Roger Edens

Roger Edens (November 9, 1905 – July 13, 1970) was a Hollywood composer, arranger and associate producer, and is considered one of the major creative figures in Arthur Freed's musical film production unit at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during the "golden era of Hollywood".

Birth and Death Data: Born November 9th, 1905 (Hillsboro), Died July 13th, 1970 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1941

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

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-73708 10-in. 9/29/1932 How deep is the ocean (How high is the sky) Ethel Merman Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-73709 10-in. 9/29/1932 I'll follow you Ethel Merman Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-73710 10-in. 9/29/1932 Satan's li'l lamb Ethel Merman Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-73711 10-in. 9/29/1932 I gotta right to sing the blues Ethel Merman Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-048742 10-in. 4/8/1940 My wonderful one, let's dance Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-054772 10-in. 8/13/1940 Our love affair Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor PBS-055115 10-in. 10/21/1940 It's a great day for the Irish Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Eddie Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-055502 10-in. 8/8/1940 Our love affair Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-055543 10-in. 8/29/1940 Our love affair Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-060988 10-in. 3/20/1941 Minnie from Trinidad Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-067508 10-in. 7/29/1941 You'll never know Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-068075 10-in. 11/4/1941 Hoe down Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Edens, Roger," accessed July 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105860.

Edens, Roger. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105860.

"Edens, Roger." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105860

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