Larry Wagner (September 15, 1907 – April 3, 2002) was an American arranger, composer, and bandleader. He worked for the band of Paul Whiteman and was long associated with Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra. His compositions "Whistler's Mother-in-Law", "No Name Jive" and "Turn Back the Hands of Time" became nationally popular.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 15, 1907 (Ashland), Died April 3, 2002 (Roslyn Heights)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, director, songwriter
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-017411||10-in.||11/24/1937||Autopsy on Schubert||Rhythmasters ; Larry Wagner||Jazz/dance band||director, composer|
|Victor||BS-017412||10-in.||11/24/1937||Two dukes on a pier||Rhythmasters ; Larry Wagner||Jazz/dance band||director, composer|
|Victor||BS-017709||10-in.||12/14/1937||Hearts without flowers||Rhythmasters ; Larry Wagner||Jazz/dance band||director, composer|
|Victor||BS-017710||10-in.||12/14/1937||Sneakin' a sleep||Rhythmasters ; Larry Wagner||Jazz/dance band||director, composer|
|Victor||BS-037665||10-in.||6/21/1939||Sassin' the boss||Red Nichols Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-047205||10-in.||2/14/1940||A lover's lullaby||Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-047985||10-in.||3/21/1940||A lover's lullaby||Charlie Barnet Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-050564||10-in.||5/13/1940||A lover's lullaby||Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey||Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-050587||10-in.||5/16/1940||No name jive||Charlie Barnet Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-050588||10-in.||5/16/1940||No name jive||Charlie Barnet Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-064809||10-in.||8/25/1941||Whistler's mother-in-law||Skinnay Ennis Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-066820||10-in.||7/14/1941||The whistler's mother-in-law||New Music [Shep Fields]||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Decca||64963||10-in.||1/27/1939||Boneyard shuffle-1||Glen Gray Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||DLA 1408||10-in.||8/8/1938||Yours.all yours||Glen Gray Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||DLA 1409||10-in.||8/15/1938||You never know||Glen Gray Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||DLA 1410||10-in.||8/15/1938||At long last love||Glen Gray Orchestra||arranger|
|Decca||DLA 1411||10-in.||8/15/1938||Hoboken bucket||Glen Gray Orchestra||arranger|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wagner, Larry," accessed July 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110335.
Wagner, Larry. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110335.
"Wagner, Larry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 July 2022.
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