Earl Karl Brent (June 21, 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri – July 8, 1977 in Hollywood, California) was an American songwriter, lyricist and composer.
He is best known as the lyricist of the 1946 song "Angel Eyes", written with Matt Dennis.
He contributed songs or to the scores of many films, most notably during the 1940s. These included, as lyricist, "Love Is Where You Find It", written with Nacio Herb Brown for the film version of A Date with Judy, and "Let There Be Music", written with Yip Harburg. Some of his songs were set to music of classical composers, including "Springtide" (sung by Jeanette MacDonald), set to Grieg's "The Last Spring", and "Waltz Serenade", set to Tchaikovsky's "Valse" from Serenade for Strings.
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-035309||10-in.||3/18/1939||How strange||Phyllis Kenny ; Van Alexander Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||arranger|
|Victor||BS-035736||10-in.||4/11/1939||How strange||Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||arranger|
|Victor||D6VB-2085||10-in.||7/2/1946||You? So it's you!||Four King Sisters||Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2660||10-in.||12/11/1947||How strange||Coleman Hawkins Orchestra||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Brent, Earl," accessed December 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105214.
Brent, Earl. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105214.
"Brent, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 December 2023.
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