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Van Alexander

Van Alexander (May 2, 1915 – July 19, 2015) was an American bandleader, arranger, and composer.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 2nd, 1915 (New York City), Died July 19th, 2015 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1953

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

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 66 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-019420 10-in. 7/9/1938 A-tisket, a-tasket Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-023768 10-in. 7/1/1938 A-tisket a-tasket Scat Powell ; Willie Farmer Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-028193 10-in. 11/3/1938 Alexander's swinging Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, director  
Victor BS-028194 10-in. 11/3/1938 Where has my little dog gone? Shirley Brown ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist, composer, director  
Victor BS-028195 10-in. 11/3/1938 I found my yellow basket Shirley Brown ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-028196 10-in. 11/3/1938 On the road to Mandalay Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-028197 10-in. 11/3/1938 Gotta pebble in my shoe Butch Stone ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer, director  
Victor BS-028198 10-in. 11/3/1938 Night and day Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-030154 10-in. 11/23/1938 No star is lost Jayne Dover ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-030155 10-in. 11/23/1938 Your eyes are bigger than your heart Butch Stone ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-030156 10-in. 11/23/1938 In a good for nothing mood Jayne Dover ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter, leader  
Victor BS-030157 10-in. 11/23/1938 I cried for you Jayne Dover ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-030158 10-in. 11/23/1938 We'll never know Jayne Dover ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-030159 10-in. 11/23/1938 You're gonna see a lot of me Butch Stone ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-030764 10-in. 12/27/1938 The girl friend of the whirling dervish Butch Stone ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-030765 10-in. 12/27/1938 Dream caravan Joel Livingston ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-030766 10-in. 12/27/1938 F.D.R. Jones Jayne Dover ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-030767 10-in. 12/27/1938 Hey! Barber Jayne Dover ; Steve Graham ; Butch Stone ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet songwriter, leader  
Victor BS-030768 10-in. 12/27/1938 Diga-diga doo Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-030769 10-in. 12/27/1938 The good little things you do Jayne Dover ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-031545 10-in. 1/23/1939 (I'm afraid) The masquerade is over Jayne Dover ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-031546 10-in. 1/23/1939 Honolulu Butch Stone ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-031547 10-in. 1/23/1939 This night (Will be my souvenir) Jayne Dover ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-031548 10-in. 1/23/1939 Oh! I'm evil Butch Stone ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-031549 10-in. 1/23/1939 Heaven can wait Jayne Dover ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
(Results 1-25 of 66 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alexander, Van," accessed December 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106402.

Alexander, Van. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106402.

"Alexander, Van." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106402

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