Edward Eliscu

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born April 2, 1902, New York City, New York, USA
died June 18, 1998, Newtown, Connecticut, USA

Lyricist, playwright, producer and actor, Edward Eliscu began performing in Broadway plays. In 1929, Eliscu produced his first Broadway score with composer Vincent Youmans and co-lyricist Billy Rose entitled Great Day!. In 1930, Eliscu began contributing songs to film scores as well as writing film screenplays. While he contributed songs to over 40 film scores, his most notable was Flying Down to Rio (1934) with Fred Astaire. The song "Carioca" not only launched the partnership of Astaire and Ginger Rogers, but also earned Eliscu an Academy Award nomination in 1935 for Best Song.

Inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 1975.
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Edward Eliscu Discography Tracks

Writing & Arrangement

Edward Eliscu - They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree / Take Care Of The Farmer album art Carson Robison Trio / The Lonesome Cowboy They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree (as Eliscu) Carson Robison Trio / The Lonesome Cowboy - They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree / Take Care Of The Farmer Perfect (3) US 1930 Sell This Version
614 Jack Leon And His Band Jack Leon And His Band - Great Day / Happy 'Cause I'm In Love(Shellac, 10") Piccadilly (2) 614 UK 1930 Sell This Version
5187 Alfredo And His Band Alfredo And His Band - Great Day / Without A Song(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Winner 5187 UK 1930 Sell This Version
16050 Edward Eliscu - They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree album art Gene Autry They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree (as Elisen) Gene Autry - They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree(Shellac, 10") Champion (5) 16050 US 1930 Sell This Version
7732 Edward Eliscu - They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree / She Was Bred In Old Kentucky album art Carson Robison Trio They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree (as Eliscu) Carson Robison Trio - They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree / She Was Bred In Old Kentucky(Shellac, 10") Conqueror 7732 US 1930 Sell This Version
22385 Edward Eliscu - Whippoorwill / They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree album art Gene And Glenn They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree (as Eliscu) Gene And Glenn - Whippoorwill / They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree(Shellac, 10") Victor 22385 US 1930 Sell This Version
22754 Edward Eliscu - The First Girl I Met / When The Clock Is Striking Twelve album art Bert Lown And His Hotel Biltmore Orchestra / The Troubadours (5) When The Clock Is Striking Twelve Bert Lown And His Hotel Biltmore Orchestra / The Troubadours (5) - The First Girl I Met / When The Clock Is Striking Twelve(Shellac, 10") Victor 22754 US 1931 Sell This Version
22647 Edward Eliscu - Heavenly Night / It Looks Like Love album art Leo Reisman And His Orchestra Heavenly Night Leo Reisman And His Orchestra - Heavenly Night / It Looks Like Love(Shellac, 10") Victor 22647 US 1931 Sell This Version
Edward Eliscu - Flying Down To Rio / Music Makes Me album art Fred Astaire Fred Astaire - Flying Down To Rio / Music Makes Me Columbia UK 1934 Sell This Version
G21985 Edward Eliscu - Orchids In The Moonlight / Carioca album art Enric Madriguera & His Orch.* Enric Madriguera & His Orch.* - Orchids In The Moonlight / Carioca(Shellac, 10") Regal Zonophone G21985 Australia 1934 Sell This Version
CB 769 Edward Eliscu - Carioca / Lady Of Madrid album art Geraldo And His Gaucho Tango Orchestra* Carioca (as Eliscu) Geraldo And His Gaucho Tango Orchestra* - Carioca / Lady Of Madrid(Shellac, 10") Columbia CB 769 UK 1934 Sell This Version
B.6466 Edward Eliscu - Orchids In The Moonlight / Flying Down To Rio album art Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees Flying Down To Rio (as Eliscu) and 1 more… Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees - Orchids In The Moonlight / Flying Down To Rio(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B.6466 UK 1934 Sell This Version
G.V.32 Edward Eliscu - Carioca / Dark Moon (Mon Loup) album art Harry Sosnik And His Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra* / Rico's Creole Band Carioca (as Eliscu) Harry Sosnik And His Edgewater Beach Hotel Orchestra* / Rico's Creole Band - Carioca / Dark Moon (Mon Loup)(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice G.V.32 UK 1934 Sell This Version
2885-D Edward Eliscu - Orchids In The Moonlight / Carioca album art Enric Madriguera And His Orchestra Enric Madriguera And His Orchestra - Orchids In The Moonlight / Carioca(Shellac, 10") Columbia 2885-D US 1934 Sell This Version
B-5366 Edward Eliscu - Carioca / I Can't Go On Like This album art Tal Henry And His North Carolinians Carioca (as Eliscu) Tal Henry And His North Carolinians - Carioca / I Can't Go On Like This(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-5366 US 1934 Sell This Version
2014 Edward Eliscu - Carioca / Flickan Från Hawaii album art Sylvas Orkester Carioca (as Eliscu) Sylvas Orkester - Carioca / Flickan Från Hawaii(Shellac, 10") Resia 2014 Sweden 1934 Sell This Version
X.4295 Edward Eliscu - Carioca / Keep On Doin', What You're Doin' album art Harry Sosnik Och Hans Edgewater Beach Hotel Orkester* / Don Bestor Och Hans Orkester* Carioca (as Eliscu) Harry Sosnik Och Hans Edgewater Beach Hotel Orkester* / Don Bestor Och Hans Orkester* - Carioca / Keep On Doin', What You're Doin'(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice X.4295 Sweden 1934 Sell This Version
Edward Eliscu - They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree / I'll Be Hanged If They're Goin' To Hang Me album art The Tune Wranglers They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree (as Eliscu) The Tune Wranglers - They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree / I'll Be Hanged If They're Goin' To Hang Me Bluebird (3) US 1936 Sell This Version
Edward Eliscu - Nobody's Sweetheart / More Than You Know album art Benny Goodman Trio More Than You Know (as Eliscu) Benny Goodman Trio - Nobody's Sweetheart / More Than You Know His Master's Voice Australia 1937 Sell This Version
Edward Eliscu - Artie Shaw Plays An Album Of Popular Music album art Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Carioca (as Eliscu) Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - Artie Shaw Plays An Album Of Popular Music (Album) Bluebird (3) US 1939 Sell This Version
Edward Eliscu - Orchids In The Moonlight / Temptation album art Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra Orchids In The Moonlight (as Eliscu) Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra - Orchids In The Moonlight / Temptation (Single) Columbia US 1940 Sell This Version
Edward Eliscu - My Sunday Gal / Without A Song album art Rex Stewart And Orchestra* Without A Song (as Eliscu) Rex Stewart And Orchestra* - My Sunday Gal / Without A Song Bluebird (3) US 1940 Sell This Version
36396 Edward Eliscu - Without A Song / Deep River  album art Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Without A Song (as Eliscu) Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra - Without A Song / Deep River (Shellac, 12") Victor 36396 US 1941 Sell This Version
117 Edward Eliscu - Manhattan Serenade / Without A Song album art Ray McKinley And His Orchestra Without A Song (as Eliscu) Ray McKinley And His Orchestra - Manhattan Serenade / Without A Song(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 117 US 1942 Sell This Version
203 Edward Eliscu - Harmonica Boogie Woogie album art Curtis Bay Coast Guard Philharmonicas* Carioca (as Eliscu) Curtis Bay Coast Guard Philharmonicas* - Harmonica Boogie Woogie(12") V Disc 203 US 1944 Sell This Version