Roy Webb

Roy Webb (né Royden Denslow Webb; October 3, 1888 – December 10, 1982) was an American film music composer.

Webb has hundreds of film music credits to his name, mainly with RKO Pictures. He is best known for film noir and horror film scores, in particular for the films of Val Lewton.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 3rd, 1888 (New York City), Died Santa Monica

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, conductor

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13559 10-in. 7/10/1913 When dreams come true Henry Burr Male vocal solo composer  
Victor CVE-36915 12-in. 11/9/1926 Music for bootblack act Fred Stone Male vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor BS-051371 10-in. 7/3/1940 Roar, lion, roar All-American Glee Club ; Emile Coté Male vocal chorus composer  
Columbia 38951 10-in. 7/16/1913 When dreams come true Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6156 10-in. between 5/1/1918 and 5/7/1918 Scotch fantasia Dorothy Hoyle Violin solo, with piano composer  
Decca L 4789 12/30/1947 Foolish pride Robert Mitchum composer  
Decca L 4790 12/30/1947 Just like me-1 Robert Mitchum composer  
Decca L 4791 12/30/1947 Rachel Robert Mitchum composer  
Decca L 4792 12/30/1947 Summer song Robert Mitchum composer  
Decca L 4793 12/30/1947 O-he-o-hi-o-ho Robert Mitchum composer  
Decca L 4794 12/30/1947 Tall dark stranger Robert Mitchum composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Webb, Roy," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105752.

Webb, Roy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105752.

"Webb, Roy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105752

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