Al Hoffman

Al Hoffman (September 25, 1902 – July 21, 1960) was an American song composer. He was a hit songwriter active in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, usually co-writing with others and responsible for number-one hits through each decade, many of which are still sung and recorded today. He was posthumously made a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984. The popularity of Hoffman's song, "Mairzy Doats", co-written with Jerry Livingston and Milton Drake, was such that newspapers and magazines wrote about the craze. Time magazine titled one article "Our Mairzy Dotage". The New York Times simply wrote the headline, "That Song".

Hoffman's songs were recorded by singers such as Frank Sinatra ("Close To You", "I'm Gonna Live Until I Die"), Billy Eckstine ("I Apologize") Perry Como ("Papa Loves Mambo", "Hot Diggity"), Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong ("Who Walks In When I Walk Out"), Nat "King" Cole, Tony Bennett, the Merry Macs, Sophie Tucker, Eartha Kitt, Patsy Cline, Patti Page ("Allegheny Moon") and Bette Midler. In October, 2007, Hoffman's "I'm Gonna Live Til I Die" was the lead single from Queen Latifah's album, Trav'lin' Light.

Though Hoffman had apparently little connection to Chicago, he wrote the Chicago Bears fight song "Bear Down, Chicago Bears" in 1941 under the pseudonym Jerry Downs.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 25th, 1902 (Stoŭbcy District), Died July 21st, 1960 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-43665 10-in. 4/22/1928 Forget-me-not Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-50543 10-in. 3/15/1929 That's what I call sweet music Eddie Harkness Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-50575 10-in. 4/1/1929 That's what I call sweet music Ted Shapiro Orchestra ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBVE-50858 10-in. 4/25/1929 That's what I call sweet music Herman Kenin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-53012 10-in. 4/15/1931 Ya got love Kansas City Orchestra ; Bennie Moten ; Jimmy Rushing Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-53947 10-in. 7/25/1929 In the hush of the night Park Central Orchestra ; Ben Pollack Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-58526 10-in. 1/27/1930 Blue eyes (Get red red ready for love) Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-59905 10-in. 3/29/1930 Are you ashamed of me? Gene and Glenn Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-59910 10-in. 4/1/1930 On a blue and moonless night Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-62295 10-in. 6/27/1930 Roses are for-get-me-nots (reminding me of you) Frank Munn ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-62692 10-in. 7/24/1930 In my heart it's you Bernie Cummins ; Walter Cummins ; New Yorker Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-63120 10-in. 7/16/1930 Good evenin' Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-63631 10-in. 9/8/1930 I don't mind walking in the rain (when I'm walking in the rain with you) Bix Beiderbecke's Orchestra ; Joe Venuti Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-67404 10-in. 1/19/1931 Heartaches Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Biltmore Trio Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio composer  
Victor BVE-67761 10-in. 1/5/1931 If you haven't got a girl Red Nichols and his Big Ten ; Paul Small Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-68424 10-in. 2/2/1933 Suzanne Gus Arnheim Orchestra ; The Three Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BRC-69970 10-in. 6/23/1931 Makin' faces at the man in the moon Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and whistling solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-70134 10-in. 7/29/1931 I apologize Nathaniel Shilkret ; Paul Small ; Victor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70226 10-in. 9/11/1931 Cutest kid in town Walter Ashby ; Elly Bellare ; Snooks Friedman ; Ken Herlin ; Memphis Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BRC-70941 10-in. 11/2/1931 I'll always remember September Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70949 10-in. 11/6/1931 One little quarrel High Hatters ; Frank Luther Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70988 10-in. 12/18/1931 You're foolin' yourself (When you try to fool me) Gene Kardos Orchestra ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-72001 10-in. 3/1/1932 Oh what a thrill Chicago Hot Five Jazz/dance quintet, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-72243 10-in. 4/6/1932 Auf Wiedersehen, my dear Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BRC-72564 10-in. 5/11/1932 Happy go-lucky you and broken hearted me California Cavaliers ; Buddy Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-72582 10-in. 5/13/1932 A picnic for two Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-73391 10-in. 9/13/1932 Beside the sunset trail Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-73504 10-in. 9/15/1932 Someday we'll meet again Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor LBS-73505 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 9/15/1932 Someday we'll meet again Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-73707 10-in. 9/28/1932 Someday we'll meet again Bob Miller's Memphis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-73720 10-in. 9/30/1932 Beside the sunset trail Harold Mooney and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-73864 10-in. 10/25/1932 Fit as a fiddle Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio composer  
Victor LBS-73865 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 10/25/1932 Fit as a fiddle Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-73866 10-in. 10/25/1932 Sweet muchacha Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-73871 10-in. 10/27/1932 The cop on the beat, the man in the moon, and me Frank Luther ; Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor LBS-73942 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 11/10/1932 Dance selections Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solos and chorus composer, songwriter  
