Dave Franklin

Profile:
American composer and pianist, born 28 September 1895 in New York City, died 2 February 1970 in Los Angeles, California.

Tin Pan Alley songwriter. His best known (co-)composition is probably The Merry Go Round Broke Down, the theme song to the Looney Tunes cartoons.
Lyricist Cliff Friend was his primary collaborator, other collaborators include Al Dubin, Isham Jones and Irving Taylor.
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Vocals

7910 Dave Franklin - Whispers In The Dark / Stop! You're Breakin' My Heart album art Music In The Russ Morgan Manner Stop! You're Breakin' My Heart Music In The Russ Morgan Manner - Whispers In The Dark / Stop! You're Breakin' My Heart(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7910 US 1937 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

14056 Dave Franklin - Homesick / Childhood Days album art Don Parker's Western Melody Boys / Max Terr And His Orchestra Childhood Days (as Franklin) Don Parker's Western Melody Boys / Max Terr And His Orchestra - Homesick / Childhood Days(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 14056 US 1922 Sell This Version
11137 Dave Franklin - Gee, But I Hate To Go Home Alone / Buzz Mirandy album art Majestic Saxophone Sextette / Original Memphis Five* Buzz Mirandy Majestic Saxophone Sextette / Original Memphis Five* - Gee, But I Hate To Go Home Alone / Buzz Mirandy(Shellac, 10") Puritan 11137 US 1922 Sell This Version
9325 Dave Franklin - Deedle-Deedle-Dum / Buzz Mirandy album art Original Memphis Five* Buzz Mirandy Original Memphis Five* - Deedle-Deedle-Dum / Buzz Mirandy(Shellac, 10") Banner 9325 Australia 1923 Sell This Version
2514 Dave Franklin - Mama Goes Where Papa Goes (Or Papa Don't Go Out Tonight) / What Do They Mean By Love album art Margaret Young (3) What Do They Mean By Love (as Franklin) Margaret Young (3) - Mama Goes Where Papa Goes (Or Papa Don't Go Out Tonight) / What Do They Mean By Love(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 2514 US 1924 Sell This Version
6335 Dave Franklin - Doggone I've Done It / Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane album art The Boswell Sisters Doggone I've Done It (as Franklin) The Boswell Sisters - Doggone I've Done It / Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane Brunswick 6335 US 1932 Sell This Version
B.8202 Dave Franklin - Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day / I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreamin' album art Paul Robeson I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreamin' (as Franklin) Paul Robeson - Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day / I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreamin' His Master's Voice B.8202 UK 1934 Sell This Version
2923-D Dave Franklin - I Ain't Lazy - I'm Just Dreamin' / As Long As I Live album art Benny Goodman & His Orchestra* I Ain't Lazy - I'm Just Dreamin' (as Franklin) Benny Goodman & His Orchestra* - I Ain't Lazy - I'm Just Dreamin' / As Long As I Live Columbia 2923-D US 1934 Sell This Version
DB 1331 Dave Franklin - Dog-Gone I've Done It / Play To Me Gipsy (The Song I Love) album art Layton And Johnstone Dog-Gone I've Done It (as Franklin) Layton And Johnstone - Dog-Gone I've Done It / Play To Me Gipsy (The Song I Love)(Shellac, 10") Columbia DB 1331 UK 1934 Sell This Version
F. 3951 Dave Franklin - Dixie Lee / Doggone I've Done It album art Quaglino's Quartet Doggone I've Done It (I've Fallen In Love) (as Franklin) Quaglino's Quartet - Dixie Lee / Doggone I've Done It(Shellac, 10") Decca F. 3951 UK 1934 Sell This Version
627 Dave Franklin - Give Me A Break, Baby / It's Funny What A Kiss Can Do album art Bob Howard And His Orchestra Give Me A Break, Baby and 1 more… Bob Howard And His Orchestra - Give Me A Break, Baby / It's Funny What A Kiss Can Do(Shellac, 10") Decca 627 US 1935 Sell This Version
24824 Dave Franklin - In A Blue And Pensive Mood / I Woke Up Too Soon album art Richard Himber And His Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra I Woke Up Too Soon (Desperté Muy Pronto) Richard Himber And His Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra - In A Blue And Pensive Mood / I Woke Up Too Soon(Shellac, 10") Victor 24824 US 1935 Sell This Version
486 Dave Franklin - Me And My Wonderful One / Give A Broken Heart A Break album art Cleo Brown Give A Broken Heart A Break Cleo Brown - Me And My Wonderful One / Give A Broken Heart A Break(Shellac, 10") Decca 486 US 1935 Sell This Version
B-5937 George Hall And His Hotel Taft Orchestra* Give A Broken Heart A Break George Hall And His Hotel Taft Orchestra* - Rainbow / Give A Broken Heart A Break(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-5937 US 1935 Sell This Version
7599 Dave Franklin - I Feel Like A Feather In The Breeze / Breakin' In A Brand New Pair Of Shoes album art Teddy Wilson Breakin' In A Brand New Pair Of Shoes (as Franklin) Teddy Wilson - I Feel Like A Feather In The Breeze / Breakin' In A Brand New Pair Of Shoes Brunswick 7599 US 1936 Sell This Version
E.A.1702 Dave Franklin - I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music / Swing Is Here album art Gene Krupa's Swing Band I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music (as Franklin) Gene Krupa's Swing Band - I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music / Swing Is Here His Master's Voice E.A.1702 Australia 1936 Sell This Version
25247 Dave Franklin - Stompin' At The Savoy / Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes album art Benny Goodman And His Orch.* Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes (as Franklin) Benny Goodman And His Orch.* - Stompin' At The Savoy / Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes Victor 25247 US 1936 Sell This Version
E.A.1721 Dave Franklin - Goody-Goody / Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes  album art Benny Goodman & His Orchestra* Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes (as Franklin) Benny Goodman & His Orchestra* - Goody-Goody / Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes His Master's Voice E.A.1721 Australia 1936 Sell This Version
797 Dave Franklin - Somebody Stole My Break / I Come From A Musical Family album art Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - Somebody Stole My Break / I Come From A Musical Family Decca 797 US 1936 Sell This Version
A 505.049 Dave Franklin - I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music / Shoe Shine Boy album art Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra - I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music / Shoe Shine Boy Decca A 505.049 France 1936 Sell This Version
6-06-12 Dave Franklin - Tormented / All Right, All Right, All Right album art Joe Haymes & His Orchestra All Right, All Right, All Right (as Franklin) Joe Haymes & His Orchestra - Tormented / All Right, All Right, All Right(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 6-06-12 US 1936 Sell This Version
7772 Dave Franklin - In The Chapel In The Moonlight / Never Should Have Told You album art Nat Brandwynne And His Orchestra* Never Should Have Told You (as Franklin) Nat Brandwynne And His Orchestra* - In The Chapel In The Moonlight / Never Should Have Told You(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 7772 US 1936 Sell This Version
B-6345 Dave Franklin - The Touch Of Your Lips / I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music album art Stew Pletcher And His Orchestra I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music Stew Pletcher And His Orchestra - The Touch Of Your Lips / I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-6345 US 1936 Sell This Version
718 Dave Franklin - Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes / You're My Fever album art Cleo Brown Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes Cleo Brown - Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes / You're My Fever(Shellac, 10") Decca 718 US 1936 Sell This Version
B-6285 Dave Franklin - Wah-Hoo / Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes album art Bob Pope And His Orchestra Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes (as Franklin) Bob Pope And His Orchestra - Wah-Hoo / Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-6285 US 1936 Sell This Version