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 76-95 of 95 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-071699 10-in. 1/30/1942 What does a soldier dream of? Freddy Martin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble composer  
Victor D5VB-0332 10-in. 5/1/1945 My mother's waltz Nancy Evans ; Wayne King Orchestra Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D5VB-1077 10-in. 7/12/1945 Lilly Belle Gene Conklin ; Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Martin Men Male vocal solo, with male vocal group and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2008 10-in. 2/4/1946 One-zy two-zy (I love you-zy) Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Martin Men Male vocal group, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2087 10-in. 7/2/1946 My honey's kiss Four King Sisters Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2158 10-in. 9/12/1946 (When the music stops) everybody kiss your sweetheart Four King Sisters Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1105 10-in. 10/27/1947 Lone star moon Tex Beneke ; Tex Beneke Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2261 10-in. 11/22/1947 Walk a little talk a little Helen Carroll ; Russ Case Orchestra ; The Satisfiers Female vocal solo, with vocal group and instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor D7VB-2585 10-in. 12/4/1947 Anticipation without realization Louis Prima Orchestra ; Louis Prima Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80375 10-in. 6/7/1922 Buzz, Mirandy Dolly Kay Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W149466 10-in. 11/2/1929 What is life without love? The Columbia Photo Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W152711 10-in. 2/8/1934 Old roses Little Jack Little Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W152736 10-in. 5/14/1934 I ain't lazy—I'm just dreamin' Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Jack Teagarden Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia 84522 10-in. approximately July 1918 Shenkt a nedove (שענקט אַ נדבה) Minnie Birnbaum Female vocal solo, with violin and piano lyricist  
Columbia HCO3058 10-in. 12/26/1947 Lone star moon Gene Autry String band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh 8893 10-in. 1/22/1925 I'm afraid to care for you John Tobin's Midnight Serenaders Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70927 10-in. Oct. 1922 Childhood days Blue Ribbon Trio Instrumental trio songwriter  
OKeh S-71793 10-in. August 1923 What do they mean by love? Elsie Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 11695-11697 10-in. 10/23/1923 What do they mean by love? Margaret Young Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 11847 10-in. 8/19/1927 It's a million to one you're in love Happiness Orchestra ; Dave Kaplan Jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 76-95 of 95 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Franklin, Dave," accessed April 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110516.

Franklin, Dave. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110516.

"Franklin, Dave." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 April 2024.

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