Pierre Norman

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 16th, 1895 (Kingston), Died March 31st, 1952 (Teaneck)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

Notes: Pseudonym of Rev. Joseph P. Connor.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 33 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 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) Gay Ellis 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 [W]151475 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  
(Results 1-25 of 33 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Norman, Pierre," accessed April 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114335.

Norman, Pierre. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114335.

"Norman, Pierre." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 April 2021.

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