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Libby Holman

Elizabeth Lloyd Holzman, best known as Libby Holman (May 23, 1904 – June 18, 1971), was an American singer and actress who also achieved notoriety for her complex and unconventional personal life.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 23rd, 1904 (Cincinnati), Died Stamford

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: contralto, composer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 41 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-86484 10-in. 12/19/1934 You and the night and the music Richard Himber ; Libby Holman ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-86485 10-in. 12/19/1934 When you love only one Richard Himber ; Libby Holman ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-86486 10-in. 12/19/1934 Wand'ring heart Richard Himber ; Libby Holman ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Victor BVE-Test-417 10-in. 6/5/1929 Can't we be friends? Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor BVE-Test-418 10-in. 6/5/1929 Moanin' low Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E35973 10-in. 2/2/1931 Love for sale Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E27628 10-in. 6/1/1928 After you’ve gone Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E27629 10-in. 6/1/1928 I must have that man! Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E30296 10-in. 7/10/1929 Am I blue? Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E30297 10-in. 7/10/1929 Moanin’ low Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E30829 10-in. Sept. 1929 Can’t we be friends? Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E30830 10-in. Sept. 1929 I may be wrong (But, I think you’re wonderful!) Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E31148 10-in. Oct. 1929 Here am I Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E31149 10-in. Oct. 1929 Why was I born? Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E31690 10-in. Dec. 1929 Find me a primitive man Colonial Club Orchestra ; Libby Holman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo; without vocal (take G) vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E31973 10-in. Jan. 1930 A ship without a sail Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E31974 10-in. Jan. 1930 What is this thing called love? Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E32291 10-in. 3/5/1930 Exactly like you Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E32314 10-in. 3/5/1930 On the sunny side of the street Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E34705 10-in. Oct. 1930 Body and soul Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E34708 10-in. Oct. 1930 Something to remember you by Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E35972 10-in. 2/2/1931 I’m one of God’s children (Who hasn’t got wings) Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E24575-E24577 10-in. 9/28/1927 Who’s that knockin‘ at my door? Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, contralto  
Brunswick E24578-E24581 10-in. 9/28/1927 Carefree Libby Holman Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, contralto, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick XE25730-XE25732 12-in. 12/22/1927 Song of safari Brunswick Orchestra Orchestra, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
(Results 1-25 of 41 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Holman, Libby," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104014.

Holman, Libby. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104014.

"Holman, Libby." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104014

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