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Egbert VanAlstyne

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A precocious and gifted kid, small Egbert VanAlstyne played the body organ in chapel at age seven and quickly was granted a scholarship or grant towards the Chicago Music University, a prestigious academy focusing on the customs of Western european Classical music. However fate and sociable environment identified that VanAlstyne would turn into a composer of well-known songs, feeding strikes towards the sheet music sector and offering vaudeville entertainers with topical ointment ditties. In 1900, he capitalized upon a burgeoning development and developed something he known as “Ragtime Chimes,” having a “buzzing” effect that was later to become broadly imitated. In 1903 he released “Navajo,” a novelty melody with lyrics by Harry H. Williams. Carrying on to manifest the first Tin Skillet Alley predilection for cultural laughter, in 1904 this relationship presented another amount parodying Local American lifestyle entitled “Seminole” and “Back again, Back, Back again to Baltimore, that was referred to as a “coon melody.” The tune that hook them up to the map for all intents and reasons was “Within the Shade from the Aged Apple Tree.” Released in 1905, this melody marketed sheet music with the millions. Struggling to withstand resorting once more towards the “incredible” theme of “Indian” lifestyle, VanAlstyne and Williams presented “Cheyenne” in 1906, alongside “Won’t You Arrive Over to MY HOME?” In 1907. they released the funny “I’m Scared to GET BACK at night” yet another “Indian” schedule which they known as “San Antonio.” VanAlstyne had written “Rebecca” in 1908, alongside “It APPEARS LIKE a large Night Tonight” then one with the apparently paranoiac name “I Utilized to HESITATE to GO BACK HOME at night, Now I’m Scared to Go whatsoever.” Ever prepared to compose syncopated materials, he rolled out the “Honey Rag” in 1909. His big achievement of 1910 was “What’s the problem with Dad?” while “Great Night Girls” was released in 1911, alongside “Oh, That Navajo Rag.” 1912 was the entire year of “Jamaica Jinger (A Sizzling Rag),” and “That Aged Woman Of Mine.” These game titles aptly demonstrate both simultaneous pathways trodden by most Tin Skillet Alley songwriters: Sizzling rather than. “That Devil Rag,” released in 1913, was certainly a good example of Sizzling. “Recollections,” a clean hit with culture dance rings in 1915, was most surely Not. Most likely the most interesting and relevant connection between VanAlstyne as well as the globe of jazz was his participation with Tony Jackson of New Orleans in composing the popular melody “Fairly Baby,” released in 1916 with lyrics by Gus Kahn. That which was VanAlstyne’s precise contribution towards the composition of the music? Within the competitive, opportunistic globe of music posting, composer credits frequently indicate little if any actual participation within the creation from the music in question. Do he to put it simply in short for Jackson, an Afro-American designer met with the racist plans from the entertainment market, or did both men in fact collaborate within the creation of the unforgettable air? Who is able to say? Even when Jelly Move Morton had been alive today, his verdict would doubtless just fuel the issue and exacerbate the secret. VanAlstyne’s staying years just yielded several minor strikes: “Your Eye Have EXPLAINED So” arrived in 1919, and “Gorgeous Love” made an appearance in 1931. Two decades afterwards, Egbert VanAlstyne passed on in his city of Chicago, IL at age 69.

