Karl Hajos (January 28, 1889 – February 1, 1950) was a Hungarian composer who worked on many film scores. Born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hajos emigrated to the United States in 1924 and worked in Hollywood. Beginning in the late silent era, he worked on over a hundred films with a variety of directors and studios. He was one of nine composers employed on the 1931 western Fighting Caravans. In 1934 he worked on Cecil B. Demille's thriller Four Frightened People.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 28th, 1889 (Budapest), Died February 1st, 1950 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1935
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-32460||10-in.||4/22/1925||The magic of moonlight is love||Hope Hampton||Female vocal solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||B-32463||10-in.||4/22/1925||I hear love call me||Hope Hampton||Female vocal solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||BVE-46966||10-in.||8/30/1928||Beggars of life||The Troubadours||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||BVE-47505||10-in.||9/12/1928||Sunbeams||Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBS-90318||10-in.||7/22/1935||My other me||Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||146956||10-in.||9/5/1928||Beggars of life||Bar Harbor Society Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W401144||10-in.||9/25/1928||Beggars of life||Seger Ellis||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|OKeh||W401162||10-in.||9/28/1928||Beggars of life||Lou Gold Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E28090||10-in.||8/15/1928||Sunbeams bring dreams of you||Francis Luther||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||E28319||10-in.||9/27/1928||Beggars of life||Scrappy Lambert||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hajos, Karl," accessed September 18, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106733.
Hajos, Karl. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 18, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106733.
"Hajos, Karl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 18 September 2020.
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