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|
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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