Norman Spencer

Norman Spencer Matthews (March 3, 1891– February 15, 1940), was an American musician and songwriter. He is best known for having served as musical director/composer for Warner Brothers' /Leon Schlesinger's Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon shorts from 1933 to 1936.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1892, Died September 19, 1985

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23358 10-in. 11/25/1919 Poor little Butterfly is a fly gal now All Star Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-23485 10-in. 11/20/1919 Slow and easy Esther Walker Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-24231 12-in. 8/3/1920 Cuban moon Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-25156 10-in. 4/13/1921 Now and then Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29829 10-in. 4/3/1924 Cinderella blues Paul Biese Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-53540 10-in. 6/4/1929 A wee bit o' love Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BRC-69927 10-in. 6/11/1931 Dr. Cheer Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo and talk, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor [Trial 1920-07-13-06] Not documented 7/13/1920 Cuban moon Gershwin Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 78863 10-in. 12/16/1919 Slow and easy Louisiana Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79299 10-in. 6/22/1920 Don't take away those blues Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 79353 10-in. 7/20/1920 Cuban moon Art Hickman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79576 10-in. 12/15/1920 Now and then Happy Six Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79798 10-in. 4/5/1921 I'm nobody's baby Happy Six Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80497 10-in. 8/4/1922 Louisian' Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter  
Columbia 74229 12-in. approximately January 1921 Cuban moon London Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7483 10-in. June 1920 Cuban moon Black and White Melody Boys ; Ray Miller Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7496 10-in. July 1920 Granada Green Brothers' Novelty Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7662 10-in. Nov. 1920 Now and then Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7821 10-in. Mar. 1921 Snuggle Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 4072 10-in. approximately Aug. 1920 Cuban moon Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 5645-5646 10-in. approximately May 1921 I'm nobody's baby Green Brothers' Novelty Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 8434-8436 10-in. approximately July 1922 Louisian' Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick 11178-11181 10-in. 8/13/1923 Cinderella blues Cinderella Roof Orchestra ; Herb Wiedoeft Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E37436 10-in. 12/1/1931 Slow and easy Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick LAE266 10-in. 9/6/1928 Cinderella blues Jesse Stafford Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Spencer, Norman," accessed May 30, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105225.

Spencer, Norman. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 30, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105225.

"Spencer, Norman." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 30 May 2024.

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