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Billy Rose

Billy Rose (born William Samuel Rosenberg, September 6, 1899 – February 10, 1966) was an American impresario, theatrical showman and lyricist. For years both before and after World War II, Billy Rose was a major force in entertainment, with shows such as Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt (1931), Jumbo (1935), Billy Rose's Aquacade (1937), and Carmen Jones (1943). As a lyricist, he is credited with many famous songs, notably "Me and My Shadow" (1927), "More Than You Know" (1929), "Without a Song" (1929), "It Happened in Monterrey" (1930) and "It's Only a Paper Moon" (1933).

Despite his accomplishments, Rose may be best known today as the husband of famed comedian and singer Fanny Brice (1891–1951).

Birth and Death Data: Born September 6th, 1899 (The Bronx), Died Montego Bay

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer, author

Notes: Sometimes appears on disc labels as William Rose.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 635 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27063 10-in. 11/3/1922 You tell her, I stutter Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27551 10-in. 2/15/1923 You've got to see mamma ev'ry night (Or you can't see mamma at all) Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27775 10-in. 4/24/1923 Barney Google George Price Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27997 10-in. 6/5/1923 That old gang of mine Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-28031 10-in. 5/25/1923 Barney Google Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-29665 10-in. 3/14/1924 She's everybody's sweetheart (But nobody's gal) Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-29688 10-in. 3/21/1924 She's everybody's sweetheart (But nobody's gal) Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30054 10-in. 5/7/1924 Old familiar faces Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30325 10-in. 6/25/1924 I can't get the one I want Lou Holtz Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30643 10-in. 8/15/1924 No one knows what it's all about Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-30660 10-in. 8/19/1924 Follow the swallow George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor B-30730 10-in. 8/28/1924 Follow the swallow Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30789 10-in. 9/9/1924 Follow the swallow Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31124 10-in. 10/27/1924 On the road back home Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31532 10-in. 12/19/1924 Get yourself a broom and sweep your troubles away Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with ukulele piano lyricist  
Victor B-31615 10-in. 12/26/1924 Little by little Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31646 10-in. 1/9/1925 Please be good to my old girl Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31793 10-in. 1/30/1925 A mama like you and a papa like me Jane Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31808 10-in. 1/27/1925 Please be good to my old girl Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31958 10-in. 2/17/1925 Take me back to your heart Dan Gregory Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-32183 10-in. 3/26/1925 All aboard for heaven (All aboard for home sweet home) Meyer Davis ; Le Paradis Band ; W. Spencer Tupman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-32228 10-in. 3/19/1925 Don't bring Lulu Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-32416 10-in. 4/10/1925 Swanee butterfly George Price Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-32417 10-in. 4/10/1925 All aboard for heaven (All aboard for home sweet home) George Price Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-32829 10-in. 5/28/1925 If you hadn't gone away (I wouldn't be where I am now) Jane Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 635 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rose, Billy," accessed October 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104074.

Rose, Billy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104074.

"Rose, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104074

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