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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born February 18, 1910 (Russian Empire), Died December 24, 1987 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, songwriter
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|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|
|Victor||D7VB-1207||10-in.||6/26/1947||You do||Vaughn Monroe ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with female vocal quintet and jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||D7VB-1208||10-in.||6/26/1947||Kokomo, Indiana||Vaughn Monroe ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with female vocal quintet and 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Myrow, Josef," accessed March 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110555.
Myrow, Josef. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110555.
"Myrow, Josef." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 March 2023.
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Wikipedia: Josef Myrow
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Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Myrow, Josef, 1910-1987 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no97052185
Wikidata: Josef Myrow - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q2015215
MusicBrainz: Josef Myrow - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/5d2767b6-65ef-4fd6-850b-c9db631e9f1b
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