Jerome P. Herst

Jerome Philip Herst (May 28, 1909 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois – November 27, 1990 in Alameda, California), known as Jerry Herst, was a lawyer and a songwriter best known for his collaborations with Jack Sharpe on a number of compositions, notably "So Rare", a much-recorded song that was published in 1937.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 28, 1909, Died November 27, 1990

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-011088 10-in. 7/9/1937 So rare Jimmy Ray Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-011327 10-in. 7/16/1937 So rare Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Herst, Jerome P.," accessed November 28, 2022,

Herst, Jerome P.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2022, from

"Herst, Jerome P.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 November 2022.

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