Edward Madden

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American lyricist (July 17, 1878 – March 11, 1952).

Madden was born in New York City and graduated from Fordham University. After graduation he wrote material for many singers including Fanny Brice and for vaudeville acts. He eventually worked for the Broadway stage.

During his career he worked with Ben Jerome, Dorothy Jardon, Joseph Daly, Gus Edwards, Julian Edwards, Louis Hirsch, Theodore Morse, Percy Wenrich and Jerome Kern.

Madden produced such standards as “By the Light of the Silvery Moon”, “On Moonlight Bay”, “Down in Jungle Town”, “Blue Bell”, “Look Out for Jimmy Valentine”, “Aren't You the Wise Ole Owl”, “My Only One”, “What Could Be Sweeter?”, “The World Can't Go ‘Round Without You”, “Red Rose Rag”, “Silver Bell”, “Arra Wanna”, “I've Got a Feelin' for You”, “A Little Boy Called Taps”, "It Takes the Irish to Beat the Dutch" and “I'd Rather Be a Lobster Than a Wise Guy”.

Madden and composer Theodore Morse wrote the American Civil War song "Two Little Boys".

Madden's songs have been included in several films, including Turn Back the Clock, Babes in Arms, Tin Pan Alley, Bullets for O'Hara, Birth of the Blues, Ship Ahoy, On Moonlight Bay and By the Light of the Silvery Moon.

Madden married his colleague, Dorothy Jardon.

