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Harold Arlen

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 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 206 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 vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
(Results 1-25 of 206 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arlen, Harold," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103935.

Arlen, Harold. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103935.

"Arlen, Harold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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