Herman Ruby

Birth and Death Data: Born March 15, 1892 (New York City), Died July 30, 1959 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter, arranger

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13538 10-in. 7/8/1913 I can live without you Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25539 10-in. 8/30/1921 My sunny Tennessee Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25702 10-in. 9/28/1921 My sunny Tennessee Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-26241 10-in. 3/9/1922 My honey's lovin' arms Virginians Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30175 10-in. 6/11/1924 I can't get the one I want Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30325 10-in. 6/25/1924 I can't get the one I want Lou Holtz 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 lyricist  
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 lyricist  
Victor BVE-32597 10-in. 5/7/1925 Sing Loo Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-32832 10-in. 5/28/1925 Can't your friend get a friend for me Jane Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-33306 10-in. 8/13/1925 Cecilia Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BVE-33383 10-in. 9/15/1925 Cecilia Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-33398 10-in. 9/21/1925 Feelin' kind o' blue Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-37505 10-in. 1/3/1927 The dancers Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-38188 10-in. 3/21/1927 My Sunday girl Edwin J. McEnelly Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-38223 10-in. 3/18/1927 My Sunday girl Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-38224 10-in. 3/18/1927 I've never seen a straight banana Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano arranger  
Victor BVE-41153 10-in. 12/8/1927 Mine, all mine Jane Green Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-41372 10-in. 12/13/1927 Mine, all mine Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BVE-46142 10-in. 8/21/1928 Flower of love Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BVE-47774 10-in. 10/22/1928 Pals just pals Melody Three Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48499 10-in. 12/20/1928 The spell of the blues Sam Coslow ; High Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-49263 10-in. 12/17/1928 Jumping Jack Zez Confrey Orchestra [i.e., Victor Orchestra] Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BVE-49633 10-in. 1/10/1929 The spell of the blues Frederick Vettel Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-53539 10-in. 6/4/1929 Smiling Irish eyes Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-53540 10-in. 6/4/1929 A wee bit o' love Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-55381 10-in. 8/29/1929 I'll always be in love with you Jesse Crawford ; Paul Small Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-55807 10-in. 8/27/1929 Since I found you Henry Busse Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-100362 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'll always be in love with you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor PB-88 10-in. 2/10/1925 Hot Tamale Molly Alika Hawaiian Trio Hawaiian instrumental trio composer  
Victor PBVE-135 10-in. 9/4/1925 Feelin' kind o' blue Glen Oswald Serenaders ; Glen Oswald Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-033773 10-in. 2/28/1939 Only when you're in my arms Les Brown Orchestra ; Miriam Shaw Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-034260 10-in. 3/8/1939 Only when you're in my arms Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-041975 10-in. 9/6/1939 My honey's lovin' arms Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-048100 10-in. 3/11/1940 Cecilia Dick Todd Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-048492 10-in. 4/1/1940 Cecilia Hal Derwin ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor D6VB-3420 10-in. 12/13/1946 The egg and I Mary Marlow ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0902 10-in. 5/26/1947 Cecilia Three Suns Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Victor D7VB-2078 10-in. 11/14/1947 I'll always be in love with you Don Cornell ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 46958 10-in. 8/15/1916 The dance of all nations' ragtime ball Anna Chandler Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79902 10-in. 6/20/1921 My sunny Tennessee Broadway Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79990 10-in. 9/16/1921 My sunny Tennessee Columbians Dance Orchestra De Luxe Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80496 10-in. 8/4/1922 My honey's lovin' arms Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Columbia 80633 10-in. 11/9/1922 Those star spangled nights in Dixieland Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 81381 10-in. 12/4/1923 Twelve o'clock at night Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 81429 10-in. 12/20/1923 Twelve o'clock at night Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 81796 10-in. 5/28/1924 I can't get the one I want Dolly Kay Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 81965 10-in. 8/29/1924 When I was the dandy and you were the belle Joe Schenck Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 140399 10-in. 2/26/1925 Can't your friend get a friend for me? Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W140404 10-in. 2/27/1925 Hot Tamale Molly Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W140732 10-in. 6/27/1925 Cecilia Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W140733 10-in. 6/27/1925 Feelin' kind o' blue Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia 141031 10-in. 9/22/1925 Feelin' kind o' blue Fred Rich Hotel Astor Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 143473 10-in. 2/14/1927 My Sunday girl Joe Candullo ; Everglades Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W143507 10-in. 2/21/1927 I've never seen a straight banana Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W143539 10-in. 2/25/1927 My Sunday girl Clicquot Club Eskimos ; Harry Reser ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W143704 10-in. 3/22/1927 My Sunday girl Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Columbia 143721 10-in. 3/29/1927 My Sunday girl Jack Kaufman Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W144941 10-in. 11/1/1927 Mine, all mine Ed Lowry Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W145411 10-in. 12/15/1927 Mine—all mine California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia 145455 10-in. 12/31/1927 Mine—all mine University Six Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 145518 10-in. 1/12/1928 Mine—all mine Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 146856 10-in. 8/17/1928 Flower of love Lou Gold Orchestra ; John Ryan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W146938 10-in. 8/31/1928 Flower of love The Knickerbockers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]147078 10-in. 9/27/1928 Lonesome Danny Meyers Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano lyricist  
Columbia W147401 10-in. 12/10/1928 The spell of the blues George Dewey Washington Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia W147449 10-in. 11/7/1928 Pals, just pals Goodrich Silvertown Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia 147720 10-in. 12/19/1928 The spell of the blues Barney Trimble and his Oklahomans [Selvin's Orchestra] ; Arthur Seelig Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 147740 10-in. 1/2/1929 The spell of the blues Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Columbia W148424 10-in. 5/7/1929 I'll always be in love with you The Cavaliers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet songwriter  
Columbia 148458 10-in. 4/19/1929 I'll always be in love with you George Kay ; Ray Nichols Palais Royal Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]148812 10-in. 7/15/1929 I'll always be in love with you The Four Aces Male vocal quartet, with guitar and steel guitar songwriter  
Columbia W148842 10-in. 7/23/1929 Smiling Irish eyes Pete Woolery Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 148894 10-in. 8/19/1929 Smiling Irish eyes The Harmonians [Lou Gold Orchestra] ; Marvin Young [Irving Kaufman] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]148949 10-in. 8/29/1929 Smiling Irish eyes Walter Cummins Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 149077 10-in. 10/1/1929 The end of the lonesome trail Irving Brodsky Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149614 10-in. 12/23/1929 Were you just pretending? James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-72598 10-in. 1924 I can't get the one I want Earl Rickard Male vocal solo composer  
OKeh o-8239 10-in. ca. Dec. 1921 My sunny Tennessee Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh 8555 10-in. Feb. 1924 Twelve o'clock at night Ted Shapiro ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
OKeh S-70046 10-in. July 1921 My sunny Tennessee Ernest Hare ; Rega Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-70193 10-in. Sept. 1921 My sunny Tennessee Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70293 10-in. Nov. 1921 My sunny Tennessee Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-72641 10-in. June 1924 I can't get the one I want Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-73160 10-in. 2/9/1925 Hot Tamale Molly The Goofus Five ; Earl Rickard Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W80438 10-in. 2/17/1927 I've never seen a straight banana The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
OKeh W80442 10-in. 2/18/1927 I've never seen a straight banana Jazz Pilots ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W80479 10-in. 2/23/1927 My Sunday girl Irwin Abrams Hotel Manger Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and piano duet lyricist  
OKeh W81940 10-in. 12/16/1927 Mine—all mine Rube Bloom ; Eddie Lang Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist  
OKeh W401449 10-in. 12/12/1928 My honey's lovin' arms Joe Venuti's Blue Four Jazz/dance quintet, with male vocal solo lyricist  
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 W401825 10-in. 4/24/1929 I'll always be in love with you Carolina Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W402468 10-in. 6/25/1929 I'll always be in love with you Roy Smeck’s Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
