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 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer
|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|
|Victor||BS-073509||10-in.||3/6/1942||I look at heaven (when I look at you)||Freddy Martin ; Dinah Shore||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Worth, Bobby," accessed September 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111736.
Worth, Bobby. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111736.
"Worth, Bobby." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 September 2021.
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