Arthur Freed (September 9, 1894 – April 12, 1973) was an American lyricist and Hollywood film producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Picture twice, in 1951 for An American in Paris and in 1958 for Gigi. Both films were musicals. In addition, he produced and was also a co-lyricist for the now-iconic film Singin' in the Rain.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 9th, 1894 (Charleston), Died April 12th, 1973 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1948
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 281 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-24754||10-in.||12/27/1920||Louisiana||Sterling Trio||Male vocal trio, with violin and oboe duet and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-27188||10-in.||11/29/1922||When winter comes||Great White Way Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-27230||10-in.||12/14/1922||Peggy dear||Great White Way Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||B-27622||10-in.||2/26/1923||Apple sauce||Virginians||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||B-28534||10-in.||9/5/1923||I cried for you (Now it's your turn to cry over me)||Belle Baker||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-29241||10-in.||1/3/1924||Cover me with kisses||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-34354||10-in.||1/22/1926||All for you||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BAVE-44905||10-in.||Fall 1929||Amor pagano||Las Americanitas||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49958||10-in.||2/15/1929||Broadway melody||The Four Rajahs ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal chorus||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49959||10-in.||2/15/1929||You were meant for me||Burt Lorin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50546||10-in.||3/16/1929||The wedding of the painted doll||Horace Heidt Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50576||10-in.||4/15/1929||Singin' in the rain||The Rounders||Male vocal chorus, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50578||10-in.||4/3/1929||Broadway melody||Charles King||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50579||10-in.||4/3/1929||The wedding of the painted doll||Charles King||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50588||10-in.||4/5/1929||You were meant for me||Charles King||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50589||10-in.||4/5/1929||Love boat||Charles King||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51012||10-in.||3/7/1929||Pagan love song||Frank Munn ; The Troubadours||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51873||10-in.||7/23/1929||Singin' in the rain||Jesse Crawford||Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-53421||10-in.||5/17/1929||Pagan love song||Franklyn Baur||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-53428||10-in.||5/22/1929||Singin' in the rain||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-53904||10-in.||7/3/1929||Pagan love song||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-53916||10-in.||7/12/1929||Singin' in the rain||The Frohne Sisters ; Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with female vocal quartet and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-53960||10-in.||7/29/1929||Should I?||Arden-Ohman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||PBVE-54702||10-in.||3/14/1930||The moon is low||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-56807||10-in.||12/4/1929||Chant of the jungle||Jesse Crawford||Pipe organ solo||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Freed, Arthur," accessed October 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104711.
Freed, Arthur. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104711.
"Freed, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 October 2021.
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