Clay Boland

Clay Boland was a dentist and composer of popular songs. He was born October 25, 1903 in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, USA.

He studied dentistry at the University of Philadelphia. In 1924, he won a university competition for a prom song with a composition entitled Dreary Weather. He then composed music for the university's Mask and Wig Club, collaborating especially with lyricist Moe Jaffe in writing the songs for many of their shows. He also performed as a pianist with leading big bands of the era and was noted for his skills as an arranger. He subsequently practised as a dentist in Ardmore, Pennsylvania but continued to compose and participate as a partner in the music publishing business.

During World War 2, he served as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy's Dental Corps, and was called up again for active duty in 1950 at the time of the Korean War.

In later life, he lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey and died on 23 July 1963, aged 59, in the Naval Hospital of St. Albans, Queens.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 25th, 1903, Died January 1st, 1963

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 61 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-026644 10-in. 8/25/1938 Ya got me Bon Bon ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-026684 10-in. 9/1/1938 Like a monkey likes coconuts Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Judy Starr Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-026882 10-in. 9/14/1938 When I go a dreamin' Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-027002 10-in. 9/7/1938 Stompin' at the stadium Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-027107 10-in. 9/14/1938 (Be it ever so thrilling) There's no place like your arms Arthur Godfrey ; Johnny Salb Male vocal solo, with electric organ composer  
Victor BS-027210 10-in. 9/22/1938 Stompin' at the stadium Skeets Herfurt ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-027214 10-in. 9/23/1938 Button, button (Who's got the button) Elisse Cooper ; Eddie De Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-027434 10-in. 9/29/1938 Like a monkey likes coconuts Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-027914 10-in. 10/14/1938 Button, button (Who's got the button) Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-028117 10-in. 10/18/1938 My kid's singin' swing songs (Since they stole his nurs'ry rhymes) Elisse Cooper ; Eddie De Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-028120 10-in. 10/18/1938 Right in the corner where you are Elisse Cooper ; Eddie De Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-028796 10-in. 10/29/1938 Ya got me Vernon Geyer Electric organ solo songwriter  
Victor BS-030312 10-in. 11/25/1938 Midnight on the trail Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-030324 10-in. 11/29/1938 Midnight on the trail Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-030718 10-in. 12/17/1938 Three little kittens Elisse Cooper ; Eddie De Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-031869 10-in. 1/31/1939 Delightful delirium Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Tony Pastor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-033608 10-in. 2/6/1939 How I'd like to be with you in Bermuda Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-033753 10-in. 2/21/1939 Delightful delirium Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Hal Kemp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-038107 10-in. 7/20/1939 Stop! It's wonderful Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-040624 10-in. 7/29/1939 When I climb down from my saddle Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-040995 10-in. 10/23/1939 (You're just as) Cute as Christmas Vincent Lopez ; Penny Parker ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-041482 10-in. 9/21/1939 Stop! It's wonderful Elisse Cooper ; Eddie De Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-041508 10-in. 8/7/1939 I've got my eye on you Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-048974 10-in. 4/30/1940 Blackout—hold me tight Meredith Blake ; Gray Gordon ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-055157 10-in. 11/11/1940 Not so long ago Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 26-50 of 61 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boland, Clay," accessed November 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111611.

Boland, Clay. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111611.

"Boland, Clay." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 November 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111611

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