Harry Archer (February 21, 1888 – April 23, 1960) was an American composer and orchestra leader. He is best remembered for six Broadway shows from the 2nd and 3rd decades of the 20th-century, but also made several popular recordings in the 1920s for Brunswick Records.
Birth and Death Data: Born February 21st, 1888 (Creston), Died April 23rd, 1960
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, arranger, songwriter
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 134 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-28581||10-in.||9/20/1923||I love you||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-29025||10-in.||11/23/1923||I love you||Charles Hart||Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-29801||10-in.||3/24/1924||'No' means 'yes'||Phil Spitalny Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-29982||10-in.||5/9/1924||Paradise Alley||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||composer|
|Victor||B-30011||10-in.||4/23/1924||I love you||Reinald Werrenrath||Baritone vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-30012||10-in.||4/23/1924||Suppose I had never met you||Reinald Werrenrath||Baritone vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-31753||10-in.||1/22/1925||You and I||Jack Shilkret Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-32068||10-in.||3/9/1925||Desert isle||Edwin J. McEnelly Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33483||10-in.||10/23/1925||It must be love||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33853||10-in.||11/6/1925||It must be love||International Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33854||10-in.||11/6/1925||I was blue||International Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||CVE-33982||12-in.||12/11/1925||Gems from Merry-merry||Victor Light Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36814||10-in.||10/12/1926||I'd rather be the girl in your arms (Than the girl in your dreams)||Jean Goldkette Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 5-8); with male vocal trio (takes 1-4)||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37711||10-in.||1/12/1927||Pepita||Kirilloff's Russian Balalaika Orchestra||Balalaika orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39297||10-in.||6/27/1927||I'm gonna dance wit de guy wot brung me||Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39581||10-in.||8/24/1927||She'll never find a fellow like me||Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43568||10-in.||4/16/1928||Maybe it's all for the best||Walter O'Keefe||Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43570||10-in.||4/16/1928||I'm lookin' for a girl||Walter O'Keefe||Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar||composer|
|Victor||BVE-47852||10-in.||10/19/1928||Anything your heart desires||Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-56818||10-in.||4/3/1930||You're the sweetest girl this side of heaven||High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Frank Luther||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-57683||10-in.||2/4/1930||Where the golden daffodils grow||High Hatters ; Frank Luther||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-58548||10-in.||2/4/1930||So sympathetic||High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Frank Luther||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-58629||10-in.||1/30/1930||Alone with my dreams||Elliott Shaw ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-88978||10-in.||5/28/1935||Rainbow||Carl Ravazza ; Tom Coakley Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-89585||10-in.||4/25/1935||Rainbow||George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Archer, Harry," accessed January 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105001.
Archer, Harry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105001.
"Archer, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 January 2021.
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