Eddie Pola

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, who were Hungarian Jews.

In the 1920s, Pola began to write songs. He scored one of England's first sound films, Harmony Heaven (1930). Toward the end of the decade, he moved to the United States. He produced the radio comedy The Alan Young Show, as well as dramatic radio programs. He continued as a producer, moving to television in the 1950s.

His most famous songs include:

  • "I Didn't Slip, I Wasn't Pushed, I Fell" (co-written with George Wyle)
  • "I Love the Way You Say 'Good Night'" (co-written with George Wyle)
  • "I Said My Pajamas (and Put on My Pray'rs)" (co-written with George Wyle)
  • "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (co-written with George Wyle)
  • "Quicksilver" (co-written with George Wyle and Irving Taylor)
  • "Till The Lights Of London Shine Again" (co-written with Tommie Connor)

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 23, 1907, Died November 3, 1995 (Jackson County)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer

Notes: Also known as Eddy Pola and Edward Pola.

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 records)

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 composer, lyricist  
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-071798 10-in. 2/10/1942 She'll always remember Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band 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  
Victor BS-071862 10-in. 2/18/1942 She'll always remember Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-073459 10-in. 3/19/1942 She'll always remember Earl Hines Orchestra ; Madeline Green ; Three Varieties Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor E0VB-3325 10-in. 1/18/1950 I said my nightshirt (and put on my pray'rs) June Carter Cash ; Homer and Jethro Female vocal solo, with male vocal duet, string band, and comic dialog lyricist  
Victor D7VB-1389 10-in. 10/16/1947 44 Sycamore Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2148 10-in. 12/3/1947 Marcella Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Martin Men Male vocal group, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2720 10-in. 12/21/1947 Caramba, it's the samba Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Martin Men ; Stuart Wade Male vocal solo with male vocal group and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0136 10-in. 1/25/1949 Doo dee doo on an old kazoo Buddy Moreno Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal group and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0508 10-in. 1/18/1949 You broke your promise Skip Martin ; The Pied Pipers Mixed vocal group, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pola, Eddie," accessed February 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112467.

Pola, Eddie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112467.

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