Louis Gilrod

Louis Gilrod (1879-1930), was an actor and lyricist for the Yiddish theater.

Louis Gilrod was born in the village of Ruizana, near Ulanov, Podolia/Poltava region of the Ukraine. At 12 his father brought him to the United States and left him with an uncle in Newark, New Jersey who engaged him in the hairdressing business. He was, however, drawn to the stage; at 17 he founded a drama club and began to write lyrics. Actors started to notice him and brought him to New York where he became a professional lyricist. The Yehudah Katzenelenbogen Company (later absorbed into the Hebrew Publishing Company) and other music publishers paid him to write Yiddish parodies of currently popular American songs of Tin Pan Alley.

Two of his early successes were Got un zayn mishpet iz gerekht and Kum, Yisrolikl, aheym. He wrote the libretto to the operetta Dos pintele yud (The essential Jew) (New York, 1909), and for The Golden Bride in 1923. He also played small roles at the Thalia and Windsor Theatres and in vaudeville, for which he wrote one-acters. He worked regularly at the National, the Irving Place Theatre, the Lyric Theater in Brooklyn and in 1926 at the public theater. After that ill health forced him to retire from the stage. The last show for which he wrote lyrics was Dos freylekhe yesoymele of 1930.

His wife, Paula Weiss, played in Yiddish vaudeville.

He died in New York March 12, 1930.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 10th, 1879 (Ukraine), Died March 12th, 1930

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer, speaker, author, baritone vocal, translator

