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".
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Birth and Death Data: Born November 9, 1905 (Hillsboro), Died July 13, 1970 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, piano, lyricist
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|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||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-067940||10-in.||9/30/1941||You'll never know||Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Peggy Mann||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-067941||10-in.||9/30/1941||Your words and my music||Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Peggy Mann||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068075||10-in.||11/4/1941||Hoe down||Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||D5VB-1153||10-in.||11/16/1945||Pass that peace pipe||Dinah Shore||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-1504||10-in.||8/8/1947||Pass that peace pipe||Beryl Davis ; Russ Case Orchestra||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Edens, Roger," accessed June 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105860.
Edens, Roger. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105860.
"Edens, Roger." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 June 2023.
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Wikipedia: Roger Edens
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LCNAR: Edens, Roger, 1905-1970 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n88094647
Wikidata: Roger Edens - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1582156
MusicBrainz: Roger Edens - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/cc84e9a8-9df2-404b-ae49-fdf031d4196b
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