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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 26-50 of 370 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1898 7-in. 1/15/1903 The gambling man Silas Leachman Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1898 10-in. 1/15/1903 The gambling man Silas Leachman Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1913 7-in. 1/26/1903 Mr. Dooley S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1913 10-in. 1/26/1903 Mr. Dooley S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1966 7-in. 2/12/1903 O-O-O'Brien Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1966 10-in. 2/12/1903 Oh oh O'Brien Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1971 7-in. 2/12/1903 I'm unlucky Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1971 10-in. 2/12/1903 I'm unlucky Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]2156 7-in. 4/3/1903 Nursery rhymes Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2156 10-in. 4/3/1903 Nursery rhymes Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3426 10-in. 6/3/1901 We won't go home until morning Arthur Pryor Trombone solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3524 10-in. 7/18/1901 When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3564 10-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 C-]31075 12-in. either 1901 or 1902 O! O! O'Brien Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet composer  
Victor B-1 10-in. 4/24/1903 Just kiss yourself goodbye Len Spencer Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor A-1 7-in. 4/24/1903 Just kiss yourself goodbye Len Spencer Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor A-138 7-in. 6/25/1903 The gambling man Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-138 10-in. 6/25/1903 The gambling man Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor A-142 7-in. 6/25/1903 Hamlet was a melancholy Dane Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-142 10-in. 6/25/1903 Hamlet was a melancholy Dane Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-238 [Old series] 12-in. 2/9/1903 or 5/26/1903 Oh! Oh! O'Brien Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor A-456 7-in. 9/25/1903 Just kiss yourself goodbye Len Spencer Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-456 10-in. 9/25/1903 Just kiss yourself goodbye Len Spencer Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor A-591 7-in. 10/26/1903 Bedelia Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-591 10-in. 10/26/1903 Bedelia Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 26-50 of 370 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schwartz, Jean," accessed April 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106564.

Schwartz, Jean. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106564.

"Schwartz, Jean." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 April 2024.

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

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