Tom Glazer

Thomas Zachariah Glazer (September 2, 1914 – February 21, 2003) was an American folk singer and songwriter known primarily as a composer of ballads, including: "Because All Men Are Brothers", recorded by The Weavers and Peter, Paul and Mary, "Talking Inflation Blues", recorded by Bob Dylan, "The Ballad of FDR" and "A Dollar Ain't A Dollar Anymore". He wrote the lyrics to the songs "Melody of Love" (1954), and "Skokian" (1954).

Birth and Death Data: Born September 2, 1914 (Philadelphia), Died February 21, 2003 (Rochester)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: performer, composer, lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D5AB-0276 10-in. 5/18/1945 Don't weep, don't mourn, don't worry Elton Britt ; Sam Persoff Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Decca 74333 12/23/1947 Songs of industrial safety: Good morning my friends ; Have you a bright suggestion? ; Fathering that factory Tom Glazer performer  
Decca 74334 12/23/1947 Songs of industrial safety: Hey Anna, wear that bandanna ; Time for lunch ; Gloves & goggles Tom Glazer performer  
Decca 74335 12/28/1947 Hand stayed on ; Bandage on your knee ; Fall for a beautiful girl Tom Glazer performer  
Decca 74336 12/28/1947 Clementine ; Clementine (got a partner) ; Daisy daisy Tom Glazer performer  
Decca 89475 3/4/1956 The 4th R (Religion) Tom Glazer performer  
Decca 89476 3/4/1956 Country & Western Tom Glazer performer  
Decca 89477 3/4/1956 Piano in my cell Tom Glazer performer  
Decca 89478 3/4/1956 500 miles Tom Glazer performer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Glazer, Tom," accessed February 26, 2024,

Glazer, Tom. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 26, 2024, from

"Glazer, Tom." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 February 2024.

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