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 201-225 of 297 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-71273 10-in. February 1923 Peggy dear Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71316 10-in. February 1923 After every party Ferera Waikiki Sextette Instrumental sextet (Hawaiian) songwriter  
OKeh S-71414 10-in. April 1923 Apple sauce Red Caps Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh W401735 10-in. 3/22/1929 The wedding of the painted doll Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W401819 10-in. 4/23/1929 You were meant for me Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh W401820 10-in. 4/23/1929 Broadway melody Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh W401894 10-in. 5/16/1929 Pagan love song Ed Kirkeby Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W402463 10-in. 6/18/1929 Singin' in the rain Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble lyricist  
OKeh W402471 10-in. 6/27/1929 Pagan love song Frank Ferera’s Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W402531 10-in. 7/12/1929 Singin' in the rain Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W402537 10-in. 7/25/1929 Blondy Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W402610 10-in. 6/11/1929 Pagan love song Band O’ Sunshine ; Lew Bray ; Sunny Clapp Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh W402865 10-in. 8/19/1929 Singin' in the rain Richard Jordon Organ solo, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W403071 10-in. 10/16/1929 Chant of the jungle New Yorkers [Joe Venuti] ; Joe Venuti Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W403075 10-in. 10/17/1929 Chant of the jungle Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh W403550 10-in. 12/23/1929 Should I Hotel Pennsylvania Music [Phil Spitalny Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W403789 10-in. 2/28/1930 The moon is low Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh W403790 10-in. 2/28/1930 Should I? Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh W403840 10-in. 3/10/1930 The moon is low Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404203 10-in. 6/4/1930 If you're not kissing me Phil Spitalny Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404245 10-in. 7/1/1930 Here comes the sun Phil Spitalny Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404510 10-in. 10/23/1930 You're simply delish Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W405195 10-in. 4/11/1933 We're together again Freddy Martin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W490047 10-in. 3/10/1930 The moon is low Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick 9950-9951 10-in. 2/20/1923 Peggy, dear Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with whistling songwriter  
(Results 201-225 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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