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|
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.
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