Louise Tobin

Mary Louise Tobin (born November 11, 1918) is an American singer. She appeared with Benny Goodman, Bobby Hackett, Will Bradley, and Jack Jenney. Tobin introduced "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" with Goodman’s band in 1939. Her biggest hit with Goodman was "There'll Be Some Changes Made", which was number two on Your Hit Parade in 1941 for 15 weeks. Tobin was the first wife of trumpeter and bandleader Harry James, with whom she had two sons.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 11th, 1918 (Aubrey)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-035709 10-in. 4/6/1939 I've got an old fashioned love in my heart Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet, with female vocal solo vocalist  


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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106743


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