Victor BS-73970 10-in. 11/17/1932 In the dim dim dawning Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Irene Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor LBS-73971 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 11/17/1932 In the dim dim dawning Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-73972 10-in. 11/17/1932 In the dim dim dawning Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-73986 10-in. 11/22/1932 In the dim dim dawning Baby Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-73989 10-in. 11/23/1932 Someday we'll meet again Tom Berwick Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor LBS-74612 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 11/24/1932 Willow Weep for me Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Irene Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male and female vocal solos composer  
Victor BS-74696 10-in. 12/16/1932 It's winter again Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor LBS-74697 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 12/16/1932 It's winter again Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-74698 10-in. 12/16/1932 It's winter again Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-74937 10-in. 1/20/1933 Suzanne Tom Berwick Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75257 10-in. 2/17/1933 Black eyed Susan Brown Glen Gray Orchestra ; Walter Hunt Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor LBS-75259 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/17/1933 Black eyed Susan Brown Glen Gray Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor LBS-75261 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/17/1933 Dardanella Glen Gray Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-75317 10-in. 2/26/1933 Meet me in the gloaming Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor LBS-75320 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/26/1933 Dance medley Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75536 10-in. 3/17/1933 Meet me in the gloaming Frances Langford Female vocal solo, with instrumental quintet composer  
Victor BS-75538 10-in. 3/17/1933 Two buck Tim from Timbuctoo Gus Van Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Victor BS-75746 10-in. 4/7/1933 Two buck Tim from Timbuctoo The High Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75747 10-in. 4/7/1933 Two buck Tim from Timbuctoo Sid Peltyn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-76847 10-in. 8/4/1933 Heartaches Elmo Tanner ; Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with whistling composer  
Victor BS-77336 10-in. 12/12/1933 Jimmy had a nickel Wendell Hall Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-78255 10-in. 10/20/1933 Hush my mouth (If I ain't goin' South) Jerry Freeman Orchestra ; Frank Sylvano Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-80270 10-in. 2/15/1934 Winter interlude Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra ; Bob Hanon ; Harry Sosnik Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-80502 10-in. 5/8/1934 Why don't you practice what you preach Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-80631 10-in. 6/18/1934 The prize waltz King Harvey ; Red Nichols ; Pennies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-81024 10-in. 1/3/1934 You're in my power (Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!) The Radio Rascals' Orchestra [Dick Robertson Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-81104 10-in. 12/26/1933 Masquerading in the name of love Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-81269 10-in. 1/26/1934 Who walks in when I walk out? Ramona Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-81319 10-in. 1/26/1934 I wish we could dance forever Peerless Trio Male vocal trio, with guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-81345 10-in. 2/1/1934 Jimmy had a nickel Don Bestor Orchestra ; Charles Yontz Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-81731 10-in. 2/21/1934 Jimmy had a nickel The Three Scamps Vocal and instrumental trio songwriter  
Victor BS-81974 10-in. 3/22/1934 Moon time Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-82375 10-in. 5/4/1934 Little man you've had a busy day Pickens Sisters Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-82380 10-in. 5/4/1934 Little man, you've had a busy day Eliot Everett and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-82512 10-in. 5/10/1934 Little man, you've had a busy day Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-83636 10-in. 7/26/1934 The prize waltz Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-83816 10-in. 8/3/1934 I saw stars Dan Hornsby ; Perry Bechtel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-84014 10-in. 8/18/1934 I saw stars Peggy Healy ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-92530 10-in. 6/27/1935 Black coffee Four Towers Orchestra ; Billie Hibberd ; Ray Nichols Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-98800 10-in. 1/6/1936 Everything's in rhythm with my heart Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-98801 10-in. 1/6/1936 Say the word and it's yours Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-98802 10-in. 1/6/1936 I can wiggle my ears Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-99818 10-in. 2/24/1936 There's always a happy ending Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-99820 10-in. 2/24/1936 There isn't any limit to my love Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-100557 10-in. 5/23/1936 Where there's you there's me Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra ; Ted Lewis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-101532 10-in. 4/24/1936 There's always a happy ending George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-101588 10-in. 5/11/1936 There isn't any limit to my love Chicago Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with vocal songwriter  
