Philip Braham

Philip Braham (18 June 1881 – 2 May 1934) was an English composer of the early twentieth century, chiefly associated with theatrical work. From 1914, he composed music for such musicals and revues as Theodore & Co (1916) and London Calling! (1923), including several revues produced by André Charlot. His best-known song is "Limehouse Blues," which has been recorded by many artists. He wrote for film in the 1930s.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 18th, 1881, Died May 2nd, 1934

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28595 10-in. 9/26/1923 Dancing honeymoon Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29335 10-in. 1/22/1924 Limehouse blues Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30056 10-in. 5/8/1924 Limehouse blues Marcia Freer Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-34343 10-in. 1/19/1926 No one's ever kissed me International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BRC-68237 10-in. 6/16/1931 Limehouse blues Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-76722 10-in. 7/11/1933 Lime house blues Joe Haymes Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-07382 10-in. 2/26/1937 Limehouse blues Vernon Geyer Organ solo composer  
Victor MBS-032317 10-in. before November 1939 Limehouse blues Conjunto Dupont Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-037734 10-in. 6/19/1939 Limehouse blues Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-047078 10-in. 2/20/1940 Limehouse blues Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-047605 10-in. 2/7/1940 Limehouse blues Curly Hicks ; Taproom Boys Washboard band composer  
Victor PBS-055484 10-in. 3/14/1941 Limehouse blues Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-067792 10-in. 9/13/1941 Limehouse blues New Orleans Feetwarmers Jazz/dance sextet composer  
Columbia 81550 10-in. 2/11/1924 Limehouse blues Columbians Dance Orchestra De Luxe Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W147416 10-in. 12/11/1928 Limehouse blues Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-72061 10-in. 11/14/1923 Dancing honeymoon Eddie Elkins' Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-72410 10-in. Mar. 1924 Limehouse blues Harold Leonard ; Red Jackets Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 12667-12668 10-in. 3/10/1924 Limehouse blues Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick C1971 10-in. 5/24/1928 Limehouse blues Original Wolverines ; Richard Dick Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick XE27622 12-in. 5/31/1928 Limehouse blues Five Pennies ; Scrappy Lambert ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Edison 9378 10-in. 2/15/1924 Limehouse blues Atlantic Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Gramophone 0LA1062 10-in. 5/4/1936 Limehouse blues Stephane Grappelli ; Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt Jazz/dance sextet composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Braham, Philip," accessed November 23, 2020,

Braham, Philip. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from

"Braham, Philip." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.

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