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 51-75 of 163 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28014 10-in. 5/18/1923 Blue Hoosier blues Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28015 10-in. 5/18/1923 Stella Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28046 10-in. 6/1/1923 When June comes along with a song Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with whistling leader  
Victor B-28047 10-in. 6/1/1923 Born and bred in Brooklyn The Troubadours Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28099 10-in. 6/19/1923 Love tales Hugo Frey ; Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28210 10-in. 6/22/1923 Oh Susanna Hugo Frey ; Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus leader  
Victor BVE-28262 10-in. 6/30/1927 Roses of Picardy Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28515 10-in. 8/29/1923 Kashmiri song (Un canto de Kashmiri) The Troubadours Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-28530 10-in. 9/4/1923 Bonnie Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28582 10-in. 9/21/1923 Love, my heart is calling you Hugo Frey ; The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28583 10-in. 9/21/1923 Songs of yesterday The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28707 10-in. 10/2/1923 Maggie! 'Yes ma'am!' Hugo Frey ; The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28766 10-in. 10/24/1923 Bonnie Hugo Frey ; The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Victor B-28767 10-in. 10/24/1923 A love song Hugo Frey ; The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28903 10-in. 11/1/1923 I never had a Mammy The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor B-28904 10-in. 11/1/1923 Ev'ry night I cry myself to sleep over you The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28958 10-in. 11/16/1923 Tweet, tweet Hugo Frey ; The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band, with whistling leader  
Victor B-28959 10-in. 11/16/1923 I've been a fool Hugo Frey ; The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28984 10-in. 11/26/1923 Down on the farm (They all ask for you) Hugo Frey ; The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor B-28985 10-in. 11/26/1923 Toodle-oo Hugo Frey ; The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-29128 10-in. 12/14/1923 When Mother sings 'Sweet and low' The Manhattan Merrymakers ; Peerless Quartet Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet leader  
Victor B-29129 10-in. 12/14/1923 Before you go The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-29185 10-in. 1/7/1924 Supposing The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-29520 10-in. 2/18/1924 Ted Morse medley Hugo Frey ; The Manhattan Merrymakers Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-29521 10-in. 2/18/1924 Goodnight The Troubadours Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 51-75 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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