Mabel Wayne

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.

Mabel Wayne Discography


6470 Arc Angels (2) Ramona Arc Angels (2) - Guitare Hawaienne(LP) Les Tréteaux International 6470 France Unknown Sell This Version
LPC-7-369 Agustín Magaldi, Pedro Noda, Rosita Quiroga Ramona Agustín Magaldi, Pedro Noda, Rosita Quiroga - Aquellas Canciones - Vol. III(LP, Album) RCA Victor LPC-7-369 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version


SH 273 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
F1RS-9607 Various Dreamer's Holiday Various - Musica Para Ouvir e Sonhar(8xLP, Comp) Reader's Digest, Tapecar F1RS-9607 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version