James Dyrenforth

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 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 Sam Lanin Orchestra 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  
(Results 1-25 of 36 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dyrenforth, James," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109859.

Dyrenforth, James. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109859.

"Dyrenforth, James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

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