Louis Alter  (1902-1980)
Last updated: 26.04.22
According to the Internet source given below, Louis Alter was an American pianist, songwriter and composer born in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
When 13 he began playing piano in theaters showing silent films. He studied at the New England Conservatory of Music under Stuart Mason. Initially he played in vaudeville houses as an accompanist for top billings such as Nora Bayes touring the United States and abroad.. His best known composition is probably Manhattan Serenade (1929).
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Louis Alter  (1902-1980) has at least 4 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
Music by: Louis Alter.
Words by: Frank Loesser
Perf. by: Phil Regan, Lilian Cornell, Virginia Dale, Constance Moore
Publisher: Paramount Music Corporation
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Printed: 1941. Sheet Music 4 pages.
b001bkmbqo_m.jpgManhattan Serenade
Music by: Louis Alter.
Words by: Harold Adamson
Publisher: Robbins Music Corporation
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Printed: 1928. Sheet Music 6 pages.
Melody From the Sky, A
Music by: Louis Alter.
Words by: Sidney D Mitchell
Publisher: Famous Music Corp.
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Printed: 1936. Sheet Music 3 pages.
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Music by: Louis Alter.
Words by: Sidney D. Mitchell
Publisher: Movietone Music Corp.
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  Printed: 1936. Sheet Music 3 pages.
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 34 works by Louis Alter (1902-1980). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Piano Phun 1925  youtube15.jpg
Few Moments at the Piano 1926
Hugs and Kisses 1926 Raymond Klages (words)  wvicon.gif
Lopeziana 1926 Dorothy Lamour (perf.)
Bob Hope (perf.)
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Marilyn 1926
Au Revoir 1927 H. Frey (co-author)
Ray Klages (words)
Joseph Knecht (perf.)
Dolly Dimples 1927  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Blue Shadows 1928 Raymond Klages (words)  Pub.
High Hat 1928  youtube15.jpg
Ivory Lace 1928  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Manhattan Serenade 1928 Harold Adamson (words)  amazon15.gif Pub. youtube15.jpg
Gotta Feelin' For You 1929 Jo Trent (words)  wvicon.gif
My Kinda Love 1929 Jo' Trent (words)
Frank Fay (perf.)
One For All - All For One 1929 Hugo Riesenfeld (co-author)
Jo' Trent (words)
That Wonderful Something Is Love 1929 Joe Goodwin (words)  Pub.
If I Were You 1930 Leighton K. Brill (words)
Harry Ruskin (words)
Arr. by S. M. Zoltai
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Overnight 1930 Billy Rose (words)
Charlotte Kent (words)
Arr. by Milt Coleman
Try This For That Tired Feeling 1930.
I'm One of God's Children 1931 Oscar Hammerstein (words)
Harry Ruskin (words)
Arr. by S. M. Zoltai
Moon About Town 1933 Guy Lombardo (perf.)  Pub.
Morning, Noon and Night 1933 Arthur Swanstrom (words)  wvicon.gif
Rain In My Heart 1933 J. Fred Coots (co-author)
Arthur Swanstrom (words)
I Was Taken by Storm 1935 Edward Heyman (words)  Pub.
Isn't Love the Grandest Thing? 1935 Jack Scholl (words)  Pub.
One in a Million 1935 John Scholl (words)  wvicon.gif
Melody From the Sky, A 1936 Sidney D Mitchell (words)  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Rainbow on the River 1936 Paul Webster (words)
Bobby Breen (perf.)
Twilight on the Trail 1936 Sidney D. Mitchell (co-author)  Pub.
You Turned the Tables on Me 1936 Sidney D. Mitchell (words)
Alice Faye (perf.)
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Turn on That Red Hot Heat (w&m) 1937  Pub.
Dolores 1941 Frank Loesser (words)
Phil Regan (perf.)
Lilian Cornell (perf.)
Virginia Dale (perf.)
Constance Moore (perf.)
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Love Me As I Am 1941 Frank Loesser (words)  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Fun to Be Free 1942 Edward Heyman (words)
Nina Never Knew 1952 Milton Drake (words)
     Title Duration Performer
youtube15.jpg Dolly Dimples 3:11 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg High Hat (1928 - Musical Cocktail) 4:00 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Ivory Lace (1928 - Novelty Piano) 2:18 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Lopeziana (1926 - Novelty Piano) 2:42 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Manhattan Serenade 3:13 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Piano Phun (1925) 2:35 Unknown