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Felix Knight

William Felix Knight (stage name: Felix Knight, November 1, 1908 – June 18, 1998), was an American tenor, actor, and vocal teacher, best known for his role as Tom-Tom in the 1934 Laurel and Hardy holiday musical film Babes in Toyland.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 1st, 1908 (Macon), Died June 18th, 1998 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-019804 10-in. 2/11/1938 Shadows on the moon Felix Knight ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-019805 10-in. 2/11/1938 The moon of Manakoora Felix Knight ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-019806 10-in. 2/11/1938 Love walked in Felix Knight ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-019807 10-in. 2/11/1938 Girl of the golden West Felix Knight ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-019808 10-in. 2/11/1938 Mariachie Felix Knight ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-022989 10-in. 5/5/1938 Spring is here Felix Knight ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-022990 10-in. 5/5/1938 There's rain in your eyes Felix Knight ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-022991 10-in. 5/5/1938 I'll tell the man in the street Felix Knight ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-022992 10-in. 5/5/1938 When they played the polka Felix Knight ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-024012 12-in. 7/10/1938 Gems from Girl crazy Jane Froman ; Felix Knight ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Radio broadcast : Vocalists and instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-024014 12-in. 7/10/1938 Gershwin medley Jane Froman ; Felix Knight ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Radio broadcast : Vocalists and instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-024017 12-in. 7/10/1938 Gems from Lady be good and Tip toes Jane Froman ; Felix Knight ; Sonny Schuyler ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Radio broadcast : Vocalists and instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-024019 12-in. 7/10/1938 Gems from Porgy and Bess, second part Jane Froman ; Felix Knight ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Radio broadcast : Vocalists and instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-026832 12-in. 9/8/1938 Show boat, part 2 Leonard W. Joy ; Victor Light Opera Company Vocal soloists, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-026849 12-in. 9/9/1938 Cat and the fiddle Leonard W. Joy ; Victor Light Opera Company Vocal soloists, with orchestra and vocal ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-026851 12-in. 9/9/1938 Sally Leonard W. Joy ; Victor Light Opera Company Vocal soloists, with orchestra and vocal ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-026852 12-in. 9/9/1938 Medley of Kern Hits Leonard W. Joy ; Victor Light Opera Company Vocal soloists, with orchestra and vocal ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-026853 12-in. 9/9/1938 The girl from Utah Leonard W. Joy ; Victor Light Opera Company Vocal soloists, with orchestra and vocal ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CS-026854 12-in. 9/9/1938 Oh boy Leonard W. Joy ; Victor Light Opera Company Vocal soloists, with orchestra and vocal ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-056101 10-in. 9/11/1940 Count of Luxembourg : Selections Margaret Daum ; Gordon Gifford ; Felix Knight ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with vocal soloists and chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-056102 10-in. 9/11/1940 Gypsy love : Selections Margaret Daum ; Felix Knight ; Wladimir Selinsky ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with violin solo, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-056103 10-in. 9/11/1940 Frasquita : Selections Margaret Daum ; Felix Knight ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with vocal soloists and chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-056104 10-in. 9/11/1940 Yours is my heart alone Felix Knight ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Male vocal solo and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-056105 10-in. 9/11/1940 Down in dear Marsovia Margaret Daum ; Felix Knight ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Female-male vocal duet, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-075411 10-in. 7/7/1942 My hero Dorothy Kirsten ; Felix Knight ; Victor First Nighter Orchestra Female-male vocal duet and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-075412 10-in. 7/7/1942 Serenade Victor First Nighter Orchestra Male vocal solo and male vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-075413 10-in. 7/7/1942 Will you remember (Sweetheart) Dorothy Kirsten ; Felix Knight ; Victor First Nighter Orchestra Female-male vocal duet and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-075414 10-in. 7/7/1942 Ah! Sweet mystery of life Dorothy Kirsten ; Felix Knight ; Victor First Nighter Orchestra Female-male vocal duet and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-075415 10-in. 7/9/1942 Thine alone Victor Herbert ; Dorothy Kirsten ; Felix Knight ; Victor First Nighter Orchestra Female-male vocal duet and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-075416 10-in. 7/9/1942 One alone Dorothy Kirsten ; Felix Knight ; Victor First Nighter Orchestra Female-male vocal duet and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-075417 10-in. 7/9/1942 Sweethearts Dorothy Kirsten ; Felix Knight ; Victor First Nighter Orchestra Female-male vocal duet and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-075418 10-in. 7/9/1942 Wanting you Dorothy Kirsten ; Felix Knight ; Victor First Nighter Orchestra Female-male vocal duet and mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 71579 12/20/1943 Love in my heart Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 71580 12/21/1943 Women Wilbur Evans ; Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 71860 3/14/1944 Finale of Act 1 Kitty Carlisle ; Wilbur Evans ; Felix Knight ; Vicki Vola vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 71863 3/14/1944 One flower grows alone in your garden Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 72637 10-in. 12/21/1944 The donkey serenade Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 72638 10-in. 12/21/1944 Bluebird of happiness Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 72743 10-in. 2/26/1945 The donkey serenade Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 72744 10-in. 2/26/1945 Sweetheart of all my dreams Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73117 10-in. 11/9/1945 Because Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73118 10-in. 11/9/1945 The donkey serenade Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73125 10-in. 11/9/1945 In the valley near Sleivenamon Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73126 10-in. 11/9/1945 The lass from the County Mayo Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73127 10-in. 11/9/1945 A little bit of heaven Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73130 10-in. 11/14/1945 There's a cottage by the Shannon Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73131 10-in. 11/14/1945 That tumbledown shack in Athlone Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73132 10-in. 11/14/1945 Come back to Erin Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73133 10-in. 11/14/1945 Come back Paddy Reilly Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73134 10-in. 11/14/1945 Sweet Inniscarra Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73143 10-in. 11/20/1945 The donkey serenade Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73154 10-in. 11/23/1945 Because you're you Eileen Farrell ; Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73155 10-in. 11/23/1945 In the isle of our dreams Eileen Farrell ; Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73745 11/15/1946 A dream Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73746 11/15/1946 Giannina mia Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80477 1/31/1951 A glorious day is dawning Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80478 1/31/1951 In heavenly love abiding Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80479 1/31/1951 It matters not what be Thy lot Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80480 1/31/1951 Saw ye my Savior Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80523 2/12/1951 Brood o'er us Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80524 2/12/1951 Eternal Mind the Potter is Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80525 2/12/1951 O gentle presence Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 80526 2/12/1951 O Jesus, our dear master Felix Knight vocalist, tenor vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Knight, Felix," accessed October 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107091.

Knight, Felix. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107091.

"Knight, Felix." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.

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