Gerald Marks

Gerald Marks (October 13, 1900 – January 27, 1997) was an American composer from Saginaw, Michigan. He was best known for the song "All of Me" which he co-wrote with Seymour Simons and has been recorded about 2,000 times. He also wrote the songs "That's What I Want for Christmas" for the film Stowaway starring Shirley Temple, and "Is It True What They Say About Dixie" recorded by Al Jolson and Rudy Vallee.

The success of his song "All of Me" led him to become a member of ASCAP, and he remained active in the organization for decades, serving on its board of directors from 1970 to 1981.

Gerald Marks was married to Edna Berger, a successful newspaper woman and labor organizer. She preceded him in death.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 13th, 1900 (Saginaw), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, leader, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 90 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-33209 10-in. 8/4/1925 She's drivin' me wild Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-39452 10-in. 7/22/1927 I'd walk a million miles (To be a little nearer to you) Jack Crawford Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-41148 10-in. 12/7/1927 Where in the world (Is there someone for me) B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra ; Joseph M. Knecht Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-70168 10-in. 8/13/1931 (With you on my mind, I find) I can't write the words Chick Bullock ; Johnny Hamp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-70636 10-in. 12/1/1931 All of me Mildred Bailey ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70983 10-in. 12/18/1931 Nothin' to do but love Snooks Friedman ; Memphis Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BRC-71208 10-in. 12/29/1931 All of me Russ Columbo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BRC-71980 10-in. 3/22/1932 You're the one (You beautiful son-of-a-gun) Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, trio, and chorus songwriter  
Victor BRC-72270 10-in. 4/12/1932 Ev'ry time my heart beats Ted Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BRC-72273 10-in. 4/12/1932 I'll get along somehow Ted Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BRC-72540 10-in. 5/4/1932 Night shall be filled with music Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor ESHQ-72889 8-in. 6/14/1932 Night shall be filled with music Jim Harkins and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BSHQ-73002 10-in. 6/14/1932 Night shall be filled with music Roy Wager and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-73727 10-in. 9/30/1932 Save a rainy day for me Joe Lucarell ; Pennsylvania Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-73740 10-in. 10/3/1932 Save a rainy day for me Joe Rines Orchestra ; Coletta Ryan Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-74649 10-in. 12/8/1932 I'll see you in the morning Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-74774 10-in. 1/5/1933 Now we're on our second honeymoon Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-77069 10-in. 10/24/1933 Say what you mean Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-81078 10-in. 1/18/1934 Nothing but the best Jerry Baker ; Hotel Governor Clinton Orchestra ; Enoch Light Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-88775 10-in. 3/5/1935 (Oh Suzanna) Dust off that old pianna George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Loretta Lee ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-88787 10-in. 3/6/1935 (Oh Suzanna) Dust off that old pianna Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-99821 10-in. 2/24/1936 Is it true what they say about Dixie? Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-99972 10-in. 4/9/1936 It is true what they say about Dixie? Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-102804 10-in. 6/22/1936 All is quiet on the old front porch tonight Harry Blair ; Washboard Wonders Male vocal solo, with washboard band songwriter  
Victor BS-07132 10-in. 2/18/1937 First, last and always Hotel Charlotte Orchestra ; Jimmie Livingston ; Al Stanland Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 90 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Marks, Gerald," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110855.

Marks, Gerald. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110855.

"Marks, Gerald." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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