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Al Dubin

Al Dubin
Aliases
Alfred Dubin
Real name
Alexander Dubin
Born
June 10, 1891
Died
February 11, 1945
Country
United States
IPI
00008696364 55 works
Comments
Lyricist born in Switzerland to Russian Jewish parents. The family came to the US when Dubin was 2 years old and he grew up in Philadelphia. He is best known for his collaborations with the composer Harry Warren. Known for his larger-than-life persona Dubin struggled with alcohol and drugs and fell on hard times in the 1940s. He died at the relative young age of 53 in 1945 from an overdose of barbiturates.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
Family
Edwina Coolidge Wife

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Songs written by Al Dubin

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
42nd Street Harry Warren, Al Dubin Hal Kemp and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Skinny Ennis December 7, 1932 Covered by (49 artists)
About a Quarter to Nine Harry Warren, Al Dubin Victor Young and His Orchestra March 21, 1935 Covered by (22 artists)
All's Fair in Love and War Harry Warren, Al Dubin Hal Kemp and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Bob Allen October 26, 1936 Covered by (2 artists)
Along the Santa Fe Trail Al Dubin, Hugh Williams, Edwina Coolidge Covered by (12 artists)
Bless You! Sister Al Dubin, J. Russel Robinson Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra [featuring Bix Beiderbecke] July 5, 1928 Covered by (4 artists)
'Cause My Baby Says It's So Harry Warren, Al Dubin Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra April 2, 1937 Covered by (4 artists)
Dames Harry Warren, Al Dubin Dick Powell August 16, 1934 Covered by (2 artists)
Dancing with Tears in My Eyes Al Dubin, Joe Burke Regent Club Orchestra April 1930 Covered by (30 artists)
For You Al Dubin, Joe Burke Joe Green's Marimba Band March 3, 1931 Covered by (44 artists)
Half-Way to Heaven Al Dubin, J. Russel Robinson The Harmonians July 18, 1928 Covered by Ukulele Ike
Honeymoon Hotel Harry Warren, Al Dubin Freddy Martin and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Terry Shand August 31, 1933 Covered by (12 artists)
I Don't Care What You Used to Be, I Know What You Are To-Day Al Dubin, Jimmy McHugh Covered by (3 artists)
I Know Now Harry Warren, Al Dubin Dick Powell July 1937 Covered by Roy Fox and His Orchestra
I'll String Along with You Harry Warren, Al Dubin Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Muzzy Marcellino March 1934 Covered by (71 artists)
I Only Have Eyes for You Harry Warren, Al Dubin Dick Powell Covered by (442 artists)
I've Got to Sing a Torch Song Harry Warren, Al Dubin Dick Powell April 14, 1933 Covered by (5 artists)
Just a Girl That Men Forget Al Dubin, Fred Rath, Jos Garren Herbert Payne (Ernest Pike) December 1923 Covered by (10 artists)
Keep Young and Beautiful Harry Warren, Al Dubin Eddie Cantor Covered by (7 artists)
Lullaby of Broadway Harry Warren, Al Dubin Dick Powell with Jimmie Grier and His Orchestra January 13, 1935 Covered by (128 artists)
Lulu's Back in Town Harry Warren, Al Dubin Ted Fiorito and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Muzzy Marcellino & The Fio-rettes May 6, 1935 Covered by (161 artists)
Nobody Knows What a Red Head Mama Can Do Al Dubin, Irving Mills, Sammy Fain Covered by (3 artists)
O'Brien is Tryin' to Learn to Talk Hawaiian Al Dubin, Rennie Cormack Horace Wright September 16, 1916 Covered by (3 artists)
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine Al Dubin, Joe Burke Nick Lucas "The Crooning Troubadour" May 29, 1929 Covered by (33 artists)
Pettin' in the Park Harry Warren, Al Dubin Ruby Keeler & Clarence Nordstrom April 14, 1933 Covered by (3 artists)
Put That Down in Writing Harry Warren, Al Dubin Kay Kyser and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Sully Mason July 31, 1939 Covered by (2 artists)
