Mack David

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 5th, 1912 (New York City), Died December 30th, 1993 (Rancho Mirage)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 53 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  
(Results 1-25 of 53 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "David, Mack," accessed December 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108844.

David, Mack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108844.

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