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Harry Owens

Harry Owens (18 April 1902 – 12 December 1986) was an American composer, bandleader and songwriter best known for his song "Sweet Leilani."

Birth and Death Data: Born April 18th, 1902 (O'Neill), Died Eugene

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1942

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

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-26999 10-in. 10/25/1922 To-morrow will be brighter than to-day Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-29332 10-in. 1/21/1924 Linger awhile Marcia Freer ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31737 10-in. 1/20/1925 When I think of you Montmartre Orchestra ; Vincent Rose Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-32512 10-in. 4/14/1925 When I think of you Benjamin Franklin Hotel Orchestra ; Howard Lanin Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-33104 10-in. 7/24/1925 When I think of you Carleton A. Coon ; Joe Sanders Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-33223 10-in. 8/14/1925 When I think of you Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandola composer  
Victor BVE-36353 10-in. 9/24/1926 Down on the banks of the old Yazoo Frank Bessinger ; Gladys Rice ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with female-male vocal duet composer  
Victor BVE-36395 10-in. 10/7/1926 Adios Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-36831 10-in. 10/15/1926 Just one more kiss Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-79271 10-in. 6/25/1934 I've found a little grass skirt (For my little grass shack) Sol K. Bright’s Hollywaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor PB-2 10-in. 6/9/1924 String beans Montmartre Orchestra ; Vincent Rose Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PB-9 10-in. 6/11/1924 Helen gone Buddy Burns ; Montmartre Orchestra ; Vincent Rose Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PB-14 10-in. 6/12/1924 Sadie Buddy Burns ; Montmartre Orchestra ; Vincent Rose Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PB-100 10-in. 3/2/1925 When we are together Art Hickman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBVE-132 10-in. 9/3/1925 Let's wander away Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBVE-256 10-in. 4/18/1927 When you dream, dream of me The Rounders Male vocal chorus, with piano composer  
Victor BS-0700 10-in. 9/17/1936 To you, sweetheart, aloha Guy Lombardo ; Lebert Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-06128 10-in. 3/4/1937 Sweet Leilani George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-06195 10-in. 3/12/1937 Sweet Leilani Ray Heatherton ; Ruby Newman ; Rainbow Room Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-09767 10-in. 10/28/1937 Hawaii calls Bobby Breen Dubbed from film : Boy soprano vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-09769 10-in. 10/28/1937 Down where the trade winds blow Bobby Breen Boy soprano vocal solo, with jazz/dance band (take 2) ; dubbed from film : Boy soprano vocal solo (take 1) composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-011602 10-in. 7/29/1937 Dancing under the stars Helen Crawford ; Jesse Crawford Orchestra ; Bob Murray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-026430 10-in. 2/8/1939 Beneath a banyan tree Sol K. Bright’s Hollywaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-030357 10-in. 12/6/1938 Sweet Leilani Don Redman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-040493 10-in. 10/10/1939 To you sweetheart, aloha Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Owens, Harry," accessed August 15, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108841.

Owens, Harry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 15, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108841.

"Owens, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 15 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108841

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