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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 10 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 4, 1878 (Budapest), Died November 30, 1956

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 351-370 of 370 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 6273 10-in. July 1918 Hello Central, give me No Man's Land Gladys Rice Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6377 10-in. between 9/23/1918 and 9/25/1918 Tell that to the Marines Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6904 10-in. 8/7/1919 I've made up my mind to mind a maid made up like you Helen Clark ; Joseph A. Phillips Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7031 10-in. 11/25/1919 Sahara (We'll soon be dry like you) Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 8030 10-in. 5/27/1921 Molly on a trolley Vernon Dalhart ; Betsy Lane Shepherd Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 8333 10-in. 1/6/1922 Why don't you smile? Phil Ohman’s Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8466 10-in. 5/25/1922 Lovable eyes Broadway Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8867 10-in. 3/2/1923 Day by day in every way I'm getting better day by day Robert Denning ; Jack Holt Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 9288 10-in. 12/14/1923 When you love Kaplan's Melodists Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9403 10-in. 3/5/1924 Innocent eyes Harry Raderman's Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 11699 10-in. 5/16/1927 Room for two Don Voorhees and his Earl Carroll's Vanities Orchestra ; Harold Yates Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 11802 10-in. 7/19/1927 Simple Spanish maid Duke Yellman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Zonophone 9097 10-in. Before Mar. 1909 Der Maler (Two-step) Zonophone Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor (Canada) 8361 10-in. before 6/7/1938 There's rain in my eyes Art Hallman ; Mart Kenney ; Western Gentlemen Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Arto [Arto Cat 9156A] 10-in. before August 1922 Loveable Eyes Big Bear Melody Boys Jazz/dance band composer  
Leeds & Catlin 8015 7-in. between 1901 and 1905 Rip Van Winkle was a lucky man Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Leeds & Catlin 5307 10-in. between late 1903 and 1904 He was a sailor Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Leeds & Catlin 5307 10-in. between late 1903 and 1904 He was a sailor Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 4033[a]] 10-in. between late 1903 and 1904 The gambling man Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 4033[b]] 10-in. between late 1903 and 1904 The gambling man Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 351-370 of 370 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schwartz, Jean," accessed April 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106564.

Schwartz, Jean. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106564.

"Schwartz, Jean." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 April 2024.

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