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Date Of Birth March 4, 1878
Died July 9, 1951, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession Pianist, Songwriter, Film Score Composer
Nationality American
Spouse Mabelle Church


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Horse Fly Fleas 1947 Short music: "Cheyenne"
A Pest in the House 1947 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - uncredited
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now 1947 music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
Scent-imental Over You 1947 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
Over the Santa Fe Trail 1947 writer: "You're In Style When You're Wearing a Smile"
Fair and Worm-er 1946 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
Bacall to Arms 1946 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight"
Quentin Quail 1946 Short music: "Pretty Baby"
Book Revue 1946 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
The Stork Club 1945 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" 1905 - uncredited
Nasty Quacks 1945 Short music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
The Dolly Sisters 1945 music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
The Bashful Buzzard 1945 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" 1908 - uncredited
Fresh Airedale 1945 Short music: "Old Pal" - uncredited
Rhapsody in Blue 1945 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Ain't That Ducky 1945 Short music: "Old Pal" - uncredited
Hare Trigger 1945 Short music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
Herr Meets Hare 1945 Short music: "San Antonio" - uncredited
The Old Grey Hare 1944 Short music: "Memories" - uncredited
Booby Hatched 1944 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight"
The Weakly Reporter 1944 Short music: "Memories" - uncredited
Shine on Harvest Moon 1944 music: "San Antonio" 1907, "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" 1908, "Pretty Baby" 1916, "What's the Matter with Father" 1910 - uncredited
The Purple Heart 1944 music: "Memories"
Broadway Rhythm 1944 music: "Pretty Baby"
What's Cookin' Doc? 1944 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - uncredited
Sing a Jingle 1944 music: "Beautiful Love"
Here Comes Elmer 1943 lyrics: "Your Eyes Have Told Me So"
The Home Front 1943 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
Falling Hare 1943 Short music: "Memories" - uncredited
Is Everybody Happy? 1943 music: "Pretty Baby"
You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith 1943 lyrics: "Your Eyes Have Told Me So" - uncredited
Stormy Weather 1943 music: "Memories" 1915 - uncredited
Porky Pig's Feat 1943 Short music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
Yankee Doodle Daffy 1943 Short music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
Coney Island 1943 music: "Pretty Baby"
Greetings Bait 1943 Short music: "Memories"
Super-Rabbit 1943 Short music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
Hello Frisco, Hello 1943 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
Happy Times and Jolly Moments 1943 Short music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
For Me and My Gal 1942 music: "What Are You Going to Do to Help the Boys?" 1918 - uncredited
The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall 1942 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
Horton Hatches the Egg 1942 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - uncredited
Saps in Chaps 1942 Short music: "Cheyenne"
Roxie Hart 1942 music: "Pretty Baby"
Who's Who in the Zoo 1942 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
Kings Row 1942 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" 1905 - uncredited
Remember the Day 1941 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Those Good Old Days 1941 Short music: "Memories" 1915 - uncredited
The Wacky Worm 1941 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight"
Blondie in Society 1941 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" 1905 - uncredited
A Coy Decoy 1941 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father", "Cheyenne" - uncredited
Hollywood Steps Out 1941 Short music: "Pretty Baby" 1916 - uncredited
The Trial of Mr. Wolf 1941 Short music: "The Little Old Church in the Valley" - uncredited
The Flame of New Orleans 1941 music: "What's the Matter with Father" 1910 - uncredited
Toy Trouble 1941 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight"
Goofy Groceries 1941 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight", "Cheyenne" - uncredited
The Crackpot Quail 1941 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
The Strawberry Blonde 1941 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" 1905 - uncredited
Elmer's Pet Rabbit 1941 Short music: "Old Pal" - uncredited
Shop Look & Listen 1940 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
Of Fox and Hounds 1940 Short music: "Old Pal" - uncredited
Tin Pan Alley 1940 music: "Pretty Baby" 1916 - uncredited
Wacky Wildlife 1940 Short music: "Cheyenne"
Malibu Beach Party 1940 Short music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
Little Blabbermouse 1940 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - uncredited
Circus Today 1940 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight", "Cheyenne", "San Antonio" - uncredited
A Gander at Mother Goose 1940 Short music: "Memories", "What's the Matter with Father", "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Sandy Is a Lady 1940 music: "Pretty Baby"
King of the Lumberjacks 1940 music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" 1908
Slap Happy Pappy 1940 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
The Bear's Tale 1940 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" 1910 - uncredited
It All Came True 1940 music: "Memories" 1915, "Pretty Baby" 1916 - uncredited
Castle on the Hudson 1940 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" 1905 - uncredited
Here's Hal! 1939 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
Jeepers Creepers 1939/I music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
Hollywood Cavalcade 1939 music: "Memories" 1915
On Your Toes 1939 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Detouring America 1939 Short music: "San Antonio" - uncredited
