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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 44 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-048903 10-in. 4/15/1940 Write a letter to your mother Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-048904 10-in. 4/15/1940 Mother Machree Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-048905 10-in. 4/15/1940 Devil may care Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-048906 10-in. 4/15/1940 Make-Believe Island Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-048907 10-in. 4/15/1940 You can't brush me off Dinah Shore ; Dick Todd Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-048908 10-in. 4/15/1940 Outside of that, I love you Dinah Shore ; Dick Todd Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-048943 10-in. 4/24/1940 It never entered my mind Shirley Howard Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-048944 10-in. 4/24/1940 Fools rush in (Where angels fear to tread) Shirley Howard Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-048945 10-in. 4/24/1940 Fools fall in love Shirley Howard Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-048946 10-in. 4/24/1940 It'll come to you Shirley Howard Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-051233 10-in. 6/6/1940 I'm always chasing rainbows Walter Gross Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gross, Walter," accessed October 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106796.

Gross, Walter. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106796.

"Gross, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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