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 (Results 26-35 of 35 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-35 of 35 records)

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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