Cliff Friend

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 Las Vegas

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 552 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-28914 10-in. 11/7/1923 Melancholy Virginians 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  
(Results 1-25 of 552 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Friend, Cliff," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105837.

Friend, Cliff. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105837.

"Friend, Cliff." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105837

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