Jay Livingston

Jay Livingston (born Jacob Harold Levison, March 28, 1915 – October 17, 2001) was an American composer best known as half of a songwriting duo with Ray Evans that specialized in songs composed for films. Livingston wrote music and Evans the lyrics.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 28, 1915 (Pennsylvania), Died October 17, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MBS-092521 10-in. before 11/24/1950 Mil violines Orquesta Luis Arcaraz Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor MBS-092522 10-in. before 11/24/1950 Mona Lisa Orquesta Luis Arcaraz Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor MBS-092597 10-in. before 1/16/1951 Mil violines Los Tres Diamantes Male vocal and instrumental trio songwriter  
Victor MBS-092779 10-in. before 4/17/1951 Mona Lisa Pérez Prado Orchestra Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor E0FB-3651 10-in. 5/24/1950 Querida mía Trio Guadalajara Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D5VB-1322 10-in. 12/28/1945 Let's go home Charlie Spivak Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D6VB-3142 10-in. 12/16/1946 Beside you Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Freddy Martin Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1106 10-in. 10/27/1947 Dream girl Garry Stevens ; Tex Beneke Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2035 10-in. 11/14/1947 Golden earrings Charlie Spivak Orchestra ; Irene Daye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D7VB-3046 10-in. 12/28/1947 Cincinnati Ray McKinley ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Livingston, Jay," accessed March 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109277.

Livingston, Jay. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109277.

"Livingston, Jay." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 March 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109277

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