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor A-1574 7-in. 7/8/1904 Isrulik, kim a heim! Lizzie Goldfinger Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-1576 10-in. 7/8/1904 Gott und sein mishpot is gerecht Goldin Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor B-9084 10-in. 6/14/1910 Ich benk a heim Frances Simonoff Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-9087 12-in. 6/14/1910 Das pintele Yid Frances Simonoff Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9089 10-in. 6/14/1910 Die Toire Frances Simonoff Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9129 10-in. 6/23/1910 Shtoist Zich On Solomon Small Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13325 10-in. 5/19/1913 Eppess noch Simon Paskal Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-15987 10-in. 5/4/1915 A mutters hertz Jakov M. Medvedieff Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17401 10-in. 3/30/1916 Tate mame thyereh Bella Finkle ; Abraham Rosenstein Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17717 10-in. 5/23/1916 Die zvei chasonem Anna Hoffman Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17718 10-in. 5/23/1916 Das fifte gebot Anna Hoffman Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17842 10-in. 6/15/1916 Die Toire Regina Zuckerberg Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17854 10-in. 6/15/1916 Yisrolik in sein Eigenland Regina Zuckerberg Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17953 10-in. 7/6/1916 Ladies first Gus Goldstein ; Anna Hoffman Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18662 10-in. 11/8/1916 Eivig lebt der lud Bennie Zeidman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-19295 10-in. 3/20/1917 Yakrys Gus Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20106 10-in. 6/12/1917 Fifty-fifty Jacob Jacobs Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20705 10-in. 9/26/1917 Columbuses meedeena Anna Hoffman Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20706 10-in. 9/26/1917 Somid in seid Anna Hoffman Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20707 10-in. 9/26/1917 Shpielendik Anna Hoffman Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20708 10-in. 9/26/1917 Un a man Anna Hoffman Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20940 10-in. 11/1/1917 Gam se l' toiwo Jacob Jacobs Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22479 10-in. 12/23/1918 The line is busy William Schwartz Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22480 10-in. 12/23/1918 A breif fin New York kein Paris William Schwartz Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25422 10-in. 6/3/1921 Yenta lernt die migilla Anna Hoffman ; Jacob Jacobs Comic dialogue author  
Victor B-25423 10-in. 6/3/1921 Mendel Kolboinik receives a letter from America Anna Hoffman ; Jacob Jacobs Comic dialogue author  
Victor B-25424 10-in. 6/3/1921 Chana Pesel biam telefone Anna Hoffman ; Jacob Jacobs Comic dialogue author  
Victor B-25425 10-in. 6/3/1921 De karger chusin un kalle Anna Hoffman ; Jacob Jacobs Comic dialogue author  
Victor B-25435 10-in. 6/10/1921 Latest improvements Joseph Feldman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25436 10-in. 6/10/1921 Fin anfang gait is shwerlich Joseph Feldman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26256 10-in. 3/17/1922 Eil rachem S. Birnzweig ; William Robyn Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-26257 10-in. 3/17/1922 Der siderel S. Birnzweig Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-26281 10-in. 3/29/1922 Yente Telebende chapt a schwim Anna Hoffman ; Jacob Jacobs Comic dialogue, with traps author  
Victor B-26975 10-in. 10/19/1922 Die griene Lena Joseph Feldman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-27100 10-in. 10/26/1922 Wie azoy laibt a keinik? Joseph Feldman Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-27101 10-in. 10/26/1922 Der Galitzianer batchen Joseph Feldman Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra lyricist, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-27150 10-in. 11/14/1922 Yenta mit dame radio phone Anna Hoffman ; Jacob Jacobs Dialogue, with traps author  
Victor B-27271 10-in. 12/29/1922 A gris fun neuer Russland William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27578 10-in. 2/27/1923 Dudky-brat Michal Michalesko Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-27781 10-in. 4/25/1923 Shemdriks kalle Joseph Feldman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-28144 10-in. 6/22/1923 Der lachendiker Joseph Feldman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-28237 10-in. 7/2/1923 An orem yosoimele Anna Hoffman Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-28769 10-in. 10/24/1923 Nit bei motien Jacob Jacobs Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-28771 10-in. 10/24/1923 Roumanaeish feferlach Anna Hoffman ; Jacob Jacobs Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-29399 10-in. 2/11/1924 'Sis a kurtzer vehg Le'on Blanḳ Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-29975 10-in. 5/7/1924 Blimelach zwei Dmitri Dobkin ; Lucy Finkle Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30028 10-in. 4/28/1924 Blimelach zwei Dmitri Dobkin Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31353 10-in. 11/25/1924 Lost die zorgen of morgen Shloimele Rothstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31464 10-in. 12/1/1924 Kavkaz Shloimele Rothstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31934 10-in. 2/10/1925 Naches fun kinder Le'on Blanḳ Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31935 10-in. 2/10/1925 Der chasina tanz Le'on Blanḳ Male vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-32193 10-in. 3/31/1925 Samut und zeid Joseph Feldman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-32211 10-in. 3/17/1925 Nehm sich zeit Bessie Weismann Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-32212 10-in. 3/17/1925 Dus wus di sehst, ken glicken hob ich der nit zigesught Bessie Weismann Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-32493 10-in. 5/1/1925 Als far gelt Charles Cohan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-32783 10-in. 7/20/1925 A Galitzianer meeting Gus Goldstein ; Jacob Jacobs Comic dialogue, unaccompanied author  
