Ralph Rainger

Ralph Rainger (October 7, 1901 – October 23, 1942) was an American composer of popular music principally for films.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 7th, 1901 (New York City), Died October 23rd, 1942 (California)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, lyricist, arranger, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 194 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36844 10-in. 10/19/1926 Cross your heart Edgar Fairchild ; Ralph Rainger Piano duet, with orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-36845 10-in. 10/19/1926 George White's scandals medley fox trot Edgar Fairchild ; Ralph Rainger Piano duet, with orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-37124 10-in. 12/13/1926 Oh, Kay! : Medley fox trot Edgar Fairchild ; Ralph Rainger Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-37180 10-in. 12/27/1926 Queen high : Medley fox trot Edgar Fairchild ; Ralph Rainger Piano duet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CVE-39169 12-in. 9/9/1927 Ziegfeld follies medley Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with mixed vocal soloists instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CVE-39170 12-in. 9/9/1927 Ziegfeld follies medley Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with mixed vocal soloists instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-39305 10-in. 6/15/1927 To spring Edgar Fairchild ; Ralph Rainger Piano duet instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor BVE-53497 10-in. 7/9/1929 Moanin' low Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-53590 10-in. 6/27/1929 Moanin' low Ted Shapiro Orchestra ; Sophie Tucker Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-57995 10-in. 1/15/1930 When a woman loves a man Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-58619 10-in. 1/23/1930 When a woman loves a man Bernie Cummins ; Belle Mann ; New Yorker Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo (takes 3 and 4); with male vocal solo (takes 1 and 2) composer  
Victor PCVE-68378 12-in. 8/7/1932 Paramount-Publix record no. 1 for The big broadcast Bing Crosby ; Paramount Studio Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and dialogue composer  
Victor PCVE-68379 12-in. 8/7/1932 Paramount-Publix record no. 2 for The big broadcast Bing Crosby ; Paramount Studio Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and announcement composer  
Victor PBVE-68392 10-in. 9/28/1932 Please Sam Coslow ; Nathaniel Finston ; Paramount Studio Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBVE-68395 10-in. 9/28/1932 Here lies love Sam Coslow ; Nathaniel Finston ; Paramount Studio Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBVE-68396 10-in. 10/29/1932 Here lies love Ray Hendricks ; Jimmie Grier Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PCVE-68543 12-in. 9/16/1933 In a one room flat Maurice Chevalier Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PCVE-68544 12-in. 9/16/1933 I'm a lover of Paree Maurice Chevalier Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PCVE-68545 12-in. 9/16/1933 I'm a lover of Paree Marcel Ventura Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBS-68699 10-in. 1/14/1934 Raftero Nathaniel Finston ; Paramount Studio Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BS-73575 10-in. 9/24/1932 Please Bob Borger ; George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-73703 10-in. 9/28/1932 Please Tom Berwick ; Rex Blaine ; Ritz Carlton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-74195 10-in. 1/6/1933 Por favor Orquesta Típica Osvaldo Fresedo ; Charles Wimer Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-74474 10-in. Apr. 1934 Creo tener un pequeño derecho sobre ti Orquesta Adolfo Carabelli Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-75666 10-in. 4/18/1933 I'll take an option on you Roy Bargy ; Peggy Healy ; Rhythm Boys Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental trio composer  
(Results 1-25 of 194 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rainger, Ralph," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109746.

Rainger, Ralph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109746.

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