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 (Results 26-50 of 51 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 51 records)

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.

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