Arthur Tracy

Arthur Tracy (25 June 1899 – 5 October 1997) was an American vocalist and actor, billed as The Street Singer. His performances in theatre, films and radio, along with his recordings, brought him international fame in the 1930s. Late evening radio listeners tuned in to hear announcer David Ross' introduction ("Round the corner and down your way comes The Street Singer") and Tracy's familiar theme song, "Marta, Rambling Rose of the Wildwood."

Birth and Death Data: Born June 25th, 1899 (Kamianets-Podilskyi), Died October 5th, 1997 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, accordion

Notes: Often billed as "The Street Singer."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 81 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-70119 10-in. 7/10/1931 Marta Manolo Castro ; Havana Yacht Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus (take 1); with male vocal solo (take 2) vocalist  
Victor BRC-70121 10-in. 7/10/1931 There's no other girl Manolo Castro ; Havana Yacht Club Orchestra ; Arthur Tracy Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BRC-70122 10-in. 7/10/1931 I'm all dressed up with a broken heart Manolo Castro ; Havana Yacht Club Orchestra ; Arthur Tracy Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BRC-70956 10-in. 11/18/1931 Street singer unemployment record Kenneth Roberts ; Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with announcement vocalist  
Victor BVE-81027 10-in. 1/4/1934 I'll have the last waltz with Mother Ray Sinatra ; Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-81028 10-in. 1/4/1934 How was I to know? Ray Sinatra Orchestra ; Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BVE-81029 10-in. 1/4/1934 Everything I have is yours Ray Sinatra ; Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-81030 10-in. 1/4/1934 If I didn't care Ray Sinatra ; Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Columbia W152617 10-in. 7/3/1934 A lonely singing fool Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with accordion vocalist  
Columbia W152618 10-in. 7/3/1934 Shadows on the pavement Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with accordion vocalist  
Brunswick E37247 10-in. 10/8/1931 Marta Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with accordion vocalist  
Brunswick E37248 10-in. 10/8/1931 If I have to go on without you The Street Singer Male vocal solo, with accordion vocalist  
Brunswick E37347 10-in. 10/31/1931 Call me darling (Call me sweetheart, call me dear) Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with accordion vocalist  
Brunswick E37443 10-in. 12/4/1931 Home The Street Singer Male vocal solo, with accordion vocalist  
Brunswick E37444 10-in. 12/4/1931 Save the last dance for me The Street Singer Male vocal solo, with accordion vocalist  
Decca 38353 10-in. 8/20/1934 Love in bloom Arthur Tracy instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Decca 38354 10-in. 8/20/1934 Rollin' home Arthur Tracy instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Decca 38453 10-in. 9/21/1934 The street singer medley, (Your favorites), part 1: Intro-Marta ; Home on the range ; Play to me, gypsy Arthur Tracy instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Decca 38462 10-in. 9/21/1934 The street singer medley, (Your favorites), part 2: Intro-Call me darling ; Masquerade ; Auf wiedersehen, my dear Arthur Tracy instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Decca 38463 10-in. 9/21/1934 I love you truly Arthur Tracy instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Decca 38464 10-in. 9/21/1934 Gypsy love song Arthur Tracy instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Decca 38942 10-in. 11/2/1934 Give me a heart to sing to Arthur Tracy instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Decca 38943 10-in. 11/2/1934 Smoke gets in your eyes Arthur Tracy instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Decca 38944 10-in. 11/2/1934 With every breath I take Arthur Tracy instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
Decca 38945 10-in. 11/2/1934 June in January Arthur Tracy instrumentalist, accordion, vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 81 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tracy, Arthur," accessed November 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108811.

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