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 51-75 of 140 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-032948 10-in. 3/9/1939 Remember who you're promised to Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-036508 10-in. 4/18/1939 Grateful Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-036519 10-in. 4/22/1939 Don't let your love go wrong Johnny Fenton ; Swamp Stompers Jazz/dance band, with vocal lyricist  
Victor BS-041366 10-in. 9/28/1939 Who told you I cared? Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-041710 10-in. 10/4/1939 Who told you I cared Harriet Hilliard ; Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-042776 10-in. 10/3/1939 Who told you I cared Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-043289 10-in. 11/6/1939 Three foot Skipper Jones Harriet Hilliard ; Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-046158 10-in. 1/3/1940 My blue heaven Coleman Hawkins' All-Star Octet Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-053494 10-in. 9/25/1940 River home Blue Barron ; Alan Holmes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-062748 10-in. 3/10/1941 Beautiful eyes Una Mae Carlisle ; Les Young Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1927-11-18-01] 10-in. 11/18/1927 My blue heaven Jack Osterman Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 3190 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1905 Ev'ry little bit helps Ada Jones ; Len Spencer Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 3196 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1905 Ev'ry little bit helps Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4137 10-in. between January and August 1909 My wife's gone to the country, hurrah! hurrah! Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 4178 10-in. between January and October 1909 Beautiful eyes Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39493 10-in. 7/10/1914 Baby love Billy Watkins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47369 10-in. 2/13/1917 I'm a 12 o'clock fellow in a 9 o'clock town Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78075 10-in. 9/25/1918 Some lonesome night Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 140194 10-in. 12/18/1924 West of the Great Divide Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 144643 10-in. 9/8/1927 My blue heaven Royal Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W144651 10-in. 9/9/1927 My blue heaven Don Voorhees Orchestra ; Lewis James Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 144893 10-in. 10/21/1927 My blue heaven Harold Rodman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W145452 10-in. 12/30/1927 My blue heaven The Artist Ensemble Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 146331 10-in. 5/23/1928 Hiding in the corner of your smile Newport Society Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 146358 10-in. 5/28/1928 Is it gonna be long? (Till you belong to me) Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
(Results 51-75 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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