Cliff Friend (October 1, 1893 – June 27, 1974) was an accomplished songwriter and pianist. A member of Tin Pan Alley, Friend co-wrote several hits including "Lovesick Blues", "My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now" and "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down", also known as the theme song to the Looney Tunes cartoon series.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 1st, 1893 (Cincinnati), Died June 27th, 1974 (Las Vegas)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, vocalist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 578 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-25836||10-in.||12/1/1921||Bow wow blues||Original Dixieland Jazz Band||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-26052||10-in.||1/25/1922||Lonesome hours||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-26055||10-in.||1/26/1922||Wanna||Clyde Doerr Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-26268||10-in.||3/23/1922||California||Clyde Doerr Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-26561||10-in.||6/20/1922||Swanee bluebird||Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago||Jazz/dance band, with whistling||composer|
|Victor||B-26746||10-in.||8/31/1922||Cock-a-doodle doo||Clyde Doerr Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-27063||10-in.||11/3/1922||You tell her, I stutter||Billy Murray||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-27608||10-in.||2/20/1923||You said something when you said Dixie||Ross Gorman ; Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle ; Virginians||Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-27677||10-in.||3/27/1923||You tell her—I stutter||Whitey Kaufman ; Original Pennsylvania Serenaders||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-27788||10-in.||4/30/1923||That's my baby||Lou Holtz||Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-28014||10-in.||5/18/1923||Blue Hoosier blues||Great White Way Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-28664||10-in.||10/15/1923||That's my baby||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-28712||10-in.||10/3/1923||Mamma loves Papa (Papa loves Mamma)||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-29103||10-in.||12/4/1923||Mamma loves Papa, Papa loves Mamma||Ross Gorman ; Jane Green ; Virginians||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||B-29405||10-in.||1/22/1924||Mr. Radio Man (Tell my mammy to come back home)||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-29516||10-in.||2/15/1924||Where the lazy daisies grow||Frank Crumit||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||B-29517||10-in.||2/15/1924||Iona (I own a bungalow)||Frank Crumit||Male vocal solo, with piano and ukulele||composer|
|Victor||B-29756||10-in.||3/31/1924||There's yes! yes! in your eyes||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-29808||10-in.||3/27/1924||Where the lazy daisies grow||Jean Goldkette Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-29932||10-in.||4/24/1924||Mr. Radio Man (Tell my mammy to come back home)||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-30529||10-in.||7/23/1924||There's 'Yes! Yes!' in your eyes||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-30571||10-in.||8/13/1924||June night (Just give me a June night, the moonlight, and you)||Helen Clark ; Elliott Shaw||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-30587||10-in.||8/18/1924||The last sweetheart of mine||Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-30637||10-in.||8/13/1924||Where the dreamy Wabash flows||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Friend, Cliff," accessed March 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105837.
Friend, Cliff. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105837.
"Friend, Cliff." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 March 2021.
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