Jesse Greer (August 26, 1896 – October 4, 1970 New York City) was an American Broadway songwriter. His musical Shady Lady was staged in 1933 with additional music by Sam H. Stept. Greer composed "Just You, Just Me" for the 1929 musical film Marianne with lyrics by Raymond Klages, as well as "Kitty from Kansas City", "Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now" and "Baby Blue Eyes".
The Dining Hall of the June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation in Ashford, Connecticut, is named in his honor. Greer was an early financial contributor to the Boy Scouts of America and would often visit the camp until his death. The Camp Staff would sing "The Hills of My Connecticut" upon his arrival.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 26th, 1896, Died October 4th, 1970
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 278 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-21032||10-in.||10/31/1917||Daddy found you down beside the garden wall||Charles Harrison||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-25008||10-in.||3/17/1921||Broken moon||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-27229||10-in.||12/14/1922||Baby blue eyes||Great White Way Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||B-30405||10-in.||6/19/1924||We don't get much money, but we have a lot of fun||Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-32044||10-in.||3/3/1925||Florida||International Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34013||10-in.||12/1/1925||Whose who are you?||Herbert Berger ; Coronado Hotel Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-34905||10-in.||2/17/1926||Mike||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35288||10-in.||4/6/1926||Reaching for the moon||B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra ; Joseph M. Knecht||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-35478||10-in.||5/26/1926||Sleepy head||Franklyn Baur ; Lewis James||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35725||10-in.||6/28/1926||Only you and lonely me||Phil Spitalny Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36118||10-in.||8/17/1926||Sleepy head||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36161||10-in.||9/7/1926||Climbing up the ladder of love||Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37426||10-in.||1/22/1927||Here or there as long as I'm with you||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37583||10-in.||1/31/1927||I'm gonna meet my sweetie now||Jean Goldkette Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37796||10-in.||2/18/1927||I'm gonna meet sweetie now||Jane Green||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37846||10-in.||3/5/1927||There's a reason||Frank Winegar Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 1-3); unaccompanied (takes 4-6)||composer|
|Victor||BVE-38393||10-in.||5/9/1927||I'll always remember you||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39661||10-in.||7/14/1927||The tap tap||Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39969||10-in.||8/12/1927||Say it with a red, red rose||Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-40548||10-in.||11/7/1927||Lonely in a crowd||Jacques Renard Cocoanut Grove Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-41190||10-in.||12/20/1927||The song of the sewing-machine||Fanny Brice||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-42021||10-in.||2/24/1928||Wait a little longer, love bird||Horace Heidt Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-42478||10-in.||2/24/1928||Speedy boy||Johnny Johnson ; Statler Pennsylvanians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||BVE-45668||10-in.||6/29/1928||One step to heaven||Henry Busse Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Greer, Jesse," accessed March 6, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110389.
Greer, Jesse. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 6, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110389.
"Greer, Jesse." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 6 March 2021.
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