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 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 26-50 of 140 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-73342 10-in. 8/31/1932 Three kisses Eliot Everett Orchestra ; James Harkins Jazz/dance band (take 3); with male vocal solo (takes 1 and 2) lyricist  
Victor BS-73391 10-in. 9/13/1932 Beside the sunset trail Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-73720 10-in. 9/30/1932 Beside the sunset trail Harold Mooney and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-77980 10-in. 9/21/1933 My blue heaven Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Victor BS-78306 10-in. 10/23/1933 That's how rhythm was born Roy Bargy ; Al Dary ; Peggy Healy Female vocal solo, with 2 pianos and instrumental trio lyricist  
Victor BS-80226 10-in. 2/5/1934 In a shelter from a shower Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-81719 10-in. 2/19/1934 In a shelter from a shower Al Mitchell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-82513 10-in. 5/10/1934 Don't let your love go wrong Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-83821 10-in. 8/3/1934 Don't let your love go wrong Jean Egart ; Perry Bechtel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-84922 10-in. 11/7/1934 Believe it, beloved Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-92272 10-in. 6/17/1935 Love and kisses Jack Shilkret Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-92565 10-in. 7/5/1935 Love and kisses Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-92971 10-in. 8/14/1935 Rhythm and romance California Ramblers ; Ted Wallace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-92994 10-in. 8/20/1935 Rhythm and romance Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-95530 10-in. 10/19/1935 You stayed away too long California Ramblers ; Eddie Lloyd Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-98176 10-in. 11/29/1935 You stayed away too long Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-98378 10-in. 12/18/1935 I picked a flower the color of your eyes Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-99060 10-in. 2/6/1936 Saddle your blues to a wild mustang King’s Men ; Bob Lawrence ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor BS-99154 10-in. 2/16/1936 Saddle your blues to a wild mustang Nolan Canova ; Hotel Charlotte Orchestra ; Bob Pope Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-102346 10-in. 7/7/1936 Without a shadow of a doubt Connie McLean Rhythm Orchestra ; Alex Miller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-102687 10-in. 6/18/1936 My blue heaven Sam Jennings ; Jimmie Gunn Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-01803 10-in. 11/29/1936 'T'ain't good (Like a nickel made of wood) Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-021856 10-in. 3/31/1938 You better change your tune Burt Shaw ; Willie Farmer Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-021872 10-in. 4/1/1938 You better change your tune Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-022477 10-in. 4/20/1938 Good evenin', good lookin' Hal Derwin ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 26-50 of 140 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Whiting, George," accessed February 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116920.

Whiting, George. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116920.

"Whiting, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 February 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116920

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