Alfred Bryan

Alfred Bryan (September 15, 1871 – April 1, 1958) was a Canadian lyricist.

Bryan was born in Brantford, Ontario. He worked as an arranger in New York and wrote lyrics for many Broadway shows in the late 1910s and early 1920s. In the 1920s he moved to Hollywood to write lyrics for screen musicals.

Bryan worked with several composers during his career. Among his collaborators were Henriette Blanke-Belcher, Fred Fischer, Al Sherman, Larry Stock and Joe McCarthy. Perhaps his most successful song was "I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier" (1915), with music by Al Piantadosi. The song sold 650,000 copies during the first three months and became one of 1915's top-selling songs in the United States. Although Bryan himself was not a committed pacifist, he described the American public's anti-war sentiments in his lyrics.

He died in Gladstone, New Jersey, aged 86.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1871 (Brantford), Died 1958 (Gladstone)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

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Recordings (Results 151-175 of 509 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-64869 10-in. 3/11/1931 I want to dream by the old mill stream King Nawahi's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BVE-67750 10-in. 1/2/1931 Lonesome lover Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-70117 10-in. 7/6/1931 Give me your affection honey Ted Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70971 10-in. 12/7/1931 Pagan moon Ted Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-71879 10-in. 2/23/1932 Who paid the rent for Mrs. Rip Van Winkle Mart Britt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-71920 10-in. 3/8/1932 You're dancing on my heart Chick Bullock ; Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-72214 10-in. 3/29/1932 Rock me in a cradle of Kalua The Four New Yorkers Male vocal quartet, with harp lyricist  
Victor BRC-72233 10-in. 4/4/1932 That daddy and mommy of mine The Silver-Masked Tenor [i.e., Joseph M. White] Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BSHQ-72655 10-in. 6/7/1932 Ev'ry little bit of me (Loves ev'ry little bit of you) Joe Haymes Orchestra ; Jimmy Underwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor ESHQ-72879 8-in. 6/13/1932 Every little bit of me loves every little bit of you The New Yorkers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73393 10-in. 9/14/1932 (To the rhythm of) The River Rhine in tulip time Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor LBS-73394 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 9/14/1932 (To the rhythm of) The River Rhine in tulip time Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-74719 10-in. 12/23/1932 When I played peek-a-boo with Daddy Don Hall Trio ; Dick Robertson Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal trio and piano lyricist  
Victor BS-74730 10-in. 12/27/1932 Baby The Sizzlers Male vocal trio, with piano lyricist  
Victor BS-74797 10-in. 1/11/1933 Vas villst du haben? George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-75136 10-in. 2/20/1933 Vas willst du haben? Walt Leopold Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-75970 10-in. 7/28/1933 Father, mother, sister, and brother The Vagabonds Male vocal trio, with guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-78522 10-in. 11/9/1933 Puddin' head Jones Mike Doty Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BS-78591 10-in. 11/24/1933 Puddin' head Jones Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81065 10-in. 1/16/1934 It's an old fashioned world after all Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-87869 10-in. 2/2/1935 Spanish butterfly Gunter Hotel Orchestra ; Mack Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-02136 10-in. 10/13/1936 Wintertime dreams Stuart Allen ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-02194 10-in. 10/22/1936 Wintertime dreams Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-07423 10-in. 3/1/1937 Red lips Bill Boyd ; Cowboy Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-07938 10-in. 4/26/1937 Sueño que me besas Lorenzo Herrera ; Los Llaneros Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
(Results 151-175 of 509 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bryan, Alfred," accessed December 8, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105828.

Bryan, Alfred. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105828.

"Bryan, Alfred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 8 December 2022.

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