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 126-150 of 297 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-067941 10-in. 9/30/1941 Your words and my music Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Peggy Mann Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-071531 10-in. 10/6/1941 The wedding of the painted doll Lew White Organ solo, with piano, xylophone, and mixed vocal quartet (take 2); with drums (take 1) lyricist  
Victor D4RC-0699 12-in. 12/27/1944 There's beauty everywhere Al Goodman ; James Melton Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor D5VB-0166 10-in. 3/27/1945 Temptation Perry Como ; Ted Steele Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D5VB-0805 10-in. 10/25/1945 Coffee time Meredith Blake ; New Music [Shep Fields] Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D5VB-1098 10-in. 7/28/1945 Yolanda Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Hal Stevens Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-0558 10-in. 6/7/1947 Tim-tayshun Hollywood Hill Billies Female-male vocal duet, with string band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-1787 10-in. 10/22/1947 The wedding of the painted doll Three Suns Instrumental trio lyricist  
Victor D7VB-2529 10-in. 11/27/1947 You were meant for me Charlie Spivak Orchestra ; Irene Daye ; Tommy Mercer Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-2650 10-in. 12/10/1947 You were meant for me Coleman Hawkins Orchestra ; Leslie Scott Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D8VB-3429 10-in. 12/14/1948 You were meant for me Rose Murphy Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D9VB-1478 10-in. 5/13/1949 Temptation E. Shawker ; Fran Warren Female vocal solo, with drums lyricist  
Victor BS-Test-2435 10-in. 12/9/1936 Smoke dreams Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia 80833 10-in. 2/2/1923 Apple sauce Columbians Dance Orchestra De Luxe Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80836 10-in. 2/5/1923 Peggy dear Happy Six Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80884 10-in. 3/2/1923 After every party Columbians Dance Orchestra De Luxe Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W147920 10-in. 2/4/1929 You were meant for me Broadway Nitelites Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]147947 10-in. 2/8/1929 You were meant for me Jack Hart ; Sam Lanin Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia [W]147948 10-in. 2/8/1929 Broadway melody Jack Hart ; Sam Lanin Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W147964 10-in. 2/13/1929 Broadway melody Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148054 10-in. 3/11/1929 The wedding of the painted doll Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Leo Reisman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148152 10-in. 4/1/1929 You were meant for me Pete Woolery Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Columbia 148195 10-in. 4/8/1929 The wedding of the painted doll Barney Trimble and his Oklahomans [Irving Brodsky Orchestra] ; Tom Frawley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 148199 10-in. 4/9/1929 Pagan love song Bar Harbor Society Orchestra [Irving Brodsky Orchestra] ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148466 10-in. 4/22/1929 Pagan love song Columbians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 1-3); jazz/dance band (takes 1X and 2X) lyricist  
(Results 126-150 of 297 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Freed, Arthur," accessed June 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104711.

Freed, Arthur. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104711.

"Freed, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 June 2024.

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