Harold Spina

Harold Spina (21 June 1906 – 18 July 1997) was an American composer of popular songs. His best-known work happened in the early 1930s, when he collaborated with lyricists Johnny Burke and Joe Young on songs such as "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore", "You're Not the Only Oyster in the Stew", "My Very Good Friend the Milkman" (these two hits for Fats Waller), "Shadows on the Swanee", "The Beat of My Heart", "Now You've Got Me Doing It", and "I've Got a Warm Spot in My Heart for You". He also collaborated with lyricist John Elliot for several songs, including "It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House" (made famous by Dinah Shore).

Birth and Death Data: Born June 21st, 1906, Died July 18th, 1997

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 48 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-70214 10-in. 9/4/1931 Let's drift away on Dreamer's Bay Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BSHQ-73026 10-in. 6/22/1932 We were only walking in the moonlight Dick Robertson ; Ted Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75353 10-in. 3/3/1933 H'ya duchess Parker Gibbs ; Andrea Marsh ; Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male and female vocal solos and male vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BS-75530 10-in. 3/16/1933 The grass is gettin' greener all the time LIttle Jack LIttle Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-76620 10-in. 7/11/1933 Louisiana lullaby Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Howard Phillips Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-76738 10-in. 7/24/1933 Shadows on the Swanee Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-78319 10-in. 10/24/1933 Annie doesn't live here anymore Ramona Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-78525 10-in. 11/9/1933 Annie doesn't live here any more Mike Doty Orchestra ; Ward Silloway Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-81771 10-in. 3/2/1934 Oh! The pity of it all Ramona Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-81987 10-in. 3/27/1934 The beat o' my heart Park Avenue Boys ; Ramona Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-82355 10-in. 4/27/1934 I've got a warm spot in my heart for you Hotel McAlpin Orchestra ; Sam Robbins ; Sydney Schiff Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-82356 10-in. 4/27/1934 The beat o' my heart Hotel McAlpin Orchestra ; Sam Robbins Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-82373 10-in. 5/4/1934 The beat o' my heart Pickens Sisters Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-82510 10-in. 5/10/1934 I've got a warm spot in my heart for you Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-84403 10-in. 9/25/1934 Irresistible Jolly Coburn Orchestra ; Harold van Emburgh Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-84422 10-in. 9/28/1934 You're not the only oyster In the stew Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-85824 10-in. 4/12/1935 The image of you Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-88992 10-in. 6/24/1935 My very good friend the milkman Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-89382 10-in. 3/25/1935 Love dropped in for tea Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-92599 10-in. 7/12/1935 My very good friend the milkman Dolly Dawn ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-92739 10-in. 7/18/1935 You're so darn charming Frank Dailey ; Howard Du Lani ; Meadowbrook Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-92793 10-in. 7/31/1935 You're so darn charming Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-92992 10-in. 8/20/1935 You're so darn charming Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-95503 10-in. 10/14/1935 Now you've got me doing it Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-95528 10-in. 10/19/1935 Now you've got me doing it California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 48 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Spina, Harold," accessed September 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106383.

Spina, Harold. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106383.

"Spina, Harold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 September 2021.

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