Bobby Troup

Robert William Troup Jr. (October 18, 1918 – February 7, 1999) was an American actor, jazz pianist, singer, and songwriter. He wrote the song "Route 66" and acted in the role of Dr. Joe Early with his wife Julie London in the television program Emergency! in the 1970s.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1918 (Harrisburg), Died February 7, 1999 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist, lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-063320 10-in. 3/31/1941 Daddy Kaye Choir ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-065626 10-in. 5/19/1941 Daddy Marilyn Duke ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-065637 10-in. 5/21/1941 Daddy Joan Merrill Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBS-072107 10-in. 2/19/1942 Snooty little cutie Connie Haines ; The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male and female vocal solos and mixed vocal ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor D6VB-3132 10-in. 11/20/1946 Triskaidekaphobia Page Cavanaugh Trio Male vocal trio, with guitar, bass, and piano composer  
Victor D6VB-3133 10-in. 11/20/1946 The three bears Page Cavanaugh Trio Male vocal trio, with guitar, bass, and piano composer  
Victor D7VB-0481 10-in. 3/3/1947 Gee! But it's good to be Page Cavanaugh ; Page Cavanaugh Trio Male vocal solo, with guitar, bass, and piano composer  
Victor D8VB-3741 10-in. 5/12/1948 Baby, baby all the time Lucy Ann Polk ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Dub from film: Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Decca L 5607 5/18/1950 A string of pearls Jerry Gray Orchestra vocalist  
Decca L 5608 5/18/1950 The lonesomest whistle Jerry Gray Orchestra vocalist  


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"Troup, Bobby." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 June 2023.

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