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 51-75 of 297 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-72595 10-in. 5/18/1932 With my sweetie in the moonlight (Under dreamy southern skies) California Cavaliers ; Buddy Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor ESHQ-72878 8-in. 6/13/1932 When the lights are soft and low The New Yorkers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BSHQ-73104 10-in. 7/13/1932 It was so beautiful George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BSHQ-73114 10-in. 7/14/1932 Somewhere in the West Donald Novis Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-73723 10-in. 9/30/1932 We're alone Thelma Nevins ; Sid Peltyn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73864 10-in. 10/25/1932 Fit as a fiddle Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor LBS-73942 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 11/10/1932 Dance selections Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solos and chorus lyricist  
Victor BS-74696 10-in. 12/16/1932 It's winter again Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75032 10-in. 2/2/1933 A white house of our own Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75317 10-in. 2/26/1933 Meet me in the gloaming Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor LBS-75320 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/26/1933 Dance medley Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75427 10-in. 4/24/1933 The chant of the jungle Tom and Roy Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars lyricist  
Victor BS-75488 10-in. 4/27/1933 We're together again Merry Macs Soprano and male vocal trio, with piano lyricist  
Victor BS-75490 10-in. 4/27/1933 Love songs of the Nile Merry Macs Soprano and male vocal trio, with piano lyricist  
Victor BS-75536 10-in. 3/17/1933 Meet me in the gloaming Frances Langford Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet lyricist  
Victor BS-76073 10-in. 5/2/1933 Love songs of the Nile Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Howard Phillips Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-76090 10-in. 5/5/1933 Love songs of the Nile Ted Holt ; Jack Berger Hotel Astor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-76099 10-in. 5/5/1933 We're together again Little Jack Little Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-76467 10-in. 6/15/1933 Hold your man Florence Case ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-76845 10-in. 8/4/1933 Hold your man Andrea Marsh ; Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-77356 10-in. 12/14/1933 Temptation Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-78060 10-in. 10/2/1933 We'll make hay while the sun shines Ernie Holst ; Hotel Lexington Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-78150 10-in. 10/11/1933 Beautiful girl Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-78151 10-in. 10/11/1933 I'm dancing on a rainbow Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-78165 10-in. 10/11/1933 We'll make hay while the sun shines Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Frank Luther Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 51-75 of 297 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Freed, Arthur," accessed June 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104711.

Freed, Arthur. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104711.

"Freed, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 June 2024.

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