Lou Handman

Lou Handman (September 10, 1894 in New York City – December 9, 1956 in Flushing, New York) was a composer. In his early career toured in vaudeville shows in Australia and New York City. 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"
  • "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)"

Handman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 137 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 137 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Handman, Lou," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111925.

Handman, Lou. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111925.

"Handman, Lou." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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