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 16, 1884 (Chicago), Died December 18, 1943 (New York)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter
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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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Whiting, George," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116920.
Whiting, George. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116920.
"Whiting, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.
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