Victor BVE-32784 10-in. 7/20/1925 Keiser Willhelm in America Gus Goldstein ; Jacob Jacobs Comic dialogue, unaccompanied author  
Victor BVE-32785 10-in. 7/20/1925 Moishe Kapoir vert a yusim Gus Goldstein ; Jacob Jacobs Comic dialogue, unaccompanied author  
Victor BVE-32786 10-in. 7/20/1925 Mendel hot acase Gus Goldstein ; Jacob Jacobs Comic dialogue, unaccompanied author  
Victor B-32907 10-in. 6/17/1925 Alles klept sich zu mir Charles Cohan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-33471 10-in. 10/15/1925 Git mir die maidlach fun amol Charles Cohan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-33473 10-in. 10/15/1925 Lechaim breeder! Le'on Blanḳ Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-33474 10-in. 10/15/1925 Gott shik a refueh der mamen Le'on Blanḳ ; Fanny Lubritsky Female-male vocal duet, with violin, cello, and piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-33958 10-in. 12/2/1925 Yes sir sie is mein kale Charles Cohan Male vocal solo, with orchestra translator  
Victor BVE-33968 10-in. 12/4/1925 Ibergemacht Charles Cohan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-34379 10-in. 1/29/1926 Girls, I love you just the same Charles Cohan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-35391 10-in. 5/11/1926 Ne platsch mama Solomon Stramer Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-35392 10-in. 5/11/1926 In Odess Charles Cohan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-35760 10-in. 7/12/1926 Die Amerikaner sukas Charles Cohan and Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-35761 10-in. 7/12/1926 Die Amerikaner sukas Charles Cohan and Company Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-35904 10-in. 7/8/1926 Yukel mit sein yukeleile Bessie Weismann Female vocal solo, with ukulele and piano composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-35905 10-in. 7/8/1926 Oi, gevald, ve derlebt men dus Bessie Weismann Female vocal solo, with ukulele and piano composer, lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1918-10-19-05] Not documented 10/19/1918 The schadchen Louis Gilrod Recitation speaker  
Columbia 3086 10-in. ca. 1905 Gott un sein mishpet is gerecht Frank Seiden Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 3086 7-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1905 Gott un sein mishpet is gerecht Frank Seiden Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 3087 10-in. ca. 1905-1908 Isrulik, kim a heim Frank Seiden Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 3087 7-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1905 Isrulik, kim a heim Frank Seiden Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 3089 7-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1905 Chasine huben Frank Seiden Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 3841 10-in. ca. 1908 Gott un sein mishpet is gerecht Goldin Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39411 10-in. 5/25/1914 Dos pintele Yid (דאס פּינטעלע יוד) Bennie Zeidman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39412 10-in. 5/25/1914 Noch a bisel Sam Silverbush Male vocal solo, with violin and piano lyricist  
Columbia 39413 10-in. 5/25/1914 A muters harts (א מוטער׳ס הארץ) Bennie Zeidman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39905 10-in. 4/7/1915 A her geh Louis Gilrod ; David Meyerowitz Male vocal duet, unaccompanied vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 45544 10-in. 4/8/1915 Die babe mit den dokter Louis Gilrod ; David Myerowitz Comic dialogue, unaccompanied speaker  
Columbia 45545 10-in. 4/8/1915 Sindel und Gruidel gehn in der milchume Louis Gilrod ; David Myerowitz Comic dialogue, unaccompanied speaker  
Columbia 45546 10-in. 4/8/1915 Berke und Schmerke mit den Daitsch Louis Gilrod ; David Myerowitz Comic dialogue, unaccompanied speaker  
Columbia 45689 10-in. 5/25/1915 Chaikel aher gal Louis Gilrod ; Isidore Lillian Comic dialogue, unaccompanied speaker  
Columbia 45690 10-in. 5/25/1915 Milchume Louis Gilrod ; Isidore Lillian Comic dialogue, unaccompanied speaker  
Columbia 45691 10-in. 5/25/1915 Gimpl Beynish baym dokter (גימפּעל בייניש ביים דאָקטר) Louis Gilrod ; Isidore Lillian Comic dialogue, unaccompanied speaker  
Columbia 45692 10-in. 5/25/1915 Der daytsh mit di khsidim (דער דייטש מיט דיא חסידים) Louis Gilrod ; Isidore Lillian Comic dialogue, unaccompanied speaker  
