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 Tracks
- 7 Vocals
- 1 Instruments & Performance
- 46 Writing & Arrangement
- 1 Conducting & Leading
- 2 Production
- 1 Acting, Literary & Spoken
Singles & EPs
|3023||Al Trace And The Revelers (9)||Al Trace And The Revelers (9) - You Call Everybody Darlin' (Shellac, 10")||Sterling Records||3023||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|