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Blue Barron

Blue Barron (November 19, 1913 – July 16, 2005), born Harry Freidman, was an American orchestra leader in the 1940s and early 1950s during the "Big Band" era. His band's more subdued tone was referred to as "Sweet" music to distinguish it from the "Swing" bands of the era. Barron's orchestra began in the New York City area but later toured the U.S. and performed at popular venues in Los Angeles where they also appeared in several motion pictures and recorded a number of LPs.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 19th, 1913 (Cleveland), Died July 16th, 2005 (Baltimore)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: director

Notes: Disc label credit for orchestra reads: "Music of Yesterday and Today Styled the Blue Barron Way."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 46 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-018451 10-in. 2/3/1938 Did an angel kiss you? Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-018452 10-in. 2/3/1938 There's a boy in Harlem Blue Barron ; Charlie Fischer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-018453 10-in. 2/3/1938 How can you forget Blue Barron ; Ernie Straub Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-018454 10-in. 2/3/1938 Who are we to say Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-018455 10-in. 2/3/1938 Shadows on the moon Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-018456 10-in. 2/3/1938 At a perfume counter Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-021971 10-in. 4/13/1938 So little time (So much to do) Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-021972 10-in. 4/13/1938 I'll dream tonight Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-021973 10-in. 4/13/1938 Daddy's boy Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-021974 10-in. 4/13/1938 You had an ev'ning to spare Blue Barron ; Charlie Fischer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-021975 10-in. 4/13/1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn Blue Barron Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio director  
Victor BS-021976 10-in. 4/13/1938 Moonlight in Waikiki Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-023406 10-in. 5/18/1938 When they played the polka Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle ; Ronny Snyder Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-023407 10-in. 5/18/1938 Sweet Genevieve Blue Barron ; Three Blue Notes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-023408 10-in. 5/18/1938 I hadn't anyone 'till you Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-023409 10-in. 5/18/1938 In a little Dutch kindergarten (Down by the Zuyder Zee) Blue Barron ; Three Blue Notes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-023410 10-in. 5/18/1938 Spring is here Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-023411 10-in. 5/18/1938 I married an angel Blue Barron ; Charlie Fischer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-024040 10-in. 7/15/1938 Garden of the moon Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-024041 10-in. 7/15/1938 While others are building castles in the air (I'll build a cottage for two) Blue Barron ; Ernie Straub Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-024042 10-in. 7/15/1938 I used to be color blind Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-024043 10-in. 7/15/1938 The yam Blue Barron ; Charlie Fischer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-024044 10-in. 7/15/1938 Bambina Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-024045 10-in. 7/15/1938 A garden in the rain Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-027247 10-in. 10/1/1938 Heart and soul Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
(Results 1-25 of 46 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barron, Blue," accessed September 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107098.

Barron, Blue. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107098.

"Barron, Blue." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107098

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