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 (Results 26-50 of 58 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 58 records)

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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