Fred Wise (May 27, 1915 – January 18, 1966) was the co-writer of the lyrics to the 1948 song "'A' — You're Adorable" with Buddy Kaye. He subsequently wrote many of the songs sung by Elvis Presley in his movies.
Many of his songs were collaborations with Kay Twomey and Ben Weisman, sometimes with additional collaborators. (see "Wooden Heart" and "In the Beginning.")
Birth and Death Data: Born 1915 (New York City), Died 1966 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||PBS-055494||10-in.||3/26/1941||Nice dreamin' baby||Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Eddie Stone||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-060643||10-in.||2/13/1941||Donna||Shep Fields ; Larry Neill ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-060664||10-in.||2/19/1941||Granada||Gray Gordon Orchestra ; Art Perry||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-064362||10-in.||5/8/1941||You'll never know||Janette ; Joe Reichman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-064900||10-in.||9/18/1941||Bells of San Raquel||Art Jarrett Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-067672||10-in.||8/25/1941||Misirlou||Mitchell Ayres ; Meredith Blake ; Fashions-in-Music||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-067799||10-in.||9/16/1941||The bells of San Raquel||Eugenie Baird ; Tony Pastor Orchestra||Jazz/dance band. with female vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-067949||10-in.||10/1/1941||The bells of San Raquel||Fats Waller and his Rhythm||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-068854||10-in.||1/12/1942||Loretta||Dick Todd||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-068884||10-in.||1/15/1942||Loretta||Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band. with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-071848||10-in.||2/13/1942||Loretta||Carl Denny ; Hal McIntyre Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-073815||10-in.||4/7/1942||Nightingale||Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-075087||10-in.||6/12/1942||Midsummer matinee||Peggy Mann ; Teddy Powell Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||E0VB-4396||10-in.||5/12/1950||Rain-chick||Johnny Moore ; Three Blazers (Johnny Moore)||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D9VB-323||10-in.||1/18/1949||The color song (I lost my love)||Golden West Cowboys ; Pee Wee King ; Redd Stewart||String band, with male vocal solo, drums and accordion||songwriter|
|Victor||D9VB-2446||10-in.||10/26/1949||Prairieland polka||Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers||Male-female vocal duet, with string band||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wise, Fred," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111917.
Wise, Fred. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111917.
"Wise, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.
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