Lou Handman

Lou Handman (September 10, 1894 – December 9, 1956) was an American composer.

Born in New York City, in his early career he toured in vaudeville shows in Australia and New York. Handman worked closely with Roy Turk. They went on to make such chart-topping hits as:

  • "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
  • "It's All the Same to Me"
  • "My Sweetie Went Away" - a popular song in 1923 with versions by Billy Murray & Ed Smalle, and by Dolly Kay.
  • "One Night of Love"
  • "Two Ton Tessie"
  • "You've Got Those Wanna Go Back Again Blues"
  • "I'm Gonna Charleston Back to Charleston"
  • "Me and the Moon"

Other hits were:

  • "Give Me a Smile and a Kiss"
  • "I Can't Get the One I Want"
  • "What Good Would it Do?"
  • "Is My Baby Blue Tonight?"
  • "No Nothing"
  • "Was it Rain?"
  • "Don't Ever Change"
  • "Baby Me"
  • "Puddin' Head Jones"
  • "Blue (And Broken Hearted)" - a hit for Marion Harris in 1923.

Handman died in Flushing, New York in 1956 and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 10, 1894 (New York City), Died December 9, 1956 (Flushing)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 150 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23177 10-in. 9/29/1919 Give me a smile and kiss John Steel Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-24056 10-in. 5/14/1920 But she's just a little bit crazy about her husband, that's all All Star Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-24100 10-in. 5/6/1920 Tiddle-dee winks (At all the men) Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26658 10-in. 6/30/1922 Send back my honeyman Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-26696 10-in. 7/18/1922 Blue Ross Gorman ; Virginians Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28224 10-in. 6/27/1923 My sweetie went away (She didn't say where,when, or why) Joe Raymond Orchestra ; Joe Raymond Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-28455 10-in. 9/6/1923 My sweetie went away (She didn't say where,when, or why) Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28968 10-in. 11/19/1923 Lovey came back Lou Holtz Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-29069 10-in. 12/7/1923 Lovey came back Garber-Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30175 10-in. 6/11/1924 I can't get the one I want Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30325 10-in. 6/25/1924 I can't get the one I want Lou Holtz Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30593 10-in. 8/19/1924 When I was the dandy and you were the belle Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-30666 10-in. 8/22/1924 When I was the dandy and you were the belle Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31739 10-in. 1/20/1925 It's all the same to me Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-32768 10-in. 7/13/1925 I'm gonna Charleston back to Charleston Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Victor BVE-32832 10-in. 5/28/1925 Can't your friend get a friend for me Jane Green Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-33251 10-in. 9/4/1925 I'm gonna Charleston back to Charleston The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-37141 10-in. 12/16/1926 I gotta get myself somebody to love Four Aristocrats Male vocal quartet, with instrumental quartet composer  
Victor BVE-39181 10-in. 9/15/1927 Nothin' Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-39936 10-in. 8/4/1927 Nothin' B.F. Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-39941 10-in. 8/5/1927 Are you lonesome to-night? Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-40119 10-in. 9/26/1927 Are you lonesome to-night? Jacques Renard Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-56089 10-in. 9/13/1929 Remarkable girl Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-56186 10-in. 10/16/1929 Melancholy Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-57136 10-in. 11/5/1929 Melancholy Horace Heidt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 150 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Handman, Lou," accessed May 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111925.

Handman, Lou. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111925.

"Handman, Lou." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 May 2024.

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