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Milton Ager

Milton Ager (October 6, 1893 – May 6, 1979) was an American composer, regarded as one of the top songwriters of the 1920s and 1930s. His most lasting compositions include "Ain't She Sweet?” and “Happy Days Are Here Again”.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 6, 1893 (Chicago), Died May 6, 1979 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1949

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

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 743 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-16703 10-in. 10/21/1915 At the old plantation ball Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19363 10-in. 3/12/1917 Come over here, it's a wonderful place Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra arranger  
Victor B-20658 10-in. 9/12/1917 If you saw all that I saw in Arkansaw Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21031 10-in. 10/31/1917 There's something in the name of Ireland (That the whole world seems to love) Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21416 10-in. 1/14/1918 Tom, Dick and Harry and Jack (Hurry back) Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21993 10-in. 6/18/1918 France (We have not forgotten you) Lambert Murphy Male vocal solo, with violin duet and orchestra composer  
Victor B-22079 10-in. 7/29/1918 Djer kiss? Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-22176 10-in. 7/25/1918 Everything is peaches down in Georgia American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22666 10-in. 3/31/1919 Anything is nice if it comes from Dixieland American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22846 10-in. 5/12/1919 Thank God you're here, Mother mine John Steel Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23168 10-in. 9/22/1919 There's a lot of blue-eyed Marys down in Maryland Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23379 10-in. 12/16/1919 Mystery! Paul Biese’s Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-23482 10-in. 11/19/1919 Freckles Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23787 10-in. 3/29/1920 Mother's hands Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-24067 10-in. 5/25/1920 A young man's fancy Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-24169 10-in. 6/16/1920 I'm in heaven when I'm in my mother's arms (I don't have to die to go to heaven) William Robyn Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-24545 10-in. 11/3/1920 Honolulu eyes Ambassador Orchestra ; Paul Whiteman Jazz/dance band, with whistling composer  
Victor C-24545 12-in. 10/22/1920 Honolulu eyes Ambassador Orchestra ; Paul Whiteman Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-24691 10-in. 11/10/1920 A young man's fancy Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra composer  
Victor B-25162 10-in. 4/14/1921 I'm nobody's baby Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-25414 10-in. 5/26/1921 I'm nobody's baby All Star Trio ; All Star Trio Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-26449 10-in. 5/3/1922 High brown blues American Quartet ; Billy Murray Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26994 10-in. 10/24/1922 Lovin' Sam (The sheik of Alabam') Isabelle Patricola Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27179 10-in. 11/24/1922 Who cares Great White Way Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-27389 10-in. 1/22/1923 Oh, what a mother I had Lewis James Male vocal solo, with violin, oboe, and orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 743 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ager, Milton," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109777.

Ager, Milton. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109777.

"Ager, Milton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109777

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