George Whiting

This article is on the American vaudeville performer and popular lyricist. For the classical composer and organist, see George Whiting.

George A. Whiting was a vaudeville song and dance man, and also a writer of lyrics for popular songs during the vaudeville era. He toured with singer Sadie Burt, whom he later married and had 3 daughters with. His best-known work is "My Blue Heaven", with music by Walter Donaldson. Whiting was born in Chicago August 16, 1884 and died in New York City on December 18, 1943.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 16th, 1884 (Chicago), Died December 18th, 1943 (New York)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 140 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-2678 10-in. 6/27/1905 Every little bit helps Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with female-male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor E-2678 8-in. 12/6/1906 Every little bit helps Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Descriptive scene, with female-male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor B-4439 10-in. 4/26/1907 Handsome brave life saver Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-7092 10-in. 5/18/1909 Beautiful eyes Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-8115 10-in. 7/16/1909 My wife's gone to the country Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15095 10-in. 7/29/1914 What a wonderful love that would be Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-17476 12-in. 4/11/1916 Songs of the past, no. 12 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18704 10-in. 11/13/1916 If it wasn't for you Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20032 10-in. 6/12/1917 I'm a twelve o'clock fellow (In a nine o'clock town) Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30734 10-in. 8/29/1924 West of the Great Divide Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-39179 10-in. 9/14/1927 My blue heaven Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Victor BVE-39627 10-in. 7/6/1927 My blue heaven Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor CVE-40569 12-in. 11/14/1927 My blue heaven Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor BVE-41565 10-in. 1/20/1928 Mi cielo José Bohr Male vocal solo, with piano and violin (takes 3 and 4) lyricist  
Victor BVE-46194 10-in. 9/28/1928 High up on a hill top Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-46418 10-in. 7/17/1928 Is it gonna be long? (Till you belong to me) Frankie Masters Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-47549 10-in. 9/21/1928 'Round evening Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-48534 10-in. 1/2/1929 Raquel Edwin J. McEnelly Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-48614 10-in. 11/22/1928 'Round evening Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-49048 10-in. 1/8/1929 Raquel The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-49824 10-in. 2/4/1929 High up on a hill top Victor Orchestra Orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-51633 10-in. 4/17/1929 That's my idea of heaven Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor CVE-56049 12-in. 8/27/1929 High up on the hill top Victor Records technical staff (unnamed) Dubs from records lyricist  
Victor BVE-63328 10-in. 8/6/1930 I'll be blue just thinking of you (from now on) Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-63602 10-in. 8/28/1930 I'll be blue, just thinking of you Burt Lorin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 140 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Whiting, George," accessed July 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116920.

Whiting, George. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116920.

"Whiting, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

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