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Oscar Levant

Oscar Levant (December 27, 1906 – August 14, 1972) was an American concert pianist, composer, music conductor, author, radio game show panellist, television talk show host, comedian and actor. He was as famous for his mordant character and witticisms, on the radio and in movies and television, as for his music.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 26th, 1906 (Pittsburgh), Died August 14th, 1972 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 110 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-41155 10-in. 12/9/1927 Keep sweeping the cobwebs off the moon Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-41407 10-in. 12/13/1927 Keep sweeping the cobwebs off the moon Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-42921 10-in. 9/4/1928 If you want the rainbow (You must have the rain) Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-43389 10-in. 3/22/1928 Just a little way from home Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-49260 10-in. 12/14/1928 If you want the rainbow (you must have the rain) Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53588 10-in. 6/27/1929 My dream memory Gus Arnheim Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-53589 10-in. 6/27/1929 Lovable and sweet Gus Arnheim Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor PBVE-54549 10-in. 1/3/1930 Until love comes along Bebe Daniels Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBVE-54550 10-in. 1/3/1930 Night winds Bebe Daniels Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-55165 10-in. 7/29/1929 Lovable and sweet Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-55609 10-in. 7/15/1929 My dream memory Don Howard ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-55674 10-in. 9/6/1929 Gay love Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-55805 10-in. 8/26/1929 After the clouds roll by Henry Busse Orchestra ; Burt Lorin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-56153 10-in. 9/26/1929 You're responsible Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet composer  
Victor BVE-56154 10-in. 9/26/1929 With you, with me Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-58120 10-in. 12/19/1929 Until love comes along Frank Munn ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-64856 10-in. 1/19/1931 Lady, play your mandolin The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with banjo, guitar, and piano (takes 1-3); with mandolin and piano (takes 4 and 5) composer  
Victor BVE-67724 10-in. 12/19/1930 Lady, play your mandolin Havana Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75523 10-in. 3/15/1933 In my Dixie hi-dee hideaway George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Loretta Lee Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-85012 10-in. 11/12/1934 Blame it on my youth Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-88783 10-in. 3/6/1935 Pardon my love Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-95653 10-in. 10/23/1935 Out of sight, out of mind Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-95656 10-in. 10/24/1935 Don't mention love to me Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-96264 10-in. 11/1/1935 Out of sight, out of mind Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra ; Ted Travers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-96265 10-in. 11/1/1935 Don't mention love to me Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra ; Ted Travers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 110 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Levant, Oscar," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108664.

Levant, Oscar. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108664.

"Levant, Oscar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108664

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