Dave Dreyer (September 22, 1894 in Brooklyn, New York – March 1, 1967 in New York City) was an American composer and pianist.
He started off as a pianist with vaudeville greats such as Al Jolson, Sophie Tucker, Belle Baker, and Frank Fay. In 1923 he worked for the Irving Berlin Music Company. While there, he worked numerous film scores. He later became the head of the music department of RKO Radio. He left the Music Company in 1947.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1894 (Brooklyn)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist, piano
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 227 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-18337||12-in.||9/8/1916||She is the sunshine of Virginia||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-21939||10-in.||5/29/1918||When I send you a picture of Berlin (You'll know it's over 'over there,' I'm coming home)||Arthur Fields ; Peerless Quartet||Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||B-22440||10-in.||11/29/1918||When you get back to Illinois||Marion Harris||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-29296||10-in.||1/17/1924||If the rest of the world don't want you (Go back to Mother and Dad)||Franklyn Baur||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-30593||10-in.||8/19/1924||When I was the dandy and you were the belle||Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-30666||10-in.||8/22/1924||When I was the dandy and you were the belle||Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33306||10-in.||8/13/1925||Cecilia||Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33383||10-in.||9/15/1925||Cecilia||Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36388||10-in.||10/5/1926||I just wanna be known as Susie's feller||Phil Spitalny Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36434||10-in.||9/29/1926||I want to be known as Susie's feller||Charles J. Correll ; Freeman F. Gosden||Male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-38399||10-in.||5/12/1927||Me and my shadow||Johnny Marvin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-38702||10-in.||4/28/1927||Where the wild, wild flowers grow||Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|Victor||BVE-38703||10-in.||4/28/1927||Rosy cheeks||Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|Victor||BVE-38704||10-in.||4/28/1927||Me and my shadow||Whispering Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with piano||instrumentalist, piano, composer|
|Victor||BVE-39107||10-in.||8/24/1927||Me and my shadow||Victor Salon Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39234||10-in.||6/9/1927||Me and my shadow||Eddie Peabody||Banjo solo, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-41195||10-in.||12/21/1927||Four walls||Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-41471||10-in.||1/28/1928||Back in your own back yard||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-41536||10-in.||1/10/1928||Back in your own back yard||Frank Crumit||Male vocal solo, with violin, saxophone, and piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-41567||10-in.||1/20/1928||Four walls||Franklyn Baur||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-42001||10-in.||2/13/1928||Golden Gate||Horace Heidt Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43305||10-in.||3/1/1928||Back in your own back yard||Harry Richman||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43501||10-in.||3/26/1928||Good-bye Broadway, hello Montreal||The Happiness Boys||Male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43676||10-in.||4/27/1928||Back in your own back yard||Cooper Lawley ; Harold Yates||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43697||10-in.||5/2/1928||Golden Gate||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dreyer, Dave," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108736.
Dreyer, Dave. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108736.
"Dreyer, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.
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