Larry Wagner

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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Recordings

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  

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110335

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