1924 in music


1924 in music

Events

*February 18 - First recordings by Bix Beiderbecke
*February 24 - "An Experiment In Modern Music" concert at Aeolian Hall, New York - premiere of "Rhapsody in Blue".
*June - Alexander von Zemlinsky's "Lyric Symphony" is premiered in Prague.
*October 17 - Leoš Janáček's String Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata", is premiered in Prague

Published popular music

* "Adoring You" w. Joseph McCarthy m. Harry Tierney
* "Alabamy Bound" w. B. G. De Sylva & Bud Green m. Ray Henderson
* "All Alone" w.m. Irving Berlin. Introduced by Grace Moore and Oscar Shaw in "The Music Box Revue of 1924"
* "Amapola" w. Joseph M. Lacalle (Sp) Albert Gamse (Eng) m. Joseph M. Lacalle
* "At The End of The Road" w. Ballard MacDonald m. James F. Hanley
* "Bagdad" w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
* "Big Bad Bill Is Sweet William Now" w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
* "Big Boy" m. Milton Ager
* "The Blues Have Got Me" Silver, Turk
* "California, Here I Come" w.m. Al Jolson, Buddy de Sylva and Joseph Meyer . Introduced by Al Jolson in the musical "Bombo"
* "The Call Of The South" w.m. Irving Berlin
* "Charley, My Boy" w.m. Gus Kahn & Ted Fio Rito
* "Copenhagen" w. Walter Melrose m. Charlie Davis
* "Cover Me Up With The Sunshine Of Virginia" w. Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young m. George W. Meyer
* "Deep In My Heart, Dear" w. Dorothy Donnelly m. Sigmund Romberg. Introduced by Howard Marsh and Ilse Marvenga in the operetta "The Student Prince in Heidelberg"
* "Does The Spearmint Lose Its Flavour On The Bedpost Over Night" w. Billy Rose & Marty Bloom m. Ernest Breuer
* "Doo Wacka Doo" w. Clarence Gaskill & Will Donaldson m. George Horther
* "Doodle Doo Doo" w.m. Art Kassel & Mel Stitzel
* "Drinking Song (Drink! Drink! Drink!)" w. Dorothy Donnelly m. Sigmund Romberg
* "The End Of The Road" w.m. Harry Lauder & William Dillon
* "Everybody Loves My Baby" w.m. Jack Palmer & Spencer Williams
* "Fascinating Rhythm" w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin. Introduced by Cliff Edwards and Fred and Adele Astaire in the musical "Lady, Be Good!"
* "Follow The Swallow" w. Billy Rose & Mort Dixon m. Ray Henderson
* "Golden Days" w. Dorothy Donnelly m. Sigmund Romberg. Introduced by Greek Evans and Howard Marsh in the operetta "The Student Prince in Heidelberg"
* "The Half Of It Dearie Blues" w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin. Introduced by Fred Astaire and Kathlene Martyn in the musical "Lady, Be Good!
* "Hard Hearted Hannah (The Vamp Of Savannah)" w.m. Milton Ager, Charles Bates, Bob Bigelow & Jack Yellen
* "He's The Hottest Man In Town" Owen Murphy, Jay Gorney
* "Honest And Truly" w. Leo Wood m. Fred Rose
* "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?" w.m. Gene Austin & Roy Bergere
* "I Want To Be Happy" w. Irving Caesar m. Vincent Youmans. Introduced by Charles Winniger and Louise Groody in the musical "No, No, Nanette"
* "I Wonder What's Become Of Sally" w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
* "I'll See You In My Dreams" w. Gus Kahn m. Isham Jones
* "I'm A Little Blackbird Looking For A Bluebird" w. Grant Clarke & Roy Turk m. George W. Meyers & Arthur Johnson
* "I'm Coming At Your Call" w. Dorothy Donnelly m. Sigmund Romberg
* "In Shadowland" w. Sam W. Lewis & Joe Young m. Ruth Brooks & Fred E. Ahlert
* "Indian Love Call" (first published as "The Call") w. Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II m. Rudolf Friml
* "It Had To Be You" w. Gus Kahn m. Isham Jones
* "Jealous" w. Tommy Malie & Dick Finch m. Jack Little
* "Jimtown Blues" w.m. Fred Rose
* "June Brought The Roses" w. Ralph Stanley m. John Openshaw
* "June Night" w. Cliff Friend m. Abel Baer
* "Just We Two" w. Dorothy Donnelly m. Sigmund Romberg
* "Keep Smiling At Trouble" w. Al Jolson & B. G. De Sylva m. Lewis E. Gensler
* "King Porter Stomp", Jelly Roll Morton
* "Lazy" w.m. Irving Berlin
* "Let Me Linger Longer In Your Arms" w. Cliff Friend m. Abel Baer
* "Little Jazz Bird" w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
* "Mama's Gone, Goodbye" w.m. A. J. Piron & Peter Bocage
* "The Man I Love" w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
* "Mandalay" w.m. Earl Burtnett, Abe Lyman & Gus Arnheim
* "Mandy Make Up Your Mind" w. Grant Clarke & Roy Turk m. George W. Meyer
* "Memory Lane" w. B. G. De Sylva m. Larry Spier & Con Conrad
* "The Mounties" w. Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II m. Rudolf Friml
* "My Best Girl" w.m. Walter Donaldson
* "My Dream Girl, I Loved You Long Ago" w. Rida Johnson Young m. Victor Herbert
* "My Time Is Your Time" w. Eric Little m. Leo Dance
* "A New Kind Of Man With A New Kind Of Love For Me" w.m. Sidney Clare & Flatow
* "Nobody's Sweetheart" w. Gus Kahn & Ernie Erdman m. Elmer Schoebel & Billy Meyers
* "O, Katharina" w. L. Wolfe Gilbert m. Richard Fall
* "Oh Lady Be Good" w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
* "Oh! Mabel" Gus Kahn, Ted Fio Rito
* "Oh! Miss Hannah" w. Thekla Hollingsworth m. Jessie L. Deppen
* "The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else" w. Gus Kahn m. Isham Jones
* "Parisian Pierrot" w.m. Noel Coward
* "Prince Of Wails" m. Elmer Schoebel
* "The Prisoner's Song" w.m. Guy Massey
* "Red Hot Mama" w.m. Gilbert Wells, Bud Cooper & Fred Rose
* "Rhapsody In Blue" m. George Gershwin
* "Riverboat Shuffle" m. Hoagy Carmichael & Irving Mills
* "Rose Marie" w. Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II m. Rudolf Friml
* "See See Rider" w.m. Ma Rainey
* "Serenade from The Student Prince In Heidelberg" w. Dorothy Donnelly m. Sigmund Romberg
* "Shanghai Shuffle" w.m. Larry Conley & Gene Rodemich
* "Shine" w. Cecil Mack & Lew Brown m. Ford T. Dabney
* "So Am I" w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
* "Somebody Loves Me" w. Ballard MacDonald & B. G. De Sylva m. George Gershwin
* "South" m. Bennie Moten & Thamon Hayes
* "Spain" w. Gus Kahn m. Isham Jones
* "Stack O'Lee Blues" w.m. by Ray Lopez & Lew Colwell
* "Sweet Little You" w.m. Irving Bibo
* "Tea For Two" w. Irving Caesar m. Vincent Youmans
* "Tell Her In The Springtime" w.m. Irving Berlin
* "There's Life In The Old Girl Yet" w.m. Noël Coward
* "There's Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes" w. Cliff Friend m. Joseph H. Santly
* "Totem Tom-Tom" w. Oscar Hammerstein II & Otto Harbach m. Rudolf Friml
* "Two Little Babes In The Wood" w.m. Cole Porter
* "Wait'll You See My Gal" Sullivan, Wilber
* "What'll I Do?" w.m. Irving Berlin
* "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" w.m. Gene Austin, Jimmy McHugh & Irving Mills
* "When You And I Were Seventeen" w. Gus Kahn m. Charles Rosoff
* "Where The Lazy Daisies Grow" w.m. Cliff Friend
* "Why Did I Kiss That Girl?" w. Lew Brown m. Robert A. King & Ray Henderson

