Manny Kurtz

Manny Curtis (born Emanuel Kurtz, 1911 – 1984) was an American songwriter. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, and wrote the lyrics for over 250 songs. Most notable song lyrics were for "In a Sentimental Mood" (1935) and "Let It Be Me" (1957).

He also used the pseudonyms Mann Curtis, and Manny Kurtz.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 15th, 1911 (Brooklyn), Died December 6th, 1984 (San Francisco)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-78095 10-in. 10/5/1933 Love's serenade Mills Blue Rhythm Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-102214 10-in. 6/15/1936 In a sentimental mood Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-024473 10-in. 8/8/1938 Blue interlude Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-026613 10-in. 8/17/1938 When a prince of a fella meets a Cinderella Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-026870 10-in. 9/13/1938 When a prince of a fella meets a Cinderella Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Jayne Dover Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-027262 10-in. 10/6/1938 After looking at you Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-028106 10-in. 10/17/1938 After looking at you Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-030159 10-in. 11/23/1938 You're gonna see a lot of me Butch Stone ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-030331 10-in. 11/30/1938 You're gonna see a lot of me Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-030715 10-in. 12/17/1938 I ups to her and she ups to me Eddie De Lange Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-031883 10-in. 2/2/1939 Romance runs in the family Richard Himber Rhythmic Pyramids Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-033610 10-in. 2/6/1939 Romance runs in the family Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-034608 10-in. 4/7/1939 Sticks and stones Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-038051 10-in. 8/24/1939 I must have one more kiss kiss kiss (Before we say goodnight) Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-038210 10-in. 6/28/1939 You meet the nicest people in your dreams Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-038220 10-in. 6/29/1939 I must have one more kiss, kiss, kiss (Before we say goodnight) Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band ; Three Jacks Jazz/dance band, with female and male vocal solos and male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-038409 10-in. 7/17/1939 Stuttering in the starlight Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-038452 10-in. 7/20/1939 Stuttering in the starlight Harriet Hilliard ; Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-042291 10-in. 12/11/1939 Apple blossoms and chapel bells Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Bill Stoker Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-042733 10-in. 9/26/1939 On the Isle of Bong Bong Mildred Craig ; Emery Deutsch Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-045924 10-in. 1/12/1940 Apple blossoms and chapel bells Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-058101 10-in. 11/27/1940 Moon over America Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-060668 10-in. 2/19/1941 He took her for a sleigh ride (in the good old summertime) Harry's Tavern Band ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-068311 10-in. 11/14/1941 One for all—all for one Lyn Murray Singers ; Barry Wood Male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BS-068461 10-in. 12/8/1941 The story of a starry night Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kurtz, Manny," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113468.

Kurtz, Manny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113468.

"Kurtz, Manny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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