Ben Ryan

Bennett A. "Ben" Ryan (March 30, 1892 – July 5, 1968) was an American songwriter who wrote the music and lyrics to the popular song "(The Gang that Sang) Heart of My Heart". He also wrote or co-wrote many other popular songs including "Inka Dinka Doo", "M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I", "No Nothing", "The Thrill of a New Romance", "When Francis Dances with Me", and "When I Send You a Picture of Berlin".

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Ryan was also a vaudeville performer, film actor and screen writer. Following a lengthy illness, on July 5, 1968, he died at his home in Leonia, New Jersey.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 30th, 1892, Died July 5th, 1968

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 51 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-20460 10-in. 7/30/1917 M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i Frances White Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21939 10-in. 5/29/1918 When I send you a picture of Berlin (You'll know it's over 'over there,' I'm coming home) Arthur Fields ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-25519 10-in. 8/17/1921 When Francis dances with me Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27707 10-in. 3/22/1923 For crying out loud Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-53459 10-in. 6/6/1929 When we get together in the moonlight Belle Mann ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-56186 10-in. 10/16/1929 Melancholy Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-57136 10-in. 11/5/1929 Melancholy Horace Heidt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-78568 10-in. 11/22/1933 Inka dinka doo Hotel McAlpin Orchestra ; Sam Robbins Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-81100 10-in. 12/26/1933 Inka dinka doo The Chanters ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BAVE-86662 10-in. 10/3/1934 Inka-dinka-doo Orquesta Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-035373 10-in. 3/29/1939 A ruble a rhumba Elisse Cooper ; Eddie De Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-035737 10-in. 4/11/1939 A ruble a rhumba Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal trio lyricist  
Victor PBS-042290 10-in. 12/11/1939 One cigarette for two Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Eddie Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-044642 10-in. 1/19/1940 One cigarette for two Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 47433 10-in. 3/17/1917 M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i Anna Wheaton Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77833 10-in. 5/18/1918 When I send you a picture of Berlin Arthur Fields ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 78179 10-in. 11/19/1918 Jim, Jim, I always knew that you'd win Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79741 10-in. 2/28/1921 Vamping Rose Tod Weinhold Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80024 10-in. 10/13/1921 I hold her hand and she holds mine Al Herman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80078 10-in. 11/25/1921 When Francis dances with me Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80276 10-in. 4/5/1922 Down on Avenue A Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W148372 10-in. 4/23/1929 That's living Harry Barth's Mississippians ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148526 10-in. 5/14/1929 That's living Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148612 10-in. 5/22/1929 When we get together in the moonlight (We get along great) Charlie Lawman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W148958 10-in. 8/30/1929 Melancholy The Diplomats Vocal ensemble, with alto saxophone and piano-accordion lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 51 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ryan, Ben," accessed November 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108859.

Ryan, Ben. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108859.

"Ryan, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 November 2020.

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