Manny Kurtz

Manny Curtis (born Emanuel Kurtz; November 15, 1911 – December 6, 1984) was an American songwriter. He wrote the lyrics for over 250 songs, including "In a Sentimental Mood" (1935) and "Let It Be Me" (1957). He was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States and died in San Francisco, California, United States.

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

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 47 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-064994 10-in. 10/16/1941 I wish I had a dime (For ev'ry time I missed you) Rose Blane ; Californians ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo 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  
(Results 1-25 of 47 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kurtz, Manny," accessed February 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113468.

Kurtz, Manny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113468.

"Kurtz, Manny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 February 2024.

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