Allan Roberts

Allan Roberts (March 12, 1905 – January 14, 1966) was an American musician and songwriter, whose songs, co-written with Doris Fisher and other writers, were successfully recorded by the Mills Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, the Ink Spots, Billie Holiday, the Andrews Sisters, Marilyn Monroe, Perry Como, and many others.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 12th, 1905 (Brooklyn), Died January 14th, 1966 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-89329 10-in. 3/15/1935 You opened my eyes Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-89371 10-in. 3/22/1935 You opened my eyes Bill Barry Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-89383 10-in. 3/25/1935 You opened my eyes Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-89792 10-in. 5/13/1935 Ev'ry single little tingle of my heart Angelo Ferdinando ; Hotel Great Northern Orchestra ; Bob Stanley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-91059 10-in. 5/22/1935 Ev'ry single little tingle of my heart Helen Dell ; Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-011601 10-in. 7/29/1937 Me, myself and I (Are all in love with you) Jesse Crawford Orchestra ; Bob Murray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-025302 10-in. 8/12/1938 Teacher's pet Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal duet songwriter  
Victor BS-043851 10-in. 11/15/1939 Chatterbox Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-043885 10-in. 11/21/1939 Chatterbox Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio and vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BS-046457 10-in. 1/18/1940 A little boy and a little girl Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-047203 10-in. 2/14/1940 A little boy and a little girl Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-048975 10-in. 4/30/1940 It wouldn't be love Meredith Blake ; Gray Gordon ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-053034 10-in. 5/31/1940 It wouldn't be love Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-064612 10-in. 7/11/1941 I can't change my heart Art Jarrett Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-064806 10-in. 8/25/1941 Don't let Julia fool ya Skinnay Ennis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-066135 10-in. 6/24/1941 I can't change my heart Bluebird Orchestra ; Larry Clinton ; Peggy Mann Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-066471 10-in. 7/7/1941 Don't let Julia fool ya Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-066801 10-in. 7/9/1941 Don't let Julia fool ya Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh o-8168 10-in. ca. May 1921 Little girl (Don't say good-bye) Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia (U.K.) CB11438 10-in. 12/5/1945 Angiolina Carlo Buti ; Orchestra M.o Dino Olivier Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roberts, Allan," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109395.

Roberts, Allan. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109395.

"Roberts, Allan." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109395

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