Benny Davis  (1895-1979)
Last updated: 06.08.21
According to the Internet source given below, Benny Davis was an American vaudeville performer and writer of popular songs born in New York City.
Voted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, his most popular song was probably Baby Face (1926) published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA whilst Margie (1920's) with music by Con Conrad and J. Russel Robinson became a jazz standard.
He died in Miami, Florida.
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pdf15.gif At the High Brown Babies' Ball Piano, Voice Benny Davis (w&m)
Sid Erdman (co-author)
Ernie Erdman (co-author)
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pdf15.gif Baby Face Piano, Voice Benny Davis (Music)
Harry Akst (words)
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pdf15.gif Lonesome and Sorry Piano, Voice Benny Davis (Music)
Con Conrad (co-author)
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pdf15.gif Maybe Piano, Voice Benny Davis (w&m)
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pdf15.gif Oh, How I Miss You Tonight Piano, Voice Benny Davis (Music)
Mark Fisher (words)
Joe Burke (words)
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 75 works by Benny Davis (1895-1979). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
At the High Brown Babies' Ball (w&m) 1919 Sid Erdman (co-author)
E. Erdman (co-author)
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She's a Home Girl 1919 Abner Silver (co-author)
Mammy's Little Sugar Plum (w&m) 1920 E. Erdman (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Maybe (w&m) 1920  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
I'm Nobody's Baby 1921 Milton Ager (words)
Lester Santly (words)
Judy Garland (sung by)
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Make Believe 1921 Jack Shilkret (words)  wvicon.gif
Angel Child 1922 George Price (co-author)
Abner Silver (co-author)
Poor Little Me (w&m) 1922  wvicon.gif
I'm Somebody Nobody Loves 1923 Benton Ley, Harry Akst (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
Benton Ley (words)
Harry Akst (words)
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Pretty Little Thing 1923 Harry Akst, Russell Hird (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
Harry Akst (words)
Russell Hird (words)
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Smile Will Go A Long Way, A 1923 Harry Akst (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Behind the Clouds 1924 B. G De Sylva (co-author)
Bernie Dunn (sung by)
Margie LaMarr (sung by)
Mary Tudor (sung by)
Charlotte Meyers (sung by)
Corinne Copper (sung by)
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Main Street Wasn't Big Enough For Mary 1924 Abner Silver (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
Abner Silver (words)
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Nobody Loves You Like I Do 1924 Harry Akst (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
Harry Akst (words)
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Oh, How I Miss You Tonight (w&m) 1924 Joe Burke (co-author)
Mark Fisher (co-author)
Roy Steffens (sung by)
George Lipschultz (sung by)
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Waitin' Around 1924 J.F. Hanley (co-author)
Away From You 1925 Milton Ager (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
Milton Ager (words)
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I Don't Want the World 1925 Jesse Greer (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Little Bit Bad, A 1925 Larry Conley (words)
Al Eldridge (words)
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What Did I Do to You 1925 Larry Conley (co-author)  wvicon.gif
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Yearning Just For You (w&m) 1925 Joe Burke (co-author)
Vivian Hold (sung by)
Myrtle Leonard (sung by)
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After a While 1926 Harry Akst (co-author)  wvicon.gif
And Then I Forget 1926 Joe Burke (words)  wvicon.gif
Baby Face 1926 Harry Akst (words)
Sammy Kaye (sung by)
John D'Alessandro (sung by)
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Ev'rything's Gonna Be All Right 1926 Harry Akst (co-author)
John Mertz (sung by)
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Here Comes Malinda! 1926 Harry Akst (co-author)  wvicon.gif
I'd Love to Meet That Old Sweetheart of Mine 1926 Joe Burke (words)  wvicon.gif
If I Only Had You Back Again 1926 Phil Spitalny (words)  wvicon.gif
If I'd Only Believed in You 1926 Harry Akst (words)  wvicon.gif
If You Miss Me As I Miss You 1926 Joe Burke (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
Joe Burke (words)
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Lonely Eyes (w&m) 1926 Harry Akst (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
Harry Akst (words)
Tony Pace (sung by)
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Lonesome and Sorry (w&m) 1926 Con Conrad (co-author)
