Image Source: Wikipedia

Mitchell Ayres

Mitchell "Mitch" Ayres (December 24, 1909 – September 5, 1969) was an orchestra leader, music arranger, composer and performer. He is best known for his many years of work with Perry Como on radio, records, and television and as the musical conductor for The Hollywood Palace.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 24th, 1909 (Milwaukee), Died September 5th, 1969 (Winchester)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, violin, songwriter, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-046007 10-in. 12/18/1939 Dingbat the acrobat Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-046008 10-in. 12/18/1939 Angel Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-046009 10-in. 12/18/1939 Row row row Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-046010 10-in. 12/18/1939 Ma (He's making eyes at me) Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-046456 10-in. 1/18/1940 Between you and me Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
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 director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-046458 10-in. 1/18/1940 Playmates Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-046459 10-in. 1/18/1940 Last night's gardenias Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band. with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-047025 10-in. 2/8/1940 How high the moon Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-047026 10-in. 2/8/1940 Little girl Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-047027 10-in. 2/8/1940 You oughta hang your heart in shame Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-047028 10-in. 2/8/1940 A house with a little red barn Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-047029 10-in. 2/8/1940 Long live love Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-047030 10-in. 2/8/1940 I'll be seeing you Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-047717 10-in. 2/28/1940 The man on the ferry (The Hoboken Ferry) Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-047718 10-in. 2/28/1940 This is the beginning of the end Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-047719 10-in. 2/28/1940 I need a friend Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-047720 10-in. 2/28/1940 Your kiss Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-047721 10-in. 2/28/1940 Do it again Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-047722 10-in. 2/28/1940 Little Curly Hair in a high chair Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-048197 10-in. 3/20/1940 I can't love you any more Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-048198 10-in. 3/20/1940 Where do I go from you Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-048716 10-in. 4/4/1940 Make-believe Island Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-048717 10-in. 4/4/1940 Meet the sun half-way Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-048718 10-in. 4/4/1940 Poor ballerina Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-048719 10-in. 4/4/1940 The pessimistic character (with the crab-apple face) Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-050522 10-in. 5/7/1940 I'm on the verge of a merge (with an angel) Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-050523 10-in. 5/7/1940 Please take a letter, Miss Brown Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-050524 10-in. 5/7/1940 Blue lovebird Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-050525 10-in. 5/7/1940 Down by the O-hi-o (o, my, o!) Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-051551 10-in. 6/24/1940 You go to my head (Theme song of Mitchell Ayres) Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-051552 10-in. 6/24/1940 A lazy lack-a-daisy melody Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-051553 10-in. 6/24/1940 Once in a love time Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-051554 10-in. 6/24/1940 Deep in my heart, dear Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-051891 10-in. 7/19/1940 My piggy bank is jing-a-ling again Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Gee-Gee ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with vocal duet director  
Victor BS-051892 10-in. 7/19/1940 Sympathy Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-051893 10-in. 7/19/1940 Ain't it a shame about Mame Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-051894 10-in. 7/19/1940 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-056136 10-in. 9/18/1940 Goodnight Mother Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-056137 10-in. 9/18/1940 And Tommy goes too Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-056138 10-in. 9/18/1940 Two dreams met Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-056139 10-in. 9/18/1940 There was a little girl Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-056140 10-in. 9/18/1940 I give you my word Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-056141 10-in. 9/18/1940 I just wanna play with you Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Gee-Gee ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio director  
Victor BS-057057 10-in. 10/30/1940 MacNamara's band Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-057058 10-in. 10/30/1940 We'll meet again Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-057059 10-in. 10/30/1940 Walkin' by the river Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-057060 10-in. 10/30/1940 Make it another old-fashioned, please Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-057061 10-in. 10/30/1940 I look at you Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-057062 10-in. 10/30/1940 Scratchin' the surface Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band director, songwriter  
Victor BS-058181 10-in. 12/18/1940 Hello Ma! I done it again Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-058182 10-in. 12/18/1940 I'm nuts about the good old U.S.A. Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-058183 10-in. 12/18/1940 The sidewalk serenade Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet director  
