Joseph J. Lilley

Joseph J. Lilley (1913–1971) was an American composer, songwriter and orchestrator. He worked for Paramount Studios from 1943 and was involved in many of the studio's successful musicals. Lilley was nominated at the 32nd Academy Awards for Li'l Abner in Best Musical Score.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 16, 1913 (Providence), Died 1971 (North Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, arranger


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-061961 10-in. 12/8/1941 I said no Lou Bring ; Nan Wynn Female vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor PBS-072404 10-in. 5/28/1942 Jingle, jangle, jingle Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers ; Stuart Wade Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-075256 10-in. 6/4/1942 Jingle, jangle, jingle Wood-Nymphs ; Barry Wood Male vocal solo, with female vocal quartet and jazz/dance band composer  
Decca 67901 10-in. 6/14/1940 Stout hearted men Paul Gregory leader  
Decca 67902 10-in. 6/14/1940 Paree Frank Forest leader  
Decca 67903 10-in. 6/14/1940 Softly as in a morning sunrise Frank Forest leader  
Decca 67904 10-in. 6/14/1940 One kiss Vocalist(s) (unidentified; Decca Records) leader  
Decca 67905 10-in. 6/14/1940 Wanting you Frank Forest ; Florence George leader  
Decca 67906 10-in. 6/14/1940 Lover, come back to me! Florence George leader  
Decca 86772 9/9/1954 Blue skies ; Mandy Bing Crosby ; Danny Kaye leader  
Decca 86945 10/19/1954 Mandy Bing Crosby ; Danny Kaye leader  
Decca L 8895 12/27/1955 John Barleycorn Bing Crosby leader  
Decca L 8896 12/27/1955 When you're in love-1 Bing Crosby leader  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lilley, Joseph J.," accessed January 17, 2022,

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