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 51-53 of 53 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-53 of 53 records)


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