Arthur Freed

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  
(Results 1-25 of 281 records)

Citation

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.

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