Buddy Fields

Buddy Fields was an important songwriter during the early twentieth century. He was born on September 24, 1889 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (which is now in Austria). He died on October 4, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan in the United States of America. His name at birth was Arthur B. Fields. His most famous song "You Gotta Be a Football Hero" was cowritten with Al Sherman and Al Lewis. Fields was both an author and agent having been educated in Chicago public schools.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 24, 1889, Died October 4, 1965

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, lyricist

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27450 10-in. 2/2/1923 Falling Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31208 10-in. 11/24/1924 Remember Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-33209 10-in. 8/4/1925 She's drivin' me wild Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-35518 10-in. 5/15/1926 The pump song Irving Aaronson ; Commanders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-45571 10-in. 6/8/1928 You're wonderful Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-63109 10-in. 7/3/1930 Chinnin' and chattin' with May George Bias ; Mileage Makers ; Bubber Miley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70168 10-in. 8/13/1931 (With you on my mind, I find) I can't write the words Chick Bullock ; Johnny Hamp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70983 10-in. 12/18/1931 Nothin' to do but love Snooks Friedman ; Memphis Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BRC-71980 10-in. 3/22/1932 You're the one (You beautiful son-of-a-gun) Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, trio, and chorus songwriter  
Victor BRC-72273 10-in. 4/12/1932 I'll get along somehow Ted Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BRC-72540 10-in. 5/4/1932 Night shall be filled with music Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor ESHQ-72889 8-in. 6/14/1932 Night shall be filled with music Jim Harkins and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BSHQ-73002 10-in. 6/14/1932 Night shall be filled with music Roy Wager and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-73727 10-in. 9/30/1932 Save a rainy day for me Joe Lucarell ; Pennsylvania Collegians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-73740 10-in. 10/3/1932 Save a rainy day for me Joe Rines Orchestra ; Coletta Ryan Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-74649 10-in. 12/8/1932 I'll see you in the morning Victor Arden-Phil Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-74774 10-in. 1/5/1933 Now we're on our second honeymoon Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-77985 10-in. 9/25/1933 You gotta be a football hero Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor PB-98 10-in. 3/2/1925 (If it wasn't for you) I wouldn't be crying now Glen Oswald Serenaders ; Glen Oswald Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor [Trial 1923-04-18-03] 10-in. 4/18/1923 Falling George Price Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 80734 10-in. 12/15/1922 Falling Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 80789 10-in. 1/13/1923 Falling Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 80822 10-in. 1/31/1923 Falling Manhattan Dance Orchestra [i.e., Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra] Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140809 10-in. 8/4/1925 She's drivin' me wild Manhattan Dance Makers Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 142183 10-in. 5/11/1926 The pump song Albert Campbell ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W142200 10-in. 5/14/1926 The pump song Ed Smalle Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W142204 10-in. 5/14/1926 The pump song Gangplank Orchestra ; Earl Gresh Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble songwriter  
Columbia W145830 10-in. 3/23/1928 You're wonderful Paul Ash Orchestra ; Paul Small Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W146372 10-in. 5/31/1928 You're wonderful Broadway Bellhops Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W150155 10-in. 3/31/1930 Chinnin' and chattin' with May Hot Air Men Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia [W]150198 10-in. 4/10/1930 Chinnin' and chattin' with May Frank Auburn and his Orchestra [Harry Reser's Orchestra] ; Tom Frawley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia [W]150642 10-in. 7/10/1930 You are easy to remember (But not so easy to forget) Bill Coty ; Frank Auburn and his Orchestra [Lloyd Keating and his Music] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W151709 10-in. 8/6/1931 (With you on my mind I find) I can't write the words Robert Hood Bowers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W152158 10-in. 3/21/1932 You're the one (You beautiful son-of-a-gun) Paul Specht Orchestra ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W152214 10-in. 6/10/1932 Night shall be filled with music Sammy Fain ; Joe Moss Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W152336 10-in. 12/27/1932 Now we're on our second honeymoon Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W152503 10-in. 9/19/1933 You gotta be a football hero Ben Bernie and All the Lads Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Columbia W351057 10-in. 7/3/1931 With you on my mind, I find) I can't write the words Roy Carroll and his Sands Point Orchestra [Selvin's Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh 8468 10-in. October 1923 Calling (For you) Finzel's Arcadia Orchestra of Detroit Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 9016 10-in. Mar. 1925 If it wasn't for you I wouldn't be crying now Arcadia Peacock Orchestra of St. Louis ; Jack Ford Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh S-71095 10-in. Dec. 1922 Falling Finzel's Arcadia Orchestra of Detroit Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh 73515 10-in. July 1925 She's drivin' me wild Fred Hall ; Sugar Babies Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh 80056 10-in. 6/3/1926 The pump song The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W400720 10-in. 5/29/1928 My baby came home Red McKenzie ; Music Box Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick 9450-9452 10-in. approximately Dec. 1922 Falling Gene Rodemich’s Orchestra ; Allister Wylie Jazz/dance band, with piano duet composer  
Brunswick 14068-14071 10-in. 10/22/1924 (If it wasn’t for you) I wouldn’t be crying now Cinderella Roof Orchestra ; Herb Wiedoeft Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick 15605-15607 10-in. 4/21/1925 If it wasn't for you I wouldn't be crying now Frank Bessinger ; Phil Ohman ; Frank Wright Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick E28619 10-in. approximately Nov. 1928 You’re wonderful Tex Brewster's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E36983 10-in. 7/21/1931 (With you on my mind, I find) I can’t write the words Ralph Bennett and his Seven Aces (All Eleven of 'Em) [Ed Kirkeby Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E37082 10-in. 8/17/1931 I can’t write the words Boswell Sisters ; The New Yorkers [Bill Challis Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with female vocal trio songwriter  
Brunswick XE37109 12-in. 8/26/1931 Radio News Reel of Hollywood, program Z, pt. 3 Lil Dagover ; Unidentified performer(s) (Brunswick Records) Radio transcription disc songwriter  
Brunswick E3256-E3258 10-in. 6/17/1926 The pump song The Bostonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E3633-E3634 10-in. 8/26/1926 Nobody worries ‘bout me Glen Echo Serenaders ; Vaudeville Trio Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio lyricist  
Brunswick E19415-E19417 10-in. 6/1/1926 The pump song Six Jumping Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick C232-C234 10-in. 4/23/1926 I’m glad I found a girl like you Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano songwriter  
Brunswick LAE780 10-in. 5/5/1930 Chinnin’ and chattin’ with May Jesse Stafford Palace Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick 302W-305W 10-in. 1/29/1925 If it wasn’t for you Golden Pheasant Orchestra ; Austin Wylie Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 8728 10-in. 3/22/1923 Falling Ernest L. Stevens Trio Instrumental trio songwriter  
Edison 10524 10-in. 7/28/1925 She's drivin' me wild Georgia Melodians Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 10961 10-in. 5/6/1926 The pump song The Happiness Boys ; Dave Kaplan Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fields, Buddy," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112468.

Fields, Buddy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112468.

"Fields, Buddy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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