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 101-125 of 140 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E28324 10-in. 10/1/1928 High up on a hill-top Alice Morley Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E28600 10-in. 10/30/1928 Round evening Kenn Sisson Orchestra ; Eddy Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick E28675 10-in. approximately Nov. 1928 My blue heaven The Tip Top Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal lyricist  
Brunswick E29462 10-in. Mar. 1929 That’s my idea of heaven Edith Evans Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E29746 10-in. May 1929 That’s my idea of heaven Billy Murray ; Walter Scanlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E34655 10-in. 10/1/1930 I’ll be blue just thinking of you Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E34830 10-in. 10/10/1930 I’ll be blue just thinking of you Chester Gaylord Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E23735-E23737 10-in. 6/23/1927 Blue heaven Kenn Sisson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo; without vocal (take E23737) lyricist  
Brunswick E24722-E24724 10-in. 10/13/1927 Blue heaven Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano lyricist  
Brunswick E25224-E25225 10-in. 11/15/1927 I’m a twelve o’clock feller (In a nine o’clock town) Al Bernard ; Gully Jumpers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Brunswick TC2871 10-in. 1/26/1929 Blue heaven Jesse Cryor Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick C5722 10-in. 5/5/1930 What kinda people are you? Freddie Rose Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick C6121 10-in. Aug. 1930 I’ll be blue, just thinking of you (From now on) Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick LTR22 10-in. 10/25/1928 High up on a hill top Roy Fox ; June Pursell Female vocal solo, with piano and cornet songwriter  
Brunswick LA981 10-in. 3/28/1931 She went Havana Earl Burtnett ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick LAE29-LAE30 10-in. 1/9/1928 Cielo azul Roberto Guzman ; Adolfo Mejía Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 924W-926W 10-in. 6/24/1925 West of the great divide Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 141-a] 10-in. approximately Oct. 1927 Blue heaven Harry Shalson Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Edison 6180 10-in. 5/31/1918 I'm a twelve o'clock feller (In a nine o'clock town) Byron G. Harlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 10360 10-in. 5/8/1925 West of the Great Divide Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 10701 10-in. 12/1/1925 All the luck in the world to you Walter Scanlan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 11954 10-in. 10/14/1927 My blue heaven Duke Yellman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 11986 10-in. 10/27/1927 My blue heaven Vaughn De Leath ; Al Friedman ; Yoeng's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Edison 18151 10-in. 1/5/1928 My blue heaven Vaughn De Leath Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Edison 18361 10-in. 4/3/1928 Hiding in the corner of your smile Palais D'Or Orchestra ; B. A. Rolfe Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet songwriter  
(Results 101-125 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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