Andy Razaf

Andy Razaf (December 16, 1895 – February 3, 1973) was an African-American poet, composer and lyricist of such well-known songs as "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose".

Birth and Death Data: Born December 16th, 1895 (Washington, D.C.), Died February 3rd, 1973 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer, vocalist, ukulele

Notes: Also listed as "Crooning Andy and his Ukulele."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 416 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-35590 10-in. 7/19/1926 She belongs to me Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BVE-35757 10-in. 7/9/1926 What kind of love is that? Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet lyricist  
Victor BVE-35759 10-in. 7/9/1926 My man's done done me dirty Margaret Johnson Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Victor BVE-36069 10-in. 8/27/1926 Goin' crazy with the blues Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-36070 10-in. 8/27/1926 Sweet Virginia blues Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-36081 10-in. 8/31/1926 What have you done to make me feel this way Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-36082 10-in. 8/31/1926 I once was yours, I'm somebody else's now Mamie Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-36098 10-in. 9/6/1926 Gwine have bad luck for seven years Elizabeth Smith Female vocal solo, with clarinet, cornet, and piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-36986 10-in. 11/30/1926 Nobody but my baby (Is gettin' my love) Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BVE-43138 10-in. 3/12/1928 When Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BVE-43504 10-in. 3/26/1928 Got everything but you Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BVE-43667 10-in. 4/23/1928 Louisiana Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BVE-45647 10-in. 6/19/1928 Dusky stevedore Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BVE-47538 10-in. 9/20/1928 Dusky stevedore The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-47719 10-in. 10/8/1928 Take your tomorrow (and give me today) Edwin J. McEnelly Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BVE-51666 10-in. 4/29/1929 S'posin' Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-53014 10-in. 4/15/1931 Treat me like a baby Band O’ Sunshine ; Sunny Clapp ; Jeanne Geddes Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BVE-53498 10-in. 7/9/1929 Ain't misbehavin' Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-53948 10-in. 7/25/1929 Won'tcha? Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-53968 10-in. 7/30/1929 Ain't misbehavin' Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-53992 10-in. 8/16/1929 S'posin' Mildred Hunt ; Landt Trio Female vocal solo, with male vocal trio and orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-53997 10-in. 8/20/1929 Perhaps Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-55928 10-in. 9/20/1929 Sweet Savannah Sue Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-55929 10-in. 9/20/1929 Ain't misbehavin' Royal Flush Orchestra ; Fess Williams Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor BVE-56108 10-in. 8/23/1929 The world's greatest sweetheart is you Bernie Cummins ; New York Biltmore Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 416 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Razaf, Andy," accessed January 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105535.

Razaf, Andy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105535.

"Razaf, Andy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 January 2021.

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