO647||10-in.||approximately 1942||Little work-a-day world||Robert Armbruster ; Nelson Eddy||Baritone vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra||lyricist|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Forrest, George," accessed February 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103697.
Forrest, George. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103697.
"Forrest, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 February 2023.
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