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 126-150 of 163 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 49053 12-in. 1/2/1917 Havanola Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson Band composer  
Columbia 49055 12-in. 1/2/1917 Topsy Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 49224 12-in. 6/2/1917 Dodola waltz Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 49691 12-in. 11/8/1919 Nobody ever Happy Six Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 49962 12-in. 5/9/1921 Deep in your eyes [from The half moon] Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia W141947 10-in. 4/12/1926 For heaven's sake Frank Harris ; Ipana Troubadours ; Sam Lanin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W143298 10-in. 1/12/1927 Who do you love? Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano composer  
Columbia W143346 10-in. 1/24/1927 Who do you love? Don Voorhees and his Earl Carroll's Vanities Orchestra ; Charles Kaley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 143513 10-in. 2/23/1927 Who do you love? Astorites ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W144012 10-in. 4/9/1927 'Tis the last rose of summer The Artist Ensemble Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 74248 12-in. approximately February 1921 The yodel-dodel-doh Century Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 76391 12-in. approximately 1919 Havanola London Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 76497 12-in. approximately 1919 You're the one London Dance Orchestra ; Corelli Windeatt Orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7182 10-in. approximately Jan. 1920 Nobody ever Conway's Band Band composer  
OKeh S-70192 10-in. Sept. 1921 Cho Cho San Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
OKeh S-71876 10-in. Sept. 1923 Bonnie Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-72596 10-in. June 1924 Sally Lou Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W80248 10-in. 12/10/1926 Who do you love? Happy Hour Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Brunswick 867 10-in. approximately mid-1917 Havanda Peerless Dance Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 5211-a] 10-in. approximately Mar. 1918 Calicoco E. B. Thiele Violin solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick 3804 10-in. approximately June 1920 Happy Isham Jones Rainbo Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 11634-11637 10-in. 10/16/1923 Bonnie Oriole Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 13404-13405 10-in. 6/26/1924 Sally Lou Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 13498-13500 10-in. 7/10/1924 Sally Lou Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E21418-E21420 10-in. 2/2/1927 Who do you love? Ernie Golden ; Hotel McAlpin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 126-150 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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