Nita Bernard (sung by)
Jim Dempsey (sung by)
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Mike (w&m) 1926 Jesse Greer (co-author)  wvicon.gif
My Baby Knows How (w&m) 1926 Harry Akst, Harry Richman (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Oh How She Could Play the Ukulele 1926 Harry Akst (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
Harry Akst (words)
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Roses Remind Me of You 1926 Al Sherman & (co-author)
Joe Burke Joe Burke (words)
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Sleepy Head 1926 Jesse Greer (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Somebody's Lonely 1926 Joe Gold (co-author)
All I Want Is You 1927 Harry Akst (words)
Sidney Clare (words)
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Are You Thinking of Me To-Night? 1927 L.W. Gilbert (words)
Harry Akst (words)
Arr. by May Singhi Breen
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Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I've Got Nothin'-You've Got Nothin' (w&m) 1927 Pete Wendling (co-author)
Irving Maslof (words)
Lee Morse (sung by)
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It's a Million to One You're in Love (w&m) 1927 Harry Akst (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Sweet Yvette (w&m) 1927 Harry Akst (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Sweetheart Memories 1927 Joe Burke (words)  wvicon.gif
Blue Over You 1928 Joe Burke (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
Joe Burke (words)
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Carolina Moon (w&m) 1928 Joe Burke (co-author)
Jimmie Green (sung by)
Don Santo (sung by)
Gene Austin (sung by)
Arr. by May Singhi Breen
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Driftwood 1928 Dohl Davis (co-author)
Abe Lyman (co-author)
Just a Little Bit O' Driftwood 1928 Dohl Davis, Abe Lyman (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
Dohl Davis (words)
Abe Lyman (words)
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That's How I Feel About You 1928 Archie Gottler (co-author)  wvicon.gif
After Thinking It Over (w&m) 1929 Carmen Lombardo (co-author)  wvicon.gif
All That I'm Asking Is Sympathy 1929 Joe Burke (words)  wvicon.gif
Flappers on Parade 1929 J. Fred Coots (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
J. Fred Coots (words)
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I'm Only Making Believe 1929 J. Fred Coots (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
J. Fred Coots (words)
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It's You I Love 1929 Lily Damita (sung by)
Just Another Kiss 1929 J. Fred Coots (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
J. Fred Coots (words)
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Oh Sweetheart, Where Are You Tonight 1929 J. Fred Coots (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
J. Fred Coots (words)
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Red Hot and Blue Rhythm 1929
Everyone in Town Loves Little Mary Brown 1931 Jesse Greer (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
Jesse Greer (words)
Nike Lucas (sung by)
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Say Hello to the Folks Back Home 1931 Carmen Lombardo (words)  wvicon.gif
Ev'ry Time My Heart Beats 1932 Gerald Marks (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
Gerald Marks (words)
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Love Tales 1933 Sam H. Stept, Milton Ager (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
Sam H. Stept (words)
Milton Ager (words)
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Dancing and Dreaming 1934 J. Fred Coots (words)
Milton Ager (words)
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I'm Grateful to You 1936 J. Fred Coots (co-author)
Benny Davis (words)
J. Fred Coots (words)
That's What You Mean to Me 1936 J. Fred Coots (words)  wvicon.gif
Who Loves You? (w&m) 1936 J Fred Coots (co-author)  wvicon.gif
You Started Me Dreaming 1936 J. Fred Coots (co-author)  wvicon.gif
This Is No Dream (w&m) 1939 Tommy Dorsey (co-author)
Ted Shapiro (co-author)
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To You 1939 Tommy Dorsey (co-author)
Ted Shapiro (co-author)
Harry Richman (sung by)
Tommy Dorsey (sung by)
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From the Coast of Maine to the Rockies 1942 Russ Morgan (co-author)
Ted Murry (co-author)
Please Think of Me (w&m) 1942 Russ Morgan (co-author)
Ted Murry (co-author)
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There's a Hundred Million Stars in the Star-Spangled Banner (w&m) 1945 Ted Murry (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Kiss and a Promise, A (w&m) 1950
Patricia (w&m) 1950  wvicon.gif
Waiting For Billy (w&m) 1963 Ted Murry (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Whose Heart Are You Breakin' Tonight? (w&m) 1965 Ted Murray (co-author)  wvicon.gif