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Louis Silvers

Louis "Lou" Silvers ( Louis Silberstein; September 6, 1889 – March 26, 1954) was an American film score composer whose work has been used in more than 250 movies. In 1935, he won the first Academy Award for Best Original Score for One Night of Love.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 6, 1889 (New York City), Died March 26, 1954 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, conductor, songwriter, lyricist, leader

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-20160 10-in. 6/25/1917 Posies Frank E. Banta Piano solo composer  
Victor C-24560 12-in. 11/3/1920 Just snap your fingers at care Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-25675 10-in. 10/27/1921 April showers Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-25954 10-in. 1/16/1922 April showers Yvette Rugel Female vocal solo, with viola, cello, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-25979 10-in. 1/27/1922 April showers Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with viola, cello, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-27524 10-in. 1/31/1923 Sweet one Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor B-27616 10-in. 2/23/1923 Sweet one Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-40560 10-in. 11/9/1927 Mother, I still have you Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-41070 10-in. 11/28/1927 Mother of mine, I still have you The Silver-Masked Tenor [i.e., Joseph M. White] Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48820 10-in. 1/24/1929 Old timer Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-49646 10-in. 1/15/1929 Weary river Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49682 10-in. 1/24/1929 Old timer Paul Oliver [i.e., Frank Munn] Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49683 10-in. 1/24/1929 Heart o' mine Paul Oliver [i.e., Frank Munn] Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49926 10-in. 2/6/1929 Weary river Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-55818 10-in. 8/30/1929 Weary river Onofré Vidal Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-55842 10-in. 9/13/1929 Manso arroyo Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor D6VB-2397 10-in. 6/20/1946 April showers Dennis Day ; Russ Case Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D7VB-0985 10-in. 6/19/1947 April showers Sammy Kaye ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-Test-641 10-in. 5/1/1929 Weary river Dorsey Byron Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 77683 10-in. 2/23/1918 Noah's ark Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79470 10-in. 10/21/1920 Darling Art Hickman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79493 10-in. 10/30/1920 Just snap your fingers at care Columbia Saxophone Sextette Saxophone sextet composer  
Columbia 79571 10-in. 12/13/1920 Just snap your fingers at care Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 79681 10-in. Feb. 1921 I call you sunshine Art Hickman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80041 10-in. 10/21/1921 April showers Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80067 10-in. 11/15/1921 April showers Eddie Elkins' Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80806 10-in. 1/26/1923 Sweet one Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 80809 10-in. 1/29/1923 Sweet one Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80896 10-in. 3/12/1923 Sweet one Happy Six Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 145287 10-in. 12/9/1927 Mother of mine, I still have you Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W147866 10-in. 1/18/1929 Weary river Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 147882 10-in. 1/23/1929 Heart o' mine Bar Harbor Society Orchestra [Selvin's Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147898 10-in. 1/29/1929 Heart o' mine Milton Watson Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Columbia 147911 10-in. 2/1/1929 Weary river Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] ; John Ryan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia [W]147954 10-in. 2/11/1929 Weary river Jack Miller ; New England Yankees [Selvin's Orchestra] Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W147967 10-in. 2/19/1929 Weary river Goodrich Silvertown Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Columbia 74250 12-in. approximately February 1921 Just snap your fingers at care Century Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7606 10-in. Oct. 1920 Just snap your fingers at care Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh o-8165 10-in. ca. Apr. 1921 I call you sunshine Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70275 10-in. 10/24/1921 April showers Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W401585 10-in. 1/2/1929 Weary river Smith Ballew ; New Yorkers ; Joe Venuti Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick 6516 10-in. approximately Sept. 1921 April showers Gene Rodemich’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 7102 10-in. approximately Jan. 1922 April showers Ernest Hare ; Rudy Wiedoeft Male vocal solo, with saxophone composer  
Brunswick 4527-4528 10-in. approximately Nov. 1920 Just snap your fingers at care Gene Rodemich’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 5372-5374 10-in. approximately Apr. 1921 I call you sunshine Green Brothers' Novelty Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 9776-9778 10-in. approximately Jan. 1923 Sweet one Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E29182 10-in. 2/20/1929 Weary river Randolph’s Royal Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick E25183-E25185 10-in. 11/11/1927 Mother of mine, I still have you Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C2831 10-in. 1/19/1929 Old timer Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick C2832 10-in. 1/19/1929 Heart of mine Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick LAE801 10-in. 5/22/1930 The whip song Noah Beery ; Louis Silvers Male vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Brunswick LAE802 10-in. 5/22/1930 One little drink Noah Beery ; Louis Silvers Male vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Brunswick NO133 10-in. Mar. 1929 Weary river Jung Hotel Orchestra ; Ellis Stratakos Jazz/dance band, with vocal composer  
Brunswick DB196 10-in. 5/2/1929 Weary river Melville Gideon Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Edison 7799 10-in. 2/15/1921 I call you sunshine Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8262 10-in. 10/20/1921 April showers Club de Vingt Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8629 10-in. 10/11/1922 I hear thy voice in every song Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo composer  
Edison 18062 10-in. 11/28/1927 Mother, I still have you Will Donaldson ; J. Donald Parker Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Edison 19048 10-in. 2/14/1929 Weary river Happy Jack ; Piccadilly Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison N-739 10-in. 2/14/1929 Weary river Happy Jack ; Piccadilly Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison N-819 10-in. 3/27/1929 Weary river John Gart Pipe organ solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Silvers, Louis," accessed June 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105073.

Silvers, Louis. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105073.

"Silvers, Louis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105073

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