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Jean Schwartz

Jean Schwartz (November 4, 1878 – November 30, 1956) was a Hungarian-born American songwriter.

Schwartz was born in Budapest, Hungary. His family moved to New York City when he was 13 years old. He took various music-related jobs including demonstrating and selling sheet music in department stores before being hired as a staff pianist and song-plugger by the Shapiro-Bernstein Publishing House of Tin Pan Alley. He published his first composition, a cakewalk, in 1899. He became known as an accomplished lyricist, although he also continued to write music.

In 1901, he began a successful collaboration with William Jerome. They co-wrote many songs which were used in Broadway shows, including "Mr. Dooley," which was sung by the title character in The Wizard of Oz, as well as the Ziegfeld Follies. They worked with Eddie Morton for the song "I'm A Member of the Midnight Crew" in 1909. Their biggest hit together was the 1910 song "Chinatown, My Chinatown", still popular with Dixieland bands. Schwartz and Jerome stopped working together in 1913.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 4th, 1878 (Budapest), Died November 30th, 1956

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 367 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]922 7-in. 7/18/1901 When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]922 10-in. 10/30/1902 When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]956 7-in. 9/11/1901 Any old place I can hang my hat is home sweet home to me Will F. Denny Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1091 7-in. 11/9/1901 I'm tired S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1091 10-in. 11/9/1901 I'm tired S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1295 7-in. 3/5/1902 Back to the woods Arthur Collins ; Joseph Natus Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1295 10-in. 3/5/1902 Back to the woods Arthur Collins ; Joseph Natus Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1319 7-in. 3/13/1902 Since sister Nell heard Paderewski play Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1319 10-in. 3/13/1902 Since sister Nell heard Paderewski play Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]1319 12-in. 7/11/1902 Since sister Nell heard Paderewski play Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1324 7-in. 3/14/1902 Nursery rhymes Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1324 10-in. 3/14/1902 Nursery rhymes Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1326 7-in. 3/14/1902 Rip Van Winkle was, a lucky man Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1326 10-in. 3/14/1902 Rip Van Winkle was a lucky man Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]1326 12-in. 7/11/1902 Rip Van Winkle was, a lucky man Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1412 7-in. 5/23/1902 We won't go home until morning Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1412 10-in. 5/23/1902 We won't go home until morning Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]1412 12-in. 7/11/1902 We won't go home until morning Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1466 7-in. 7/10/1902 Mister Dooley Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1466 10-in. 7/10/1902 Mister Dooley Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1468 7-in. 7/10/1902 I'm unlucky Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1468 10-in. 7/10/1902 I'm unlucky Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix C-]1468 12-in. 7/10/1902 I'm unlucky Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1859 7-in. 1/12/1903 Any old place I can hang my hat is home sweet home to me Silas Leachman Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1859 10-in. 1/12/1903 Any old place I can hang my hat is home sweet home to me Silas Leachman Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
(Results 1-25 of 367 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schwartz, Jean," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106564.

Schwartz, Jean. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106564.

"Schwartz, Jean." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106564

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