Benny Davis  (1895-1979)
Last updated: 24.01.24
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.
Benny Davis  (1895-1979) has at least 1 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
b004wjsr28_m.jpgBaby Face
Music by: Benny Davis.
Words by: Harry Akst
Performed by: Earl & Bell
Publisher: Jerome H. Remick & Co.
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Printed: 1926. Sheet Music.
  Title (Release Year) Co-Author(s) Performers Issue
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Mark Fisher
Jim Doherty Edison Blue Amberol: 5045
cylinder15.gif I'm Nobody's Baby (1921) Aileen Stanley Edison Blue Amberol: 4327
cylinder15.gif Angel Child (1922) George Price
A. Silver
Broadway Dance Orchestra Edison Blue Amberol: 4517
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     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
At the High Brown Babies' Ball (1919) B. Davis (w&m)
Sid Erdman (coauth.)
E. Erdman (coauth.)
Piano, Voice Kirk
pdf15.gif Baby Face (1926) B. Davis (music)
H. Akst (coauth.)
Piano, Voice Greer wvicon.gif

I'm Nobody's Baby (1921) B. Davis (music)
M. Ager (words)
L. Santly (words)
Judy Garland (perf.)
Mickey Rooney (perf.)
Judy Garland (perf.)
Mickey Rooney (perf.)
Aileen Stanley (perf.)
Lewis Stone (perf.)
Cecelia Parker (perf.)
Fay Holden (perf.)
Ann Rutherford (perf.)
Diana Lewis (perf.)
Piano, Voice

Sheet Music Singer
pdf15.gif Lonesome and Sorry (1926) B. Davis (w&m)
C. Conrad (coauth.)
Piano Greer wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Maybe (1920) B. Davis (w&m) Piano, Voice Greer wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Oh, How I Miss You Tonight (1925)
George Lipschultz (perf.)
Piano, Voice Greer
Poor Little Me (1922) B. Davis (w&m)

