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Richard A. Whiting

Richard Armstrong Whiting (November 12, 1891 – February 19, 1938) was an American composer of popular songs, including the standards "Hooray for Hollywood", "Ain't We Got Fun?" and "On the Good Ship Lollipop". He also wrote lyrics occasionally, and film scores most notably for the standard "She's Funny That Way".

He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936 for "When Did You Leave Heaven" from the movie Sing, Baby Sing.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 12th, 1891 (Peoria), Died Beverly Hills

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 600 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-16143 10-in. 6/28/1915 It's tulip time in Holland (Two lips are calling me) American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Composer  
Victor B-16546 10-in. 9/28/1915 It's tulip time in Holland (Two lips are calling me) Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
Victor B-16598 10-in. 10/5/1915 It's tulip time in Holland Signor "Grinderino" "Street" (barrel) piano Composer  
Victor B-16632 10-in. 10/9/1915 Success medley Pietro Accordion solo Composer  
Victor B-17591 10-in. 5/2/1916 They made it twice as nice as paradise (And they called it Dixieland) Geoffrey O'Hara Male vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
Victor C-17703 12-in. 5/19/1916 Loading up the Mandy Lee Victor Military Band Band Composer  
Victor C-18052 12-in. 7/5/1916 They made it twice nice as paradise and they called it Dixieland Conway's Band Band Composer  
Victor C-18374 12-in. 9/15/1916 Pretty baby Victor Military Band Band Composer  
Victor B-18379 10-in. 9/18/1916 Mammy's little coal black Rose Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Composer  
Victor B-18978 10-in. 1/11/1917 Where the black-eyed susans grow Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra Composer  
Victor C-18991 12-in. 1/16/1917 How's every little thing in Dixie Victor Military Band Band Composer  
Victor C-19612 12-in. 4/20/1917 I can hear the ukuleles calling me Victor Band Band Composer  
Victor B-20034 10-in. 6/13/1917 Ain't you coming back to Dixieland Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Composer  
Victor B-20066 10-in. 6/20/1917 Along the way to Waikiki Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Composer  
Victor C-20362 12-in. 7/3/1917 She's Dixie all the time Conway's Band Band Composer  
Victor B-20615 10-in. 8/10/1917 Hawaii, I'm lonesome for you Athenian Mandolin Quartet ; Louise and Ferera Guitar duet (Hawaiian), with mandolin quartet Composer  
Victor B-20625 10-in. 8/14/1917 Some Sunday morning Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Composer  
Victor B-20654 10-in. 9/10/1917 Parody on "They made it twice as nice as paradise and they called it Dixieland" Geoffrey O'Hara Male vocal solo, with orchestra Composer  
Victor B-20811 10-in. 10/1/1917 Where the morning glories grow Elizabeth Spencer ; Sterling Trio Female vocal solo, with male vocal trio and orchestra Composer  
Victor B-20922 10-in. 10/29/1917 Some Sunday morning Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band Composer  
Victor B-21651 10-in. 4/4/1918 Some Sunday morning Hurtado Brothers Royal Marimba Band of Guatemala Marimba band Composer  
Victor B-22360 10-in. 1/6/1919 Till we meet again Nicholas Orlando's Orchestra Orchestra, with vocal chorus Composer  
Victor B-22447 10-in. 12/4/1918 Till we meet again Charles Hart ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with orchestra Composer  
Victor B-22898 10-in. 6/11/1919 You're still an old sweetheart of mine Henry Burr ; Elizabeth Spencer Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Composer  
Victor B-23513 10-in. 12/3/1919 Hand in hand again Charles Harrison ; Reed Miller Male vocal duet, with orchestra Composer  
(Results 1-25 of 600 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Whiting, Richard A.," accessed September 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104978.

Whiting, Richard A.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104978.

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