Michael Carr

Michael Carr (11 March 1905 – 16 September 1968), real name Maurice Alfred Cohen, was a British popular music composer and lyricist born in Leeds. He is best remembered for the song "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)", written with Jimmy Kennedy for the 1939 film of the same name.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 11th, 1905 (Leeds), Died September 16th, 1968

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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-84238 10-in. 9/7/1934 Strange Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-86466 10-in. 12/17/1934 Ole faithful Florence Richardson Orchestra ; Jerry Lee Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-87659 10-in. 1/21/1935 Ole faithful West Brothers Trio Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars and mandolin 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-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-98066 10-in. 11/14/1935 Dinner for one please, James Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-98867 10-in. 1/24/1936 Misty islands of the Highlands Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-99021 10-in. 1/31/1936 The wheel of the wagon is broken George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-99022 10-in. 1/31/1936 Misty islands of the Highlands George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-99057 10-in. 2/6/1936 The wheel of the wagon is broken Bob Lawrence ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-99130 10-in. 2/14/1936 Ole Faithful Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-017082 10-in. 11/19/1937 The little boy that Santa Claus forgot Jimmy Ray ; Southern Serenaders Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-018444 10-in. 2/1/1938 Two bouquets Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-018445 10-in. 2/1/1938 Home town Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-019840 10-in. 2/18/1938 Two bouquets Jerry Blaine ; Phyllis Kenny ; Stream Line Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-036242 10-in. 6/5/1939 Cinderella (Stay in my arms) Kenny Baker ; Nathaniel Finston Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BS-037156 10-in. 5/25/1939 Cinderella (Stay in my arms) Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-037403 10-in. 5/31/1939 Cinderella (Stay in my arms) Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-038412 10-in. 7/17/1939 South of the border (Down Mexico way) Clyde Burke ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BS-041153 10-in. 8/1/1939 South of the border (Down Mexico way) Hal Derwin ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-042119 10-in. 9/15/1939 South of the border (Down Mexico way) Kenny Baker ; Nathaniel Finston Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor MBS-045119 10-in. before 2/27/1940 Rumbo a México Magos del Ritmo ; Paco Treviño Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carr, Michael," accessed January 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112469.

Carr, Michael. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112469.

"Carr, Michael." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112469

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