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 30, 1901, Died February 6, 1961
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, leader, composer, vocalist
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 55 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 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sigler, Maurice," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113703.
Sigler, Maurice. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113703.
"Sigler, Maurice." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.
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