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, and both were directed by Vincente Minnelli. In addition, he produced and was also a co-lyricist for the film Singin' in the Rain.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 9, 1894 (Charleston), Died April 12, 1973 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 297 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-57090 10-in. 11/14/1929 Pagan love song Miguel Ruggeri Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-57488 10-in. 11/27/1929 Amor pagano Ángel Soto Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-57514 10-in. 10/31/1929 Chant of the jungle Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-57583 10-in. 12/5/1929 Should I? Paul Oliver [i.e., Frank Munn] Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-57591 10-in. 12/9/1929 A bundle of old love letters Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-57937 10-in. 12/20/1929 A bundle of old love letters High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Frank Luther Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-57958 10-in. 12/27/1929 Uno para el otro Olga Albani Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-57971 10-in. 1/2/1930 Chant of the jungle The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-57990 10-in. 1/13/1930 Chant of the jungle Victoria Quintet [i.e., Cibelli's Novelty Quintette] Instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-58512 10-in. 1/21/1930 Only love is real High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Frank Luther Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-58592 10-in. 2/20/1930 The moon is low Frank Luther Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-59647 10-in. 3/21/1930 Woman in the shoe The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor PBVE-61094 10-in. 5/15/1931 Why shouldn't I? Cocoanut Grove Orchestra ; Loyce Whiteman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-62264 10-in. 6/4/1930 If you're not kissing me Victor Orchestra Instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-63671 10-in. 9/25/1930 Here comes the sun Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Biltmore Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-63699 10-in. 10/6/1930 Here comes the sun National Cavaliers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-64625 10-in. 11/19/1930 You're simply delish Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Biltmore Trio Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BVE-67469 10-in. 2/25/1931 It looks like love Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-67493 10-in. 3/6/1931 Life is a dream Lawrence Tibbett Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor LBRC-70138 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 7/30/1931 Join the Victor artists' party Victor Arden ; Frank Crumit ; Phil Ohman ; The Revelers ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Demonstration record : Orchestra, vocalists, and speaker lyricist  
Victor BRC-71854 10-in. 2/15/1932 Because I worship you Ruby Newman ; Ritz Carlton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer, lyricist  
Victor BSHQ-71935 10-in. 3/10/1932 The sun's in my heart Gene Kardos Orchestra ; Rob Roy Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BSHQ-72036 10-in. 4/5/1932 A moment in the dark Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BSHQ-72037 10-in. 4/5/1932 When the lights are soft and low Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-72269 10-in. 4/12/1932 When the lights are soft and low Mort Cass ; Singing Masters Male vocal chorus, with guitar (takes 1 and 2); with piano (takes 3 and 4) lyricist  
(Results 26-50 of 297 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Freed, Arthur," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104711.

Freed, Arthur. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104711.

"Freed, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

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