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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born May 1, 1907 (Vancouver), Died February 13, 1973 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 53 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 [Al Mitchell 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Freed, Ralph," accessed May 31, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105768.
Freed, Ralph. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 31, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105768.
"Freed, Ralph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 31 May 2023.
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LCNAR: Freed, Ralph, 1907-1973 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87916824
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MusicBrainz: Ralph Freed - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/898a1770-aa08-4c58-92d1-40fb1c23e5b0
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