Sidney Clare (August 15, 1892 – August 29, 1972) was an American comedian, dancer and composer. His best-known songs include "On the Good Ship Lollipop" (recorded by Shirley Temple), "You're My Thrill" (recorded by Billie Holiday), and "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" (featured in the cartoon One Froggy Evening).
In 1929, Clare wrote his first full film score for Street Girl. He did the film scores for Tanned Legs, Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round, Sing and Be Happy, Hit the Deck, Jimmy and Sally, Bright Eyes, The Littlest Rebel and Rascals.
The Oxford English Dictionary credits Clare with the earliest usage of the term "rock and roll" in 1934 on the soundtrack for the movie Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round. In the early 1940s Clare and several of his fellow hitmakers formed a sensational review called Songwriters on Parade, performing all across the Eastern seaboard on the Loew's and Keith circuits. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 15, 1892 (New York City), Died August 29, 1972 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 290 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-24925||10-in.||2/2/1921||I'm missin' Mammy's kissin' (And I know she's missin' mine)||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-25480||10-in.||8/31/1921||Ma!||Hackel-Bergè Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal||lyricist|
|Victor||B-25910||10-in.||12/20/1921||Weep no more, my mammy||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-27608||10-in.||2/20/1923||You said something when you said Dixie||Ross Gorman ; Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle ; Virginians||Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||B-27788||10-in.||4/30/1923||That's my baby||Lou Holtz||Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-29517||10-in.||2/15/1924||Iona (I own a bungalow)||Frank Crumit||Male vocal solo, with piano and ukulele||lyricist|
|Victor||B-30169||10-in.||6/6/1924||A new kind of man||International Novelty Orchestra ; Aileen Stanley||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-31402||10-in.||11/11/1924||Me and the boy friend||Jane Green||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-31747||10-in.||1/22/1925||Cross-word mamma, you puzzle me (But papa's gonna figure you out)||Frank Crumit||Male vocal solo, with guitar||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-32529||10-in.||4/21/1925||Ah-ha!||Benson Orchestra of Chicago||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-32573||10-in.||5/6/1925||Ah-ha!||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-32713||10-in.||5/22/1925||When eyes of blue are fooling you||Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-32830||10-in.||5/28/1925||We're back together again (My baby and me)||Jane Green||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-33178||10-in.||8/20/1925||Speech||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-33345||10-in.||8/25/1925||Ah-ha||Orquesta Internacional||Orchestra, with mixed vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-33896||10-in.||11/24/1925||I wanna go where you go, do what you do (Then I'll be happy)||Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-34019||10-in.||12/4/1925||Someone's stolen my sweet, sweet baby||Alma Rotter||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-34684||10-in.||3/5/1926||I'd climb the highest mountain if I knew I'd find you||Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-35373||10-in.||5/6/1926||I'd climb the highest mountain if I knew I'd find you||Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-37425||10-in.||1/21/1927||Since I found you||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-37551||10-in.||1/19/1927||Since I found you||Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller||Male vocal duet, with guitar, mandola, and lute||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38012||10-in.||4/27/1927||One sweet letter from you||Charles Dornberger Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38175||10-in.||3/16/1927||What do I care what somebody said||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38753||10-in.||5/16/1927||What do I care what somebody said||Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38790||10-in.||5/26/1927||One sweet letter from you||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clare, Sidney," accessed February 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105224.
Clare, Sidney. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105224.
"Clare, Sidney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 February 2023.
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