Ralph Freed

Ralph Freed (1 May 1907, Vancouver - February 13, 1973) was a Canadian born American lyricist and television producer.

Freed's collaborators included Sammy Fain and Harry Barris. With Burton Lane, Freed wrote "How About You?" for the Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney musical Babes on Broadway. The song received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song at the 15th Academy Awards.

Freed was the brother of Ruth, Walter, and Arthur Freed.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 1st, 1907 (Vancouver), Died Los Angeles

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-75672 10-in. 4/20/1933 Was my face red Roy Bargy ; Ramona Female vocal solo, with clarinet, trumpet, and 2 pianos lyricist  
Victor PBS-79130 10-in. 3/24/1934 I'm satisfied Tom Coakley ; Palace Hotel Orchestra ; Carl Ravazza Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81269 10-in. 1/26/1934 Who walks in when I walk out? Ramona Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BS-81926 10-in. 3/14/1934 Little Dutch mill Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81936 10-in. 3/16/1934 Little Dutch mill Sid Peltyn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-84468 10-in. 10/11/1934 The thief of Baghdad Pickens Sisters Female vocal trio, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BS-87230 10-in. 1/2/1935 The farmer takes a wife Hal Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-89367 10-in. 3/22/1935 There's a whistle in the thistle Bill Barry Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-94193 10-in. 9/7/1935 Stop, look, and listen Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-96500 10-in. 11/22/1935 Yankee Doodle never went to town Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Helen Ward Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-98123 10-in. 11/15/1935 Yankee Doodle never went to town Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-101885 10-in. 5/29/1936 Guess who Jerry Cooper ; Eddy Duchin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-102698 10-in. 6/19/1936 Guess who Frankie and Johnnie Orchestra ; John Gilliland Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03006 10-in. 11/5/1936 When is a kiss not a kiss? Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03217 10-in. 11/13/1936 When is a kiss not a kiss? Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03906 10-in. 12/24/1936 Who's that knockin' at my heart? Johnny Hamp Orchestra ; Jayne Whitney Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-04171 10-in. 1/14/1937 Swing high, swing low Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-06197 10-in. 3/12/1937 Swing high, swing low Ray Heatherton ; Ruby Newman ; Rainbow Room Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor CS-07810 12-in. 4/15/1937 Stop, look and listen Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-010647 10-in. 6/11/1937 (You know it all) Smarty Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-011072 10-in. 7/2/1937 (You know it all) Smarty Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-017798 10-in. 1/4/1938 Did an angel kiss you? Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-018451 10-in. 2/3/1938 Did an angel kiss you? Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-019199 10-in. 4/8/1938 You leave me breathless Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-021170 10-in. 3/15/1938 Lovelight in the starlight Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Freed, Ralph," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105768.

Freed, Ralph. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105768.

"Freed, Ralph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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