James Francis McHugh (July 10, 1894 – May 23, 1969) was an American composer. One of the most prolific songwriters from the 1920s to the 1950s, he is credited with over 500 songs. His songs were recorded by many artists, including Chet Baker, June Christy, Bing Crosby, Deanna Durbin, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Adelaide Hall, Billie Holiday, Bill Kenny, Peggy Lee, Carmen Miranda, Nina Simone, and Dinah Washington.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 10th, 1893 (Boston), Died May 23rd, 1969 (Beverly Hills)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, leader, piano, lyricist
Notes: Name also appears on disc labels as Jimmy McCue.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 557 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-22179||10-in.||7/25/1918||Carolina, I'm coming back to you||Peerless Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-25320||10-in.||5/26/1921||Emaline||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-26817||10-in.||8/7/1922||I'll stand beneath your window to-night and whistle||Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-27246||10-in.||12/20/1922||When you and I were young Maggie blues||Billy Murray ; Isabelle Patricola ; Virginians||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Victor||B-27557||10-in.||2/19/1923||Out where the blue begins||John Steel||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-27692||10-in.||3/30/1923||Mad ('cause you treat me this way)||The Collegians||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-29125||10-in.||12/13/1923||It's a man, every time, it's a man||Aileen Stanley||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-29259||10-in.||1/8/1924||It's a man, every time, it's a man||Marcia Freer||Female vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-30048||10-in.||5/6/1924||Hard boiled Rose||The Happiness Boys||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-30246||10-in.||6/5/1924||Hinky dinky parlay voo||Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-30250||10-in.||6/6/1924||Just hot||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-30457||10-in.||7/2/1924||Hinky dinky parlay voo||Jan Garber Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-31435||10-in.||11/20/1924||My kid||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-31792||10-in.||1/30/1925||When my sugar walks down the street (All the little birdies go tweet, tweet, tweet)||Gene Austin ; Aileen Stanley||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-31824||10-in.||2/5/1925||I don't care what you used to be||Marcia Freer ; Lewis James||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-31877||10-in.||2/27/1925||When my sugar walks down the street (All the little birdies go tweet, tweet, tweet)||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-31887||10-in.||3/9/1925||I don't care what you used to be (I know what you are to-day)||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-31912||10-in.||2/4/1925||When my sugar walks down the street (All the birdies go tweet, tweet)||The Original Memphis Five||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-31982||10-in.||2/19/1925||My kid||Belle Baker||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-32098||10-in.||3/13/1925||My kid||International Novelty Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-32470||10-in.||4/24/1925||Everything is hotsy-totsy now||Gene Austin ; Billy "Uke" Carpenter||Male vocal solo, with ukulele and scat singing||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33050||10-in.||7/2/1925||Down deep in an Irishman's heart||Sterling Trio||Male vocal trio, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33163||10-in.||8/12/1925||So long! I'll see you again||Henry Burr||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33201||10-in.||7/28/1925||Everything is hotsy-totsy now||Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra ; Joe Sanders||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-33394||10-in.||9/18/1925||Keep on croonin' a tune||Phil Romano Orchestra ; Phil Romano||Jazz/dance band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McHugh, Jimmy," accessed January 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103080.
McHugh, Jimmy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103080.
"McHugh, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 January 2021.
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