Josef Myrow

Josef Myrow (February 18, 1910 – December 24, 1987 in Los Angeles, California) was a Russian-born composer known for his work in film scores in the 1940s and 1950s. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice: in 1947 for the song "You Do" from the film Mother Wore Tights and in 1950 for "Wilhelmina" from the film Wabash Avenue. Other notable compositions include "Autumn Nocturne" and "You Make Me Feel So Young".

He also wrote the official song of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 18th, 1910 (Russian Empire), Died December 24th, 1987 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-86442 10-in. 12/13/1934 Haunting me Rhythm Kings Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-86495 10-in. 12/21/1934 Haunting me Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048129 10-in. 3/13/1940 The fable of the rose Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048912 10-in. 4/16/1940 The fable of the rose Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048949 10-in. 4/25/1940 I love to watch the moonlight Smoothies Mixed vocal trio, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-048977 10-in. 4/30/1940 I love to watch the moonlight Meredith Blake ; Gray Gordon ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-049125 10-in. 4/18/1940 I love to watch the moonlight Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-051263 10-in. 6/10/1940 Five o'clock whistle Erskine Hawkins Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-053429 10-in. 9/5/1940 Five o'clock whistle Ivie Anderson ; Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-056106 10-in. 9/12/1940 Five o'clock whistle Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-060404 10-in. 1/22/1941 Keep cool fool Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Jimmy Mitchell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-061304 10-in. 6/23/1941 Keep cool, fool Jack Palmer ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-068870 10-in. 1/13/1942 Autumn nocturne Jane Fulton ; Joe Reichman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-071456 10-in. 10/7/1941 Autumn nocturne New Music [Shep Fields] Jazz/dance band composer  
Decca L 6486 10/16/1951 Moon of jade Josef Myrow instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6487 10/16/1951 Autumn nocturne Josef Myrow instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6488 10/16/1951 Aphrodisia Josef Myrow instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6489 10/16/1951 Three-quarter blues Josef Myrow instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6507 11/9/1951 Soft and warm Josef Myrow instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6508 11/9/1951 L'affaire Josef Myrow instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6509 11/9/1951 Exotica Josef Myrow instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6510 11/9/1951 Velvet moon Josef Myrow instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Myrow, Josef," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110555.

Myrow, Josef. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110555.

"Myrow, Josef." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110555

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