Sol Tepper

Saul Tepper (December 20, 1899 – January 1987) was an American illustrator and songwriter. Tepper studied under illustrator Harvey Dunn at the Grand Central School of Art in New York City.

Tepper began his career with Albert Dorne as a letterer for fashion catalogs but went on to do story illustrations for the most popular magazines of the day. Additionally, his illustrations appeared in advertising for major companies such as General Electric, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Mobil, and Texaco.

In the 1950s, Tepper created television commercials while an art director for J. Walter Thompson.

Later in life, he became a songwriter whose work was recorded by Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, and Harry James.

He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1980.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 20, 1899 (New York City), Died January 1, 1987 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: saxophone, lyricist, songwriter, composer

Notes: The saxophone player In Harry's Tavern Band who is identified in Victor ledgers as "Sol Tepper" is probably, but not confirmed as the advertising illustrator and writer of popular songs, Saul Tepper.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-058226 10-in. 12/5/1940 The guy at the end of the bar Harry's Tavern Band ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-060657 10-in. 2/18/1941 I close my eyes Dorsey Anderson ; Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-060665 10-in. 2/19/1941 The hat my father wore (upon St. Patrick's Day) Harry's Tavern Band ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060666 10-in. 2/19/1941 That's how you can tell they're Irish Harry's Tavern Band ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060667 10-in. 2/19/1941 When I see the loving they waste on babies (I long for the cradle again) Harry's Tavern Band ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060668 10-in. 2/19/1941 He took her for a sleigh ride (in the good old summertime) Harry's Tavern Band ; Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068419 10-in. 11/24/1941 Slumber song Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with humming lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tepper, Sol," accessed May 25, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355374.

Tepper, Sol. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355374.

"Tepper, Sol." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 25 May 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/355374

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