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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born May 15, 1894 (Louisville), Died January 25, 1963 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)
|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||composer, lyricist|
|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||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-034479||10-in.||3/31/1939||Gloriana||Wayne King Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-060378||10-in.||1/27/1941||La conga (Havana's calling me)||Vincent Lopez ; Angel M. Rodriguez ; Suave Swing Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and chanting||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-071408||10-in.||9/26/1941||Voodoo moon||Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-0426||10-in.||1/20/1947||The peanut vendor||Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7XB-1777||10-in.||10/21/1947||Peanut vendor||José Curbelo Orchestra ; Manyo Lopez||Instrumental ensemble, 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sunshine, Marion," accessed June 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108124.
Sunshine, Marion. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108124.
"Sunshine, Marion." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 June 2023.
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Wikipedia: Marion Sunshine
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Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Sunshine, Marion, 1894-1963 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb99182294
Wikidata: Marion Sunshine - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q11837285
MusicBrainz: Marion Sunshine - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/788f1419-ac59-4bc5-aef8-8691a2e78d54
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