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 76-100 of 140 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W146457 10-in. 6/19/1928 Hiding in the corner of your smile Cole McElroy's Spanish Ball Room Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W146499 10-in. 6/28/1928 Hiding in the corner of your smile Walton McKinney Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W146804 10-in. 7/25/1928 Raquel Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 146869 10-in. 8/21/1928 'Round evening Barney Trimble and his Oklahomans [California Ramblers] ; Robert Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W146914 10-in. 8/28/1928 'Round evening Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 146933 10-in. 8/31/1928 High up on a hill top Jim Andrews ; Arthur Ross and his Westerners Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia [W]146994 10-in. 9/13/1928 High up on a hill-top Gay Ellis ; University Six Female vocal solo, with instrumental sextet songwriter  
Columbia W147020 10-in. 9/20/1928 High up on a hill-top Don Roberts Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet songwriter  
Columbia W147532 10-in. 11/27/1928 High up on a hill-top Milton Charles ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with organ songwriter  
Columbia W150744 10-in. 8/28/1930 I'll be blue, just thinking of you Ruth Etting Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W150785 10-in. 9/11/1930 I'll be blue, just thinking of you (From now on) Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]150907 10-in. 10/29/1930 I'll be blue, just thinking of you (From now on) Fred Rich Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W152292 10-in. 8/29/1932 Somebody loses—somebody wins Three Keys Male vocal trio, with guitar and piano lyricist  
Columbia W152706 10-in. 2/5/1934 In a shelter from a shower Emil Coleman and his Palais Royal Orchestra ; Stanley Worth Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh S-71793 10-in. Aug. 1923 What do they mean by love? Elsie Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh 73601 10-in. Sept. 1925 West of the Great Divide Gerald Griffin ; Justin Ring Trio Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
OKeh W81447 10-in. 9/16/1927 My blue heaven Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W81553 10-in. 10/19/1927 My blue heaven Beth Challis Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano lyricist  
OKeh W81591 10-in. 10/1/1927 My blue heaven Seger Ellis ; Justin Ring Trio Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio lyricist  
OKeh W82046 10-in. 12/12/1927 My blue heaven Lillie Delk Christian Female vocal solo, with clarinet and guitar lyricist  
OKeh W401169 10-in. 9/29/1928 'Round evening Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404513 10-in. 10/28/1930 I'll be blue, just thinking of you Smith Ballew Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance trio lyricist  
Brunswick 11695-11697 10-in. 10/23/1923 What do they mean by love? Margaret Young Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 14582-14583 10-in. 1/6/1925 West of the Great Divide Allen McQuhae Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E28321 10-in. 9/28/1928 High up on a hill-top Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
(Results 76-100 of 140 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Whiting, George," accessed February 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116920.

Whiting, George. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116920.

"Whiting, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 February 2023.

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