Victor BS-101589 10-in. 5/11/1936 She shall have music Chicago Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-101591 10-in. 5/11/1936 Where there's you there's me Chicago Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-03084 10-in. 11/24/1936 I'm in a dancing mood Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-03500 10-in. 12/1/1936 I'm in a dancing mood George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever ; Maurice Sigler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-023684 10-in. 7/11/1938 On the bumpy road to love Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-023763 10-in. 7/1/1938 On the bumpy road to love Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-027262 10-in. 10/6/1938 After looking at you Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-028106 10-in. 10/17/1938 After looking at you Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-030159 10-in. 11/23/1938 You're gonna see a lot of me Butch Stone ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-030331 10-in. 11/30/1938 You're gonna see a lot of me Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-030715 10-in. 12/17/1938 I ups to her and she ups to me Eddie De Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-031883 10-in. 2/2/1939 Romance runs in the family Richard Himber Rhythmic Pyramids Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-033610 10-in. 2/6/1939 Romance runs in the family Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-034608 10-in. 4/7/1939 Sticks and stones Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-036576 10-in. 5/1/1939 I paid for the lie I told you Three Reasons ; Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-038051 10-in. 8/24/1939 I must have one more kiss kiss kiss (Before we say goodnight) Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-038210 10-in. 6/28/1939 You meet the nicest people in your dreams Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-038220 10-in. 6/29/1939 I must have one more kiss, kiss, kiss (Before we say goodnight) Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band ; Three Jacks Jazz/dance band, with female and male vocal solos and male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-038409 10-in. 7/17/1939 Stuttering in the starlight Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-038452 10-in. 7/20/1939 Stuttering in the starlight Harriet Hilliard ; Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-041720 10-in. 10/6/1939 She shall have music Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor PBS-042291 10-in. 12/11/1939 Apple blossoms and chapel bells Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Bill Stoker Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-042366 10-in. 1/14/1940 I loved you before I met you (For I saw you in my dreams) Carl Ravazza Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-045924 10-in. 1/12/1940 Apple blossoms and chapel bells Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-047070 10-in. 2/19/1940 Starlight and music Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-047744 10-in. 3/4/1940 You little heart-breaker you Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-049584 10-in. 3/28/1940 The sailor with the navy blue eyes Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-071777 10-in. 2/9/1942 A fireside chat Joe Reichman Orchestra ; Ziggy Lane Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-073434 10-in. 3/13/1942 The story of a starry night Carl Denny ; Hal McIntyre Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-074305 10-in. 4/7/1942 Lalapaluza Lu Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor E0FB-5762 10-in. 10/11/1950 Esto es amor Alfredo Antonini ; Rosita Serrano Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor E0FB-5763 10-in. 10/11/1950 Soñar es desear Rosita Serrano Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor E0FB-5764 10-in. 10/11/1950 Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Rosita Serrano Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor E0FB-5765 10-in. 10/11/1950 Cenicienta Alfredo Antonini ; Rosita Serrano Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BRC-Test-1118 10-in. 7/1/1931 I'm thru with love Frances Langford Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 141595 10-in. 2/2/1926 I love the night Ernie Golden ; Hotel McAlpin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W143403 10-in. 2/15/1927 When all the world is fast asleep Doug Richardson Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter  
Columbia W147782 10-in. 1/14/1929 (That's what I call) Sweet music Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Columbia W148720 10-in. 6/20/1929 In the hush of the night Ernie Golden ; Hotel McAlpin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo composer  
Columbia W148785 10-in. 7/3/1929 In the hush of the night Blue Grass Boys ; Lee Morse Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W149170 10-in. 10/22/1929 I sing all my love songs to you Oscar Grogan Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia W149629 10-in. 12/30/1929 On a blue and moonless night Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia [W]150632 10-in. 7/8/1930 I don't want mind walkin' in the rain (When I'm walkin' in the rain with you) The Harmonians ; Kate Smith Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia [W]150637 10-in. 7/10/1930 I don't mind walkin' in the rain (When I'm walkin' in the rain with you) Lloyd Keating and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150661 10-in. 7/24/1930 Good evenin' Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia W150664 10-in. 7/22/1930 Good evenin' Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150697 10-in. 8/9/1930 Roses are forget-me-nots (Reminding me of you) Will Osborne and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150700 10-in. 8/12/1930 I don't mind walkin' in the rain Ipana Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150790 10-in. 9/10/1930 In my heart—it's you Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble songwriter  
Columbia W150921 10-in. 10/31/1930 Drifting on to Avalon Joe Green's Marimba Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151250 10-in. 1/28/1931 Heartaches Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W151273 10-in. 2/4/1931 If you haven't got a girl Art Gillham Male vocal solo composer  
Columbia [W]151356 10-in. 2/26/1931 Ya got love! Milt Coleman Male vocal solo, with ukulele and piano songwriter  
