Tommie Malie/ Jack Little

Joined: September 4th, 2018, 7:59 am

September 4th, 2018, 8:54 am #1

Looking for any information available about this songwriting team. Tommie Malie (w) and Jack Little (m) only wrote together for a little over a year, but had hits recorded by many big artists, including Bix. Their songs, mostly written in 1924, included Jealous, Because They All Love you, Jiminy Gee, Where's My Sweetie Hiding, and many more. The two were also one of the first popular radio teams. Both worked with other artists after their split. Jack Little became a bandleader, and had a successful recording career in the early 30's. Tommie Malie, known as the Tin Pan Alley's "Armless Wonder", continued to work during the Depression, but fell on hard times and succumbed to an untimely death. He is a mysterious figure. Bix recorded his song "Bungalow Of Dreams" in around 1927. I have found only 3 recordings which include Tommie on vocals, all of which were recorded on the Cameo label, and am very intrigued to find more. He may have recorded under a pseudonym on one of Cameo's sister labels, Lincoln & Pathe. I would greatly appreciate any additional information, or any suggestions as to where I may search. Thank you!
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

September 4th, 2018, 9:46 pm #2

Welcome to the Bixography Forum.

The result of searching for "Tommie Malie" in the Lantern website.

http://lantern.mediahist.org/?utf8=%E2% ... e+Malie%22http://lantern.mediahist.org/?utf8=%E2% ... e+Malie%22

and in the Ace Repertory website

https://www.ascap.com/repertory#ace/wri ... 1301/MALIE TOMMIE
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September 5th, 2018, 5:57 pm #3

I would have thought that he made a considerable amount of money on just the song "Looking at the World Through Rose-Colored Glasses."
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September 6th, 2018, 5:53 am #4

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September 6th, 2018, 6:07 am #5

78discography-dot-com/Har500-dot-htm
570-H WESTERNERS OUR BUNGALOW OF DREAMS (vLJ) 145389 - 12/23/27
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September 6th, 2018, 6:52 am #6

You guys are awesome. I am writing a novel based on Tommie Malie's life and am looking high & low for any information about him. Ahaim, I had never heard of the Lantern & had never thought to search the ASCAP. Thanks so much. -Mike
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