Marion Sunshine

Marion Sunshine (born Mary Tunstall Ijames, May 15, 1894 – January 25, 1963) was an American actress and songwriter. During her youth she worked in many films and Broadway musicals, as well as vaudeville and variety shows. In the 1930s she was involved in the so-called "rhumba craze" and translated the lyrics of many Latin music songs.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 15th, 1894 (Louisville), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15029 10-in. 6/29/1914 Mary, you're a little bit old-fashioned Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15283 10-in. 10/19/1914 The dress my mother wore Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16867 10-in. 12/6/1915 An old-fashioned garden in Virginia Delos Becker Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27656 10-in. 3/14/1923 Baby sister blues Duncan Sisters Female vocal duet, with ukulele lyricist  
Victor XVE-68205 10-in. 3/4/1931 African lament Don Azpiazu ; Havana Casino Orchestra ; George Owen Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor XVE-68206 10-in. 3/4/1931 The voodoo Don Azpiazu ; Havana Casino Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BRC-69687 10-in. 6/4/1931 Wanna lot o' love Don Azpiazu ; Havana Casino Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BRC-69688 10-in. 6/4/1931 Green eyes Don Azpiazu ; Chick Bullock ; Havana Casino Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-70252 10-in. 9/23/1931 A penny for your thoughts Don Azpiazu ; Bob Burk ; Havana Casino Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-70253 10-in. 9/23/1931 Marianna (The peanut vendor's daughter) Don Azpiazu ; Havana Casino Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-07720 10-in. 4/5/1937 Havana's calling me Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-021870 10-in. 4/1/1938 I got a guy Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-022483 10-in. 4/21/1938 I got a guy Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Ruth Gaylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-023224 10-in. 5/13/1938 I got a guy Carlotta Dale ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-034479 10-in. 3/31/1939 Gloriana Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-071408 10-in. 9/26/1941 Voodoo moon Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 39593 10-in. 10/23/1914 The dress my mother wore Charles Harrison ; Andrea Sarto Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46957 10-in. 8/15/1916 Somewhere there's a little cottage standing Henry I. Marshall Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W150993 10-in. 12/2/1930 The peanut vendor California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia W152722 10-in. 2/23/1934 The voodoo Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W404419 10-in. 12/23/1930 The peanut vendor Louis Armstrong ; Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick 10997-10999 10-in. 7/3/1923 Voodoo Hamtree Harrington Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Edison 3084 10-in. June 1914 or later Mary, you're a little bit old fashioned Walter Van Brunt Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 9512 10-in. 5/13/1924 Baby sister blues MacDowell Sisters Female vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sunshine, Marion," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108124.

Sunshine, Marion. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108124.

"Sunshine, Marion." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108124

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