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Harry Owens

Harry Robert 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 18, 1902 (O'Neill), Died December 12, 1986 (Eugene)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1947

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

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 68 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-040497 10-in. 10/11/1939 To you sweetheart, aloha Californians ; Abe Lyman ; Frank Parrish Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-Test-042288 10-in. 12/11/1939 Princess Poopooly Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Eddie Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-042709 10-in. 9/20/1939 To you sweetheart, aloha Three Reasons ; Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band and female vocal trio composer  
Victor BS-044310 10-in. 12/4/1939 Princess Poo-poo-ly has plenty of pa-fa-ya (And she loves to give it away) Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-046043 10-in. 12/28/1939 Princess Poo-Poo-Ly has plenty of pa-pa-ya (And she loves to give it away) Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048678 10-in. 4/9/1940 Hawaiian paradise Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-049581 10-in. 3/28/1940 Poi, my boy, will make a man of you Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-068710 10-in. 12/19/1941 Blue shadows and white gardenias Alfred Apaka ; Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-068711 10-in. 12/19/1941 Sing me a song of the islands Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-068855 10-in. 1/12/1942 Sing me a song of the islands Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-068865 10-in. 1/12/1942 Sing me a song of the islands Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with vocal songwriter  
Victor BS-068866 10-in. 1/12/1942 Blue shadows and white gardenias Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with vocal songwriter  
Victor BS-071666 10-in. 1/27/1942 Blue shadows and white gardenias Alvino Rey Orchestra ; Alyce King Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-071667 10-in. 1/27/1942 Sing me a song of the islands Alvino Rey Orchestra ; Bill Schallen Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-071705 10-in. 1/21/1942 Blue shadows and white gardenias Lanny Ross Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D6VB-3488 10-in. 12/18/1946 Sweet Leilani Coral Islanders ; Ray Kinney Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D6VB-3495 10-in. 12/20/1946 Hawaiian paradise Coral Islanders ; Ray Kinney Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D7VB-1165 10-in. 11/14/1947 To you sweetheart aloha Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D7VB-1167 10-in. 11/14/1947 Sweet Leilani Billy Leach ; Wayne King Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 80594 10-in. 10/10/1922 To-morrow (Will be brighter than to-day) Paul Biese Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81553 10-in. 2/13/1924 Linger awhile Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W140878 10-in. 8/28/1925 Let's wander away Lewis James ; Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 140942 10-in. 9/15/1925 Let's wander away Billy Wynne Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142782 10-in. 10/12/1926 Just one more kiss Don Clark ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra ; Betty Patrick Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W143404 10-in. 2/16/1927 When you dream, dream of me Jackie Souders Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 26-50 of 68 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Owens, Harry," accessed April 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108841.

Owens, Harry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108841.

"Owens, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 April 2024.

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

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