Victor BS-058184 10-in. 12/18/1940 Lily—hot from Chile Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-058185 10-in. 12/18/1940 Rose of the Rockies Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-058186 10-in. 12/18/1940 Wishful thinking Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-058892 10-in. 1/20/1941 Boogie woogie bugle boy Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-058893 10-in. 1/20/1941 I came, I saw, I conga'd Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-058894 10-in. 1/20/1941 You're a lucky fellow, Mr.Smith Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-058895 10-in. 1/20/1941 This is new Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-058896 10-in. 1/20/1941 The two little squirrels (Nuts to you) Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Gee-Gee ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with vocal duet director  
Victor BS-058897 10-in. 1/20/1941 Jenny Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-060988 10-in. 3/20/1941 Minnie from Trinidad Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-060989 10-in. 3/20/1941 And the band played on Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet director, arranger  
Victor BS-060990 10-in. 3/20/1941 Just a little bit south of North Carolina Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-060991 10-in. 3/20/1941 What do you hear from your heart? Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-060992 10-in. 3/20/1941 We go well together Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-060993 10-in. 3/20/1941 Schottische at sunrise Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-064413 10-in. 5/24/1941 Mexicali-oomph! Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-064414 10-in. 5/24/1941 Time was Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-064415 10-in. 5/24/1941 The daughter of Jeanie (with the light brown hair) Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-064416 10-in. 5/24/1941 My lost horizon Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-064417 10-in. 5/24/1941 Anything Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-064418 10-in. 5/24/1941 Pinball player's blues Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-066917 10-in. 7/14/1941 Goodbye, dear, I'll be back in a year Mitchell Ayres ; Johnny Bond ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-066918 10-in. 7/14/1941 At the old town hall Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-066919 10-in. 7/14/1941 Call it anything, it's love Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-066920 10-in. 7/14/1941 Cowboys and Indians Mitchell Ayres ; Johnny Bond ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-067669 10-in. 8/25/1941 When are we going to land abroad? Mitchell Ayres ; Johnny Bond ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-067670 10-in. 8/25/1941 I don't want to set the world on fire Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music ; Four Trumpet-Ayres Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal quartet director  
Victor BS-067671 10-in. 8/25/1941 The waiter and the porter and the upstairs maid Mitchell Ayres ; Johnny Bond ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-067672 10-in. 8/25/1941 Misirlou Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-068442 10-in. 11/28/1941 The boy with the wistful eyes Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-068443 10-in. 11/28/1941 Oh Auntie! Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-068444 10-in. 11/28/1941 I opened up a trunk Mitchell Ayres ; Johnny Bond ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-068445 10-in. 11/28/1941 Cancel the flowers Mitchell Ayres ; Warren Covington ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-071435 10-in. 10/1/1941 The nadocky Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-071436 10-in. 10/1/1941 Ev'ry time Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-071437 10-in. 10/1/1941 I wanna go back to Texas Mitchell Ayres ; Johnny Bond ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-071438 10-in. 10/1/1941 Minka Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music ; Warren Lewis Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal quartet director  
Victor BS-073428 10-in. 3/12/1942 The Angelus rings again Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-073429 10-in. 3/12/1942 On Echo Hill Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-073430 10-in. 3/12/1942 Barrelhouse Bessie from Basin Street Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Johnny Bond ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet director  
Victor BS-073431 10-in. 3/12/1942 Oh, how I miss you tonight Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-075094 10-in. 6/18/1942 Was it worth it? Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075095 10-in. 6/18/1942 The mamas with the moo-lah Mitchell Ayres ; Johnny Bond ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075096 10-in. 6/18/1942 Don't forget to say "no", baby Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075097 10-in. 6/18/1942 The wolf song Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Johnny Bond ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-075700 10-in. 7/31/1942 Under a strawberry moon Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075701 10-in. 7/31/1942 Kille kille (Indian love talk) Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-075702 10-in. 7/31/1942 Can't get out of this mood Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-075703 10-in. 7/31/1942 Rock-a-bye Bay Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ayres, Mitchell," accessed December 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109767.

Ayres, Mitchell. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109767.

"Ayres, Mitchell." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 December 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109767

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.