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|
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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