Grace Le Boy

Grace Leboy Kahn (September 22, 1890 - May 24, 1983) was an American composer.

Born in Brooklyn NY, Leboy was a precocious musician, gaining employment as a pianist by age 15, and fame by age 18 with her song "I Wish I Had A Girl". By age 21 she had songs on the Broadway stage in Jumping Jupiter. Notable performers of her day recorded her songs and compositions. Lyrics for many of her songs were written by Gus Kahn whom she married in 1916. They were the parents of Donald Gustave Kahn (July 17, 1918 – April 11, 2008) and Irene Kahn (1922–1985). Grace was played by Doris Day in I'll See You in My Dreams, a film that portrays the lives and times of Leboy and Kahn.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 22, 1890 (Brooklyn), Died May 24, 1983

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Notes: Name sometimes appears on Victor disc labels as "Grace Le Boy Kahn" or "Grace LeBoy."

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-6693 10-in. 12/30/1908 I wish I had a girl Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-7095 10-in. 5/18/1909 Make a noise like a hoop and roll away Street piano "Street" (barrel) piano composer  
Victor B-9493 10-in. 10/3/1910 To the strains of that wedding march Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11856 10-in. 4/11/1912 Music vot's music must come from Berlin Maurice Burkhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14210 10-in. 12/17/1913 The good ship Mary Ann Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15752 10-in. 3/2/1915 Oh how that woman could cook George L. Thompson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-15834 12-in. 3/26/1915 On the 5:15 Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-15869 10-in. 4/9/1915 Everybody rag with me American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBVE-61053 10-in. 11/10/1930 My love for you George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-67511 10-in. 2/19/1931 You gave me everything but love Art Jarrett ; Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-71765 10-in. 7/2/1932 Evening Buddy Clark ; Gus Arnheim Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-72543 10-in. 5/4/1932 Lazy day Jack Denny ; June Pursell ; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-73506 10-in. 9/15/1932 'Twas only a summer night's dream Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor LBS-73507 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 9/15/1932 'Twas only a summer night's dream Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor [Trial 1914-06-30-01] Not documented 6/30/1914 Dixie Elizabeth Murray Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 3994 10-in. between 1908 and March 1909 I wish I had a girl Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 19875 10-in. 4/30/1912 Music vot's music must come from Berlin Maurice Burkhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 38877 10-in. 5/23/1913 I'm on the jury Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 39842 10-in. 2/10/1915 Everybody rag with me George O'Connor Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79121 10-in. 4/14/1920 Early in the morning (Down on the farm) Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 37373 12-in. 8/23/1915 It's tulip time in Holland Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson Band composer  
Columbia 143733 10-in. 3/31/1927 Just wond'ring Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W144342 10-in. 6/17/1927 Just wond'ring Milton Watson Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Columbia W145842 10-in. 3/27/1928 Will you be sorry? Bamboo Garden Orchestra ; Emerson Gill ; Pinkey Hunter Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia [W]150910 10-in. 10/29/1930 (You're always sure of) My love for you Fred Rich Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 40 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Le Boy, Grace," accessed May 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106584.

Le Boy, Grace. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106584.

"Le Boy, Grace." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106584

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