OKeh W402483 10-in. 6/28/1929 I'll always be in love with you (Theme song of "Syncopation") Smith Ballew Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick B11-B13 10-in. 7/18/1924 I can’t get the one I want Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 6238 10-in. approximately Aug. 1921 My sunny Tennessee Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 8457-8459 10-in. approximately July 1922 My honey's lovin' arms Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 13347-13350 10-in. 6/20/1924 I can’t get the one I want (Those I get I don’t want) Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 13402-13403 10-in. 6/26/1924 I can’t get the one I want Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 13494-13497 10-in. 7/10/1924 I can’t get the one I want (Those I get I don’t want) Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E28170 10-in. 9/6/1928 Flower of love Colonial Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E28620 10-in. approximately Nov. 1928 Flower of love Meyer Davis’ Swanee Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E29239 10-in. February 1929 I’ll always be in love with you Bob Haring Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick E29376 10-in. 2/27/1929 I’ll always be in love with you Colonial Club Orchestra [Bob Haring Orchestra] ; Oliver Smith Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick E29554 10-in. Mar. 1929 I’ll always be in love with you Belle Baker Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E35618 10-in. 12/1/1930 My honey’s lovin’ arms Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E7038-E7040 10-in. 1/26/1928 Mine—all mine The Bluebirds Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E7040) lyricist  
Brunswick E21612-E21614 10-in. 2/25/1927 My Sunday girl Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E21614) lyricist  
Brunswick E25457-E25459 10-in. 12/7/1927 Mine—all mine Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet; without vocal (take E25459) lyricist  
Brunswick E25608-E25609 10-in. 12/14/1927 Mine—all mine Peggy English Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E30392-E30393 10-in. July 1929 Smiling Irish eyes Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E30944-E30945 10-in. Sept. 1929 The end of the lonesome trail Jack Denny ; Mount Royal Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E31657-E31658 10-in. Dec. 1929 Only the girl A&P Gypsies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick CN111 10-in. Feb. 1928 My honey’s lovin’ arms Al Cameron ; Hotel Gibson Orchestra ; Ray Miller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick LTR316 12-in. 7/13/1930 Were you just pretending? First National Orchestra and Singers Radio transcription disc : Orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 151-b] 10-in. approximately Jan. 1928 Mine—all mine Harry Shalson Male vocal solo, with violin and piano lyricist  
Edison 8086 10-in. 6/21/1921 My sunny Tennessee Broadway Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9615 10-in. 7/14/1924 I can't get the one I want Georgia Melodians Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9756 10-in. 9/30/1924 When I was the dandy and you were the belle Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 10522 10-in. 7/27/1925 Cecilia Vernon Dalhart ; Greenwich Village Inn Orchestra ; Billy Wynne Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 11087 10-in. 7/2/1926 Nobody knows what happened to McCarthy John Ryan Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 11645 10-in. 4/13/1927 My Sunday girl Frank Braidwood ; Irwin Dash Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Edison 18045 10-in. 11/19/1927 Mine—all mine Frank Braidwood ; Marion Healy Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Edison 18137 10-in. 12/28/1927 Mine—all mine Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 19044 10-in. 2/13/1929 The spell of the blues Al Friedman Orchestra ; Tommy Weir Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 19303 10-in. 7/18/1929 Smiling Irish eyes Hotel Commodore Dance Orchestra ; Bernhard Levitow Jazz/dance band, with vocal lyricist  
Edison 19322 10-in. 7/29/1929 Smiling Irish eyes Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison N-735 10-in. 2/13/1929 The spell of the blues Al Friedman Orchestra ; Tommy Weir Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison N-901 10-in. 5/16/1929 I'll always be in love with you Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison N-1027 10-in. 7/18/1929 Smiling Irish eyes Hotel Commodore Dance Orchestra ; Bernhard Levitow Jazz/dance band, with vocal lyricist  
Edison N-1046 10-in. 7/29/1929 Smiling Irish eyes Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ruby, Herman," accessed May 29, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108740.

Ruby, Herman. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 29, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108740.

"Ruby, Herman." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 29 May 2024.

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