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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 101-125 of 370 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6240 10-in. 5/29/1908 Mother hasn't spoke to Father since Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6283 10-in. 6/22/1908 Over the hills and far away John H. Bieling ; Harry Macdonough Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6668 10-in. 12/15/1908 Honey love me all the time Lois Fox Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6778 10-in. 2/5/1909 Meet me in rose time, Rosie Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6844 10-in. 3/2/1909 The whitewash man Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo composer  
Victor B-6927 10-in. 3/25/1909 The whitewash man Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-6940 10-in. 3/30/1909 The whitewash man Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-7007 10-in. 4/23/1909 I'm a member of the midnight crew Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-7076 10-in. 5/13/1909 I'm crazy when the band begins to play Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8223 10-in. 9/10/1909 The hat my father wore on St. Patrick's Day Haydn Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8413 10-in. 11/30/1909 Emmaline Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8654 10-in. 2/24/1910 I'm on my way to Reno Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8816 10-in. 4/8/1910 I'll make a ring around Rosie Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-9736 10-in. 12/22/1910 Let's make love among the roses Blanche Ring Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10628 10-in. 6/29/1911 Let's make love among the roses American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10714 10-in. 7/12/1911 They're all good American names Ed Morton Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11410 10-in. 12/22/1911 Rum tum tiddle Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11538 10-in. 2/1/1912 Ring ting a ling Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11584 10-in. 2/12/1912 If it wasn't for the Irish and the Jews Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11596 10-in. 2/15/1912 That Coontown quartette American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11949 10-in. 4/30/1912 Whistle it Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12628 10-in. 11/19/1912 In banjo land Peerless Quartet ; Fred Van Eps Male vocal quartet, with banjo and orchestra composer  
Victor B-12724 10-in. 12/16/1912 Mister Yankee Doodle American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12971 10-in. 3/7/1913 My yellow jacket girl Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12987 10-in. 3/12/1913 There's one in a million like you Edna Brown ; James F. Harrison Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
(Results 101-125 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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