Mack David (July 5, 1912 – December 30, 1993) was an American lyricist and songwriter, best known for his work in film and television, with a career spanning the period between the early 1940s and the early 1970s. David was credited with writing lyrics or music or both for over one thousand songs. He was particularly well known for his work on the Disney films Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland, and for the mostly-English lyrics through which Édith Piaf's signature song "La Vie en rose" gained much of its familiarity among native speakers of English.
David was the elder brother of American lyricist and songwriter Hal David. David died in 1993 in his Rancho Mirage, California home and his remains are buried at the Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 5, 1912 (New York City), Died December 30, 1993 (Rancho Mirage)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 54 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-69471||10-in.||1/9/1933||Lonely park||Andrea Marsh ; Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BSHQ-72870||10-in.||6/13/1932||Rain, rain, go away||Graham Prince Palais D'Or Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BSHQ-73027||10-in.||6/22/1932||Rain, rain, go away||Dick Robertson ; Ted Black Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-78860||10-in.||12/15/1933||Snow flakes||Isham Jones Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-80506||10-in.||5/8/1934||Grandfather's clock||Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-82378||10-in.||5/4/1934||Let's dress for dinner tonight||Allan Lane Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-92738||10-in.||7/18/1935||Broken-hearted troubadour||Frank Dailey ; Howard Du Lani ; Meadowbrook Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-98428||10-in.||12/14/1935||Quicker than you can say Jack Robinson||Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-98440||10-in.||12/20/1935||Quicker than you can say Jack Robinson||Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-021873||10-in.||4/1/1938||It's raining sunshine||Rose Marie||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-026864||10-in.||9/12/1938||Sixty seconds got together||Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-026884||10-in.||9/14/1938||Sixty seconds got together||Disck Todd||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-027960||10-in.||10/20/1938||(Oh! Oh!) What do you know about love?||Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-028139||10-in.||10/21/1938||Just a kid named Joe||Bon Bon ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-030781||10-in.||12/30/1938||(Oh! Oh!) What do you know about love?||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-035741||10-in.||4/13/1939||But it didn't mean a thing||Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-035765||10-in.||4/18/1939||But it didn't mean a thing||Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-036995||10-in.||5/29/1939||Moon love||Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-037157||10-in.||5/25/1939||Moon love||Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||PBS-042499||10-in.||2/9/1940||On the Isle of May||Kenny Baker ; David Broekman||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-042775||10-in.||10/2/1939||You're the greatest discovery (Since 1492)||Bill Darnell ; Red Nichols Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-044640||10-in.||1/19/1940||The singing hills||Wayne King Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-045779||10-in.||12/19/1939||The singing hills||Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-046418||10-in.||1/12/1940||On the Isle of May||Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-046488||10-in.||1/22/1940||The singing hills||Dick Todd||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "David, Mack," accessed January 17, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108844.
David, Mack. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 17, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108844.
"David, Mack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 17 January 2022.
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