Phil Charig

Philip ["Phil"] Charig (August 31, 1902 – July 21, 1960) was an American composer, lyricist, songwriter, and pianist. He began his career in the early 1920s as a pianist and composer with the band leader Ben Bernie. He created stage works for both the New York and London stages; of which the best known is Follow the Girls (1944). He also composed music for American television and film. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 11th Academy Awards for the song "Merrily We Live" from the 1938 film of the same name.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 31, 1902 (New York City), Died July 21, 1960 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-33827 10-in. 10/30/1925 Mother me, Tennessee George Price Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-36090 10-in. 9/2/1926 Why do ya roll those eyes (¿Por qué me haces ojos?) Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BVE-37507 10-in. 1/4/1927 Sunny disposish Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-37599 10-in. 2/3/1927 Sunny disposish Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet composer  
Victor BVE-39101 10-in. 8/22/1927 Pull yourself together Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-39378 10-in. 10/28/1927 Where have you been all my life Jack Smith Male vocal solo, with piano (self-accompaniment) composer  
Victor BVE-39958 10-in. 8/11/1927 Where have you been all my life Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-40561 10-in. 11/10/1927 Humpty-Dumpty Franklyn Baur ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-40588 10-in. 11/17/1927 You came along Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal duet composer  
Columbia W140612 10-in. 5/18/1925 Craving Harry Reser's Syncopators Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 141040 10-in. 9/23/1925 Mother me, Tennessee Ernest Hare Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W141130 10-in. 10/9/1925 Mother me, Tennessee Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W142605 10-in. 9/13/1926 Why do ya roll those eyes Singing Sophomores Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Columbia 142624 10-in. 9/15/1926 Why do ya roll those eyes Harmony Brothers Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W142779 10-in. 10/4/1926 Why do ya roll those eyes Earl Burtnett Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo composer  
Columbia W144900 10-in. 10/24/1927 Two loving arms The Cavaliers ; Cyril Pitts Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh 9500 10-in. Nov. 1925 Mother me, Tennessee Wingy Manone ; San Sue Strutters Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 73746 10-in. Nov. 1925 Mother me, Tennessee Justin Ring Trio ; Bruce Wallace Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
OKeh W80850 10-in. 5/9/1927 Sunny disposish Jackie Ford ; Tony Wallace Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tiple composer  
OKeh W81794 10-in. 11/7/1927 (Where have you been) All my life? Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Brunswick E3858-E3859 10-in. 9/28/1926 Why do ya roll those eyes Fleetwood Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E18766-E18768 10-in. 4/15/1926 No trouble but you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E20022-E20023 10-in. 9/3/1926 Why do ya roll those eyes? Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Brunswick E20051-E20052 10-in. 9/7/1926 Why do ya roll those eyes? Macy and Smalle Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Brunswick E20116-E20117 10-in. 9/14/1926 Sunny disposish The Merrymakers Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Charig, Phil," accessed May 27, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110776.

Charig, Phil. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 27, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110776.

"Charig, Phil." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 27 May 2024.

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