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|
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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