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 176-200 of 297 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 150039 10-in. 2/27/1930 A bundle of old love letters Jim Andrews ; Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]150047 10-in. 3/1/1930 The moon is low Jack Miller ; The New Englanders Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W150602 10-in. 6/24/1930 Here comes the sun Campus Boys ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia W150603 10-in. 7/2/1930 Here comes the sun The Rondoliers Male vocal quartet, with cornet and piano lyricist  
Columbia W150874 10-in. 10/14/1930 You're simply delish Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]150937 10-in. 11/6/1930 Here comes the sun Kate Smith Female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151478 10-in. 4/3/1931 It looks like love Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152173 10-in. 4/28/1932 When the lights are soft and low Lee Morse Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano lyricist  
Columbia W152266 10-in. 8/15/1932 It was so beautiful Harry Richman Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W152318 10-in. 11/9/1932 Fit as a fiddle Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Columbia W152333 10-in. 12/16/1932 A white house of our own Ben Selvin and his Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152369 10-in. 2/2/1933 Lovey Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra ; Mark Fisher Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152378 10-in. 2/24/1933 Meet me in the gloaming Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152425 10-in. 6/23/1933 Hold your man Gertrude Niesen Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W152515 10-in. 10/3/1933 I'm dancin' on a rainbow Bernie Cummins and his New Yorkers ; Walter Cummins Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152516 10-in. 10/3/1933 Beautiful girl Bernie Cummins and his New Yorkers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152529 10-in. 10/27/1933 Our big love scene Bernie Cummins and his New Yorkers ; Walter Cummins Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152552 10-in. 11/14/1933 We'll make hay while the sun shines Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia W152555 10-in. 11/14/1933 After sundown Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tony Santos Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152559 10-in. 11/21/1933 Cinderella's fella Ferde Grofé Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Columbia W152560 10-in. 11/21/1933 Temptation Al Dary ; Ferde Grofé Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152615 10-in. 6/4/1934 All I do is dream of you Rex Griffith ; Henry Busse Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152626 10-in. 7/20/1934 A new moon over my shoulder Anson Weeks Orchestra ; Fred Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W265002 10-in. 12/8/1932 Fit as a fiddle Paul Small Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia W351071 10-in. 7/7/1931 Two heads in the moonlight Lloyd Keating and his Music [Selvin's Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 176-200 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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