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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1950

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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  
Victor BS-046819 10-in. 1/31/1940 On the Isle of May Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-053516 10-in. 10/7/1940 Goodnight, Mother Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-055487 10-in. 3/14/1941 Do you believe in fairy tales? Anita Boyer ; Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-055493 10-in. 3/26/1941 Do you believe in fairy tales? Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-056136 10-in. 9/18/1940 Goodnight Mother Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-056141 10-in. 9/18/1940 I just wanna play with you Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Gee-Gee ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-057021 10-in. 10/23/1940 Goodnight, Mother Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-058896 10-in. 1/20/1941 The two little squirrels (Nuts to you) Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Gee-Gee ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with vocal duet songwriter  
Victor BS-060406 10-in. 1/22/1941 Who's beatin' my time with you? Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Ida James Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-063794 10-in. 4/21/1941 The monkey on a string Marilyn Duke ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-064365 10-in. 5/8/1941 The monkey on a string Janette ; Joe Reichman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-066920 10-in. 7/14/1941 Cowboys and Indians Mitchell Ayres ; Johnny Bond ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-067915 10-in. 9/18/1941 A sinner kissed an angel Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-071434 10-in. 9/30/1941 A sinner kissed an angel Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-072233 10-in. 4/2/1942 Sweet Eloise Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; The Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-073698 10-in. 6/4/1942 Take me Joan Merrill Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-075264 10-in. 6/9/1942 Take me Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor E0FB-5762 10-in. 10/11/1950 Esto es amor Alfredo Antonini ; Rosita Serrano Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor E0FB-5763 10-in. 10/11/1950 Soñar es desear Rosita Serrano Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor E0FB-5764 10-in. 10/11/1950 Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Rosita Serrano Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor E0FB-5765 10-in. 10/11/1950 Cenicienta Alfredo Antonini ; Rosita Serrano Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D4AB-0027 10-in. 2/1/1944 It's love-love-love Four King Sisters Female vocal quartet, with male vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor D5VB-0949 10-in. 11/26/1945 I'm just a lucky so-and-so Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra ; Al Hibbler Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D5VB-1032 10-in. 3/17/1945 Moon love Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2139 10-in. 9/5/1946 You are everything to me Freddy Martin Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-0851 10-in. 5/16/1947 Chi-baba chi-baba Alys Robi ; Russ Case Orchestra Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1091 10-in. 10/19/1947 Blue and sentimental Bob Bailey ; Count Basie Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1260 10-in. 7/11/1947 That's what every young girl should know Sammy Kaye ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-1304 10-in. 7/15/1947 Our hour (the puppy love song) City Slickers ; Spike Jones Vocal ensemble, with instrumental ensemble, sound effects, and vocal solos songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1341 10-in. 9/13/1947 None but the lonely heart Stuart Foster ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band adapter, lyricist  
Victor D7VB-1344 10-in. 9/12/1947 Moon love Sentimentalists ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Town Criers Vocal group, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1349 10-in. 9/13/1947 On the Isle of May Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Audrey Young Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-1598 10-in. 8/31/1947 Don't you love me anymore Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Martin Men ; Freddy Martin ; Clyde Rogers Male vocal solo, with male vocal group and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1656 10-in. 9/28/1947 Mahalani papa do (hoy hoy) Vaughn Monroe ; Moon Maids ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with female vocal quintet and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1679 10-in. 10/6/1947 Blue and sentimental Luther Henderson Orchestra ; Leslie Scott Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1853 10-in. 11/6/1947 You're too dangerous, cherie Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Stuart Wade Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-1915 10-in. 10/24/1947 At the candlelight cafe Artie Dunn ; Sun Maids ; Three Suns Male vocal solo, with female vocal group and instrumental trio composer  
Victor D7VB-2038 10-in. 11/11/1947 California is wonderful (if you're a grapefruit) Louis Prima Orchestra ; Louis Prima Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2172 10-in. 12/9/1947 Baby, don't be mad at me Count Basie Orchestra ; Jeanne Taylor Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-2343 10-in. 12/5/1947 Far into the night Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, adapter  
Victor D7VB-2344 10-in. 12/5/1947 When the nightingale sings Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, adapter  
Victor D7VB-2345 10-in. 12/5/1947 Let your heart lead the way Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, adapter  
Victor D7VB-2346 10-in. 12/5/1947 There was moonlight in her hair Wayne King ; Wayne King Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, adapter  
Victor D7VB-2348 10-in. 12/5/1947 Cling to me Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, adapter  
Victor D7VB-2349 10-in. 12/5/1947 Anna Rosa Billy Leach ; Wayne King Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, adapter  
Victor D7VB-2350 10-in. 12/5/1947 Do we have to say goodnight? Billy Leach ; Wayne King Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, adapter  
Victor D7VB-2526 10-in. 11/26/1947 Remind me to tell you Artie Dunn ; Sun Maids ; Three Suns Male vocal solo, with female vocal group and instrumental trio songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2777 10-in. 12/29/1947 I wanna Beryl Davis ; Toots Camarata Orchestra Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D8VB-4141 10-in. 12/28/1948 Sunflower Jean Friley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D9AB-0774 10-in. 10/26/1949 So this is love (The Cinderella waltz) Harold Mooney Orchestra ; Ilene Woods Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor D9AB-0775 10-in. 10/26/1949 A dream is a wish your heart makes Harold Mooney Orchestra ; Ilene Woods Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor D9AB-0776 10-in. 10/26/1949 Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo (The magic song) Harold Mooney Orchestra ; Ilene Woods Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor D9AB-0777 10-in. 10/26/1949 The Cinderella work song Harold Mooney Orchestra ; Ilene Woods Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia W152227 10-in. 6/27/1932 Rain, rain, go away Art Kassel ; "Kassels-in-the-Air" Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble lyricist  
Columbia W152726 10-in. 2/23/1934 Alone on the range Ben Pollack Orchestra ; Joe Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia HCO3662 10-in. 3/21/1949 Sunflower Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO44682 10-in. 11/30/1950 Chante moi Robert Chauvigny ; Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8850 10-in. 7/8/1950 La vie en rose Edith Piaf Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "David, Mack," accessed June 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108844.

David, Mack. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108844.

"David, Mack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 June 2024.

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