Buddy G. DeSylva  (1895-1950)
Last updated: 27.04.22
George Gard "Buddy" DeSylva was an American songwriter, film producer and record executive born in New York City.
He was raised in California and studied at the University of Southern California. DeSylva wrote songs initially for by Al Jolson and in 1918 he went to New York to work as a songwriter in Tin Pan Alley and also worked with George Gershwin. Throughout the 1920's and 1930's he produced a string of song hits and motion pictures with various collaborators. In 1942, together with Johnny Mercer and Glenn Wallichs he founded Capitol Records.
One of his memorable hits is the eternal If You Knew Susie (1925 words: Joseph Meyer) which was sung by Ella Shields among many others.
He died in Hollywood..
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     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie Buddy G. DeSylva (music)
Joseph Meyer (words)
Ella Shields (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif I Gave Her That B.G. DeSylva (music)
A. Jolson (coauth.)
A. Jolson (perf.)
Piano, Voice Kirk
pdf15.gif Just a Cottage Small B.G. DeSylva (music)
J.F. Hanley (words)
John McCormack (perf.)
Piano, Voice Greer
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 69 works by Buddy G. DeSylva (1895-1950). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
I'll Say She Does (w&m) 1918 Gus Kahn (co-author)
Al Jolson (co-author)
A. Jolson (perf.)
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It's Wonderful 1918
N' Everything 1918 G. Kahn (words)
A. Jolson (perf.)
By the Honeysuckle Vine 1919 A. Jolson (perf.)  wvicon.gif
Chloe 1919 A. Jolson (perf.)  Pub.
I Gave Her That 1919 Al Jolson (co-author)
A. Jolson (perf.)
 Pub.
Oh, You Delicious Little Devil 1919 Alfred Bryan (words)
Mae Murray (perf.)
 Pub.
You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet (w&m) 1919 Al Jolson (co-author)
Gus Kahn (co-author)
Just Snap Your Fingers at Care 1920  Pub.
Look For the Silver Lining 1920
Ain't Love Grand! 1922 Walter Donaldson (words)
Con Conrad (words)
A. Jolson (perf.)
Arcady 1923 Al Jolson (words)
I'm Gonna Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! 1924 Harry Woods (co-author)
Bud G. DeSylva (words)
Harry Woods (words)
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If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie 1925 Joseph Meyer (words)
Ella Shields (perf.)
A. Jolson (perf.)
E. Cantor (perf.)
Jack Rose (perf.)
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Just a Cottage Small 1925 James F. Hanley (words)
John McCormack (perf.)
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It All Depends on You (w&m) 1926 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
Betty Burnett (perf.)
A. Jolson (perf.)
Tom Waring (perf.)
Rube Wolf (perf.)
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South Wind (w&m) 1926 Lew Brown, Ray Henderson (co-author)  Pub.
Why Don't You Marry the Girl? (w&m) 1926 Al Piantadosi (co-author)
Sam Williams (co-author)
Ask Me Another (w&m) 1927 Lew Brown, Ray Henderson (co-author)  Pub.
Best Things in Life Are Free, The (w&m) 1927 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
June Allyson (perf.)
Peter Lawford (perf.)
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Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Good News (w&m) 1927 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
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Here I Am Broken Hearted (w&m) 1927 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
Johnnie Ray (perf.)
 Pub.
I Wonder How I Look When I'm Asleep (w&m) 1927 Lew Brown, Ray Henderson (co-author)  Pub.
Lucky in Love (w&m) 1927 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
Magnolia (w&m) 1927 Lew Brown, Ray Henderson (co-author)  Pub.
Oh! Baby Don't We Get Along (w&m) 1927 Lew Brown (co-author)  Pub.
Plenty of Sunshine (w&m) 1927 Lew Brown, Ray Henderson (co-author)  Pub.
So Blue (w&m) 1927 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
Jessie Crawford (perf.)
 Pub.
Without You Sweetheart (w&m) 1927 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
 Pub.
Because You're Beautiful 1928
Blue Grass 1928  Pub.
Button Up Your Overcoat 1928 Ray Henderson (words)
arr.: Joseph M Weiss
Don't Hold Everything 1928
Follow Thru 1928
For Old Times' Sake (w&m) 1928 Lew Brown, Ray Henderson (co-author)  Pub.
I Could Give Up Anything But You 1928
I Want to Be Bad 1928
Maybe This Is Love 1928
My Lucky Star (w&m) 1928 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
 Pub.
My Tonia (w&m) 1928 Lew Brown, Ray Henderson (co-author)  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Pickin' Cotton (w&m) 1928 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
Pompanola 1928
She's a Home Girl (w&m) 1928 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
Song I Love, The (w&m) 1928 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
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Still I'd Love You 1928
That's Just My Way of Forgetting You (w&m) 1928 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
Then I'll Have Time For You 1928
Together (w&m) 1928 Lew Brown (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Two Boys 1928
You Wouldn't Fool Me, Would You? 1928
You're the Cream in My Coffee (w&m) 1928 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
 Pub.
Aren't We All 1929 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
Janet Gannor (perf.)
 Pub.
I'm a Dreamer, Aren't We All? (w&m) 1929 Lew Brown, Ray Henderson (co-author)  Pub.
If I Had a Talking Picture of You (w&m) 1929 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
 Pub.
My Sin (w&m) 1929 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
Belle Baker (perf.)
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Don't Tell Her What's Happened to Me (w&m) 1930 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
 Pub.
I Am Only the Words, You Are the Melody (w&m) 1930 Lew Brown, Ray Henderson (co-author)  Pub.
Never Swat a Fly (w&m) 1930 Lew Brown (co-author)  Pub.
Old Fashioned Girl 1930 Lew Brown, Ray Henderson (co-author)  Pub.
Thank Your Father 1930 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
 Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Wasn't It Beautiful While It Lasted? 1930 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
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Without Love 1930 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
 Pub.
Come to Me (w&m) 1931 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
Gloria Swanson (perf.)
 Pub.
One More Time (w&m) 1931 Lew Brown, Ray Henderson (co-author)  Pub.
You Try Somebody Else (w&m) 1931 Lew Brown (co-author)
Ray Henderson (co-author)
 Pub.
Be Careful (w&m) 1933 Leo Robin (co-author)
Richard A. Whiting (co-author)
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Gather Lip Rouge While You May 1933 Leon Robin (co-author)
Richard A Whiting (co-author)
Wishing 1939 Irene Dunne (perf.)
Charles Boyer (perf.)
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If You Look in Her Eyes ?
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg If You Knew Susie (1925) 3:06 Ella Shields
youtube15.jpg My Sin (1929) 2:48 Belle Baker