Top hits on record

*"Arkansaw Blues/Blue Blues" by the Mound City Blue Blowers
*"The Prisoner's Song" by Vernon Dalhart
*"Rhapsody In Blue" by Paul Whiteman's Orchestra with George Gershwin
*"San" by Paul Whiteman & His Jazz Band
*"San/Red Hot!" by the Mound City Blue Blowers & Frank Trumbauer
*"Show Me The Way (To Go Home)" by Ted Lewis & His Jazz Band
*"What'll I Do?" by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra

Classical music

*George Gershwin - "Rhapsody in Blue"
*Jacques Ibert - "Escales"
*Joseph Jongen - "Sonata for Flute and Piano"
*Ottorino Respighi - "Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 2"
*Carl Ruggles - "Men and Mountains"
*Erik Satie - "Relâche" (ballet)
*Jean Sibelius - "Symphony no. 7 in C major, opus 105"
*Edgard Varèse - "Octandre"

Opera

*Leoš Janáček - "The Cunning Little Vixen"
*Henri Sauguet - " _fr. Le plumet du colonel (The Colonel's Helmet)"
*Arnold Schoenberg - "Die Gluckliche Hand"
*Giacomo Puccini - "Turandot"

Musical theater

*"Bob et Moi" - music by Charles Cuvillier
* "Gräfin Mariza" ("Countess Maritza") - Vienna production opened at the Theater an der Wien on February 28 and ran for 396 performances
* "Lady, Be Good!" (George and Ira Gershwin) - Broadway production opened at the Liberty Theatre on December 1 and ran for 330 performances
* "Madame Pompadour" Broadway production opened on November 11 at the Martin Beck Theatre and ran for 79 performances
* "The Music Box Revue of 1924 Broadway revue opened at the Music Box Theatre on December 1 and ran for 184 performances
* "No, No, Nanette" (Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach, and Vincent Youmans) - Chicago production. Pre-Broadway tryout started in April.
* "Primrose" London production opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on September 11 and ran for 255 performances
* "Rose Marie" Broadway production opened at the Imperial Theatre on September 2 and ran for 557 performances
* "Sitting Pretty" Broadway production opened at the Fulton Theatre on April 8 and moved to the Imperial Theatre on June 9 for a total run of 95 performances
* "The Student Prince In Heidelberg" (Sigmund Romberg) - Broadway production opened at the Al Jolson Theatre on December 2 and ran for 608 performances
* "Yoicks!" London revue opened at the Kingsway Theatre on June 11 and ran for 271 performances.

