Stanley Adams

Stanley Adams (August 14, 1907 – January 27, 1994) was an American lyricist and songwriter. He wrote the English lyrics for the song "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" (song written by the Mexican composer María Grever in 1934) and the English lyrics for "La Cucaracha." Adams was the president of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) between 1953 and 1956, and again from 1959 until 1980.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 14th, 1907 (Manhattan), Died January 27th, 1994 (Long Island)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, translator

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 67 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-59784 10-in. 5/12/1930 Rollin' down the river Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-62271 10-in. 6/9/1930 Rollin' down the river Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BRC-69993 10-in. 6/30/1931 Take it from me (I'm takin' to you) Leo Reisman Orchestra ; Lee Wiley Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-71921 10-in. 3/8/1932 Everything must have an ending (But my love for you) Chick Bullock ; Peter Van Steeden Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-73970 10-in. 11/17/1932 In the dim dim dawning Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Irene Taylor Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor LBS-73971 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 11/17/1932 In the dim dim dawning Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-73972 10-in. 11/17/1932 In the dim dim dawning Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-73986 10-in. 11/22/1932 In the dim dim dawning Baby Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor LBS-74612 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 11/24/1932 Willow Weep for me Jack Fulton ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Irene Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male and female vocal solos lyricist  
Victor BS-75399 10-in. 3/13/1933 Hannah from Panama (And her ma) Donaldson Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with violin and piano lyricist  
Victor BS-75400 10-in. 3/13/1933 Hannah from Panama (And her ma) Rose Family Mixed vocal quartet, with violin and piano lyricist  
Victor BS-76793 10-in. 8/28/1933 Isn't it swell to dream? Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-77556 10-in. 8/28/1933 Time to go Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-80622 10-in. 6/15/1934 Dust on the moon Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81375 10-in. 2/8/1934 Extra!! The Radio Rascals' Orchestra [Dick Robertson Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-82381 10-in. 5/4/1934 My shawl Allan Lane Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo translator  
Victor BS-82539 10-in. 5/21/1934 Spellbound Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-82571 10-in. 5/31/1934 Spellbound Vincent Lopez ; Johnny Morris ; St. Regis Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-84279 10-in. 9/14/1934 I couldn't be mean to you Allen Church ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-84744 10-in. 10/23/1934 What a diff'rence a day made Richard Himber ; Joey Nash ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-85264 10-in. 1/16/1935 I threw a bean bag at the moon Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra ; Norman Ruvell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-89334 10-in. 3/15/1935 Two heads against the moon Jack Shilkret Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal lyricist  
Victor BS-89380 10-in. 3/25/1935 Seein' is believin' Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-89542 10-in. 4/10/1935 Seein' is believin' Joe Haymes Orchestra ; Skeeter Palmer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-92901 10-in. 8/1/1935 Heartstrings Bill Staffon Orchestra ; Joe Dixon Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 67 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Adams, Stanley," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111373.

Adams, Stanley. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111373.

"Adams, Stanley." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

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