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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 (Results 26-50 of 102 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 102 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ayres, Mitchell," accessed December 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109767.

Ayres, Mitchell. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109767.

"Ayres, Mitchell." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 December 2021.

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

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