George Wyle

George Wyle (born Bernard Weissman; March 22, 1916 – May 2, 2003) was an American orchestra leader and composer best known for having written the theme song to 1960s television sitcom Gilligan's Island. He is the grandfather of musician Adam Levy.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 22, 1916 (New York City), Died May 2, 2003

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-3325 10-in. 1/18/1950 I said my nightshirt (and put on my pray'rs) June Carter Cash ; Homer and Jethro Female vocal solo, with male vocal duet, string band, and comic dialog composer  
Victor D7VB-1389 10-in. 10/16/1947 44 Sycamore Phil Harris ; Phil Harris Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2148 10-in. 12/3/1947 Marcella Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Martin Men Male vocal group, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2720 10-in. 12/21/1947 Caramba, it's the samba Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Martin Men ; Stuart Wade Male vocal solo with male vocal group and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0136 10-in. 1/25/1949 Doo dee doo on an old kazoo Buddy Moreno Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal group and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0508 10-in. 1/18/1949 You broke your promise Skip Martin ; The Pied Pipers Mixed vocal group, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-2559 10-in. 11/18/1949 I said my pajamas (and put on my pray'rs) Tony Martin ; Henri René ; Fran Warren Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D9VB-2785 10-in. 12/16/1949 Quicksilver Rosalie Allen ; Elton Britt ; Skytoppers Female-male vocal duet, with string band songwriter  
Columbia HCO3965 10-in. 12/8/1949 Poison ivy Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wyle, George," accessed May 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357073.

Wyle, George. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357073.

"Wyle, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357073

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