Fred Wise

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wise, Fred," accessed October 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111917.

Wise, Fred. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111917.

"Wise, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111917

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