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Morrie Ryskind

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 20th, 1895 (New York City), Died August 24th, 1985 (Washington, D.C.)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, speaker

Recordings

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 W142624 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 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  
Vocalion E3858-E3859 10-in. 9/28/1926 Why do ya roll those eyes Fleetwood Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ryskind, Morrie," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104887.

Ryskind, Morrie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104887.

"Ryskind, Morrie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104887

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