Sidney Lippman (March 1, 1914 – March 11, 2003) was a composer and songwriter. He wrote the music for Nat King Cole's 1951 No. 1 hit "Too Young". He died at a nursing home in North Bergen, New Jersey. He was 89 and had lived in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
"Too Young's" words were written by Sylvia Dee, a lyricist and longtime collaborator with Lippman. They got the idea for the song when she told him that her younger brother was getting married and she thought he was too young. As she said that, Mr. Lippman recalled, she looked at me and I looked at her and we both said, 'Title?' He teamed up with Buddy Kaye and Fred Wise to do the words and music for 'A' - You're Adorable (The Alphabet Song), which also became a No. 1 hit, in 1949, as an RCA Victor recording with Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters. Mr. Lippman's other successful pop songs included the novelty Chickery Chick, which was a number one hit for Sammy Kaye in 1945. Sidney Lippman, also called Sid, was a native of Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota. During World War II he was a merchant seaman. He moved to Manhattan and studied musical composition for a year at the Juilliard School. During his career, Lippman worked with Burt Reynolds, Andy Minsker and Tracey Ullman.
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Birth and Death Data: Born March 1, 1914, Died March 11, 2003
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-76168||10-in.||5/19/1933||A fool in love||Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-76454||10-in.||6/14/1933||A fool in love||Ted Holt ; The Park Central Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-058214||10-in.||12/3/1940||These things you left me||Bob Carroll ; Charlie Barnet Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-059288||10-in.||3/5/1941||These things you left me||Wayne King Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||composer|
|Victor||BS-064943||10-in.||9/29/1941||I'm thrilled||Joe Reichman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-066978||10-in.||7/24/1941||Slowpoke||Dawn Patrol Boys ; Dolly Dawn||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-067626||10-in.||8/11/1941||I'm thrilled||Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-067743||10-in.||9/3/1941||Dear Arabella||Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton ; Modernaires||Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and male vocal quartet||composer|
|Victor||PBS-072231||10-in.||4/2/1942||Soldier, let me read your letter||Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; The Modernaires||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-075087||10-in.||6/12/1942||Midsummer matinee||Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-075089||10-in.||6/12/1942||Tapestry in blue||Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||MBS-093055||10-in.||before 7/17/1951||Demasiado joven||Fernando Fernández ; Orquesta Luis Arcaraz||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||MBS-093064||10-in.||before 5/29/1951||Too young||Orquesta Luis Arcaraz||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||D7VB-0656||10-in.||3/17/1947||After graduation day||Sammy Kaye ; Sammy Kaye Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||D7VB-2046||10-in.||11/11/1947||Laroo Laroo Lilli bolero||Perry Como ; Russ Case Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||D7VB-2200||10-in.||11/18/1947||Little Lulu||Helen Carroll ; Russ Case Orchestra ; The Satisfiers||Female vocal solo, with vocal group and jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D9AB-1186||10-in.||8/18/1949||Your voice||Cab Drivers ; Cab Calloway||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lippmann, Sidney," accessed June 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106810.
Lippmann, Sidney. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106810.
"Lippmann, Sidney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 June 2023.
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Wikipedia: Sidney Lippman
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LCNAR: Lippman, Sidney - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n93022236
Wikidata: Sidney Lippman - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q7509203
MusicBrainz: Sidney Lippman - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/1f808556-4ce3-41e7-ba9b-3a31d04bdc7d
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