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 10, 1893 (Boston), Died May 23, 1969 (Beverly Hills)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1946
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, leader, piano, lyricist
Notes: Name also appears on disc labels as Jimmy McCue.
Recordings (Results 376-400 of 586 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||W152658||10-in.||12/20/1933||On the sunny side of the street||Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||W152665||10-in.||12/28/1933||I'm full of the devil||Ben Pollack Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W152708||10-in.||2/5/1934||I love gardenias||Jerry Cooper ; Emil Coleman and his Palais Royal Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W98589||12-in.||9/21/1928||I can't give you anything but love||Paul Whiteman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W351049||10-in.||6/30/1931||I can't believe that you're in love with me||Mound City Blue Blowers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W351108||10-in.||10/8/1931||It's the darndest thing||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio||composer|
|Columbia||W351120||10-in.||10/30/1931||Cuban love song||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||W351129||10-in.||11/12/1931||Cuban love song||Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Trio||Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||S-7819||10-in.||Mar. 1921||Emaline||Mario Perry||Accordion solo||composer|
|OKeh||S-70672||10-in.||May 1922||When you and I were young Maggie blues||Billy Jones||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-71037||10-in.||Nov. 1922||Stop your kiddin'||Finzel's Detroit Society Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-71287||10-in.||Feb. 1923||Out where the blue begins||Samuel Ash||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|OKeh||S-71445||10-in.||Apr. 1923||Mad ('Cause you treat me this way)||George Kelly ; The Original Six||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|OKeh||S-72305||10-in.||Feb. 1924||It's a man, ev'ry time, it's a man||Vernon Dalhart||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-72518||10-in.||May 1924||Hinky dinky parlay voo?||Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-72712||10-in.||July 1924||Skin-a-ma-rink-a-rink-a-ree||Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-72851||10-in.||Sept. 1924||I don't care what you used to be (I know what you are today)||Bruce Wallace||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-73094||10-in.||Jan. 1925||When my sugar walks down the street (All the little birdies go, "Tweet, tweet, tweet")||Johnny De Droit ; New Orleans Jazz Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-73131||10-in.||Jan. 1925||My kid||Ernest Hare||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|OKeh||S-73364||10-in.||May 1925||Everything is hotsy totsy now||Henry Cogert ; The Red Hotters||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|OKeh||S-73402||10-in.||June 1925||Ev'rything is hotsy totsy now||Cogert and Motto ; Fred Hall||Male vocal duet, with piano||songwriter|
|OKeh||73848||10-in.||Dec. 1925||The lonesomest girl in town||Bruce Wallace||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
|OKeh||73895||10-in.||Jan. 1926||Kilkenny||Billy Fagan ; Jimmy McHugh||Male vocal solo, with piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||73896||10-in.||Jan. 1926||Down deep in an Irishman's heart||Billy Fagan ; Jimmy McHugh||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer, instrumentalist, piano|
|OKeh||74208||10-in.||July 1926||Lo-do-de-o||The Happiness Boys||Male vocal duet||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McHugh, Jimmy," accessed January 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103080.
McHugh, Jimmy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103080.
"McHugh, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 January 2022.
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