Bandleader and songwriter.
In the 1930's and 1940's, Al Trace led a band called Shuffle Rhythm that was heard nationwide on US radio. He composed songs that were recorded by Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters and others, but in 1943 he had a hit singing a number he didn't write, "Mairzy Doats," a near nonsense song about livestock eating habits that goes: "Mairzy doats and dozie doats and little lambsy divey." The song was written by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston.
Al Trace wrote and collaborated on several popular songs of the 40's and 50's including, "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked a Cake" and "Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes".
Al Trace also wrote under the pseudonym Clem Watts.
Al Trace Discography
- 2 Vocals
- 1 Instruments & Performance
- 36 Writing & Arrangement
- 1 Conducting & Leading
- 2 Production
- 1 Acting, Literary & Spoken
Singles & EPs
|5652||Al Trace||The Old Organ Grinder / You're Everybody's Sweetheart (10", Single)||Mercury||5652||US||1951||Sell This Version|
|55610-X45||Al Trace And His Orchestra*||Goodnight Cincinnati, Good Morning Tennessee (7")||Mercury||55610-X45||Canada||1952||Sell This Version|
|5637||Al Trace And His Orchestra*||Why Go Home? / Maria Christina (Shellac, 10")||Mercury||5637||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|5770-X45||Al Trace And His Orchestra*||It Isn't Any Trouble Just To S.M.I.L.E / Dance Me Loose (7")||Mercury||5770-X45||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|JD-1001||Al Trace||One More Beer / I Wake Up With A Heartache (7", Single)||Dynamic Records (10)||JD-1001||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|7008||Al Trace And His Silly Symphonists*||Fuzzy Wuzzy / 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody? (Shellac, 10")||National Records (2)||7008||Unknown||Sell This Version|