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 12, 1905 (Brooklyn), Died January 14, 1966 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 41 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 D5VB-0049 10-in. 1/22/1945 Her heart was made of stone Kaydets ; Kaye Choir ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Male vocal solo, with female vocal quintet, vocal chorus, and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D5VB-0226 10-in. 4/23/1945 Prove it by the things you do Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Carol Tucker Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D5VB-0227 10-in. 4/23/1945 Fifteen years (and I'm still serving time) Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D5VB-0296 10-in. 6/11/1945 Good, good, good (that's you - that's you) Nancy Norman ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Billy Williams [1913-2001] Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D5VB-1031 10-in. 3/6/1945 A tender word will mend it all Buddy Cole Orchestra ; Four King Sisters Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D5VB-1128 10-in. 9/10/1945 You always hurt the one you love City Slickers ; Carl Grayson ; Red Ingle ; Spike Jones Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D6VB-1495 10-in. 4/24/1946 That wonderful worrisome feeling Ruth Christian ; Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 41 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roberts, Allan," accessed February 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109395.

Roberts, Allan. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109395.

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