Louis Alter (June 18, 1902 – November 5, 1980) was an American pianist, songwriter and composer. Alter was 13 when he began playing piano in theaters showing silent films. He studied at the New England Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Stuart Mason.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 18, 1902 (Haverhill), Died November 5, 1980 (St. Clare's Hospital)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 133 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-36545||10-in.||10/15/1926||Hugs and kisses||Art Landry Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37767||10-in.||2/11/1927||Au revoir (But not good-bye)||B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra ; Joseph M. Knecht||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-41297||10-in.||1/5/1928||Dolly Dimples||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||CVE-43303||12-in.||3/1/1928||Manhattan serenade||Victor Salon Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-45404||10-in.||5/22/1928||High hat||Jesse Crawford||Pipe organ solo, with xylophone||composer|
|Victor||BVE-46680||10-in.||8/10/1928||Blue shadows||Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-47537||10-in.||9/20/1928||Blue shadows||The Revelers||Male vocal quartet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-49899||10-in.||3/7/1929||One for all, all for one||Frank Munn ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-50912||10-in.||3/5/1929||My kinda love||Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-51682||10-in.||5/3/1929||My kinda love||Irene Beasley||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-53616||10-in.||5/14/1929||My kinda love||Napoleon's Emperors||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-53914||10-in.||7/11/1929||Gotta feelin' for you||High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Frank Luther||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-57516||10-in.||10/31/1929||That wonderful something||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-57936||10-in.||12/20/1929||Love ain't nothin' but the blues||High Hatters||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-57967||10-in.||12/30/1929||That wonderful something (Is love)||Morton Downey||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-63177||10-in.||10/28/1930||Overnight||High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Johnny Marvin||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-67422||10-in.||1/26/1931||Overnight||Lillian Davies||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-67448||10-in.||2/16/1931||I'm one of God's children||Chick Bullock ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BSHQ-71930||10-in.||3/9/1932||What a life! (Trying to live without you)||Coon-Sanders Orchestra ; J. L. Sanders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||CRC-72592||12-in.||5/17/1932||Manhattan moonlight||Victor Concert Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-75341||10-in.||3/1/1933||Hi-ho-lack-a-day||Roy Bargy ; Ramona||Piano duet and instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-77499||10-in.||8/16/1933||Come up and see me sometime||Ramona||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BS-81772||10-in.||3/2/1934||I wonder who's keeping him now||Ramona||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BS-84233||10-in.||9/7/1934||You ought to be arrested (For breaking my heart)||June Joy ; Sam Robbins Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-92909||10-in.||8/1/1935||(If love makes you give up) Steak and potatoes (Then I don't want love)||Willie Bryant Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alter, Louis," accessed February 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108761.
Alter, Louis. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108761.
"Alter, Louis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 February 2023.
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