Edward Pola (June 23, 1907 – November 3, 1995) was an actor, radio/television producer, and songwriter.
Pola was born Sidney Edward Pollacsek in New York City, the son of Ida (Friedmann) and Alexander Pollacsek, both Hungarian Jews.
In the 1920s, Pola began to write songs. He scored one of England's first sound films, Harmony Heaven (1929). Toward the end of the decade, he moved to the United States to produce The Alan Young Show comedy on radio as well as dramatic radio programs, and continued as a producer, moving into television in the 1950s.
His most famous songs include:
In the 1980s, Pola taught Creative Writing to elementary school students at Smiley Elementary School in Redlands, California.
Pola died in Jackson County, Oregon.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 23rd, 1907, Died November 3rd, 1995 (Jackson County)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer
Notes: Also known as Eddy Pola and Edward Pola.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-76676||10-in.||7/20/1933||Marching along together||Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-76849||10-in.||8/4/1933||Marching along together||Ted Weems Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-78570||10-in.||11/22/1933||I raised my hat||Hotel McAlpin Orchestra ; Sam Robbins||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-78588||10-in.||11/24/1933||I raised my hat||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-81011||10-in.||12/27/1933||I was in the mood||George Hall Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-81033||10-in.||1/5/1934||I was in the mood||Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-92454||10-in.||7/24/1935||The girl with the dreamy eyes||Angelo Ferdinando ; Hotel Great Northern Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-92586||10-in.||7/9/1935||The gentleman obviously doesn't believe (In love)||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-92587||10-in.||7/9/1935||Goodbye, Broncho Bill||Connecticut Yankees ; Kiesewetter Quartet ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal quartet||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-95032||10-in.||9/14/1935||The gentleman obviously doesn't believe (In love)||Dolly Dawn ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-95504||10-in.||10/14/1935||I've got a note||Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Cliff Weston||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BS-07730||10-in.||4/7/1937||Kitchy-Mi-Koko Isle||Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians||Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-07825||10-in.||4/18/1937||Kitchy-Mi-Koko Isle||Shep Fields ; Bobby Goday ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-057685||10-in.||11/28/1940||Till the lights of London shine again||Roy Bargy ; Lanny Ross||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-057747||10-in.||11/26/1940||Till the lights of London shine again||Bob Chester Orchestra ; Bill Darnell||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-071849||10-in.||2/13/1942||She'll always remember||Carl Denny ; Hal McIntyre Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W151264||10-in.||2/3/1931||We can live on love||Smith Ballew Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152461||10-in.||8/21/1933||Marching along together||Ben Bernie and All the Lads ; Manny Prager||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||songwriter|
|Columbia||W152556||10-in.||11/14/1933||I raised my hat||Bob Bunch ; Enric Madriguera Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152672||10-in.||1/11/1934||I was in the mood||Jerry Cooper ; Emil Coleman and his Palais Royal Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Gramophone||0EA1869||10-in.||11/3/1935||The girl with the dreamy eyes||Jack Hylton Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal refrain||songwriter|
|Gramophone||0EA1870||10-in.||11/3/1935||Orchids to my lady||Jack Hylton Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pola, Eddie," accessed May 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112467.
Pola, Eddie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112467.
"Pola, Eddie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 May 2021.
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