Louis Alter

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 18th, 1902 (Haverhill), Died St. Clare's Hospital

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 112 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  
(Results 1-25 of 112 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Alter, Louis," accessed October 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108761.

Alter, Louis. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108761.

"Alter, Louis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 October 2020.

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