Lou Davis

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 14th, 1881

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 159 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  
(Results 1-25 of 159 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Lou," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111714.

Davis, Lou. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111714.

"Davis, Lou." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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