He died in Hollywood, California in March 1952.
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2453 Edward Madden - Up In A Cocoanut Tree album art Billy Murray Up In A Cocoanut Tree Billy Murray - Up In A Cocoanut Tree(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Monarch Record 2453 US 1903 Sell This Version
8564 Edward Madden - Up In The Cocoanut Tree album art Billy Murray Up In The Cocoanut Tree Billy Murray - Up In The Cocoanut Tree(Cyl, 2min) Edison Gold Moulded Records 8564 US 1904 Sell This Version
16247 Edward Madden - It Takes The Irish To Beat The Dutch / Under The Anheuser Bush album art Billy Murray It Takes The Irish To Beat The Dutch Billy Murray - It Takes The Irish To Beat The Dutch / Under The Anheuser Bush(Shellac, 10") Victor 16247 US 1906 Sell This Version
D520 Edward Madden - Sunrise At The Zoo album art Ada Jones Sunrise At The Zoo Ada Jones - Sunrise At The Zoo(Shellac, 10") Aretino Record D520 USA & Canada 1907 Sell This Version
5515 Edward Madden - I've Taken Quite A Fancy To You album art Miss Jones And Mr. Murray* I've Taken Quite A Fancy To You (as Madden) Miss Jones And Mr. Murray* - I've Taken Quite A Fancy To You(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 5515 US 1908 Sell This Version
16646 Edward Madden - Silver Bell / In The Gloaming album art Peerless Quartet* / Will Oakland And American Quartet Silver Bell (as Madden) Peerless Quartet* / Will Oakland And American Quartet - Silver Bell / In The Gloaming Victor 16646 US 1910 Sell This Version
16460 Edward Madden - By The Light Of The Silv'ry Moon / Four Little Sugar Plums album art Billy Murray and Haydn Quartet / Victor Dance Orchestra By The Light Of The Silv'ry Moon Billy Murray and Haydn Quartet / Victor Dance Orchestra - By The Light Of The Silv'ry Moon / Four Little Sugar Plums(Shellac, 10") Victor 16460 US 1910 Sell This Version
1413 Edward Madden - Silver Bell album art Stanley And Burr Silver Bell Stanley And Burr - Silver Bell(Cyl, 2min) Indestructible Record 1413 US 1910 Sell This Version
16695 Edward Madden - Silver Bell / Honey Love Me All The Time album art That Girl Quartet / Lois Fox Silver Bell That Girl Quartet / Lois Fox - Silver Bell / Honey Love Me All The Time(Shellac, 10") Victor 16695 US 1911 Sell This Version
16965 Edward Madden - Billy (She Always Dreams Of Bill) / The Red Rose Rag album art American Quartet / Billy Murray The Red Rose Rag (as Madden) American Quartet / Billy Murray - Billy (She Always Dreams Of Bill) / The Red Rose Rag(Shellac, 10") Victor 16965 US 1911 Sell This Version
1224 Edward Madden - Under The Yum Yum Tree / Jimmy Valentine album art Jack Charman / Ted Yorke Jimmy Valentine (as E. Madden) Jack Charman / Ted Yorke - Under The Yum Yum Tree / Jimmy Valentine(Shellac, 10 ) Velvet Face Record 1224 UK 1911 Sell This Version
16910 Edward Madden - You'll Do The Same Thing Over Again / My Hula Hula Love album art Billy Murray, Ada Jones My Hula Hula Love and 1 more… Billy Murray, Ada Jones - You'll Do The Same Thing Over Again / My Hula Hula Love(Shellac, 10") Victor 16910 US 1911 Sell This Version
17034 Edward Madden - Moonlight Bay / The Harbor Of Love album art American Quartet / Walter J. Van Brunt* Moonlight Bay (as Madden) American Quartet / Walter J. Van Brunt* - Moonlight Bay / The Harbor Of Love Victor 17034 US 1912 Sell This Version
17037 Edward Madden - That Haunting Melody / Rum Tum Tiddle album art Al Jolson Rum Tum Tiddle (as Madden) Al Jolson - That Haunting Melody / Rum Tum Tiddle Victor 17037 Canada 1912 Sell This Version
17041 Edward Madden - The Skeleton Rag / I'm Going Back To Old Virginia album art American Quartet / Campbell And Burr The Skeleton Rag (as Madden) American Quartet / Campbell And Burr - The Skeleton Rag / I'm Going Back To Old Virginia(Shellac, 10") Victor 17041 US 1912 Sell This Version
1521 Edward Madden - By The Light Of The Silvery Moon album art Ada Jones Ada Jones - By The Light Of The Silvery Moon(Cyl, 4min, RE, RP, bev) Edison Blue Amberol Record 1521 US 1913 Sell This Version
1524 Edward Madden - Silver Bell album art Ada Jones & Murray* Ada Jones & Murray* - Silver Bell(Cyl, 4min, RE, RP, bev) Edison Blue Amberol Record 1524 US 1913 Sell This Version
5085 Edward Madden - Rum Tum Tiddle / I Want A Girl album art Kate Willey Rum Tum Tiddle (as Madden) Kate Willey - Rum Tum Tiddle / I Want A Girl(Shellac, 10") Cinch Record 5085 UK 1913 Sell This Version
2264 Edward Madden - Pucker Up Your Lips, Miss Lindy / Moonlight Bay album art Ted Yorke / J. Wallis* Moonlight Bay (as E. Madden) Ted Yorke / J. Wallis* - Pucker Up Your Lips, Miss Lindy / Moonlight Bay(Shellac, 10") The Winner 2264 UK 1913 Sell This Version
A1975 Edward Madden - Sail On To Ceylon / Put Your Arms Around Me, Lindy Lou album art Albert Campbell (2) and Henry Burr Sail On To Ceylon Albert Campbell (2) and Henry Burr - Sail On To Ceylon / Put Your Arms Around Me, Lindy Lou(Shellac, 10") Columbia A1975 USA & Canada 1916 Sell This Version
21802 Edward Madden - Love Dreams / Jimmy Valentine album art The Troubadours (5) / Nat Shilkret And The Victor Orchestra Jimmy Valentine The Troubadours (5) / Nat Shilkret And The Victor Orchestra - Love Dreams / Jimmy Valentine(Shellac, 10") Victor 21802 US 1929 Sell This Version
300 Edward Madden - Old Uncle Ned / Blue Bell album art Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Blue Bell (as Madden) Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters - Old Uncle Ned / Blue Bell(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 300 US 1929 Sell This Version
MR 1215 Edward Madden - Silver Bell / King Chanticleer album art International Novelty Quartet Silver Bell (as Madden) International Novelty Quartet - Silver Bell / King Chanticleer Regal Zonophone MR 1215 UK 1934 Sell This Version
1239 Edward Madden - Moonlight Bay / How Am I To Know? album art Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Moonlight Bay Glenn Miller And His Orchestra - Moonlight Bay / How Am I To Know? Decca 1239 US 1937 Sell This Version
144 Edward Madden - New Orleans Jazz album art Various Down In Jungle Town Various - New Orleans Jazz (Album, Comp) Decca 144 US 1940 Sell This Version