Paul Tripp

Paul Tripp (February 20, 1911 – August 29, 2002) was an American children's musician, author, songwriter, and television and film actor. He collaborated with a fellow composer, George Kleinsinger. Tripp was the creator of the 1945 "Tubby the Tuba", a piece of classical music for children that has become his best-known work. He authored several books, including Rabbi Santa Claus and Diary of a Leaf.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1911 (New York City), Died August 29, 2002 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 4424 5/13/1947 Tubby the tuba, part 1 Danny Kaye composer  
Decca L 4425 5/13/1947 Tubby the tuba, part 2 Danny Kaye composer  


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