Frank Westphal

Frank Christian Westphal (June 15, 1889 – November 23, 1948) was an American pianist, dance band leader and composer who recorded in the 1920s, following the end of his marriage to singer Sophie Tucker.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 15th, 1889 (Chicago), Died 1948 (Hines)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, songwriter, piano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-25147 10-in. 4/10/1921 Toddle Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-25157 10-in. 4/13/1921 Trying to smile Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Victor B-25158 10-in. 4/13/1921 Just keep a thought for me Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-26837 10-in. 8/22/1922 Those longing-for-you blues Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-30708 10-in. 8/21/1924 Sing a little song Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-46410 10-in. 7/15/1928 Sweetheart I'm sorry (that I made you cry) Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-51649 10-in. 4/22/1929 When it comes to the end of day Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-53994 10-in. 8/16/1929 When you come to the end of the day Paul Oliver [i.e., Frank Munn] Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-035571 10-in. 4/6/1939 Old fashioned locket Frank Dailey ; Howard DuLany ; Stop and Go Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 79648 10-in. 1/20/1921 Soft and low Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79661 10-in. 1/26/1921 Toddle Paul Biese Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 80194 10-in. 2/16/1922 She's a mean job Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80195 10-in. 2/16/1922 If you knew Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80196 10-in. 2/16/1922 Those longing for you blues Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 80293 10-in. 4/11/1922 Where the Volga flows Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80294 10-in. 4/11/1922 Pick me up and lay me down in dear old Dixieland Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80295 10-in. 4/12/1922 Keep on building castles in the air Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80296 10-in. 4/12/1922 Birdie Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80297 10-in. 4/12/1922 Those longing for you blues Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 80384 10-in. 6/12/1922 Dancing fool Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80385 10-in. 6/12/1922 Flapper walk Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Columbia 80386 10-in. 6/12/1922 Serenade blues Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80387 10-in. 6/12/1922 Grey morn Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80388 10-in. 6/12/1922 Yankee Doodle blues Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80475 10-in. 8/15/1922 Don't bring me posies Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80476 10-in. 8/15/1922 No wonder I'm lonesome Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80477 10-in. 8/15/1922 State Street blues Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80478 10-in. 8/15/1922 Toot, toot, Tootsie! (Goo'bye) Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80591 10-in. 10/10/1922 Choo choo blues Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80592 10-in. 10/10/1922 That barkin' dog (Woof, woof!) Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80632 10-in. 11/9/1922 Carry me back to my Carolina home Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80633 10-in. 11/9/1922 Those star spangled nights in Dixieland Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80700 10-in. 12/4/1922 You tell 'em ivories Frank Westphal Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80701 10-in. 12/4/1922 Pianoflage Frank Westphal Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80706 10-in. 12/6/1922 Stop your kidding Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80707 10-in. 12/6/1922 Greenwich witch Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80708 10-in. 12/6/1922 My buddy Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80709 10-in. 12/7/1922 Rufenreddy Frank Westphal Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80710 10-in. 12/7/1922 Coaxing the piano Frank Westphal Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 80759 10-in. 1/3/1923 You've got to see mama ev'ry night Dolly Kay Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80760 10-in. 1/3/1923 I loved you once Dolly Kay Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80766 10-in. 1/5/1923 Liza Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80773 10-in. 1/5/1923 Aggravatin' papa (Don't you try to two-time me) Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80915 10-in. 3/29/1923 Railroad man Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80916 10-in. 3/29/1923 Aunt Hagar's blues Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80917 10-in. 3/29/1923 Wet yo' thumb Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80918 10-in. 3/30/1923 Beale Street mamma Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80919 10-in. 3/30/1923 Bugle call rag Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 80920 10-in. 3/30/1923 Wolverine blues Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81040 10-in. 5/29/1923 That red-head gal Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81041 10-in. 5/29/1923 Carolina mammy Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81042 10-in. 5/29/1923 The duck's quack Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81045 10-in. 5/30/1923 Off again on again blues Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81046 10-in. 5/30/1923 Two time Dan Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81047 10-in. 5/30/1923 Dusting the keys Frank Westphal Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia 81048 10-in. 5/30/1923 Pianola Frank Westphal Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Columbia 81308 10-in. 10/16/1923 Oh! Sister, ain't that hot! Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81309 10-in. 10/16/1923 Red hot Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81310 10-in. 10/16/1923 All wrong Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81314 10-in. 10/18/1923 I've got a song for sale Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81315 10-in. 10/18/1923 Stack o' Lee blues Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81316 10-in. 10/18/1923 Forgetful blues Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81317 10-in. 10/18/1923 Chimes blues Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81384 10-in. 12/5/1923 I'm somebody nobody loves Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81385 10-in. 12/5/1923 Wonder if she's lonely Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81409 10-in. 12/7/1923 My sweetie's sweeter than that Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81606 10-in. 3/5/1924 Nobody's sweetheart Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81607 10-in. 3/5/1924 In the evening Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81610 10-in. 3/6/1924 Never again Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81611 10-in. 3/6/1924 Home in Pasadena Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81612 10-in. 3/6/1924 Feeling the way I do Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81615 10-in. 3/6/1924 That lullaby strain Frank Westphal Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 81900 10-in. 8/7/1924 Sing a little song Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 81955 10-in. 9/4/1924 Sing a little song Art Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W145857 10-in. 3/30/1928 Sweetheart I'm sorry (That I made you cry) Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W145987 10-in. 4/9/1928 Sweetheart, I'm sorry (That I made you cry) Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble composer  
Columbia W146469 10-in. 6/21/1928 Sweetheart, I'm sorry Cole McElroy's Spanish Ball Room Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W148188 10-in. 4/8/1929 Perfume of roses Andy Sannella All Star Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W148445 10-in. 4/16/1929 Perfume of roses Julie Wintz and his Jersey Collegians ; Tommy Weir Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W148787 10-in. 7/5/1929 When you come to the end of the day The Cavaliers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh S-70778 10-in. Aug. 1922 Those longing for you blues Jazz Hounds ; Mamie Smith Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-72738 10-in. Aug. 1924 Sing a little song Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick 4872 10-in. approximately Dec. 1920 Rose Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 7348 10-in. approximately Feb. 1922 Those longing for you blues Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 5247-5248 10-in. approximately Mar. 1921 Toddle Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E29959 10-in. May 1929 When you come to the end of the day Castlewood Marimba Band [Marimba Orchestra] Marimba band, with vocal; with humming (take G) composer  
Edison 7800 10-in. 2/15/1921 Toddle Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8527 10-in. 7/10/1922 Those longing for you blues Atlantic Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9666 10-in. 8/7/1924 Sing a little song Golden Gate Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 9816 10-in. 10/29/1924 Broken dreams Rae Eleanor Ball ; John F. Burckhardt Violin solo, with piano songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Westphal, Frank," accessed January 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114381.

Westphal, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114381.

"Westphal, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114381

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