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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born August 16, 1884 (Chicago), Died December 18, 1943 (New York)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 141 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Whiting, George," accessed March 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116920.
Whiting, George. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116920.
"Whiting, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 March 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: George A. Whiting
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Allmusic: George Whiting
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Whiting, George, 1884-1943 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr2003031954
Wikidata: George A. Whiting - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5536019
MusicBrainz: George A. Whiting - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/0827b3b0-5cad-4166-ac57-d4f8e2bd4578
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