Harold Arlen (born Hyman Arluck; February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music, who composed over 500 songs, a number of which have become known worldwide. In addition to composing the songs for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz (lyrics by Yip Harburg), including "Over the Rainbow", Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook. "Over the Rainbow" was voted the 20th century's No. 1 song by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Birth and Death Data: Born February 15th, 1905 (New York), Died April 23rd, 1986 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1954
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, tenor vocal, arranger, lyricist, piano
Notes: Name also appears as Harold Arluck.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 213 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-53015||10-in.||4/16/1931||Learn to croon||Band O’ Sunshine ; Sunny Clapp ; Jeanne Geddes||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-55807||10-in.||8/27/1929||Since I found you||Henry Busse Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||vocalist, tenor vocal|
|Victor||BVE-55813||10-in.||8/28/1929||You wanted me, I wanted you||Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-56101||10-in.||8/21/1929||The album of my dreams||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-58977||10-in.||8/17/1932||Music, music everywhere||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-62263||10-in.||6/4/1930||Get happy||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-63360||10-in.||10/2/1930||Hittin' the bottle||Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Dick Robertson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-67774||10-in.||1/9/1931||You said it||High Hatters ; Frank Luther||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-67775||10-in.||1/9/1931||Sweet and hot||High Hatters ; Frank Luther||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-68243||10-in.||6/17/1931||Buffalo rhythm||Henny Hendrickson ; Louisville Serenaders||Jazz/dance band||arranger|
|Victor||BVE-70620||10-in.||10/6/1931||Tell me with a love song||Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (take 1); with male vocal trio (takes 2 and 3)||composer|
|Victor||BRC-70977||10-in.||12/17/1931||Kicking the gong around||Gus Haston Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-71000||10-in.||12/23/1931||I love a parade||Arden-Ohman Orchestra ; Frank Luther||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-71257||10-in.||1/19/1932||Stepping into love||Harold Arlen ; Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, vocalist, tenor vocal|
|Victor||BRC-71266||10-in.||1/21/1932||Tell me with a love song||Georges Metaxa||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BRC-71288||10-in.||1/28/1932||Between the devil and the deep blue sea||Roane's Pennsylvanians ; Bobby Roberts ; Snowball||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and scat singing||composer|
|Victor||BRC-72537||10-in.||5/4/1932||You gave me ev'rything but love||Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BRC-72562||10-in.||5/10/1932||Minnie the Moocher's weddin' day||Billy Banks Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BSHQ-73119||10-in.||7/25/1932||Another night alone||Gordon Graham ; Ruby Newman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-73710||10-in.||9/29/1932||Satan's li'l lamb||Ethel Merman||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-73711||10-in.||9/29/1932||I gotta right to sing the blues||Ethel Merman||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BAVE-74234||10-in.||July 1933||Tiempo tormentoso||Don Dean ; Estudiantes de Hollywood||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-74891||10-in.||1/26/1933||I've got the world on a string||Louis Armstrong Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-74892||10-in.||1/26/1933||I gotta right to sing the blues||Louis Armstrong Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-75329||10-in.||2/28/1933||Stormy weather||Harold Arlen ; Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer, vocalist, tenor vocal|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arlen, Harold," accessed May 9, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103935.
Arlen, Harold. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 9, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103935.
"Arlen, Harold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 9 May 2021.
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