Frances Langford

Julia Frances Langford (April 4, 1913 – July 11, 2005) was an American singer and entertainer who was popular during the Golden Age of Radio and also made film appearances for over two decades.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 4, 1913 (Lakeland), Died July 11, 2005 (Jensen Beach)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, contralto

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor LBS-71771 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 10/25/1932 Show boat medley Jesse Crawford ; Frances Langford ; Robert Simmons Pipe organ solo, with female and male vocal solos vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-71773 10-in. 10/25/1932 When mother played the organ Jesse Crawford ; Frances Langford Pipe organ solo, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-75535 10-in. 3/17/1933 Moon song (That wasn't meant for me) Frances Langford Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, contralto  
Victor BS-75536 10-in. 3/17/1933 Meet me in the gloaming Frances Langford Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, contralto  
Victor BRC-Test-468 10-in. 6/15/1931 Wabash moon Frances Langford Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Victor BRC-Test-1118 10-in. 7/1/1931 I'm thru with love Frances Langford Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W152234 10-in. 7/1/1932 Now you've got me worryin' for you Central Park Casino Orchestra ; Eddy Duchin ; Frances Langford Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W152247 10-in. 8/1/1932 I can't believe it's true The Four New Yorkers ; Frances Langford Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W152248 10-in. 8/1/1932 Having a good time, wish you were here The Four New Yorkers ; Frances Langford Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band vocalist, contralto  
Columbia W265054 10-in. 2/16/1933 You hi-de-hi-ing me Frances Langford Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, contralto  
Decca 70881 10-in. 6/14/1942 Can't help lovin' dat man Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca 70882 10-in. 6/14/1942 Bill Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca 70883 10-in. 6/14/1942 Serenade in blue Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca 70884 10-in. 6/14/1942 At last Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 265 10-in. 11/19/1935 You hit the spot Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 266 10-in. 11/19/1935 Will I ever know? Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 267 10-in. 11/19/1935 Dream girl of Pi.K.A. Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 343 10-in. 4/4/1936 The hills of old Wyomin-1 Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 344 10-in. 4/4/1936 I don't want to make history (I just want to make love) Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 345 10-in. 4/4/1936 Melody fromm the sky Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 346 10-in. 4/4/1936 Is it true what they say about Dixie? Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 489 10-in. 7/30/1936 When did you leave heaven? Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 490 10-in. 7/30/1936 Long ago and far away Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 491 10-in. 7/30/1936 It's like reaching for the moon Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 492 10-in. 7/30/1936 Deep shadows Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 508 10-in. 8/3/1936 Easy to love Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 509 10-in. 8/3/1936 Red tap on wood Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 537 10-in. 8/5/1936 I've got you under my skin Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 556 10-in. 8/12/1936 Swingin' the jinx away Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra vocalist  
Decca DLA 573 10-in. 8/13/1936 When did you leave heaven? Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 579 12-in. 8/17/1936 Pennies from heaven medley: Let's call a heart a heart ; So do I ; The skeleton in the closet Louis Armstrong ; Bing Crosby ; Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 580 12-in. 8/17/1936 Pennies from heaven Louis Armstrong ; Bing Crosby ; Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 755 10-in. 3/14/1937 Sweet heartache Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 756 10-in. 3/14/1937 Was it rain? Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 916 10-in. 9/14/1937 Harbor lights Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 917 10-in. 9/14/1937 Stardust on the moon Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 918 10-in. 9/14/1937 My cabin of dreams Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 919 10-in. 9/14/1937 So many memories Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 926 10-in. 9/16/1937 Dream girl of Pi.K.A. Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 927 10-in. 9/16/1937 Little fraternity pin Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 928 10-in. 9/16/1937 If it's the last thing I do Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 929 10-in. 9/16/1937 Everything you said came true Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 969 10-in. 9/25/1937 Silhouetted in the moonlight Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 970 10-in. 9/25/1937 Can't teach my old heart new tricks Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1025 10-in. 11/7/1937 I'm gettin' sentimental over you Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1026 10-in. 11/7/1937 Sweet someone Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1027 10-in. 11/7/1937 Once in a while Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1028 10-in. 11/7/1937 Farewell my love Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1192 10-in. 4/6/1938 Please be kind Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1193 10-in. 4/6/1938 At your beck and call Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1194 10-in. 4/6/1938 Night and day Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1205 10-in. 4/11/1938 Carry me back to old Virginny Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1206 12-in. 4/11/1938 Little grey home in the West Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1286 10-in. 4/25/1938 Then you've never been blue Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1291 10-in. 5/3/1938 Serenade (Schubert) Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1292 10-in. 5/3/1938 The last