The Wizard of Oz 1939 writer: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" 1905 - uncredited
Polar Pals 1939 Short music: "Old Pal" - uncredited
Naughty But Mice 1939 Short music: "Old Pal" - uncredited
Thugs with Dirty Mugs 1939 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - uncredited
Rose of Washington Square 1939 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Nancy Drew... Reporter 1939 music: "Pretty Baby" 1916 - uncredited
A Small Town Idol 1939 Short music: "Memories" - uncredited
Hamateur Night 1939 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father", "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - uncredited
Porky the Gob 1938 Short music: "Old Pal" - uncredited
Cinderella Meets Fella 1938 Short music: "Cheyenne" 1906 - uncredited
The Night Watchman 1938 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" 1905 - uncredited
Orrin Tucker and His Orchestra 1938 Short music: "Drifting and Dreaming Sweet Paradise"
The Sisters 1938 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
Wholly Smoke 1938 Short music: "The Little Old Church in the Valley" - uncredited
Love and Curses 1938 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
The Prisoner of Swing 1938 Short music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Porky the Fireman 1938 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - uncredited
Now That Summer Is Gone 1938 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
Porky's Hare Hunt 1938 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father", "Old Pal" - uncredited
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crawford 1938 Short music: "Memories"
Porky's Phoney Express 1938 Short music: "Cheyenne", "San Antonio" - uncredited
Self Control 1938 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
Porky at the Crocadero 1938 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
September in the Rain 1937 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
Porky's Garden 1937 Short music: "Pretty Baby", "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
Speaking of the Weather 1937 Short music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
Ain't We Got Fun 1937 Short music: "Memories" - uncredited
Way Out West 1937 music: "Cheyenne" 1906 - uncredited
Git Along Little Dogies 1937 music: "Good Night Ladies" 1911 - uncredited
Don't Look Now 1936 Short music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Milk and Money 1936 Short music: "Pretty Baby", "Memories" - uncredited
Sing Me a Love Song 1936 lyrics: "Your Eyes Have Told Me So" 1936 - uncredited
Porky in the North Woods 1936 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
The Plot Thickens 1936 music: "Pretty Baby"
The Village Smithy 1936 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
The CooCoo Nut Grove 1936 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" 1910 - uncredited
Boulevardier from the Bronx 1936 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" 1908 - uncredited
Bengal Tiger 1936 music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - uncredited
The Early Bird and the Worm 1936 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
King of Burlesque 1936 music: "Pretty Baby" 1916 - uncredited
Camera Hunting 1935 Documentary short music: "Old Pal" - uncredited
Reg'lar Kids 1935 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
Here Comes the Band 1935 music: "Memories" 1915 - uncredited
All-Star Vaudeville 1935 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
Ruggles of Red Gap 1935 music: "Cheyenne", "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Bandits and Ballads 1934 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
So You Won't T-T-T-Talk 1934 Short music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch 1934 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" 1905 - uncredited
The Camera Speaks 1934 Short music: "Memories" - uncredited
Strong to the Finich 1934 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
Manhattan Melodrama 1934 music: "What's the Matter With Father" 1910 - uncredited
Those Were Wonderful Days 1934 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
Very Close Veins 1934 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
As the Earth Turns 1934 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" 1905 - uncredited
A Penny a Peep 1934 Short music: "Navajo" - uncredited
Movie Memories 1934 Documentary short music: "Memories" - uncredited
Wild Elephinks 1933 Short music: "Memories" - uncredited
The House on 56th Street 1933 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" 1905 - uncredited
Buddy's Day Out 1933 Short music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Movie Memories 1933 Short music: "Memories" - uncredited
Frisco Jenny 1932 music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - uncredited
Bosko's Dizzy Date 1932 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
The Nickelette 1932 Short music: "Memories" - uncredited
Life Begins 1932 music: "Pretty Baby" 1916 - uncredited
I Love a Parade 1932 Short music: "Pretty Baby"
Bosko and Honey 1932 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
The Movie Album #2 1932 Short writer: "Memories" - uncredited
The Movie Album 1932 Documentary short music: "Memories"
Freddy the Freshman 1932 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - uncredited
When the Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along 1932 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
Suicide Fleet 1931 music: "Pretty Baby" 1916 - uncredited
Thrills of Yesterday 1931 Short music: "Memories" - uncredited
Old Lace 1931 Short music: "Pretty Baby"
The Bum Bandit 1931 Short music: "The Hold Up Rag" - uncredited
The Truth About Youth 1930 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" 1905 - uncredited
The Picnic 1930 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
With Byrd at the South Pole 1930 Documentary music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
I'm Afraid to Go Home in the Dark 1930 Short music: "I'm Afraid to Come Home in the Dark"
In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree 1930 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
I've Got Rings on My Fingers 1929 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orchestra 1929 Short music: "Memories" - uncredited