Columbia 44737 10-in. approximately November 1916 Dos bintl briv (דאָס בינטעל בריעף) Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 58083 10-in. approximately February 1917 Tate, mame tayere (טאַטע מאַמע טהייערע) Kalman Juvelier Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 58127 10-in. approximately 1917 Oy, iz dos a ṿaybele (אָי, איז דאָס אַ ווייבעלע) Rose Rubin ; William Ziegenlaub Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 58129 10-in. approximately 1917 Odem Harishonʼs ṿayb (אדם הראשון׳ס ווייב) Rose Rubin ; William Ziegenlaub Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 58302 10-in. approximately May 1917 Latest style (לייטעסט סטייל) Clara Gold Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 58578 10-in. approximately September 1917 Moyshe kapoyer (משה קאפויער) Joseph Feldman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 58834 10-in. approximately May 1918 Der protokol secreter Louis Gilrod Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 58836 10-in. approximately May 1918 Zar Nicholay und Charlie Chaplin Louis Gilrod Male vocal solo vocalist, baritone vocal  
OKeh S-70508 10-in. Feb. 1922 Latest improvement Julius Nathanson Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-70595 10-in. Apr. 1922 A brief zu die lendlors Louis Gilrod ; Gus Goldstein ; Boris Rosenthal Comic scene speaker  
OKeh S-70596 10-in. Apr. 1922 A mitting bei die chevry ansheh dales Louis Gilrod ; Gus Goldstein ; Boris Rosenthal Comic scene speaker, author  
OKeh S-70597 Not documented Apr. 1922 [Unknown title(s)] Louis Gilrod ; Boris Rosenthal Comic dialogue speaker  
OKeh S-70598 Not documented Apr. 1922 [Unknown title(s)] Louis Gilrod ; Boris Rosenthal Comic dialogue speaker  
OKeh S-71119 10-in. Dec. 1922 Shuster, halt sich bei dein Dratve Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-71493 10-in. May 1923 Der shadchun mit die kales Gus Goldstein and Company Comic scene lyricist  
Edison 9460 10-in. 4/10/1924 Es geiht vie geshmirt Morris Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Zonophone Z-280 10-in. 5/11/1911 Das siderel Simon Paskal Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion E1876 10-in. 12/2/1925 Meidlach, I love you just the same Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion E1819-E1821 10-in. 11/25/1925 Iber gemacht Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion E1822-E1824 10-in. 11/25/1925 Dort vie Libe dort is glik Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion E1825-E1827 10-in. 11/25/1925 Die meidlach von a mohl Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion E2395-E2397 10-in. 2/8/1926 Just one girl Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion E2445-E2446 10-in. 2/15/1926 Mehdele shehns, mehdele feins Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion E2742-E2744 10-in. 4/13/1926 Sorg nit, Mama Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion E2745-E2747 10-in. 4/13/1926 Hop-tshey ze gezint Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion E3259-E3261 10-in. 6/23/1926 In Odess Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion E3262-E3264 10-in. 6/23/1926 Odesser hora Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion E3265-E3267 10-in. 6/23/1926 Yukel mit sein ukulele Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Vocalion E3680-E3681 10-in. 9/7/1926 Mein ziser malochel Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion E3682-E3683 10-in. 9/7/1926 Syomka, der soldat Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion E4030-E4030½ 10-in. 11/3/1926 Yiddish Yiddish Yiddish Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion E4031-E4032 10-in. 11/3/1926 Syomka wert a chusen Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion E4266-E4267 10-in. 12/21/1926 Weit fun der heim Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion E4268-E4269 10-in. 12/21/1926 Far dir, Lube mein Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion E4537-E4539 10-in. 2/8/1927 ZireleMirele Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion E4804-E4806 10-in. 4/12/1927 Oo la la Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion E4808-E4809 10-in. 4/12/1927 Laeika fun Lakewood Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion E6487-E6488 10-in. 9/19/1927 Gewalt! wie ken dus sein Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion E1873-E1875; E1879 10-in. 12/2/1925 Models fin libe Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion 318W-320W 10-in. 2/3/1925 Naches fun kinder Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion 321W-323W 10-in. 2/3/1925 Oi gewald vei derlebt men dus Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Vocalion 435W-437W 10-in. 2/25/1925 A frehlichs zu der chasene Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo and mixed vocal sextet, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion 440W-442W 10-in. 2/25/1925 Take your time Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion 742W-744W 10-in. 4/21/1925 Die nur die alien Aaron Lebedeff Male ocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion 745W-747W 10-in. 4/21/1925 A heim in Palestina Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion 764W-756W 10-in. 4/29/1925 Lecheim Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion 767W-769W 10-in. 4/29/1925 As me seht mit trehren shmeidt men mit gesang Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Vocalion 1504W-1507W 10-in. 10/16/1925 Die meidlach von amohl Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion 1508W-1510W 10-in. 10/16/1925 Ibergemacht Aaron Lebedeff Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gilrod, Louis," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112944.

Gilrod, Louis. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112944.

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