Harry David Kerr
Harry David Kerr (8 October 1880 Santa Rosa, California – 21 May 1957 Los Angeles) was an American songwriter, lyricist, author, and lawyer. Kerr became active in music at age 15 (1895). The practice of law had been his prime avocation until 1920, when he decided to focus on songwriting. But he still continued to use his legal training in music. In 1922, while living in New York City, Kerr prepared the incorporation documents for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), of which he had become one of 90 charter members at its founding in 1914.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 8, 1880, Died May 20, 1957
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1931
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 70 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-7014||10-in.||4/27/1909||In a little wigwam||Harvey W. Hindermeyer||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||B-19876||10-in.||5/21/1917||That's why my heart is calling you||Charles Hart||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-19878||10-in.||5/21/1917||That's why my heart is calling you||Emilio de Gogorza||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-24785||10-in.||1/10/1921||Blue jeans||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with piano and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-26415||10-in.||4/18/1922||Wonderland of dreams||Elsie Baker ; Olive Kline||Female vocal duet, with harp and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-29518||10-in.||2/15/1924||Counting the days||International Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||B-29839||10-in.||4/6/1924||Oriental love dreams||Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-33308||10-in.||8/13/1925||Croon a little lullaby||International Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal duet||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-45681||10-in.||7/5/1928||Neapolitan nights||The Troubadours||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-47507||10-in.||9/12/1928||Paradise||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49921||10-in.||2/5/1929||Redskin||Helen Clark||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BRC-69632||10-in.||5/20/1931||Southern moon||Bud Billings ; Carson Robison||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||[Trial 1920-02-09-02]||Not documented||2/9/1920||Was there ever a pal like you||George Wilton Ballard||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Victor||[Trial 1928-01-23-01]||10-in.||1/23/1928||Out of the dusk to you||Dan Gridley||Male vocal solo, with piano||lyricist|
|Columbia||4480||10-in.||ca. Jan.-July 1910||When you marry a girl for looks||Fred Duprez||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||77132||10-in.||6/12/1917||That's why my heart is calling you||Graham Marr||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||77202||10-in.||7/11/1917||You can always come back to me||George Wilson [James Harrod]||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Columbia||79812||10-in.||4/25/1921||Do you ever think of me?||Ted Longtin||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||79861||10-in.||5/25/1921||Do you ever think of me||Fred Hughes||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||30046||12-in.||ca. 1906||When Daddy sings the little ones to sleep||Albert Campbell ; Columbia Quartette||Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||W141994||10-in.||4/21/1926||Give me today||California Ramblers ; Arthur Hall||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W142305||10-in.||6/16/1926||In the heart of the hills||Barbara Maurel||Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||W144426||10-in.||7/5/1927||Broken dreams||Franklyn Baur ; Columbians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W146588||10-in.||6/27/1928||Neapolitan nights||James Melton||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Columbia||146983||10-in.||9/12/1928||Neapolitan nights||Ernie Golden and his Orchestra ; Arthur Seelig||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kerr, Harry David," accessed September 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111146.
Kerr, Harry David. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111146.
"Kerr, Harry David." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 September 2022.
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