Frank DeVol

Frank Denny De Vol (September 20, 1911 – October 27, 1999) was an American actor, and using the name De Vol was an arranger and composer. As a composer he was nominated for four Academy Awards.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 20th, 1911 (Moundsville), Died October 27th, 1999 (Lafayette)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, composer, leader, songwriter


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-062771 10-in. 3/24/1941 Friendly tavern polka Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-063318 10-in. 3/31/1941 Friendly tavern polka Maury Cross ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-065943 10-in. 6/10/1941 In the hall of the mountain king Alvino Rey Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor PBS-072237 10-in. 4/7/1942 Little Bo-Peep has lost her jeep City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Del Porter ; Willie Spicer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and "Collidophone" songwriter  
Decca 87531 3/11/1955 Have you ever been lonely? Jaye P. Morgan leader  
Decca 87532 3/11/1955 Life was made for living Jaye P. Morgan leader  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "DeVol, Frank," accessed September 18, 2021,

DeVol, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 18, 2021, from

"DeVol, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 September 2021.

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