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 51-61 of 61 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-055564 10-in. 8/29/1940 Tell me at midnight Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-067911 10-in. 9/18/1941 Fifty million sweethearts can't be wrong Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-067912 10-in. 9/18/1941 That solid old man (Is here again) Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-067943 10-in. 9/30/1941 That solid old man (is here again) Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Butch Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 140085 10-in. 10/6/1924 Dreary weather Hotel Alamac Orchestra ; Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W148036 10-in. 3/6/1929 What wouldn't I do Art Gillham Male vocal solo composer  
OKeh S-72755 10-in. Aug. 1924 Dreary weather 14 Virginians ; Ace Brigode Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 14049-14051 10-in. 10/21/1924 Dreary weather Gene Rodemich’s Orchestra ; Frank Sylvano Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E27339 10-in. 4/13/1928 He ain’t never been in college Six Jumping Jacks ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Edison 9738 10-in. 9/25/1924 Dreary weather Broadway Dance Orchestra ; Charles Hart Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 18264 10-in. 2/28/1928 He ain't never been to college 7 Blue Babies ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 51-61 of 61 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boland, Clay," accessed December 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111611.

Boland, Clay. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111611.

"Boland, Clay." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 December 2021.

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

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