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 7, 1906 (Braddock), Died January 2, 1986 (Beverly Hills)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 132 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Magidson, Herb," accessed September 25, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108738.
Magidson, Herb. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 25, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108738.
"Magidson, Herb." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 25 September 2022.
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