Hugo Frey

Hugo Frey (26 August 1873 – 13 February 1952) was an American pianist, violinist, composer, songwriter, conductor, and arranger. He was a prolific editor for piano sheet music, the primary audience being the "living room" pianist, providing simplified arrangements of some of the more difficult pieces.

In the 1920s he was pianist with The Troubadours and led and arranged for the Manhattan Merrymakers, and was "a prolific piano roll editor".

In 1921 Swiss classical pianist Rudolph Ganz described Frey as "the best of the composers of so-called bad music, and therefore preferable to the bad composers of so-called good music".

Birth and Death Data: Born August 26th, 1873, Died February 13th, 1952

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, piano, arranger, lyricist

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 163 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-23859 12-in. 3/19/1920 Ching-a-ling's jazz bazaar Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with 2 pianos and male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor C-24823 12-in. 1/28/1921 Sally Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-25307 10-in. 8/25/1926 Cho-Cho-San Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor B-25307 10-in. 5/18/1921 Cho-Cho-San Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor B-25614 10-in. 9/20/1921 Why, dear? Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-26231 10-in. 3/3/1922 Can you forget Clyde Doerr Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-26268 10-in. 3/23/1922 California Clyde Doerr Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-26269 10-in. 3/23/1922 Lovey dove Clyde Doerr Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-26337 10-in. 5/3/1922 Pick me up and lay me down in dear old Dixieland Clyde Doerr Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-26338 10-in. 5/3/1922 Lovable eyes Clyde Doerr Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-26901 10-in. 9/27/1922 To-morrow Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-26902 10-in. 9/27/1922 Lovely Lucerne Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with yodeling leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-27189 10-in. 11/29/1922 Rosalie Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-27413 10-in. 1/19/1923 The clinging vine Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-27414 10-in. 1/19/1923 Don't be too sure Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-27628 10-in. 2/28/1923 Lady Butterfly Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-27629 10-in. 2/28/1923 Caroline Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-27657 10-in. 3/14/1923 Marchéta Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-27658 10-in. 3/14/1923 Gone Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-27801 10-in. 4/4/1923 Beside a babbling brook Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with whistling leader  
Victor B-27802 10-in. 4/4/1923 Down among the sleepy hills of Ten-Ten-Tennessee Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-27822 10-in. 4/12/1923 Runnin' wild! Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Victor B-27823 10-in. 4/12/1923 Swingin' down the lane Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Victor B-27855 10-in. 4/26/1923 Yes! We have no bananas Great White Way Orchestra ; Billy Murray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor B-27856 10-in. 4/26/1923 Wild-flower Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with whistling leader  
(Results 26-50 of 163 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Frey, Hugo," accessed December 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108917.

Frey, Hugo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108917.

"Frey, Hugo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108917

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