rose of Summer Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1556 10-in. 11/10/1938 Silent night, Holy night Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1557 10-in. 11/10/1938 O come all ye faithful Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1563 10-in. 11/19/1938 At long last love Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1564 10-in. 11/19/1938 Hurry home Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1565 10-in. 11/19/1938 I won't tell a soul Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1581 10-in. 11/23/1938 Everybody's laughing Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1624 10-in. 12/9/1938 Gypsy love song (from Fortune Teller) Bing Crosby ; Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1625 10-in. 12/9/1938 I'm falling in love with someone (from Naughty Marietta) Bing Crosby ; Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1626 10-in. 12/9/1938 'Neath the Southern moon Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1627 10-in. 12/9/1938 A kiss in the dark Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1653 10-in. 12/14/1938 From now on Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1654 10-in. 12/14/1938 Get out of town Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1655 10-in. 12/13/1938 Falling in love with love Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1656 10-in. 12/14/1938 You have cast your shadow on the sea Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1685 10-in. 12/17/1938 This can't be love Frances Langford ; Rudy Vallée vocalist  
Decca DLA 1686 10-in. 12/17/1938 The shortest day of the year Frances Langford ; Rudy Vallée vocalist  
Decca DLA 1729 10-in. 3/17/1939 This is it Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1730 10-in. 3/17/1939 It's all yours Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1731 10-in. 3/17/1939 Tears from my inkwell Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1732 10-in. 3/17/1939 A fool for love Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1738 10-in. 3/24/1939 Blue evening Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1741 10-in. 3/30/1939 (I'm in love with) The Honorable Mr. So-and-So Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1791 10-in. 6/30/1939 Someone to watch over me Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1792 10-in. 6/30/1939 The man I love Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1798 10-in. 7/1/1939 Moonglow Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1799 10-in. 7/1/1939 I'm in the mood for love Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1800 10-in. 7/1/1939 Blue moon Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1801 10-in. 7/1/1939 Paradise Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1802 10-in. 7/3/1939 Body and soul Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1803 10-in. 7/3/1939 The boulevard of broken dreams Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1804 10-in. 7/3/1939 Am I blue? Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1805 10-in. 7/3/1939 Echoes of Hawaii Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1806 10-in. 7/3/1939 The man with the mandolin Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1807 10-in. 7/3/1939 Between the devil and the deep blue sea Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1930 10-in. 2/19/1940 Kuu ipo (My sweetheart) Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1931 10-in. 2/19/1940 Moonlight over Molokai Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1932 10-in. 2/19/1940 When Hilo Hattie does the Hilo hop Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1933 10-in. 2/19/1940 Manuela boy Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1947 10-in. 2/24/1940 With the wind and the rain in your hair Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1948 10-in. 2/24/1940 Say it Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1949 10-in. 2/24/1940 Palms of paradise Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 1950 10-in. 2/24/1940 When you wish upon a star Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2078 10-in. 7/30/1940 Love lies Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2079 10-in. 7/30/1940 Dreaming out loud Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2080 10-in. 7/30/1940 You're nearer Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2081 10-in. 7/30/1940 And so do I Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2128 10-in. 9/6/1940 Two dreams met Frances Langford ; Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2129 10-in. 9/6/1940 Our love affair Frances Langford ; Tony Martin vocalist  
Decca DLA 2143 10-in. 9/10/1940 Who am I? Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2144 10-in. 9/10/1940 In the cool of the evening Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2660 10-in. 8/20/1941 Lovely hula hands Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2661 10-in. 8/20/1941 South Sea Sadie Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2662 10-in. 8/20/1941 In Waikiki Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2663 10-in. 8/20/1941 White ginger blossoms Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2742 10-in. 9/9/1941 White blossoms of Tah-Ni Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2743 10-in. 9/9/1941 Tropical magic Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2744 10-in. 9/9/1941 Smilin' through Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2745 10-in. 9/9/1941 A little love, a little kiss Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2863 10-in. 1/28/1942 April in my heart Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2864 10-in. 1/28/1942 Baltimore oriole Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2889 10-in. 2/6/1942 Blue Tahitian moon Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2890 10-in. 2/6/1942 I'll be seeing you Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca DLA 2891 10-in. 2/6/1942 In the blue hills of Maine Frances Langford vocalist  
Decca L 3108 10-in. 7/19/1942 Why do I love you? (from Showboat) Frances Langford ; Tony Martin vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Langford, Frances," accessed November 29, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104910.

Langford, Frances. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104910.

"Langford, Frances." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 29 November 2022.

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