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 21, 1906, Died July 18, 1997

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

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Recordings

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  
Victor BS-98491 10-in. 1/6/1936 So this is heaven California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-98498 10-in. 1/6/1936 Too much imagination Little Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-98834 10-in. 1/13/1936 So this is heaven Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-98857 10-in. 1/21/1936 Too much imagination Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-101791 10-in. 5/18/1936 The state of my heart Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-101829 10-in. 5/18/1936 The state of my heart Charles Chester ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-09672 10-in. 8/31/1937 I'd like to see Samoa of Samoa Maxine Gray ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-09673 10-in. 8/31/1937 I still love to kiss you goodnight Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-011757 10-in. 8/21/1937 I still love to kiss you goodnight Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-011758 10-in. 8/21/1937 I'd like to see samoa of Samoa Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-017443 10-in. 12/1/1937 I could use a dream Guy Lombardo ; Lebert Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-017458 10-in. 12/3/1937 Half moon on the Hudson Al Bowlly Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-018155 10-in. 1/13/1938 You appeal to me Palmer Brothers ; Larry Wynn Male vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBS-019347 10-in. 6/22/1938 How can I thank you Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor MBS-093057 10-in. before 6/26/1951 Mucho, mucho, mucho Luis Arcaraz Orquesta ; María Victoria Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-093077 10-in. before 7/10/1951 Mucho, mucho, mucho Hermanas Montoya ; Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal trio composer  
Victor E1VB-0608 10-in. 4/6/1951 Strawberry tears Dale Evans ; Frank Worth Orchestra ; Roy Rogers Riders Female vocal solo, with male vocal ensemble and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D7VB-1482 10-in. 8/8/1947 One little tear is an ocean Beryl Davis Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0909 10-in. 2/18/1949 Three wishes Pancake Pete Newman ; Sleepy Hollow Gang Male vocal solo, with string band and accordion songwriter  
Columbia W152435 10-in. 7/11/1933 Lou'siana lullaby George Olsen and his Music ; Ethel Shutta Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W152449 10-in. 7/26/1933 Shadows on the Swanee Paul Ash ; Auriole Craven ; Pabst Blue Ribbon Casino Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152714 10-in. 2/13/1934 Oh! The pity of it all Bob Bunch ; Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Helen Ward Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet composer  
Columbia W152725 10-in. 2/23/1934 The beat of my heart Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152758 10-in. 5/29/1934 I've got a warm spot in my heart for you Ben Pollack Orchestra ; Doris Robbins Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E37208 10-in. 9/16/1931 Let’s drift away on Dreamer’s Bay Brunswick Orchestra [Brunswick Studio Orchestra] ; Three Minute Men ; Victor Young Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Brunswick E37278 10-in. 9/29/1931 Let’s drift away on Dreamer’s Bay Don Bigelow Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Spina, Harold," accessed November 28, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106383.

Spina, Harold. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106383.

"Spina, Harold." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 November 2022.

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