James Dyrenforth (31 January 1895 – 26 December 1973) was an American actor and songwriter.
Dyrenforth appeared in A Night to Remember (1958), Fiend Without a Face (1958), and Lolita (1962), and co-wrote "A Garden in the Rain", a song which was covered by Frank Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan, among others. He wrote lyrics for The Golden Year, a BBC television play of 1951.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 31st, 1895 (Chicago), Died December 26th, 1973 (London)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1938
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, piano
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 36 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-36390||10-in.||10/5/1926||Bobadilla||Phil Spitalny Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50936||10-in.||3/13/1929||A garden in the rain||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50981||10-in.||3/27/1929||A garden in the rain||Fran Frey ; George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51621||10-in.||4/12/1929||A garden in the rain||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51674||10-in.||5/1/1929||Peace of mind||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-53515||10-in.||5/24/1929||Peace of mind||Pancho Orchestra ; Al Ross||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-67565||10-in.||9/28/1931||I'm for you a hundred per cent||Parker Gibbs ; Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-68801||10-in.||3/12/1931||Running between the raindrops||Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-024045||10-in.||7/15/1938||A garden in the rain||Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||[Trial 1922-06-09-01]||10-in.||6/9/1922||Do it again||Irene Bordoni||Female vocal solo, with piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|Columbia||W148078||10-in.||3/15/1929||A garden in the rain||Deep River Orchestra ; Willard Robison||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||148173||10-in.||4/4/1929||A garden in the rain||Tom Frawley ; The Harmonians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W148464||10-in.||4/19/1929||Peace of mind||Deep River Orchestra ; Willard Robison||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W148542||10-in.||5/17/1929||Peace of mind||Larry Siry and his Hotel Ambassador Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W148583||10-in.||6/11/1929||Garden in the rain||Milton Charles||Male vocal solo, with organ||lyricist|
|Columbia||W151303||10-in.||2/10/1931||Running between the rain-drops||Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W151381||10-in.||3/2/1931||Running between the raindrops||Lanin’s Famous Players||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W151853||10-in.||10/19/1931||I'm for you a hundred per cent||Blue Grass Boys ; Lee Morse||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||W351118||10-in.||10/22/1931||I'm for you a hundred per cent||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||W401805||10-in.||4/11/1929||Garden in the rain||Smith Ballew||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Brunswick||15649-15650 and 15654||10-in.||4/24/1925||Smiling eyes||John Charles Thomas||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||LAE443||10-in.||4/5/1929||A garden in the rain||Earl Burtnett Biltmore Trio||Male vocal trio, with clarinet and guitar||lyricist|
|Brunswick||R-166||10-in.||July 1927||Possibly||Helen Morgan||Female vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E29593½||10-in.||Apr. 1929||Peace of mind||Dick Robertson||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E29660||10-in.||Apr. 1929||A garden in the rain||Dave Rubinoff Orchestra ; Dick Robertson||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dyrenforth, James," accessed January 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109859.
Dyrenforth, James. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109859.
"Dyrenforth, James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 January 2021.
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