Sidney Lippmann

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 1st, 1914, Died March 11th, 2003

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings

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 MBS-093055 10-in. before 7/17/1951 Demasiado joven Fernando Fernández ; Luis Arcaraz Orquesta Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-093064 10-in. before 5/29/1951 Too young Luis Arcaraz Orquesta Instrumental ensemble composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lippmann, Sidney," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106810.

Lippmann, Sidney. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106810.

"Lippmann, Sidney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106810

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