After the Round-Up 1929 Short music: "Cheyenne", "San Antonio" - uncredited
The Singing Fool 1928 music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - uncredited
The Girl of the Golden West 1923 music: "The Girl of the Olden West"
Boardwalk Empire 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Edge of Love 2008 writer: "Drifting and Dreaming"
Damages 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dean Martin: Encore 2004 Video music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
Moog 2004 Documentary writer: "Beautiful Love"
Dean Martin: The One and Only 2004 Video documentary music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Dean Martin: That's Amore 2001 TV Movie music: "Pretty Baby"
American Masters 1997 TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Father of the Bride Part II 1995 music: "Pretty Baby"
Palabras de mujer 1990 Short music: "Pretty Baby"
Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 music: "Beautiful Love" 1931
Daffy Duck's Quackbusters 1988 music: "Memories" - uncredited
Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales 1982 music: "Won't You Come Over to My House" - uncredited
Pretty Baby 1978 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
M*A*S*H 1975 TV Series music - 1 episode
California Split 1974 writer: "Memories" - uncredited
Petticoat Junction 1968 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Hollywood Palace 1967 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Great Race 1965 music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight' - uncredited
Horse Hare 1960 Short music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond 1960 writer: "Your Eyes Have Told Me So" - uncredited
Tweet Dreams 1959 Short music: "Cheyenne"
The FBI Story 1959 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Wild and Woolly Hare 1959 Short music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
A Mutt in a Rut 1959 Short music: "Old Pal" - uncredited
Cheyenne 1956 TV Series music - 1 episode
One Froggy Evening 1955 Short music: "Won't You Come Over to My House" - uncredited
Tall Man Riding 1955 music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - uncredited
Goo Goo Goliath 1954 Short music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
The Eddie Cantor Story 1953 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Punch Trunk 1953 Short music: "Memories" - uncredited
Cats A-Weigh! 1953 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
Make Room for Daddy 1953 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
So This Is Love 1953 music: "Memories" - uncredited
There Auto Be a Law 1953 Short music: "Memories" - uncredited
Titanic 1953 music: "Oh, That Navajo Rag" 1911 - uncredited
By the Light of the Silvery Moon 1953 lyrics: "Your Eyes Have Told Me So" - uncredited / music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
A Mouse Divided 1953 Short music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
The I Don't Care Girl 1953 music: "Pretty Baby"
Oily Hare 1952 Short music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
The Story of Will Rogers 1952 music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight", "Cheyenne" - uncredited
Gift Wrapped 1952 Short music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
Footlight Varieties 1951 music: "Good-Night Ladies"
I'll See You in My Dreams 1951 lyrics: "Your Eyes Have Told Me So" - uncredited / music: "Pretty Baby", "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight", "Memories" - uncredited
Drip-Along Daffy 1951 Short music: "Cheyenne", "San Antonio" - uncredited
A Bear for Punishment 1951 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
Ballot Box Bunny 1951 Short music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight" - uncredited
Leghorn Swoggled 1951 Short music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
I'd Climb the Highest Mountain 1951 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree"
Pretty Baby 1950 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
What's Up Doc? 1950 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
His Bitter Half 1950 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
A Ticket to Tomahawk 1950 music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
Strife with Father 1950 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
Cheaper by the Dozen 1950 music: "Memories" 1915 - uncredited
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady 1950 music: "It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight", "Won't You Come Over to My House" - uncredited
Chain Lightning 1950 music: "Pretty Baby"
Young Man with a Horn 1950 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Home, Tweet Home 1950 Short music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Bear Feat 1949 Short music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
Always Leave Them Laughing 1949 lyrics: "Your Eyes Have Told Me So" - uncredited
The Story of Seabiscuit 1949 music: "What's the Matter with Father" - uncredited
The House Across the Street 1949 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Jolson Sings Again 1949 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
The Girl from Jones Beach 1949 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Look for the Silver Lining 1949 music: "Back, Back, Back to Baltimore", "What's the Matter with Father", "San Antonio" - uncredited
Bowery Bugs 1949 Short music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
The Stork Market 1949 Short music: "Pretty Baby"
Vote for Huggett 1949 music: "In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
Chicken Every Sunday 1949 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited
So You Want to Be in Politics 1948 Short music: "Cheyenne" - uncredited
The Up-Standing Sitter 1948 Short music: "Pretty Baby"
Bugs Bunny Rides Again 1948 Short music: "Cheyenne", "Navajo" - uncredited
April Showers 1948 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
Sitting Pretty 1948 music: "Pretty Baby" - uncredited
My Girl Tisa 1948 music: "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Old Lace 1931 Short uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Midnight 1934 composer: stock music - uncredited

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