Moe Jaffe

Moe Jaffe (October 23, 1901 – December 2, 1972) was a songwriter and bandleader who composed more than 250 songs. He is best known for six: "Collegiate" (which was played by Chico Marx in the movie Horse Feathers), "The Gypsy in My Soul", "If I Had My Life to Live Over", "If You Are But a Dream", "Bell Bottom Trousers", and "I'm My Own Grandpa".

Birth and Death Data: Born October 23, 1901 (Vilnius), Died December 2, 1972 (Englewood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer, vocalist, leader, arranger

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 65 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-32129 10-in. 4/4/1925 Collegiate Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BVE-33273 10-in. 9/12/1925 Collegiate The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-33992 10-in. 12/14/1925 Collegiate blues Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BVE-33995 10-in. 12/16/1925 I've got some lovin' to do Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BVE-35528 10-in. 6/4/1926 Bolshevik Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BVE-36495 10-in. 12/8/1926 I love the college girls Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BVE-43399 10-in. 3/26/1928 He ain't never been to college The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Victor BS-76859 10-in. 8/4/1933 We're the boys from I. O. U. Al and Pete Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BS-101064 10-in. 4/6/1936 When you love Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance trio, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03032 10-in. 11/10/1936 An apple a day Barry McKinley ; Ruby Newman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03242 10-in. 11/17/1936 An apple a day Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-03243 10-in. 11/17/1936 Something has happened to me Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-011362 10-in. 7/21/1937 The morning after Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-017063 10-in. 11/17/1937 The gypsy in my soul Bon Bon ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-042539 10-in. 2/24/1940 Charlie was a boxer Vincent Lopez ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-055535 10-in. 8/21/1940 Charlie was a sailor Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-073422 10-in. 3/10/1942 If you are but a dream Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist, arranger  
Victor BS-073731 10-in. 3/20/1942 If you are but a dream Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Patricia Gilmore Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor D5VB-0179 10-in. 4/2/1945 Bell bottom trousers Ruth McCullough ; Tony Pastor Orchestra Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D6VB-1776 10-in. 5/9/1946 Well, natch! Erskine Hawkins Orchestra ; Erskine Hawkins Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0085 10-in. 1/23/1947 If I had my life to live over Three Suns Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0546 10-in. 5/15/1947 If you are but a dream Delta Rhythm Boys Male vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band arranger, lyricist  
Victor D7VB-2744 10-in. 12/23/1947 He's his own grandpa Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D8VB-3948 10-in. 10/8/1948 Bread and gravy Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with vocal group and string band songwriter  
Columbia W140624 10-in. 5/26/1925 Collegiate Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 65 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jaffe, Moe," accessed April 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111734.

Jaffe, Moe. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111734.

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