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Claude Thornhill

Claude Thornhill (August 10, 1908 – July 1, 1965) was an American pianist, arranger, composer, and bandleader. He composed the jazz and pop standards "Snowfall" and "I Wish I Had You".

Birth and Death Data: Born August 10th, 1909 (Terre Haute), Died July 1st, 1965 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, director, arranger, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 51 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-89794 10-in. 5/13/1935 Nothin' but the blues Gene Gifford Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-89795 10-in. 5/13/1935 New Orleans twist Gene Gifford Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-89796 10-in. 5/13/1935 Squareface Gene Gifford Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-89797 10-in. 5/13/1935 Dizzy glide Gene Gifford Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-018424 10-in. 1/27/1938 Annie Laurie Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet arranger  
Victor BS-019617 10-in. 2/3/1938 Annie Laurie Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet arranger  
Victor BS-021054 10-in. 3/1/1938 Moments like this Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-021055 10-in. 3/1/1938 Please be kind Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-021056 10-in. 3/1/1938 It was a lover and his lass Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band arranger, director  
Victor BS-021057 10-in. 3/1/1938 Dark eyes Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-022975 10-in. 5/2/1938 Fare thee well, Annie Laurie Hal Derwin ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-023750 10-in. 6/29/1938 Spring is here Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-023751 10-in. 6/29/1938 Down the old ox road Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-023752 10-in. 6/29/1938 St. Louis blues Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-023753 10-in. 6/29/1938 L'amour, toujours l'amour Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-030364 10-in. 12/7/1938 I wish I had you Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-036051 10-in. 3/20/1939 I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band arranger, director  
Victor PBS-036053 10-in. 3/20/1939 I'm happy about the whole thing Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director, arranger  
Victor PBS-036054 10-in. 3/20/1939 Drink to me only with thine eyes Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director, arranger  
Victor PBS-036055 10-in. 3/20/1939 Corn pickin' Claude Thornhill Orchestra ; Maxine Sullivan Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director, arranger  
Victor PBS-036072 10-in. 3/24/1939 Wishing (Will make it so) Skinnay Ennis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor PBS-036074 10-in. 3/24/1939 That sentimental sandwich Skinnay Ennis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor PBS-036075 10-in. 3/24/1939 Hooray for spinach! Skinnay Ennis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Decca 60190 10-in. 12/4/1935 What is there to say? Bud Freeman and his Windy City Five instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60191 10-in. 12/4/1935 The buzzard Bud Freeman and his Windy City Five instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 51 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Thornhill, Claude," accessed May 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104318.

Thornhill, Claude. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104318.

"Thornhill, Claude." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 May 2021.

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