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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born March 12, 1905 (Brooklyn), Died January 14, 1966 (Hollywood)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)
|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|
|Victor||D6VB-2156||10-in.||9/12/1946||A man is a brother to a mule||Four King Sisters||Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D6VB-2947||10-in.||9/30/1946||Either it's love or it isn't||Larry Green ; Larry Green Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D6VB-3017||10-in.||10/15/1946||You can't see the sun when you're cryin'||Vaughn Monroe ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with female vocal ensemble, and jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D6VB-3119||10-in.||10/19/1946||They can't convince me||Charles Dant Orchestra ; Charles Dant ; Betty Jane Rhodes||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-0571||10-in.||6/26/1947||Naughty Angeline||Charles Dant Orchestra ; Charles Dant ; Dennis Day||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-1988||10-in.||11/5/1947||I wish I knew the name (of the girl in my dreams)||Herbie Fields ; Herbie Fields Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2058||10-in.||11/12/1947||I'm sorry I didn't say 'I'm sorry||Deep River Boys||Male vocal quartet, with instrumental quartet||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roberts, Allan," accessed March 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109395.
Roberts, Allan. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109395.
"Roberts, Allan." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Roberts, Allan, 1905-1966 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no92022864
Wikidata: Allan Roberts (songwriter) - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q2648040
MusicBrainz: Alan Roberts - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/a8efdf9f-a527-4e53-b2c1-7d5516aa393c
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