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Blanche Merrill

Blanche L. Merrill (born Blanche V. Dreyfoos July 23, 1883 – October 5, 1966) was a songwriter specializing in tailoring her characterizations to specific performers. She is most well-known for the songs she wrote for Fanny Brice.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 23rd, 1883 (Philadelphia), Died October 5th, 1966 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-11291 10-in. 11/22/1911 In the days of girls and boys Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15292 10-in. 10/21/1914 We take our hats off to you, Mr. Wilson! Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor C-15761 12-in. 3/4/1915 I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-18193 10-in. 8/9/1916 My syncopated melody man Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-19114 10-in. 1/23/1917 Ragtime drama Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22695 10-in. 4/18/1919 Jazz baby Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25175 10-in. 4/21/1921 I'm looking for a bluebird (To chase my blues away) Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25769 10-in. 11/18/1921 I'm an Indian Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-26599 10-in. 7/13/1922 Becky is back in the ballet Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30338 10-in. 6/30/1924 You can't tell Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1919-01-13-02] Not documented 1/13/1919 I'm the jazz baby Bee Palmer Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 39632 10-in. 11/24/1914 We take our hats off to you, Mr. Wilson Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 46427 10-in. 2/17/1916 I don't know whether to do it or not Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 46428 10-in. 2/17/1916 If we could only take her word Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Columbia 46429 10-in. 2/17/1916 If we could only take her word Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Columbia 46430 10-in. 2/17/1916 Becky is back in the ballet Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78405 10-in. 4/21/1919 Jazz baby Agnes Lynn Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79904 10-in. 6/22/1921 I'm looking for a bluebird (to chase my blues away) Marion Harris ; Paul Biese Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh 672 10-in. ca. May 1919 Jazz baby Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-7268 10-in. Feb. 1920 Melodious jazz Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh S-70059 10-in. July 1921 I'm looking for a bluebird (To chase my blues away) Vaughn De Leath ; Rega Orchestra Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh W81038 10-in. 6/21/1927 My syncopated melody man Eddie Lang ; Red McKenzie ; Music Box ; Joe Venuti Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick 5793 10-in. approximately June 1921 I'm looking for a blue bird Al Bernard ; Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick 14475-14476 10-in. 12/13/1924 Syncopated melody man William McKenzie Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Edison 5276 10-in. 1/9/1917 A ragtime drama Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Merrill, Blanche," accessed April 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104980.

Merrill, Blanche. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104980.

"Merrill, Blanche." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104980

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