Morris "Morrie" Ryskind (October 20, 1895 – August 24, 1985) was an American dramatist, lyricist and writer of theatrical productions and motion pictures, who became a conservative political activist later in life.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 20, 1895 (New York City), Died August 24, 1985 (Washington, D.C.)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1933
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, speaker
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-36090||10-in.||9/2/1926||Why do ya roll those eyes (¿Por qué me haces ojos?)||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-39100||10-in.||8/22/1927||Sentimental silly||International Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-57515||10-in.||10/31/1929||Ellen, sweet Ellen||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||MS-74992||16-in.||1/26/1933||Kaufman and Ryskind||George S. Kaufman ; Morrie Ryskind||Radio program audition||speaker|
|Victor||MS-74993||16-in.||1/26/1933||Kaufman and Ryskind||George S. Kaufman ; Morrie Ryskind||Radio program audition||speaker|
|Columbia||W142605||10-in.||9/13/1926||Why do ya roll those eyes||Singing Sophomores||Male vocal quartet, with piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||142624||10-in.||9/15/1926||Why do ya roll those eyes||Harmony Brothers||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||W142779||10-in.||10/4/1926||Why do ya roll those eyes||Earl Burtnett Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E3858-E3859||10-in.||9/28/1926||Why do ya roll those eyes||Fleetwood Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E20022-E20023||10-in.||9/3/1926||Why do ya roll those eyes?||Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E20051-E20052||10-in.||9/7/1926||Why do ya roll those eyes?||Macy and Smalle||Male vocal duet, with piano||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ryskind, Morrie," accessed December 1, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104887.
Ryskind, Morrie. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104887.
"Ryskind, Morrie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 1 December 2022.
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