Births

*January 6 - Earl Scruggs, banjo player
*January 8 - Ron Moody, star of "Oliver!"
*January 10 - Max Roach, jazz drummer (d. 2007)
*January 11:
** Don Cherry, singer
** Slim Harpo, jazz musician (d. 1970)
*January 16 - Achille Togliani, singer and actor (d. 1995)
*January 20 - Slim Whitman, country musician
*January 29 - Luigi Nono, composer (d. 1990)
*February 2 - Sonny Stitt, jazz saxophonist (d. 1982)
*February 22 - Hassan Aziz Hassan, Egyptian prince and pianist (d. 2000)
*February 27 - Trevor Duncan, English composer (d. 2005)
*March 8 - Alan Dell, BBC radio DJ (d. 1995)
*March 27 - Sarah Vaughan, jazz singer (d. 1990)
*April 3 - Doris Day, actress and singer
*April 14 - Shorty Rogers, jazz trumpeter (d. 1994)
*April 15 - Sir Neville Marriner, conductor and violinist
*April 16:
** Henry Mancini, composer (d. 1994)
** Rudy Pompilli, saxophonist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1976)
*May 1 - Big Maybelle, R&B singer (d. 1972)
*May 10 - Teddy Riley, jazz trumpeter (d. 1992)
*May 19 - Sandy Wilson, composer of "The Boyfriend"
*May 22 - Charles Aznavour, singer and songwriter
*June 20 - Chet Atkins, guitarist (d. 2001)
*June 29 - Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (d. 2006)
*July 5 - János Starker, cellist
*July 13 - Carlo Bergonzi, operatic tenor
*July 19 - Al Haig, jazz pianist (d. 1982)
*July 22 - Margaret Whiting, singer
*August 14 - Lee Adams, lyricist
*August 20 - Jim Reeves, country singer (d. 1964)
*August 29 - Dinah Washington, singer (d. 1963)
*September 12 - Ella Mae Morse, singer (d. 1999)
*September 20 - Jackie Paris, jazz singer (d. 2004)
*October 3 - Joe Allison, songwriter and country music executive (d. 2002)
*November 25 - Paul Desmond, jazz saxophonist (d. 1977)
*November 30 - Allan Sherman, musical parodist (d. 1973)
*December 24 - Lee Dorsey, singer (d. 1986)

Deaths

*January 2 - Sabine Baring-Gould, hymn-writer and collector of folk songs (b. 1834)
*January 4 - Alfred Grünfeld, pianist and composer (b. 1852)
*February 10 - Charles Collette, composer and actor (b. 1842)
*February 15 - Lionel Monckton, English composer (b. 1861)
*February 17 - Oskar Merikanto, pianist, conductor and composer (b. 1868)
*February 23 - Antonio Pasculli, oboist and composer (b. 1842)
*March 18 - Frederick Bridge, organist and composer (b. 1844)
*March 29 - Charles Villiers Stanford, composer (b. 1852)
*April 15 - Eduard Caudella, violinist and composer (b. 1841)
*April 26 - Josef Labor, pianist, organist and composer (b. 1842)
*May 13 - Louis Hirsch, composer and songwriter (b. 1887)
*May 26 - Victor Herbert, composer (b. 1859)
*June 11 - Théodore Dubois, composer (b. 1837)
*June 17 - Victor-Charles Mahillon, musician and collector of instruments (b. 1841)
*June 23 - Cecil Sharp, folk song and dance revivalist (b. 1859)
*July 27 - Ferruccio Busoni, pianist and composer (b. 1866)
*August 29 - Francis Barraud, designer of HMV logo (b. 1856)
*September 25 - Lotta Crabtree, all-round entertainer (b. 1847)
*September 29 - Eduardo Arolas, tango musician and composer (b. 1892)
*November 4 - Gabriel Fauré, French composer (b. 1845)
*November 21 - Paul Milliet, opera librettist (b. 1848)
*November 29 - Giacomo Puccini, composer (b. 1858)
*December 8 - Xaver Scharwenka, pianist and composer (b. 1850)
*"date unknown"
**Black Benny, bass drummer (b. c. 1890)
**Elkan Naumburg, businessman, musicologist and patron of the arts (b. 1835)
**Mária Royová, songwriter (b. 1858)
**Mark Walker, songwriter (b. 1846)


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