Columbia [W]151383 10-in. 3/2/1931 Ya got love! Lanin’s Famous Players ; Paul Small Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W151592 10-in. 6/9/1931 Makin' faces at the man in the moon Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151708 10-in. 8/6/1931 I apologize Robert Hood Bowers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W152052 10-in. 12/29/1931 Oh! What a thrill (To hear it from you) Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152073 10-in. 1/18/1932 Oh! What a thrill (To hear it from you) Jack Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W152105 10-in. 2/4/1932 Auf wiedersehen, my dear Mickie Alpert and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W152277 10-in. 8/18/1932 One note trumpet player Joe Haymes Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble songwriter  
Columbia W152318 10-in. 11/9/1932 Fit as a fiddle Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet composer  
Columbia W152368 10-in. 2/2/1933 Black-eyed Susan Brown Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra ; Mark Fisher Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152369 10-in. 2/2/1933 Lovey Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra ; Mark Fisher Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152378 10-in. 2/24/1933 Meet me in the gloaming Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152572 10-in. 12/1/1933 Surprise George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W152677 10-in. 1/12/1934 You're in my power (Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!) George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet songwriter  
Columbia W152761 10-in. 6/4/1934 Little man, you've had a busy day Emil Coleman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152767 10-in. 6/28/1934 The prize waltz Ben Selvin and his Orchestra ; Howard Phillips Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W351044 10-in. 6/18/1931 Makin' faces at the man in the moon Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W351090 10-in. 8/25/1931 I apologize Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W351139 10-in. 1/12/1932 One little quarrel Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W351149 10-in. 1/12/1932 Auf wiedersehen, my dear Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh 9117 10-in. 5/15/1925 Someday we'll meet again Louis Forbstein ; Rex Newman ; Royal Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh S-71834 10-in. Sept. 1923 Marcellonie Green Brothers' Marimba-Saxo Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W402539 10-in. 7/31/1929 In the hush of the night The Four Deuvilliers Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
OKeh W404270 10-in. 7/23/1930 Good evenin' Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh W404388 10-in. 8/29/1930 Just a little dance, mam'selle The Mariners' Trio Male vocal trio, with guitar and piano songwriter  
OKeh W404816 10-in. 1/26/1931 Heartaches Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick C2004 10-in. 6/13/1928 In a little two by four for two Melba Caldwell Female vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick C2057 10-in. 7/14/1928 In a little two by four for two Melba Caldwell Female vocal solo, with clarinet, guitar, and piano lyricist  
Brunswick C2188 10-in. 8/9/1928 In a little two by four for two Melba Caldwell Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick C5722 10-in. 5/5/1930 What kinda people are you? Freddie Rose Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick C6123 10-in. Aug. 1930 In my heart it’s you Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick LAE474 10-in. 4/25/1929 That’s what I call sweet music Earl Burtnett ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal trio; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E30074 10-in. 6/18/1929 In the hush of the night Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E30186 10-in. 6/24/1929 In the hush of the night Tom Waring Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick XE30952 12-in. 9/16/1929 Brunswick brevities program G [part unknown] Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra Radio transcription disc : Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E37003 10-in. 8/4/1931 I apologize Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E37085 10-in. 8/19/1931 I apologize Bing Crosby Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 7674 10-in. 12/10/1920 Good as gold Max Fells' Della Robbia Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison N-1077 10-in. 8/19/1929 In the hush of the night Melville Morris ; Piccadilly Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Gramophone 0EA2637 10-in. 12/4/1935 Everything stops for tea Jack Hylton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Gramophone 0EA2662 10-in. 1/3/1936 She shall have music Jack Hylton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal songwriter  
Gramophone 0EA2664 10-in. 1/3/1936 My first thrill Jack Hylton Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Gramophone 0EA2665 10-in. 1/3/1936 May all your troubles be little ones Jack Hylton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal songwriter  
Gramophone 0EA2675 10-in. 1/19/1936 Moanin' Minnie Jack Hylton Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Gramophone 0EA2693 10-in. 2/4/1936 This'll make you whistle Jack Hylton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal songwriter  
Gramophone 0B4634 10-in. 7/12/1933 Roll up the carpet Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor (Canada) 7355 10-in. 1/8/1932 Auf Wiedersehen, my dear Jack Denny Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor (Canada) 7358 10-in. 1/9/1932 Oh! What a thrill (to hear it from you) Jack Denny Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  

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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hoffman, Al," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109280.

Hoffman, Al. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109280.

"Hoffman, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

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