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 51-75 of 95 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-023737 10-in. 6/24/1938 Will you remember tonight tomorrow? Ben Bowers ; Hot Lips Page Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-026256 10-in. 11/14/1938 I must see Annie tonight Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra ; Three Ripples Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-027293 10-in. 10/13/1938 Tell me with your kisses Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-027406 10-in. 9/26/1938 Tell me with your kisses Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-028997 10-in. 11/23/1938 I must see Annie tonight Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-032974 10-in. 3/13/1939 I'm building a sailboat of dreams Three Reasons ; Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-033779 10-in. 2/28/1939 I'm building a sailboat of dreams Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-034904 10-in. 5/25/1939 Concert in the park Betty Hutton ; Vincent Lopez ; Sonny Schuyler ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet songwriter  
Victor BS-036857 10-in. 5/4/1939 The girl behind the Venetian blind Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-036912 10-in. 5/5/1939 The girl behind the venetian blind Blue Barron ; Charlie Fischer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-036953 10-in. 5/17/1939 Concert in the park Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-037635 10-in. 6/13/1939 You don't know how much you can suffer (Until you fall in love) Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-037648 10-in. 6/15/1939 You don't know how much you can suffer (Until you fall in love) Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BAVE-039174 10-in. between 12/22/1939 and 1/25/1940 Concierto en el parque Feliciano Brunelli Orquesta Característica Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-040994 10-in. 10/23/1939 Hello, Mister Kringle Vincent Lopez ; Penny Parker ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-041367 10-in. 9/28/1939 I just got a letter Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal trio composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-041761 10-in. 10/13/1939 Happy birthday to love Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-042718 10-in. 9/22/1939 I just got a letter Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-042782 10-in. 10/3/1939 I just got a letter Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-042983 10-in. 10/18/1939 Happy birthday to love Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal chorus composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-053198 10-in. 7/12/1940 Get the moon out of your eyes Blue Barron ; Three Blue Notes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-061668 10-in. 9/17/1941 The anniversary waltz Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-066552 10-in. 4/9/1942 The penny arcade Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Stuart Wade Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal quartet composer  
Victor BS-067938 10-in. 9/26/1941 The anniversary waltz Ken Curtis ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-070478 10-in. 12/11/1941 The anniversary waltz Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 51-75 of 95 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Franklin, Dave," accessed April 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110516.

Franklin, Dave. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110516.

"Franklin, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 April 2024.

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