Maurice Sigler

Maurice Sigler (November 30, 1901 – February 6, 1961) was an American banjoist and songwriter.

Sigler was born in New York City but moved to Birmingham, Alabama at an early age and received his musical tuition there. In the 1920s Sigler was a member of the Birmingham-based band of reedman Jack Linx, which made a series of field trip recordings in Atlanta for Okeh Records from 1924 to 1927. At the first of these sessions Sigler also recorded as the nominal leader of a band called "Sigler's Birmingham Merrymakers", probably a pick-up group.

From the 1930s onwards Sigler focused more on work as a song lyricist, contributing lyrics to songs such as "I Saw Stars", "Everything's In Rhythm With My Heart", "Everything Stops For Tea" (all three with Al Goodhart and Al Hoffman), "Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day" (with Al Hoffman and Mabel Wayne) and "Lolly Lolly Loo" (with David Mann). He spent the years 1934 to 1937 in England, contributing lyrics to stage shows and films, including several songs for the 1935 Jack Hylton feature She Shall Have Music.

Sigler died in Flushing, Queens in 1961.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 30th, 1901

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, leader, composer, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 54 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77336 10-in. 12/12/1933 Jimmy had a nickel Wendell Hall Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-77555 10-in. 8/28/1933 I want to ring bells Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-77806 10-in. 9/12/1933 I want to ring bells Williams' Washboard Band Washboard band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-77812 10-in. 9/12/1933 I want to ring bells Tinsley's Washboard Band Washboard band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-78082 10-in. 10/4/1933 Deep in the blue Florence Case ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-78255 10-in. 10/20/1933 Hush my mouth (If I ain't goin' South) Jerry Freeman Orchestra ; Frank Sylvano Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-80502 10-in. 5/8/1934 Why don't you practice what you preach Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-80631 10-in. 6/18/1934 The prize waltz King Harvey ; Red Nichols ; Pennies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-81345 10-in. 2/1/1934 Jimmy had a nickel Don Bestor Orchestra ; Charles Yontz Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-81731 10-in. 2/21/1934 Jimmy had a nickel The Three Scamps Vocal and instrumental trio songwriter  
Victor BS-81974 10-in. 3/22/1934 Moon time Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-82375 10-in. 5/4/1934 Little man you've had a busy day Pickens Sisters Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-82380 10-in. 5/4/1934 Little man, you've had a busy day Eliot Everett and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-82512 10-in. 5/10/1934 Little man, you've had a busy day Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-83636 10-in. 7/26/1934 The prize waltz Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-83816 10-in. 8/3/1934 I saw stars Dan Hornsby ; Perry Bechtel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-84014 10-in. 8/18/1934 I saw stars Peggy Healy ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-92530 10-in. 6/27/1935 Black coffee Four Towers Orchestra ; Billie Hibberd ; Ray Nichols Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-98800 10-in. 1/6/1936 Everything's in rhythm with my heart Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-98801 10-in. 1/6/1936 Say the word and it's yours Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-98802 10-in. 1/6/1936 I can wiggle my ears Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-99818 10-in. 2/24/1936 There's always a happy ending Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-99820 10-in. 2/24/1936 There isn't any limit to my love Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-100557 10-in. 5/23/1936 Where there's you there's me Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra ; Ted Lewis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-101532 10-in. 4/24/1936 There's always a happy ending George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 54 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sigler, Maurice," accessed October 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113703.

Sigler, Maurice. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113703.

"Sigler, Maurice." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 October 2020.

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