Frank Silver

Frank Silverstadt (September 8, 1892 or 1896 (sources differ) in Boston, Massachusetts – June 14, 1960 in Manhattan, New York), better known by his stage name Frank Silver, was an American songwriter, jazz drummer and vaudeville performer. He was best known for co-writing and co-composing the popular song "Yes! We Have No Bananas" in 1923 with Irving Cohn. He wrote at least 75 songs in his career.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1896, Died 1960

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, leader

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-1323 10-in. 5/18/1904 Mississippi Mamie Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor A-1480 7-in. 6/15/1904 Mississippi Mamie Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-1480 10-in. 6/15/1904 Mississippi Mamie Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-1768 10-in. 10/13/1904 You must think I'm Santa Claus! Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-24580 10-in. 11/24/1920 In the dusk Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-27765 10-in. 4/19/1923 Yes! We have no bananas Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-27855 10-in. 4/26/1923 Yes! We have no bananas Great White Way Orchestra ; Billy Murray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor B-28195 10-in. 7/17/1923 Yes! We have no bananas Eduardo Migliaccio ("Farfariello") Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-28291 10-in. 7/17/1923 Je ch'ob nit kein panenis Gus Goldstein Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 1903 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1904 You must think I'm Santa Claus Bob Roberts Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80932 10-in. 3/31/1923 Yes! We have no bananas Furman and Nash Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 81035 10-in. 5/25/1923 Yes! We have no bananas The Original Memphis Five Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 81053 10-in. 6/6/1923 Yes! We have no bananas Lanin's Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W140529 10-in. 4/15/1925 What do we get from Boston? Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
OKeh S-70263 10-in. Oct. 1921 Yes we have no bananas National Male Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh S-71557 10-in. May 1923 Yes! We have no bananas Blue Diamond Dance Orchestra ; Billy Jones Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh S-71592 10-in. June 1923 Yes! We have no bananas Billy Jones Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh S-71684 10-in. July 1923 Yes! We have no bananas Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71774 10-in. Aug. 1923 Yes, no got no banana Coppia Roma-Borelli Vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 10663-10666 10-in. 5/16/1923 Yes, we have no bananas Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick 10702-10705 10-in. 5/21/1923 Yes! We have no bananas Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 8989 10-in. 5/18/1923 Yes! We have no bananas Green Brothers' Novelty Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Edison 9018 10-in. 6/8/1923 Yes! We have no bananas Billy Jones Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 9213 10-in. 10/19/1923 Yes, we have no bananas Billy Jones Male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 9227 10-in. 10/29/1923 Yes, we have no bananas Harvey Hindermyer Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Silver, Frank," accessed May 9, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116908.

Silver, Frank. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 9, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116908.

"Silver, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 9 May 2021.

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