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 August 29th, 1972 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 vocalist, baritone vocal, 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, Musical group, director  
Victor BVE-42967 10-in. 9/21/1928 Come on, baby! Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, director, composer, vocalist, lyricist  
Victor BVE-48406 10-in. 11/27/1928 Glorianna Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, director, lyricist  
Victor BVE-53589 10-in. 6/27/1929 Lovable and sweet Gus Arnheim Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group, director, composer, vocalist, lyricist  
Victor PBVE-54550 10-in. 1/3/1930 Night winds Bebe Daniels Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, director, Musical group, lyricist, vocalist  
Victor BVE-55165 10-in. 7/29/1929 Lovable and sweet Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, baritone vocal, composer, director, lyricist  
Victor BVE-55674 10-in. 9/6/1929 Gay love Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, director, composer, vocalist, lyricist  
Victor PBVE-330 10-in. 5/29/1927 All I want is you Herman Kenin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, Musical group, vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist, composer  
Columbia 79658 10-in. 1/26/1921 I'm missin' Mammy's kissin' (and I know she's missin' mine) Harmonizers Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Vocal group, composer, lyricist  
Columbia 79911 10-in. 6/24/1921 Ma! Furman and Nash Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band leader, Vocal group, vocalist, tenor vocal, Musical group, composer, lyricist  
Columbia 79929 10-in. 7/5/1921 Ma Furman and Nash Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist, Vocal group, composer  
Columbia 81082 10-in. 6/15/1923 That's my baby Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 81340 10-in. 11/9/1923 Roamin' to Wyomin' Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, Vocal group, vocalist, tenor vocal, baritone vocal, lyricist  
Columbia 141798 10-in. 3/13/1926 I'd climb the highest mountain if I knew I'd find you The Harmonians Jazz/dance band leader, Musical group, songwriter  
Columbia W141814 10-in. 3/17/1926 I'd climb the highest mountain if I knew I'd find you Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with tuba and piano instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, songwriter, tuba  
Columbia W143726 10-in. 3/30/1927 (What do I care what) Somebody said Harry Reser's Syncopators ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter, Musical group, vocalist  
Columbia 144003 10-in. 4/7/1927 (What do I care what) Somebody said Arthur Fields ; The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, Musical group, songwriter, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 144772 10-in. 10/27/1927 There must be somebody else Colin O'More Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Columbia 144889 10-in. 10/21/1927 There must be somebody else Astorites Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, composer, Musical group, lyricist  
Columbia W146621 10-in. 7/3/1928 Anita Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Columbia W147021 10-in. 9/20/1928 The whole world knows I love you Don Roberts Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia W149799 10-in. 1/23/1930 Keepin' myself for you Johnny Morris ; Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, composer, Musical group, vocalist, lyricist  
OKeh S-71454 10-in. Apr. 1923 Don't we carry on Billy Jones ; Rega Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, vocalist, tenor vocal, Musical group  
OKeh 73813 10-in. Dec. 1925 Then I'll be happy Richard B. Gilbert Male vocal solo, with taropatch (ukulele) lyricist, composer, vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh 80053 10-in. 6/2/1926 I'd climb the highest mountain (If I knew I'd find you) Harry Raderman ; The Red Hotters Jazz/dance band leader, Musical group, songwriter  
OKeh W80278 10-in. 1/3/1927 Since I found you Jazz Pilots ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer, leader, Musical group, vocalist  
Brunswick C459-C460 10-in. 7/13/1926 I’d climb the highest mountain (If I knew I'd find you) Lee Sims Piano solo songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E36221 10-in. 3/5/1931 Please don’t talk about me when I’m gone Colonial Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group, vocalist, tenor vocal, Vocal group, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E18855-E18857 10-in. 4/23/1926 If I knew I'd find you Carl Fenton’s Orchestra ; Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin, Musical group, leader, songwriter, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Edison 10784 10-in. 1/21/1926 As long as we're in love Hotel Carlton Terrace Orchestra ; Mike Speciale Jazz/dance band songwriter, leader, Musical group  
Edison 10936 10-in. 4/21/1926 If I knew I'd find you (I'd climb the highest mountain) Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Vocalion E3054-E3056 10-in. 5/14/1926 If I knew I’d find you Blue Ribbon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, bass vocal, baritone vocal, tenor vocal, Vocal group  
Vocalion E3071-E3073 10-in. 5/18/1926 If I knew I’d find you Jack Kelly Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter, vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, piano  
Vocalion E3099-E3101 10-in. 5/22/1926 If I knew I’d find you Blue Ribbon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano, vocalist, bass vocal, baritone vocal, tenor vocal, Vocal group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clare, Sidney," accessed June 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105224.

Clare, Sidney. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105224.

"Clare, Sidney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105224

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