Dave Franklin

Dave Franklin (September 28, 1895 – February 2, 1970) was an accomplished American songwriter and pianist. A member of Tin Pan Alley, Franklin co-wrote "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down", which was adopted as the theme song to the Looney Tunes cartoon series. His primary collaborator was lyricist Cliff Friend. His other collaborators included Al Dubin, Isham Jones, Irving Taylor. Franklin worked in vaudeville and night clubs in the U.S. and Europe. According to The Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz, 1900–1950, by Roger Kinkle, he left school at 13 to work as a pianist in a publishing house. Some of his songs were recorded by Glen Gray, Isham Jones, Guy Lombardo and Frankie Trumbauer.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 28, 1895, Died February 3, 1970

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, lyricist, piano

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 95 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-0703 10-in. 9/17/1936 When my dream boat comes home Guy Lombardo ; Lebert Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-03007 10-in. 11/5/1936 When my dream boat comes home Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-03501 10-in. 12/1/1936 Better get off your high horse Dolly Dawn and her Dawn Patrol Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-03873 10-in. 12/30/1936 Never should have told you Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Margaret McCrae Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-03903 10-in. 12/24/1936 Never should have told you Johnny Hamp Orchestra ; Johnny McAfee Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-04175 10-in. 1/14/1937 Floating on a bubble Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-04929 10-in. 2/17/1937 I'll dream my way to heaven Three Esquires ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-010170 10-in. 5/14/1937 The merry-go-round broke down Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-010506 10-in. 6/3/1937 The merry-go-round broke down Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-011730 10-in. 8/18/1937 You can't stop me from dreaming Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-013323 10-in. 9/2/1937 You can't stop me from dreaming Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-013882 10-in. 9/28/1937 Everything you said came true Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-013889 10-in. 9/29/1937 Everything you said came true Carmen Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-017019 10-in. 11/10/1937 How many rhymes can you get? Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-017431 10-in. 11/29/1937 How many rhymes can you get? Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-017743 10-in. 12/17/1937 Two dreams got together Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-017790 10-in. 12/29/1937 Two dreams get together Abe Lyman Orchestra ; Olga Sardi Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-019409 10-in. 7/7/1938 There's a brand new picture in my picture frame Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Gene Walsh Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-021678 10-in. 3/31/1938 Who do you think I saw last night? Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-021858 10-in. 3/31/1938 Who do you think I saw last night? Willie Farmer Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-021976 10-in. 4/13/1938 Moonlight in Waikiki Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-022669 10-in. 4/28/1938 As long as we're together Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-022931 10-in. 4/28/1938 As long as we're together Californians ; Abe Lyman ; Olga Sardi Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-023527 10-in. 6/3/1938 Will you remember tonight tomorrow? Jack Chesleigh ; Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-023717 10-in. 6/22/1938 There's a brand new picture in my picture frame Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 26-50 of 95 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Franklin, Dave," accessed April 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110516.

Franklin, Dave. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110516.

"Franklin, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 April 2024.

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