Mabel Wayne

Real Name:
Mabel Wayne
US Songwriter, born July 16th, 1904 and died June 19th, 1978. She is an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, where she is credited as being the first woman composer to publish a hit song.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and studied piano in Switzerland and then at the New York School of Music. In 1925, she co-wrote the music to the hit song "Don’t Wake Me Up, Let Me Dream", with lyrics provided by Wolfe Gilbert. She also wrote the hit songs "Ramona", "In a Little Spanish Town", "It Happened in Monterey", and "I Understand". She was particularly noted for her Latin-tinged songs.
She died at Glen Cove, Long Island, in 1978 at the age of 73.

Wayne collaborated with several lyricists including L. Wolfe Gilbert, Kim Gannon, Billy Rose, Mitchell Parish, Sam Lewis, Joe Young and Al Lewis.


Agustín Magaldi, Pedro Noda, Rosita Quiroga Ramona Agustín Magaldi, Pedro Noda, Rosita Quiroga - Aquellas Canciones - Vol. III (Album) RCA Victor Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
6470 Mabel Wayne - Guitare Hawaienne album art Arc Angels (2) Ramona Arc Angels (2) - Guitare Hawaienne(LP) Les Tréteaux International 6470 France Unknown Sell This Version


SH 273 Mabel Wayne - All Our Own Work album art Various In A Little Spanish Town / It Happened In Monterey / Who Made Little Boy Blue? / Little Man You've Had A Busy Day / Ramona / His Majesty, The Baby Various - All Our Own Work(LP, Comp) World Records (6) SH 273 UK 1978 Sell This Version
AD-05606 Mabel Wayne - Homenaje A Una Voz album art Alfredo Kraus Ramona (as M. Wayne Jones) Alfredo Kraus - Homenaje A Una Voz(CD, Album, Comp) Alfa Delta AD-05606 Spain 1999 Sell This Version