Mack Gordon

Mack Gordon (born Morris Gittler; June 21, 1904 – February 28, 1959) was an American composer and lyricist of songs for the stage and film. He was nominated for the best original song Oscar nine times in eleven years, including five consecutive years between 1940 and 1944, and won the award once, for "You'll Never Know". That song has proved among his most enduring, and remains popular in films and television commercials to this day. "At Last" is another of his best-known songs.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 21st, 1904 (Warsaw), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 236 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-48611 10-in. 11/21/1928 That's what put the 'sweet' into home sweet home Jean Goldkette Orchestra ; Harold Stokes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-53984 10-in. 8/13/1929 M-a-r-y I love y-o-u Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-57126 10-in. 10/29/1929 Ain'tcha? Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor PBS-68591 10-in. 10/25/1933 Many moons ago Nathaniel Finston ; Pickens Sisters Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor PBS-68592 10-in. 10/25/1933 You're such a comfort to me Nathaniel Finston ; Pickens Sisters Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor PBS-68593 10-in. 10/25/1933 May I? Pickens Sisters Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor PBS-68594 10-in. 10/25/1933 Good morning glory Pickens Sisters Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor PBS-68604 10-in. 11/1/1933 Did you ever see a dream walking? Pickens Sisters Female vocal trio, with guitar and 2 pianos lyricist  
Victor PBS-68645 10-in. 11/20/1933 Good morning glory Tom Coakley ; Palace Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-68647 10-in. 11/20/1933 Many moons ago Armand Camgros ; Tom Coakley ; Palace Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-68648 10-in. 11/20/1933 Did you ever see a dream walking? Tom Coakley ; Palace Hotel Orchestra ; K. Ravazza Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BRC-70281 10-in. 10/9/1931 Time on my hands (You in my arms) Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BRC-70291 10-in. 10/19/1931 Time on my hands (You in my arms) Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Lee Wiley Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-71790 10-in. 11/23/1932 Underneath the Harlem moon Wilbur Daniels ; Washboard Rhythm Kings ; Leo Watson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BSHQ-73107 10-in. 7/13/1932 Listen to the German band George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73358 10-in. 9/2/1932 "— And so to bed" George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta ; Paul Small Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BS-73367 10-in. 9/7/1932 There will be a girl Frank Luther ; Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73368 10-in. 9/7/1932 I stumbled over you and fell in love Frank Luther ; Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-73737 10-in. 10/3/1932 Underneath the Harlem moon Joe Rines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BS-73973 10-in. 11/17/1932 A boy and a girl were dancing Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73980 10-in. 11/22/1932 A boy and a girl were dancing Peter De Rose Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BS-73983 10-in. 11/22/1932 Underneath the Harlem moon Marshall Sisters ; Peter De Rose Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-74771 10-in. 1/5/1933 It's within your power Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-74792 10-in. 1/11/1933 Say, young lady Hotcha Gardner ; George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75214 10-in. 2/14/1933 A tree was a tree Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 236 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gordon, Mack," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105071.

Gordon, Mack. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105071.

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