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 151-175 of 297 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W148502 10-in. 5/10/1929 Singin' in the rain Fred Rich Orchestra ; The Rollickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Columbia [W]148539 10-in. 5/16/1929 Broadway melody The Four Aces Male vocal quartet, with guitar and steel guitar lyricist  
Columbia W148563 10-in. 5/28/1929 Singin' in the rain Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W148582 10-in. 6/11/1929 Pagan love song Milton Charles Male vocal solo, with organ lyricist  
Columbia 148621 10-in. 5/24/1929 Singin' in the rain Sam Lanin Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148635 10-in. 5/27/1929 Pagan love song James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 148644 10-in. 5/28/1929 Pagan love song Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia [W]148655 10-in. 6/4/1929 Pagan love song Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio ; Annette Hanshaw Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]148751 10-in. 6/24/1929 Singin' in the rain Jack Miller ; The New Englanders Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia [W]148907 10-in. 8/20/1929 Singin' in the rain Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio ; Annette Hanshaw Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 149045 10-in. 9/24/1929 Chant of the jungle Jim Andrews ; Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149108 10-in. 10/8/1929 Chant of the jungle Johnny Morris ; Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 149121 10-in. 10/10/1929 Should I? Tom Frawley ; The Harmonians [Selvin's Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 149130 10-in. 10/11/1929 Blondy Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149157 10-in. 10/18/1929 Should I Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149158 10-in. 10/18/1929 A bundle of old love letters Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149175 10-in. 10/23/1929 Only love is real Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149176 10-in. 10/23/1929 The woman in the shoe Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149406 10-in. 11/11/1929 Chant of the jungle James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W149407 10-in. 11/11/1929 A bundle of old love letters James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia [W]149651 10-in. 11/29/1929 Chant of the jungle The Harmonians [Selvin's Orchestra] ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia [W]149766 10-in. 1/15/1930 Should I Jack Miller Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W149807 10-in. 2/5/1930 The moon is low Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150007 10-in. 2/20/1930 Should I? The Rondoliers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W150016 10-in. 2/25/1930 The moon is low Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 151-175 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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