Earl Brent

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 21, 1914 (St. Louis), Died July 8, 1977 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1947

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

Notes: Earl Brent also listed as Earl K. Brent and Earl Karl Brent is some sources.

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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 D4RB-0496 10-in. 12/27/1944 Serenade Lauritz Melchior Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
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 June 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105214.

Brent, Earl. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105214.

"Brent, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 June 2024.

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