Pierre Norman, born Joseph P. Connor (November 16, 1895 – March 31, 1952), was a clergyman, songwriter, and composer. He was born in Kingston, Pennsylvania, and died in Teaneck, New Jersey.
As a songwriter he is most famous for co-writing two songs: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me" (1930) that appeared in the Maurice Chevalier movie The Big Pond (1930) and "When I Take My Sugar to Tea" (1931), both of which were used in the Marx Brothers movie, Monkey Business and both of which were co-written with Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal. He joined ASCAP in 1925.
He was educated at the Wyoming Conservatory and St. Bonaventure College where he received among other degrees, a Doctor of Music. He also received a musical degree from the Benedictine Fathers. He also studied with Ergildo Martinelli. He was the pastor of St. John's Church in Cliffside, New Jersey; chaplain of the New Jersey State Police for 24 years; and the New Jersey State Guard.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 16, 1895 (Kingston), Died March 31, 1952 (Teaneck)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist
Notes: Pseudonym of Rev. Joseph P. Connor.
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 36 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||PBVE-54878||10-in.||7/18/1930||Lo que yo siento es pasión||José Bohr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-57012||10-in.||10/17/1929||Carmen||Juan Pulido||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-59672||10-in.||4/4/1930||You brought a new kind of love to me||Maurice Chevalier||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-59687||10-in.||4/10/1930||Vous êtes mon nouveau bonheur||Maurice Chevalier||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-59742||10-in.||4/9/1930||Mia cara||Leo Reisman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-62203||10-in.||4/17/1930||You brought a new kind of love to me||High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Frank Luther||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-63103||10-in.||7/1/1930||I've got "it" (but it don't do me no good)||Helen Kane||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||65278||10-in.||11/9/1931||Chevalier do Recreio||Mesquitinha||Male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-67499||10-in.||3/12/1931||When I take my sugar to tea||Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Biltmore Trio||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||ESHQ-72877||8-in.||6/13/1932||Remember, cherie||Gloria Palace Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-046821||10-in.||1/31/1940||Head on my pillow||Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-047719||10-in.||2/28/1940||I need a friend||Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-048940||10-in.||4/23/1940||Head on my pillow||Tommy Dorsey ; Sentimentalists||Jazz/dance octet, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-073817||10-in.||4/7/1942||The waltz of memory||Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||147703||10-in.||12/6/1928||Judy||Arthur Fields ; Golden Gate Orchestra [California Ramblers]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W149827||10-in.||3/23/1930||You brought a new kind of love to me||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||[W]150170||10-in.||4/4/1930||You brought a new kind of love to me||Hotel Pennsylvania Music [Lloyd Keating and his Music]||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||[W]150388||10-in.||5/5/1930||I've got it (But it don't do me no good)||Annette Hanshaw and her Sizzlin' Syncopators||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||[W]150420||10-in.||5/14/1930||You brought a new kind of love to me||Sammy Fain||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||[W]150422||10-in.||5/14/1930||Mia cara||Sammy Fain||Male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W150563||10-in.||6/3/1930||You brought a new kind of love to me||Ethel Waters||Female vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W150855||10-in.||10/3/1930||Homemade sunshine||Ted Lewis and his Band||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W151104||10-in.||12/8/1930||You brought a new kind of love to me||Slim Bryant ; Clayton McMichen||Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar||composer|
|Columbia||W151475||10-in.||3/27/1931||When I take my sugar to tea||Billy "Uke" Carpenter||Male vocal solo, with ukulele and piano||songwriter|
|Columbia||W151487||10-in.||4/6/1931||When I take my sugar to tea||Teddy Raph and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Norman, Pierre," accessed February 5, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114335.
Norman, Pierre. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 5, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114335.
"Norman, Pierre." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 5 February 2023.
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