Ervin Drake (born Ervin Maurice Druckman; April 3, 1919 – January 15, 2015) was an American songwriter whose works include such American Songbook standards as "I Believe" and "It Was a Very Good Year". He wrote in a variety of styles and his work has been recorded by musicians around the world. In 1983, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Birth and Death Data: Born April 3, 1919 (Manhattan), Died January 15, 2015 (Great Neck)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||E0VB-3648||10-in.||5/19/1950||Longing||Spade Cooley ; Ginny Jackson ; Spade Cooley Orchestra||Female vocal solo, with vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D6VB-2948||10-in.||9/30/1946||Sonata||Larry Green ; Larry Green Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D6VB-3075||10-in.||10/17/1946||Sonata||Perry Como||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D6VB-3143||10-in.||12/16/1946||Rainbow's end||Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Freddy Martin||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-0419||10-in.||1/6/1947||Tico tico||Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-0446||10-in.||1/30/1947||Bye, bye, alibi baby||Delta Rhythm Boys||Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-0497||10-in.||4/17/1947||Come to the Mardi Gras||Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Freddy Martin||Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-0529||10-in.||4/30/1947||Made for each other||Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-0995||10-in.||6/23/1947||You're breaking in a new heart (while you're breaking mine)||Toots Camarata ; Beryl Davis ; Toots Camarata Orchestra||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-1766||10-in.||10/20/1947||My promise to you||Don Grady ; Larry Green Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2192||10-in.||12/13/1947||Long after tonight||Harry Zimmerman Orchestra ; Betty Jane Rhodes||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Victor||D7VB-2559||10-in.||12/2/1947||The tune on the tip of my heart||Don Cornell ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye||Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Victor||D7VB-2640||10-in.||12/15/1947||Someone cares||Vaughn Monroe ; Moon Maids ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Male vocal solo, with female vocal group and jazz/dance band||lyricist|
|Columbia (U.K.)||CL8321||10-in.||1/20/1947||Sonata||Raymond Legrand ; Tino Rossi||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Drake, Ervin," accessed October 4, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312855.
Drake, Ervin. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 4, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312855.
"Drake, Ervin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 4 October 2022.
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