Channing Pollock (March 4, 1880 – August 17, 1946) was an American playwright, critic and screenwriter, whose works included The Evil Thereof (1916) and the memoir The Footlights, Fore and Aft (1911). Pollock is perhaps best remembered in connection with a review of one of his later plays, in which Dorothy Parker famously wrote "'The House Beautiful' is the play lousy."
Pollock began his career in 1896 as the dramatic critic at The Washington Post, and later worked at the Washington Times.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 4, 1880 (Washington, D.C.), Died August 17, 1946 (Shoreham)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, trumpet
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-11333||10-in.||12/6/1911||I love love||Lyric Quartet ; Harry Macdonough||Male vocal and mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-13862||10-in.||9/26/1913||My fairy prince||Olive Kline||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||C-14812||12-in.||5/8/1914||Gems from The beauty shop||Victor Light Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-25752||10-in.||12/20/1927||My man||Fanny Brice||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-25752||10-in.||11/8/1921||My man||Fanny Brice||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49084||10-in.||1/19/1929||Mi hombre||María Túbau||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-053422||10-in.||9/4/1940||My man||Californians ; Abe Lyman||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-056437||10-in.||10/4/1940||My man||Dinah Shore||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Columbia||19332||10-in.||5/4/1911||The widow wood||Columbia Quartette||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||19649||10-in.||11/3/1911||I love love (I love you, dear)||Henry Burr ; Caroline Vaughan||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||W142961||10-in.||11/24/1926||My man||Ruth Etting||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||W143561||10-in.||3/1/1927||My man||Ruth Etting||Female vocal solo, with violin and piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||145968||10-in.||4/5/1928||My man||Virginia Lee||Female vocal solo, with violin, alto saxophone, and piano||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E28439||10-in.||10/1/1928||My man||Belle Baker||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E29134||10-in.||1/19/1929||My man||Brunswick Orchestra ; Vaughn De Leath ; Louis Katzman||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||lyricist|
|Brunswick||XE36118||12-in.||2/21/1931||The house beautiful : Bugle calls, pt. 1||Hymie Faberman ; Channing Pollock ; Schlussman||Radio transcription disc : Trumpet trio||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Brunswick||XE36119||12-in.||2/21/1931||The house beautiful : Bugle calls, pt. 2||Hymie Faberman ; Channing Pollock ; Schlussman||Radio transcription disc : Trumpet trio||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Brunswick||C2897||10-in.||1/31/1929||My man||Mary Williams||Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano||lyricist|
|Edison||19018||10-in.||1/17/1929||My man||Gladys Rice||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||N-709||10-in.||1/17/1929||My man||Gladys Rice||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor (Canada)||[ViC cat 263707-A]||10-in.||June 1930 or earlier||C'est pas drôle||Paul Hébert||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pollock, Channing," accessed October 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105756.
Pollock, Channing. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105756.
"Pollock, Channing." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 October 2023.
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