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 76-100 of 163 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-29770 10-in. 4/4/1924 Georgia lullaby The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-30116 10-in. 5/16/1924 Sally Lou George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30132 10-in. 5/23/1924 Nobody's child George Price ; The Troubadours Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30133 10-in. 5/23/1924 You know me Alabam' George Price ; The Troubadours Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30170 10-in. 6/9/1924 Rock-a-bye my baby blues Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (yodeling) leader  
Victor B-30334 10-in. 6/27/1924 My dream girl Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30335 10-in. 6/27/1924 The merry widow : Waltz Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30811 10-in. 9/11/1924 Come back to me Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-31015 10-in. 10/15/1924 I wonder what's become of Sally? Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-31482 10-in. 12/5/1924 Serenade waltz Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-31483 10-in. 12/5/1924 Deep in my heart, dear Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-31539 10-in. 12/23/1924 In Shadowland Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-31540 10-in. 12/23/1924 I'm afraid to care for you The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor B-31798 10-in. 2/3/1925 The love song you will forget Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-32458 10-in. 4/22/1925 Lovely lady Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor B-32459 10-in. 4/22/1925 I'm so ashamed Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BVE-33395 10-in. 9/18/1925 Sand man The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-33396 10-in. 9/18/1925 Kosher Kitty Kelly Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Victor BVE-33887 10-in. 11/20/1925 When I dream of the last waltz with you Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BVE-34643 10-in. 2/23/1926 Waters of the Perkiomen Hugo Frey ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BVE-37535 10-in. 1/11/1927 Who do you love? Smith Brothers Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-37767 10-in. 2/11/1927 Au revoir (But not good-bye) B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra ; Joseph M. Knecht Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-38152 10-in. 3/9/1927 Who do you love? Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor CVE-38603 12-in. 4/21/1927 Popular songs of yesterday : Medley waltz no. 3 The Troubadours Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CVE-38604 12-in. 4/21/1927 Popular songs of yesterday : Medley waltz no. 4 The Troubadours Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 76-100 of 163 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Frey, Hugo," accessed December 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108917.

Frey, Hugo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108917.

"Frey, Hugo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 December 2021.

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