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

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 83 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 83 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "David, Mack," accessed June 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108844.

David, Mack. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108844.

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