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Walter Gross

Walter Gross (July 14, 1909 – November 27, 1967) is best known for having composed the music for the popular 1946 song "Tenderly". In addition to composing dozens of other titles, he was also a pianist, arranger, orchestra leader, and record industry executive.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 14th, 1909 (New York City), Died November 27th, 1967 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, director, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-038251 10-in. 7/11/1939 Glad to be unhappy Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-038252 10-in. 7/11/1939 Oh! You crazy moon Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-038253 10-in. 7/11/1939 Stormy weather (Keeps rainin' all the time) Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-038254 10-in. 7/11/1939 Go fly a kite! Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-043313 10-in. 10/25/1939 I didn't know what time it was Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-043314 10-in. 10/25/1939 Make with the kisses Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-043957 10-in. 12/5/1939 Blue rain Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-043958 10-in. 12/5/1939 When love beckoned (On Fifty-second Street) Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-043959 10-in. 12/5/1939 Dancing in the dark Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-043960 10-in. 12/5/1939 (I don't stand) A ghost of a chance with you Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-048793 10-in. 4/17/1940 It's a lovely day tomorrow Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-048794 10-in. 4/17/1940 It's somebody else (That you love) Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with orchestra director, composer  
Victor BS-048795 10-in. 4/17/1940 I'm nobody's baby Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, director  
Victor BS-048796 10-in. 4/17/1940 Buds won't bud Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-051233 10-in. 6/6/1940 I'm always chasing rainbows Walter Gross Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-051234 10-in. 6/6/1940 A slight case of ivory Walter Gross Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-051235 10-in. 6/6/1940 Creepy weepy (A boogie woogie study) Walter Gross Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-051236 10-in. 6/6/1940 Improvisation in several keys Walter Gross Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-073482 10-in. 3/25/1942 Just a moon ago Vera Barton Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-Test-1034 10-in. 12/18/1930 Without love Rudy Vallée Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64616 10-in. 9/9/1938 I'm coming Virginia Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64617 10-in. 9/9/1938 Jamboree Jones Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64618 10-in. 9/9/1938 Aunt Hagar's blues Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64619 10-in. 9/9/1938 I used to be color-blind Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64620 10-in. 9/9/1938 Sing a song of sixpence Paul Whiteman and his Swing Wing instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gross, Walter," accessed September 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106796.

Gross, Walter. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106796.

"Gross, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 September 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106796

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