Sidney Clare

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 15th, 1892 (New York City), Died Los Angeles

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 276 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  
(Results 1-25 of 276 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clare, Sidney," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105224.

Clare, Sidney. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105224.

"Clare, Sidney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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