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 51-75 of 83 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 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.

"David, Mack." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 June 2024.

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