Herb Magidson

Herbert A. Magidson (January 7, 1906 – January 2, 1986) was an American popular lyricist. His work was used in over 23 films and four Broadway revues. He won the first Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1934.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 7th, 1906 (Braddock), Died Beverly Hills

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 118 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-47540 10-in. 9/20/1928 Is there anything wrong in that? Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-49617 10-in. 1/3/1929 That's why I'm happy Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-50946 10-in. 3/15/1929 That's why I'm happy Helen Kane Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-57155 10-in. 11/19/1929 Singin' in the bathtub High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-57182 10-in. 11/29/1929 Singin' in the bathtub Chick Endor Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-57909 10-in. 12/12/1929 Singin' in the bathtub Gerald Macy ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-58115 10-in. 12/17/1929 Hello baby Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BAVE-60915 10-in. 8/26/1931 Cantando en el baño Orquesta Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble, wiith male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-62372 10-in. 7/26/1930 Song of the Congo Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-70189 10-in. 8/27/1931 Mean music Gene Kardos Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70226 10-in. 9/11/1931 Cutest kid in town Walter Ashby ; Elly Bellare ; Snooks Friedman ; Ken Herlin ; Memphis Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BRC-72517 10-in. 4/27/1932 Hummin' to myself Johnny Hamp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-72565 10-in. 5/11/1932 I beg your pardon, Mademoiselle California Cavaliers ; Buddy Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-72695 10-in. 7/6/1932 Hummin' to myself Washboard Rhythm Boys ; Steve Washington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BSHQ-72899 10-in. 6/14/1932 Hummin' to myself Jimmy Underwood and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BSHQ-73004 10-in. 6/14/1932 I beg your pardon, mademoiselle Mike Doty and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73897 10-in. 10/31/1932 And so I married the girl Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet (takes 1 and 2); with male vocal quartet (takes 3 and 4) lyricist  
Victor BS-73954 10-in. 11/14/1932 That's all that matters to me Jack Denny ; Paul Small ; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73982 10-in. 11/22/1932 That's all that matters to me Sam Sanders and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73987 10-in. 11/22/1932 That's all that matters to me Baby Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-75257 10-in. 2/17/1933 Black eyed Susan Brown Glen Gray Orchestra ; Walter Hunt Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-76163 10-in. 5/19/1933 The farmer's daughter's wedding day The Sizzlers Male vocal trio, with piano lyricist  
Victor BS-78612 10-in. 11/8/1933 Don't you remember me? Hotel Pierre Orchestra ; Henry King ; Joseph Sudy Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-79306 10-in. 8/9/1934 Talkin' to myself Raymond Paige Orchestra ; The Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor PBS-79341 10-in. 9/6/1934 Blue Sky Avenue Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 118 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Magidson, Herb," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108738.

Magidson, Herb. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108738.

"Magidson, Herb." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

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