Remember Me? Harry Warren, Al Dubin Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra 1937 Covered by (16 artists)
Remember My Forgotten Man Harry Warren, Al Dubin Joan Blondell & Etta Moten Covered by (4 artists)
September in the Rain Harry Warren, Al Dubin Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bob Goday February 1, 1937 Covered by (244 artists)
Shadow Waltz Harry Warren, Al Dubin Dick Powell May 25, 1933 Covered by (28 artists)
Shanghai Lil Harry Warren, Al Dubin Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians August 23, 1933 Covered by (25 artists)
She's a Bombshell from Brooklyn (and Not from Brazil) Al Dubin, Jimmy Monaco The Xavier Cugat Orchestra with Vocals by Lina Romay and Chorus Covered by Chic & His Music Makers
She's a Latin from Manhattan Harry Warren, Al Dubin Al Jolson Covered by (3 artists)
Shuffle Off to Buffalo Harry Warren, Al Dubin Hal Kemp and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Skinny Ennis December 9, 1932 Covered by (24 artists)
Singing in the Rain Al Dubin, Willie Raskin, Lee David Jack Sidney February 11, 1927 Covered by Dick Lane Quartet
South American Way Al Dubin, Jimmy McHugh Carmen Miranda, Milton Watson, Della Lind & The Hylton Sisters Covered by (17 artists)
Summer Night Harry Warren, Al Dubin Music in the Russ Morgan Manner November 11, 1936 Covered by (78 artists)
Sweet and Slow Harry Warren, Al Dubin Will Osborne and His Orchestra May 8, 1935 Covered by (50 artists)
Sweet Music Harry Warren, Al Dubin Rudy Vallée and His Connecticut Yankees 1935 Covered by (2 artists)
The Anniversary Waltz Al Dubin, Dave Franklin Bing Crosby with Orchestra under direction of Victor Young July 14, 1941 Covered by (21 artists)
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams Harry Warren, Al Dubin Constance Bennett Covered by (78 artists)
The Latin Quarter Harry Warren, Al Dubin Rudy Vallee, Rosemary Lane, Allen Jenkins, Mabel Todd Covered by (3 artists)
The Lonesomest Girl in Town Al Dubin, Irving Mills, Jimmy McHugh Carlyle Stevenson's El Patio Orchestra July 1925 Covered by (21 artists)
The Rose in Her Hair Harry Warren, Al Dubin Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Lew Sherwood April 29, 1935 Covered by (8 artists)
The Words Are in My Heart Harry Warren, Al Dubin Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Kay Weber January 26, 1935 Covered by (4 artists)
Tiptoe Through the Tulips with Me Al Dubin, Joe Burke Nick Lucas "The Crooning Troubadour" May 10, 1929 Covered by (70 artists)
Too Many Tears Harry Warren, Al Dubin Dick Powell Covered by (5 artists)
Watching My Dreams Go By Al Dubin, Joe Burke Covered by (3 artists)
We Mustn't Say Good-Bye Al Dubin, Jimmy Monaco Lanny Ross Covered by (6 artists)
We're in the Money Harry Warren, Al Dubin Art Kahn & His Orchestra May 4, 1933 Covered by (31 artists)
Where Am I? (Am I in Heaven?) Harry Warren, Al Dubin James Melton Covered by (7 artists)
With Plenty of Money and You (Oh Baby What I Couldn't Do) Harry Warren, Al Dubin Hal Kemp and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Skinny Ennis October 26, 1936 Covered by (24 artists)
Wonder Bar Harry Warren, Al Dubin Covered by Georg Malmstén
You Can Be Kissed Harry Warren, Al Dubin Ted Fiorito and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Muzzy Marcellino & The Fio-rettes 1935 Covered by Will Osborne and His Orchestra
You Let Me Down Harry Warren, Al Dubin Jimmie Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Bob Eberle October 10, 1935 Covered by (18 artists)
Young and Healthy Harry Warren, Al Dubin Waring's Pennsylvanians - Vocal Refrain by Tom Waring November 4, 1932 Covered by (8 artists)
You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me Harry Warren, Al Dubin Waring's Pennsylvanians - Vocal Refrain by Tom Waring November 2, 1932 Covered by (93 artists)

Adapted songs