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), Died January 1st, 1967
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist, piano
Recordings (Results 151-175 of 239 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|OKeh||80192||10-in.||10/23/1926||I want to be known as "Susie's feller"||Jazz Pilots ; Harry Reser||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W80931||10-in.||5/21/1927||Me and my shadow||Russell Douglas||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|OKeh||W81097||10-in.||5/23/1927||Me and my shadow||Gotham Troubadours [Irwin Abrams Hotel Manger Orchestra] ; Les Reis||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W82042||10-in.||12/10/1927||Four walls||Mark Fisher ; Ted Shapiro||Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||W400064||10-in.||2/1/1928||Back in your own back yard||Les Reis||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
|OKeh||W400584||10-in.||4/14/1928||Back in your own backyard||Gus Arnheim ; Cocoanut Grove Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||W400695||10-in.||4/26/1928||Back in your own back yard||The Three Crooners||Vocal trio||songwriter|
|OKeh||W400696||10-in.||5/4/1928||Back in your own back yard||Charles W. Hamp||Male vocal solo, with piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||W400739||10-in.||6/2/1928||Back in your own back yard||Eva Taylor||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||W401251||10-in.||10/19/1928||There's a rainbow 'round my shoulder||Scrappy Lambert||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
|OKeh||W401477||10-in.||12/22/1928||The spell of the blues||Charles W. Hamp||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|OKeh||W401560||10-in.||1/26/1929||The spell of the blues||Dorsey Brothers Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|OKeh||W402886||10-in.||8/27/1929||Mem'ries of one sweet kiss||Scrappy Lambert||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||W403035||10-in.||10/7/1929||A year from today||Charles W. Hamp||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||W403527||10-in.||12/18/1929||I'm following you||Smith Ballew Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W403583||10-in.||1/4/1930||I'm following you!||Arthur Schutt Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||W404833||10-in.||1/27/1931||Wabash moon||Ed Kirkeby Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||W490026||10-in.||1/4/1930||I'm following you!||Arthur Schutt Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||B88-B90||10-in.||9/8/1924||When I was the dandy and you were the belle||Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E24274-E24277||10-in.||8/22/1927||Me and my shadow||Ray Perkins||Male vocal solo, with 2 violins and piano||composer|
|Brunswick||C1823||10-in.||3/29/1928||Back in your own back yard||Elmo Tanner||Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||composer|
|Brunswick||C2737||10-in.||12/31/1928||There’s a rainbow ‘round my shoulder||Harry Maxfield ; Wolverines||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||C5030||10-in.||12/17/1929||Hoosier hop||Ray Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G)||composer|
|Brunswick||C5522||10-in.||2/18/1930||I’m following you||Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||C8254||10-in.||10/31/1931||Was it you?||Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dreyer, Dave," accessed April 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108736.
Dreyer, Dave. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108736.
"Dreyer, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 April 2021.
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