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 April 17th, 1991 (Springville)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1949
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter, vocalist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 719 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Yellen, Jack," accessed March 6, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105070.
Yellen, Jack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 6, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105070.
"Yellen, Jack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 6 March 2021.
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