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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 201-225 of 370 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-Test-1070 12-in. 9/26/1933 Digga-digga-do Whispering Banjos String band composer  
Victor BRC-Test-1113 10-in. 3/24/1931 One little raindrop John Young Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor [Trial 1917-07-16-01] Not documented 7/16/1917 I'm all bound 'round with the Mason Dixon Line Eddie Nelson Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1918-09-06-01] Not documented 9/6/1918 Love among the roses Jane Howard Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1923-03-14-01] 10-in. 3/14/1923 I'm tired Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia 313 7-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town Male vocalist (unidentified; Columbia Records) Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 313 10-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town Male vocalist (unidentified; Columbia Records) Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 346 7-in. ca. 1901 Any old place I can hang my hat is home sweet home to me Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 346 10-in. ca. 1901 Any old place I can hang my hat is home sweet home to me Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 349 7-in. ca. 1901 I'm tired Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 349 10-in. ca. 1901 I'm tired Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 382 7-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 382 10-in. ca. 1901 When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 463 7-in. ca. 1901 When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 463 10-in. ca. 1901 When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 747 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town Artists vary Orchestra composer  
Columbia 747 10-in. ca. 1902 When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town Artists vary Orchestra composer  
Columbia 763 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 Back, back to the woods Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia 763 10-in. ca. 1902 Back, back to the woods Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia 876 7-in. ca. 1902 Mister Dooley Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 876 10-in. ca. 1902 Mister Dooley Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 892 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 Rip Van Winkle was a lucky man J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 892 10-in. ca. 1902 Rip Van Winkle was a lucky man J. W. Myers Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 911 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 Nursery rhymes Collins and Natus Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia 911 10-in. ca. 1902 Nursery rhymes Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
(Results 201-225 of 370 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schwartz, Jean," accessed April 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106564.

Schwartz, Jean. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106564.

"Schwartz, Jean." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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