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 (Boston), Died 1960
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1925
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, leader
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|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.||between January and November 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|
|Edison||9859||10-in.||11/20/1924||Take me||Frank Silver Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Edison||9865||10-in.||11/22/1924||Underneath a sunny sky||Frank Silver Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Edison||10274||10-in.||3/24/1925||If you knew Susie (Like I know Susie)||Frank Silver Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Edison||10275||10-in.||3/24/1925||What do we get from Boston?||Frank Silver Dance Orchestra ; Lawrence A. Murphy||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader, songwriter|
|Edison||10310||10-in.||4/10/1925||Sweet Kalula Lou||Frank Silver Dance Orchestra ; Lawrence A. Murphy||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Edison||10311||10-in.||4/10/1925||Mamie||Frank Silver Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Silver, Frank," accessed October 4, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116908.
Silver, Frank. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 4, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116908.
"Silver, Frank." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 4 October 2022.
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