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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 176-200 of 370 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-64376 10-in. 11/25/1930 Au revoir, pleasant dreams Roy Smeck Vita Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-67442 10-in. 2/11/1931 One little raindrop Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-67509 10-in. 2/18/1931 One little raindrop Ernie Birchill ; Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-68825 10-in. 3/25/1931 One little raindrop Harold van Emburgh ; William Wirges Special Radio Orchestra Radio broadcast : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-71287 10-in. 1/28/1932 Chinatown, my Chinatown Roane's Pennsylvanians ; Bobby Roberts Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75356 10-in. 3/3/1933 She changed her hi-de-hi-de Red Ingle ; Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio composer  
Victor BS-76792 10-in. 8/28/1933 Little you know Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-76846 10-in. 8/4/1933 Trouble in paradise Andrea Marsh ; Elmo Tanner ; Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and whistling composer  
Victor BS-77034 10-in. 9/28/1933 Chinatown, my Chinatown Hotcha Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-77440 10-in. 8/8/1933 Trouble in paradise Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-81030 10-in. 1/4/1934 If I didn't care Ray Sinatra ; Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-81036 10-in. 1/5/1934 If I didn't care Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-81077 10-in. 1/18/1934 If I didn't care Hotel Governor Clinton Orchestra ; Enoch Light Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-82521 10-in. 5/14/1934 In a little red barn (On a farm down in Indiana) Ted Hanson ; Normandie Orchestra ; William Wolfson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-82552 10-in. 5/24/1934 In a little red barn (On a farm down in Indiana) Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-88966 10-in. 5/10/1935 Chinatown, my Chinatown Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-94511 10-in. 8/14/1935 Chinatown, my Chinatown Joe Kennedy Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-99142 10-in. 2/15/1936 Where the red, red roses grow Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris Male vocal duet, with banjo, guitar, and harmonica composer  
Victor BS-01915 10-in. 12/22/1936 Trust in me Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-03907 10-in. 12/24/1936 Trust in me Johnny Hamp Orchestra ; Johnny McAfee Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-07774 10-in. 4/12/1937 Rock-a-bye your baby with a Dixie melody The Riversiders Male vocal quartet, with steel guitar and piano composer  
Victor BS-07866 10-in. 4/26/1937 China stomp Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-019428 10-in. 7/11/1938 Chinatown, my Chinatown Clambake Seven ; Tommy Dorsey Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-022990 10-in. 5/5/1938 There's rain in your eyes Felix Knight ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-060665 10-in. 2/19/1941 The hat my father wore (upon St. Patrick's Day) Harry's Tavern Band ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 176-200 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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