Edward Eliscu

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US from Romanian origins lyricist, playwright, producer and actor
☆ April 2, 1902, New York City, New York, USA
✞ June 18, 1998, Newtown, Connecticut, USA
His parents, Frank and Sophia Eliscu were born in România and emigrated to US
Edward 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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Instruments & Performance

2722 028 Edward Eliscu - Kantaten • Sonntage Nach Trinitatis • I album art J.S. Bach* - Mathis*Hamari*Schreier*Fischer-Dieskau*Münchener Bach-ChorMünchener Bach-OrchesterKarl Richter Kantate Zum 8. Sonntag Nach Trinitatis - BWV 178 J.S. Bach* - Mathis*Hamari*Schreier*Fischer-Dieskau*Münchener Bach-ChorMünchener Bach-OrchesterKarl Richter - Kantaten • Sonntage Nach Trinitatis • I(6xLP, Album + Box) Archiv Produktion 2722 028 Germany 1978 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

2038-D Edward Eliscu - A Place To Call Home! / More Than You Know album art Ruth Etting More Than You Know (as Eliscu) Ruth Etting - A Place To Call Home! / More Than You Know(Shellac, 10") Columbia 2038-D US 1929 Sell This Version
12616 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) 12616 US 1930 Sell This Version
0705 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 Banner 0705 US 1930 Sell This Version
614 Edward Eliscu - Great Day / Happy 'Cause I'm In Love album art 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
MR 218 Edward Eliscu - The King's Horses / Great Day album art The Rhythmic Troubadours Great Day (as Eliscu) The Rhythmic Troubadours - The King's Horses / Great Day(Shellac, 10") Regal MR 218 UK 1930 Sell This Version
4600 Edward Eliscu - Great Day / Without A Song album art Roger Wolfe Kahn And His Orchestra Without A Song (as Eliscu) Roger Wolfe Kahn And His Orchestra - Great Day / Without A Song(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 4600 US 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
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
5187 Edward Eliscu - Great Day / Without A Song album art Alfredo And His Band Alfredo And His Band - Great Day / Without A Song(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Winner 5187 UK 1931 Sell This Version
25052 Edward Eliscu - They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree / I'm Gonna Yodel My Way To Heaven album art Frank Marvin* They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree (as Elison) Frank Marvin* - They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree / I'm Gonna Yodel My Way To Heaven(Shellac, 10") Panachord 25052 UK 1931 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
24488 Edward Eliscu - Count Your Blessings / Carioca album art Harry Sosnik And His Edgewater Beach Hotel Orch.* Carioca (as Eliscu) Harry Sosnik And His Edgewater Beach Hotel Orch.* - Count Your Blessings / Carioca Victor 24488 US 1933 Sell This Version
DB 1329 Edward Eliscu - Flying Down To Rio / Music Makes Me album art Fred Astaire Fred Astaire - Flying Down To Rio / Music Makes Me Columbia DB 1329 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 His Master's Voice B.6466 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
2627 Edward Eliscu - Orchids In The Moonlight / Carioca album art Nye Mayhew And His Orchestra Nye Mayhew And His Orchestra - Orchids In The Moonlight / Carioca(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 2627 US 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", Blu) 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
32045 Edward Eliscu - Carioca / Noche Azul album art Pedro Via Y Su Orquesta* Carioca (as Eliscu) Pedro Via Y Su Orquesta* - Carioca / Noche Azul(Shellac, 10") Victor 32045 Chile 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