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 22nd, 1901, Died December 2nd, 1972

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1942

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

Recordings

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  
Columbia W140624 10-in. 5/26/1925 Collegiate The Knickerbockers Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W140723 10-in. 6/25/1925 Collegiate Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 140835 10-in. 8/11/1925 Collegiate Joe Friedman ; Billy Jones ; Monte Carlo Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W141389 10-in. 12/14/1925 Collegiate blues Singing Sophomores Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia 141987 10-in. 4/20/1926 I've got some lovin' to do Fred Rich Hotel Astor Orchestra ; Ray Stillwell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 142706 10-in. 9/30/1926 Bolshevik Tommy Christian Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Columbia 142729 10-in. 10/5/1926 Bolshevik Albert Campbell ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia 143293 10-in. 1/12/1927 I love the college girls Joe Collegiate ; WMCA Broadcasters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W143317 10-in. 1/19/1927 I love the college girls California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble songwriter  
Columbia W144154 10-in. 5/17/1927 Who was the lady Al Lentz Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W148036 10-in. 3/6/1929 What wouldn't I do Art Gillham Male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148716 10-in. 6/19/1929 The whoopee hat brigade Harry Reser's Syncopators ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh 9328 10-in. 9/1/1925 Collegiate Foor-Robinson Carolina Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
OKeh S-73447 10-in. June 1925 Collegiate Burt Lewis ; Charles Sargeant Male vocal duet, with guitar and ukulele songwriter  
OKeh 73992 10-in. Feb. 1926 Sweet and low down Jaffe's Collegians Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh 73993 10-in. Feb. 1926 I've got some lovin' to do Jaffe's Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
OKeh W80335 10-in. 1/25/1927 I love the college girls Tom Stacks and his Minute Men Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh W80399 10-in. 2/7/1927 I loved the college girls The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W81019 10-in. 6/16/1927 Who was the lady? The Jazz Pilots ; Harry Reser Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E15933-E15936; E15939 10-in. 6/5/1925 Collegiate Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Brunswick 1088W-1090W 10-in. 8/10/1925 Collegiate Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet songwriter, vocalist  
Brunswick 1091W-1093W 10-in. 8/10/1925 Yes sir! That's my baby Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet vocalist  
Brunswick TCL1541 10-in. 10/15/1931 Bolshevich [sic] The Jesters Male vocal and instrumental trio 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  
Brunswick E30695 10-in. Aug. 1929 The whoopee hat brigade Billy Murray ; Walter Scanlan Male vocal duet composer  
Brunswick E3025-E3026 10-in. 5/11/1926 I’ve got some lovin’ to do Six Hayseeds Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E4026-E4027 10-in. 11/3/1926 Bolshevik Danville Dudes Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick E20514-E20515 10-in. 10/25/1926 Bolshevik Six Jumping Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E21265-E21267 10-in. 1/21/1927 I love the college girls Bonnie Laddies ; Six Jumping Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Brunswick E23846-E23847 10-in. 7/6/1927 Who was the lady? The Four Aces Male vocal quartet, with 3 guitars and steel guitar songwriter  
Brunswick E24236-E24239 10-in. 8/15/1927 Who was the lady? Bernie Cummins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal effects; without vocal (take E24239) songwriter  
Brunswick E24342-E24345 10-in. 8/31/1927 Who was the lady? Bernie Cummins Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal effects songwriter  
Brunswick E30359-E30360 10-in. 7/22/1929 The whoopee hat brigade Six Jumping Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Edison 10451 10-in. 6/23/1925 Collegiate Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal songwriter  
Edison 10849 10-in. 2/24/1926 Collegiate blues College Four Male vocal quartet songwriter  
Edison 11244 10-in. 10/11/1926 Bolshevik Albert Campbell ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Edison 11454 10-in. 1/20/1927 I love the college girls Jazz Babies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio 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  
Edison 19179 10-in. 5/7/1929 The whoopee-hat brigade 7 Blue Babies ; Jack Dalton Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Edison N-883 10-in. 5/7/1929 The whoopee-hat brigade 7 Blue Babies ; Jack Dalton Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jaffe, Moe," accessed December 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111734.

Jaffe, Moe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111734.

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

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