Paul Robert Ash (February 11, 1891, Germany — July 13, 1958, Manhattan, New York) was a German orchestra leader, composer, vaudeville personality, and recording artist, who emigrated to the United States.
He recorded several hit songs: "Rememb'ring" (Brunswick, 1924), with his Granada Orchestra, "My Pet" (Columbia, 1928) and "Shadows on the Swanee" (Columbia, 1933). He also penned Kay Kyser's theme "Thinking of You."
In 1928 he performed a three week engagement in New York City at the Paramount Theatre with a young Ginger Rogers as her career was beginning.
He was born in Germany but, at the age of one, moved to America.
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 228 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-33337||10-in.||8/21/1925||I'm knee deep in daisies (And head over heels in love)||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33397||10-in.||9/21/1925||I'm knee deep in daisies (And head over heels in love)||Jack Smith||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33532||10-in.||10/1/1925||What do we care if it's one o'clock (Or two, or three, or four)||International Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35057||10-in.||5/26/1926||That's why I love you||Charles J. Correll ; Freeman F. Gosden||Male vocal duet, with piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-35335||10-in.||4/22/1926||Just a little dance||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35734||10-in.||6/30/1926||Someone is losin' Susan||Phil Spitalny Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35745||10-in.||7/7/1926||That's why I love you||Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-36237||10-in.||9/14/1926||I'd love to call you my sweetheart||Ben Pollack's Californians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36402||10-in.||9/24/1926||I'd love to call you my sweetheart||Greta Woodson||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36438||10-in.||10/1/1926||I'd love to call you my sweetheart||Owen A. Bartlett ; Jesse Crawford ; Jean Goldkette's Book-Cadillac Hotel Orchestra||Pipe organ solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-36872||10-in.||10/26/1926||I'd love to call you my sweetheart||Johnny Marvin||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37164||10-in.||12/21/1926||Thinking of you (I've grown so lonesome)||George Olsen and his Music||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37244||10-in.||12/15/1926||I've grown so lonesome thinkin' of you||Williams Sisters||Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37260||10-in.||12/17/1926||You're the one for me||Ben Pollack's Californians||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37279||10-in.||12/21/1926||When I'm in your arms||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37500||10-in.||12/31/1926||Thinking of you (I've grown so lonesome)||Gene Austin||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37584||10-in.||1/31/1927||Hoosier sweetheart||Jean Goldkette Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BVE-37585||10-in.||2/1/1927||Hoosier sweetheart (Say who)||Smith Brothers||Male vocal duet, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-38140||10-in.||3/4/1927||Gonna get a girl||Aileen Stanley||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-39283||10-in.||6/22/1927||Just once again||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-42473||10-in.||2/23/1928||What do you say?||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-43585||10-in.||4/19/1928||What do you say?||Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller||Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano||composer|
|Victor||BVE-45571||10-in.||6/8/1928||You're wonderful||Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra||Orchestra, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-263||10-in.||4/20/1927||Rosa Lee||Ben Black Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 4-7); unaccompanied (takes 1-3)||composer|
|Victor||PBVE-270||10-in.||4/21/1927||Gonna get a girl||Eddie Harkness Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ash, Paul," accessed September 21, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111866.
Ash, Paul. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111866.
"Ash, Paul." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 21 September 2023.
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