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|
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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