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 51-54 of 54 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison N-856 10-in. 4/15/1929 That's living Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison N-942 10-in. 6/5/1929 If I'm wrong, sue me Merry Melody Men ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison N-944 10-in. 6/5/1929 When we get together in the moonlight (We get along great) Ermine Calloway Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison N-991 10-in. 7/1/1929 When we get together in the moonlight (We get along great) Ermine Calloway Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano lyricist  
(Results 51-54 of 54 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ryan, Ben," accessed November 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108859.

Ryan, Ben. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108859.

"Ryan, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 November 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108859

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