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 8th, 1880, Died May 20th, 1957

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter

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  
(Results 1-25 of 70 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kerr, Harry David," accessed October 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111146.

Kerr, Harry David. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111146.

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