Piano, Voice IMSLP
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 89 works by Benny Davis (1895-1979). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
At the High Brown Babies' Ball (w&m) 1919 Sid Erdman (co-author)
Ernie Erdman (co-author)
She's a Home Girl 1919 Abner Silver (co-author)
Mammy's Little Sugar Plum (w&m) 1920 Ernie Erdman (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Margie 1920 Con Conrad (co-author)
J. Russel Robinson (co-author)
Victoria Carmen (perf.)
Maybe (w&m) 1920  wvicon.gif
I'm Nobody's Baby 1921 Milton Ager (words)
Lester Santly (words)
Judy Garland (perf.)
Fay Holden (perf.)
Diana Lewis (perf.)
Cecelia Parker (perf.)
Mickey Rooney (perf.)
Ann Rutherford (perf.)
Aileen Stanley (perf.)
Lewis Stone (perf.)
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Make Believe 1921 Jack Shilkret (words)  wvicon.gif
Angel Child 1922 George Price (co-author)
Abner Silver (co-author)
Broadway Dance Orchestra (perf.)
Poor Little Me (w&m) 1922  wvicon.gif
I'm Somebody Nobody Loves (w&m) 1923 Benton Ley (co-author)
Harry Akst (co-author)
Pretty Little Thing (w&m) 1923 Russell Hird Harry Akst (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Smile Will Go A Long Way, A 1923 Harry Akst (co-author)
Henry Santrey (perf.)
Behind the Clouds 1924 B. G De Sylva (co-author)
Corinne Copper (perf.)
Bernie Dunn (perf.)
Margie LaMarr (perf.)
Charlotte Meyers (perf.)
Mary Tudor (perf.)
Main Street Wasn't Big Enough For Mary (w&m) 1924 Abner Silver (co-author)  Pub.
Nobody Loves You Like I Do (w&m) 1924 Harry Akst (co-author)  Pub.
Oh How I Miss You Tonight (w&m) 1924 Joe Burke (co-author)
Mark Fisher (co-author)
Frank Bessinger (perf.)
Maxine Brown (perf.)
Eva Clark (perf.)
Jim Doherty (perf.)
Lieut Frankel (perf.)
Steve Freda (perf.)
Johnny Hamp (perf.)
Mary Jayne (perf.)
Louise Lake (perf.)
George Lipschultz (perf.)
Roy Steffens (perf.)
Betty Taylor (perf.)
Frank Wright (perf.)
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Waitin' Around 1924 James F. Hanley (co-author)
Away From You (w&m) 1925 Milton Ager (co-author)  Pub.
I Don't Want the World 1925 Jesse Greer (co-author)  Pub.
Little Bit Bad, A 1925 Larry Conley (words)
Al Eldridge (words)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
What Did I Do to You 1925 Larry Conley (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Yearning Just For You 1925 Joe Burke (co-author)
Vivian Holt (perf.)
Myrtle Leonard: (perf.)
After a While 1926 Harry Akst (co-author)  wvicon.gif
And Then I Forget 1926 Joe Burke (words)  Pub.
Baby Face 1926 Harry Akst (co-author)
John D'Alessandro (perf.)
Charles Derickson (perf.)
Earl & Bell (perf.)
Fisher & Keefe (perf.)
Sammy Kaye (perf.)
Henri Keates (perf.)
Joseph Knecht (perf.)
Lee Morse (perf.)
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Ev'rything's Gonna Be All Right 1926 Harry Akst (co-author)
Three Australian Boys (perf.)
John Mertz (perf.)
Wright & Marion (perf.)
Here Comes Malinda! 1926 Harry Akst (co-author)  Pub.
I'd Love to Meet That Old Sweetheart of Mine 1926 Joe Burke (words)  Pub.
If I Only Had You Back Again 1926 Phil Spitalny (words)  Pub.
If I'd Only Believed in You 1926 Harry Akst (words)  Pub.
If You Miss Me As I Miss You (w&m) 1926 Joe Burke (co-author)  Pub.
Lonely Eyes (w&m) 1926 Harry Akst (co-author)
Tony Pace (perf.)
Phil Villani (perf.)
Lonely Eyes 1926 Benny Davis (words)
Lonesome and Sorry (w&m) 1926 Con Conrad (co-author)
Nita Bernard (perf.)
Jim Dempsey (perf.)
Mr Edwards (perf.)
Doris Gutow (perf.)
Bell Hawley (perf.)
Adelyn Jason (perf.)
Daisy Leon (perf.)
Lilyan Waterson (perf.)
Mike (w&m) 1926 Jesse Greer (co-author)  Pub.
My Baby Knows How (w&m) 1926 Harry Richman Harry Akst (co-author)  Pub.
Oh How She Could Play the Ukulele (w&m) 1926 Harry Akst (co-author)  Pub.
Roses Remind Me of You 1926 Al Sherman (co-author)
Joe Burke (co-author)
Sleepy Head 1926 Jesse Greer (co-author)
Paul Ash (perf.)
Somebody's Lonely (w&m) 1926 Joe Gold (co-author)
Arthur Black (perf.)
Julia Clifford (perf.)
Jimmie Gallagher (perf.)
Carrie Lillie (perf.)
Ed Resener (perf.)
Eddie Swartz (perf.)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
All I Want Is You 1927 Harry Akst (co-author)
Sidney Clare (co-author)
Fisher & Keefe (perf.)
Doree Leslie (perf.)
Are You Thinking of Me To-Night? 1927 Louis Wolfe Gilbert (words)
Harry Akst (words)
Arr. by May Singhi Breen
Gorgeous (w&m) 1927 Harry Akst (co-author)
Mr Edwards (perf.)
Doree Leslie (perf.)
Lilyan Waterson (perf.)
I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now (w&m) 1927 Jesse Greer (co-author)
Ormonde Sisters (perf.)
I've Got Nothin'-You've Got Nothin' (w&m) 1927 Pete Wendling (co-author)
Irving Maslof (words)
Lee Morse (perf.)
It's a Million to One You're in Love (w&m) 1927 Harry Akst (co-author)
Edith Clifford (perf.)
My Hawaiian Song of Love (w&m) 1927 Harry Akst (co-author)  wvicon.gif
No Wonder I'm Happy (w&m) 1927 Harry Akst (co-author)  Pub.
Shanghai Dream Man (w&m) 1927 Harry Akst (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Sweet Yvette (w&m) 1927 Harry Akst (co-author)  Pub.
Sweetheart Memories 1927 Joe Burke (words)  Pub.
We Ain't Got Nothin' to Lose (w&m) 1927 Pete Wendling (co-author)
Irving Maslof (co-author)
Are We Downhearted? No! (w&m) 1928 Archie Gottler (co-author)  Pub.
Blue Over You (w&m) 1928 Joe Burke (co-author)  Pub.
Bluebird, Sing Me a Song (w&m) 1928 James Frederick Hanley (co-author)  Pub.
Carolina Moon (w&m) 1928 Joe Burke (co-author)
Gene Austin (perf.)
Jack Fulton (perf.)
Jimmie Green (perf.)
Mike Landau (perf.)
Don Santo (perf.)
Arr. by May Singhi Breen
Driftwood 1928 Dohl Davis (co-author)
Abe Lyman (co-author)
Just a Little Bit O' Driftwood (w&m) 1928 Dohl Davis (co-author)
Abe Lyman (perf.)
Norma Shearer (perf.)
That's How I Feel About You 1928 Archie Gottler (co-author)  Pub.
After Thinking It Over (w&m) 1929 Carmen Lombardo (co-author)  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
All That I'm Asking Is Sympathy 1929 Joe Burke (words)  wvicon.gif
As Long As You Believe in Me (w&m) 1929 Newell Chase (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Flappers on Parade (w&m) 1929 J. Fred Coots (co-author)  wvicon.gif
I'm Only Making Believe (w&m) 1929 J. Fred Coots (co-author)  Pub.
Just Another Kiss (w&m) 1929 J. Fred Coots (co-author)
Veronica Wiggins (perf.)
Oh Sweetheart, Where Are You Tonight (w&m) 1929 J. Fred Coots (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Red Hot and Blue Rhythm 1929
Everyone in Town Loves Little Mary Brown (w&m) 1931 Jesse Greer (co-author)
Nike Lucas (perf.)
Say Hello to the Folks Back Home 1931 Carmen Lombardo (words)  wvicon.gif
Ev'ry Time My Heart Beats (w&m) 1932 Gerald Marks (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Love Tales (w&m) 1933 Milton Ager Sam H. Stept (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Dancing and Dreaming 1934 J. Fred Coots (words)
Milton Ager (words)
Three Little Pigs 1934  wvicon.gif
Wish Me Good Luck Kiss Me Good-Bye (w&m) 1934 Milton Ager (co-author)  Pub.
I'm Grateful to You (w&m) 1936 J. Fred Coots (co-author)
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)  Pub.
You Started Me Dreaming 1936 J. Fred Coots (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Old Mill Wheel (w&m) 1939 Milton Ager (co-author)
Jesse Greer (co-author)
This Is No Dream (w&m) 1939 Tommy Dorsey (co-author)
Ted Shapiro (co-author)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
To You 1939 Tommy Dorsey (co-author)
Ted Shapiro (co-author)
Tommy Dorsey (perf.)
Harry Richman (perf.)
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)
Freddy Martin (perf.)
Hal McIntyre (perf.)
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
Christmas Day (w&m) 1952 Ted Murry (co-author)
Eddie Fisher (perf.)
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)  Pub.