Jack Yellen

Jack Selig Yellen (Jacek Jeleń; July 6, 1892 – April 17, 1991) was an American lyricist and screenwriter. He is best remembered for writing the lyrics to the songs "Happy Days Are Here Again", which was used by Franklin Roosevelt as the theme song for his successful 1932 presidential campaign, and "Ain't She Sweet", a Tin Pan Alley standard.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 6th, 1892 (Buffalo), Died Springville

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 669 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13401 10-in. 6/6/1913 Lonesome moon Helen Clark ; Walter Van Brunt Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14310 10-in. 1/13/1914 All aboard for Dixieland American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14366 10-in. 1/22/1914 All aboard for Dixieland Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15034 10-in. 7/2/1914 All aboard for Dixieland Elizabeth Murray Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-15834 12-in. 3/26/1915 On the 5:15 Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-15870 10-in. 4/9/1915 Back to Dixieland American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-15964 10-in. 4/28/1915 Alabama jubilee Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16258 10-in. 7/26/1915 Circus day in Dixie American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with vocal "imitations" and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16442 10-in. 9/1/1915 Listen to that Dixie band Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16901 10-in. 12/15/1915 Are you from Dixie ('Cause I'm from Dixie too) Irving Kaufman ; Billy Murray Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18020 10-in. 6/26/1916 Welcome, honey, to your old plantation home Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with banjo and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18829 10-in. 12/11/1916 On Honolulu Bay Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with guitars and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18954 10-in. 1/4/1917 How's every little thing in Dixie? American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19614 10-in. 4/23/1917 Thou shalt not steal (A heart away) Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with harp and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20044 10-in. 6/15/1917 There's nothing too good for the Irish M. J. O'Connell Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20338 10-in. 7/13/1917 Southern gals Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21641 10-in. 3/20/1918 There's a lump of sugar down in Dixie Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21994 10-in. 6/18/1918 There's a lump of sugar down in Dixie Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22557 10-in. 1/24/1919 Johnny's in town Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23137 10-in. 9/5/1919 Alexander's band is back in Dixieland American Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23168 10-in. 9/22/1919 There's a lot of blue-eyed Marys down in Maryland Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24604 10-in. 9/29/1920 I want to be the leader of a band Esther Walker Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24691 10-in. 11/10/1920 A young man's fancy Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24755 10-in. 12/21/1920 Down by the O-hi-o (I've got the sweetest little O, my! O!) Billy Murray ; Victor Roberts [i.e., Billy Jones] Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25786 10-in. 12/1/1921 Mississippi cradle Edna Brown ; Elliott Shaw Female-male vocal duet, with marimbas and orchestra lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 669 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Yellen, Jack," accessed August 15, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105070.

Yellen, Jack. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 15, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105070.

"Yellen, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 15 August 2020.

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