Bobby Worth

Bobby Worth (September 25, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio – July 17, 2002 in Mission Hills, California) was an American songwriter. His best known songs are "Do I Worry?", "'Til Reveille", "Tonight We Love", and "Don't You Know?".

Worth was considered a child prodigy, performing in classical concerts at ten years of age. In his teens, he performed in Gus Edwards' vaudeville acts. In 1940, at age 28, he moved to Hollywood, California, and teamed with songwriter Stanley Cowan in 1941 to begin writing for movie studios.

From the 1940s onward, songs by Worth were recorded by prominent artists including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald. In collaboration with bandleader Freddy Martin and Ray Austin, he composed the song "Tonight We Love". He also co-composed the popular 1941 World War II tune, "(Lights Out) 'Til Reveille".

Birth and Death Data: Born September 25th, 1912, Died July 17th, 2002

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-059238 10-in. 2/14/1941 Do I worry? Art Kassel Trio ; Harvey Crawford ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-060626 10-in. 2/7/1941 Do I worry? The Pied Pipers ; Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-060678 10-in. 2/20/1941 Do I worry? Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor PBS-061193 10-in. 4/24/1941 Til reveille Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-061375 10-in. 7/23/1941 Let's put two and two together Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-061376 10-in. 7/23/1941 I'll wait for you Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Eddie Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-061558 10-in. 8/27/1941 Darling Carmela Lou Bring ; Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor PBS-061663 10-in. 9/17/1941 Carmen Carmela Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-061666 10-in. 9/17/1941 Tonight we love Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-061667 10-in. 9/17/1941 Who are you? Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal quartet songwriter  
Victor BS-064460 10-in. 6/21/1941 'Til reveille Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-064940 10-in. 9/29/1941 Tonight we love Joe Reichman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-066872 10-in. 7/18/1941 'Til reveille Lanny Ross Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Worth, Bobby," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111736.

Worth, Bobby. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111736.

"Worth, Bobby." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111736

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