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.")
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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
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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||Male vocal solo, with string band||songwriter|
|Victor||D6VB-3406||10-in.||12/11/1946||Misirlou||Herbie Fields ; Herbie Fields Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-0484||10-in.||3/3/1947||I've got a feeling (somebody's stealin' my darlin')||Country Washburne Orchestra ; Roy Rogers ; Country Washburne||Male vocal solo, with string band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-0947||10-in.||6/4/1947||A chocolate sundae on a Saturday night||Pat Flowers ; Rhythm (Pat Flowers)||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-1495||10-in.||8/8/1947||Sipping cider by the Zuyder Zee||Larry Green ; Larry Green Orchestra ; June Robbins||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-2130||10-in.||11/26/1947||Blue Hawaiian rose||Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Clyde Rogers||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2200||10-in.||11/18/1947||Little Lulu||Helen Carroll ; Russ Case Orchestra ; The Satisfiers||Female vocal solo, with vocal group and jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2882||10-in.||12/19/1947||Ever since Eve||Zeke Manners ; Singing Lariateers ; Zeke Manners Band||Male vocal solo, with vocal group and instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D9VB-2446||10-in.||10/26/1949||Prairieland polka||Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers||Female-male vocal duet, with string band||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wise, Fred," accessed March 31, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111917.
Wise, Fred. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 31, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111917.
"Wise, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 31 March 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Fred Wise (songwriter)
Discogs: Fred Wise
Allmusic: Fred Wise
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Wise, Fred, 1915-1966 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2002101726
Wikidata: Fred Wise (songwriter) - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5496584
MusicBrainz: Fred Wise - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/5c6c7f52-7092-4481-b997-7c3921c92856
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