Al Goodhart (January 26, 1905 – November 30, 1955) a member of ASCAP, was born in New York City and attended DeWitt Clinton High School. During his lifetime he was a radio announcer, vaudeville pianist and special materials writer. He also owned a theatrical agency.
Following his 1931 hit "I Apologize", he concentrated on composing music, being most prolific during the 1930s. He traveled to England and wrote music there from 1934 to 1937. With collaborators Al Hoffman and Maurice Sigler, Goodhart scored music for the stage and screen, particularly musical films starring Jessie Matthews. During WWII, Goodhart travelled with the USO, entertaining troops in the United States and abroad.
His other chief collaborators included Mann Curtis, Sammy Lerner, Ed Nelson, Kay Twomey and Allan Roberts.
He died in 1955, aged 50.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 26, 1905, Died November 30, 1955
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1954
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, piano, lyricist
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 125 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BRC-53012||10-in.||4/15/1931||Ya got love||Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-59695||10-in.||4/12/1930||Dangerous Nan McGrew||Helen Kane||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-59697||10-in.||4/12/1930||I owe you||Helen Kane||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||PBS-68424||10-in.||2/2/1933||Suzanne||Gus Arnheim Orchestra ; The Three Rhythm Boys||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BRC-70134||10-in.||7/29/1931||I apologize||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Paul Small ; Victor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-70907||10-in.||10/23/1931||What are you thinkin' about, baby?||Gene Kardos Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-70941||10-in.||11/2/1931||I'll always remember September||Peter Van Steeden Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-70949||10-in.||11/6/1931||One little quarrel||High Hatters ; Frank Luther||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-70988||10-in.||12/18/1931||You're foolin' yourself (When you try to fool me)||Gene Kardos Orchestra ; Dick Robertson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-72243||10-in.||4/6/1932||Auf Wiedersehen, my dear||Russ Columbo||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-72564||10-in.||5/11/1932||Happy go-lucky you and broken hearted me||California Cavaliers ; Buddy Rogers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-72582||10-in.||5/13/1932||A picnic for two||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-73391||10-in.||9/13/1932||Beside the sunset trail||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-73504||10-in.||9/15/1932||Someday we'll meet again||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||LBS-73505||10-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||9/15/1932||Someday we'll meet again||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-73707||10-in.||9/28/1932||Someday we'll meet again||Bob Miller's Memphis Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-73720||10-in.||9/30/1932||Beside the sunset trail||Harold Mooney and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-73864||10-in.||10/25/1932||Fit as a fiddle||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||LBS-73865||10-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||10/25/1932||Fit as a fiddle||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-73871||10-in.||10/27/1932||The cop on the beat, the man in the moon, and me||Frank Luther ; Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||LBS-73942||10-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||11/10/1932||Dance selections||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solos and chorus||composer|
|Victor||BS-73970||10-in.||11/17/1932||In the dim dim dawning||Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Irene Taylor||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||LBS-73971||10-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||11/17/1932||In the dim dim dawning||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-73972||10-in.||11/17/1932||In the dim dim dawning||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-73986||10-in.||11/22/1932||In the dim dim dawning||Baby Rose Marie||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Goodhart, Al," accessed December 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108558.
Goodhart, Al. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108558.
"Goodhart, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 December 2023.
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