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B.G. DeSylva

B.G. DeSylva
Aliases
Buddy DeSylva
Real name
George Gard De Sylva
Born
January 27, 1895
Died
July 11, 1950
Country
United States
IPI
00030008938 1 work
00071736572 58 works
00204921201 2 works
00337461754 37 works
Comments
Celebrated songwriter and publisher of Broadway shows in the 1920s and 1930s and of musicals for Fox and Paramount in the 1940s.
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Capitol Records   founder of

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Songs written by B.G. DeSylva

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
A Kiss in the Dark B.G. DeSylva, Victor Herbert Edith Day Covered by (14 artists)
Alabamy Bound Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Bud Green Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra December 29, 1924 Covered by (65 artists)
April Showers B.G. DeSylva, Louis Silvers Al Jolson October 22, 1921 Covered by (67 artists)
Black Bottom Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders June 28, 1926 Covered by (23 artists)
Button Up Your Overcoat Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Jack Haley and Zelma O'Neal Covered by (85 artists)
California, Here I Come B.G. DeSylva, Al Jolson, Joseph Meyer Al Jolson Covered by (66 artists)
Cross Your Heart B.G. DeSylva, Lewis Gensler The Ambassadors [US2] May 10, 1926 Covered by (10 artists)
Do It Again George Gershwin, B.G. DeSylva Irene Bordoni Covered by (101 artists)
Don't Tell Her What's Happened to Me Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Sammy Fain August 19, 1930 Covered by (7 artists)
Eadie Was a Lady B.G. DeSylva, Nacio Herb Brown, Richard A. Whiting Ethel Merman Covered by (4 artists)
Forgetting You Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Jean Goldkette and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Jean Napier July 12, 1928 Covered by (4 artists)
Good News Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Zelma O'Neal Covered by (6 artists)
(Here Am I) Broken Hearted Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra June 22, 1927 Covered by (9 artists)
He's a Ladies' Man Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Zelma O'Neal Covered by Peter Lawford - M-G-M Studio Orchestra directed by Lennie Hayton
If I Had a Talking Picture of You Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Vocal Refrain by Don Howard September 13, 1929 Covered by (30 artists)
If You Knew Susie B.G. DeSylva Al Jolson Covered by (36 artists)
I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise George Gershwin, B.G. DeSylva, Ira Gershwin Winnie Lightner With Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra Covered by (48 artists)
I'm a Dreamer (Aren't We All) Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Janet Gaynor Covered by (31 artists)
I Still Can Dream B.G. DeSylva, Julius Brammer, Emmerich Kálmán, Alfred Grünwald Vivienne Segal & Thorpe Bates Covered by (4 artists)
It All Depends on You Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Al Jolson Covered by (81 artists)
I Want to Be Bad Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Zelma O'Neal Covered by (11 artists)
I Wonder How I Look When I'm Asleep Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Covered by (3 artists)
Just a Cottage Small (By a Waterfall) B.G. DeSylva, James Hanley John McCormack October 27, 1925 Covered by (2 artists)
Just a Memory Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra November 1927 Covered by (12 artists)
Just Imagine Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Ruth Mayon & Mary Lawlor Covered by (19 artists)
Keep Smiling at Trouble (Trouble's a Bubble) B.G. DeSylva, Al Jolson, Lewis Gensler Al Jolson Covered by (12 artists)
Kicking the Clouds Away George Gershwin, B.G. DeSylva, Ira Gershwin Covered by (4 artists)
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Ethel Merman Covered by (61 artists)
Little Pal Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Al Jolson, Lew Brown Al Jolson 1929 Covered by (7 artists)
Look for the Silver Lining Jerome Kern, B.G. DeSylva Marilyn Miller and Leon Errol Covered by (144 artists)
Love Is in the Air George Gershwin, B.G. DeSylva, Ira Gershwin Girls and Boys [Tell Me More] 1925 Covered by Michael Feinstein
Lucky Day Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Harry Richman August 1926 Covered by (13 artists)
Memory Lane B.G. DeSylva, Con Conrad, Larry Spier Covered by (7 artists)
Minnie the Mermaid B.G. DeSylva Johnny Marvin August 1924 Covered by (8 artists)
My Lucky Star Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Jack Barker Covered by (5 artists)
My Sin Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Charles W. Hamp April 1, 1929 Covered by (27 artists)
Nobody but You George Gershwin, B.G. DeSylva Cliff Edwards Covered by (10 artists)
Oh Baby Walter Donaldson, B.G. DeSylva Covered by (7 artists)
One More Time Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bing Crosby March 2, 1931 Covered by (5 artists)
Rise 'n' Shine B.G. DeSylva, Vincent Youmans Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra November 25, 1932 Covered by (14 artists)
Save Your Sorrow (For Tomorrow) B.G. DeSylva, Al Sherman [US1] Ben Litchfield April 15, 1925 Covered by (24 artists)
So Blue Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Vincent Lopez and His Casa Lopez Orchestra February 21, 1927 Covered by (3 artists)
Somebody Loves Me George Gershwin, Ballard MacDonald, B.G. DeSylva Winnie Lightner Covered by (230 artists)
Sonny Boy Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Al Jolson, Lew Brown Ruth Etting September 18, 1928 Covered by (87 artists)
Sunny Side Up Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders - Vocal Refrain by Frank Luther September 13, 1929 Covered by (13 artists)
The Best Things in Life Are Free Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Mary Lawlor and John Price Jones Covered by (112 artists)
The Birth of the Blues Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Irving Abrams & His Orchestra June 1926 Covered by (136 artists)
The Varsity Drag Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown George Olsen and His Music - Vocals Refrain by Fran Frey August 18, 1927 Covered by (56 artists)
Together Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Nick Lucas "The Crooning Troubadour" December 10, 1927 Covered by (60 artists)
Whip-Poor-Will Jerome Kern, B.G. DeSylva Marilyn Miller and Irving Fisher Covered by (8 artists)
Wishing Will Make it So B.G. DeSylva Covered by (4 artists)
Yoo-Hoo B.G. DeSylva, Al Jolson Al Jolson Covered by (9 artists)
You're an Old Smoothie B.G. DeSylva, Nacio Herb Brown, Richard A. Whiting Ethel Merman and Jack Haley Covered by (16 artists)
You're the Cream in My Coffee Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown Ona Munson and Jack Whiting Covered by (68 artists)

Adapted songs