Lou Davis (May 14, 1881- October 18, 1961) was an American songwriter, and author associated with Tin Pan Alley. He was also a businessman in the wholesale meat business. His primary musical collaborators were Abel Baer, Henry Busse, Harold Arlen, Henry Lange, and J. Fred Coots. Several of his most notable songs include Hot Lips, A Precious Little Thing Called Love, Here Comes My Ball and Chain, and I'm Croonin' a Tune About June.
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Birth and Death Data: Born May 14, 1881, Died October 18, 1961
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 165 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-27001||10-in.||10/3/1922||Hot lips||Isabelle Patricola||Female vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-28683||10-in.||10/23/1923||I'm sitting pretty in a pretty little city||Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell||Male vocal duet, with piano duet and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-32432||10-in.||4/15/1925||While we danced till dawn||International Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-33661||10-in.||1/7/1926||The day that I met you||Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-35814||10-in.||7/20/1926||Put your arms where they belong (For they belong to me)||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-36120||10-in.||8/20/1926||Yours with love and kisses||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-36142||10-in.||8/31/1926||I'll fly to Hawaii||Gus C. Edwards Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-38759||10-in.||5/18/1927||Sixty seconds every minute (I'm in love with you)||Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-43663||10-in.||4/22/1928||It was the dawn of love||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-46620||10-in.||7/27/1928||Moonlight madness||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-47510||10-in.||9/13/1928||At last||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-47801||10-in.||10/3/1928||A precious little thing called love||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48460||10-in.||12/14/1928||When the world is at rest||Chick Endor||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48626||10-in.||11/27/1928||Here comes my ball and chain||Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-48951||10-in.||4/1/1929||A precious little thing called love||Jesse Crawford||Pipe organ solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-49259||10-in.||12/14/1928||A love tale of Alsace Lorraine||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio (takes 7-9); with male vocal solo (takes 1-6)||lyricist|
|Victor||MVE-49319||16-in.||12/1/1928||The shopworn angel||Motion Picture Orchestra||Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49625||10-in.||1/8/1929||When the world is at rest||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49668||10-in.||1/21/1929||A love tale of Alsace Lorraine||Sam Coslow||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49932||10-in.||2/7/1929||I'm thirsty for kisses, hungry for love||Dick Robertson ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49976||10-in.||2/20/1929||A precious little thing called love||Johnny Marvin ; Ed Smalle||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49993||10-in.||2/25/1929||A love tale of Alsace-Lorraine||Melody Three||Male vocal trio, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-49995||10-in.||2/27/1929||Till we meet||Bernie Cummins ; New York Biltmore Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-50530||10-in.||2/26/1929||Um-pah||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with talk||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-51688||10-in.||5/7/1929||You're just another memory||Morton Downey||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Lou," accessed March 24, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111714.
Davis, Lou. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 24, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111714.
"Davis, Lou." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 24 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Davis, Lou, 1881-1961 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2002021939
Wikidata: Lou Davis - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q25929890
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