Jimmy McHugh

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 526-550 of 586 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E37252 10-in. 10/17/1931 Cuban love song Jacques Renard Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E37361 10-in. 11/19/1931 Cuban love song Anthony Trini Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E37453 10-in. 12/8/1931 Cuban love song Arthur Jarrett Male vocal solo, with with orchestra and trombone solo composer  
Brunswick E1605-E1608 10-in. 11/7/1925 The lonesomest girl in town Norman Clark Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Brunswick E1730-E1731 10-in. 11/16/1925 The lonesomest girl in town Norman Clark Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Brunswick E1738-E1740 10-in. 11/17/1925 Keep on croonin' a tune Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E1774-E1776 10-in. 11/20/1925 Keep on croonin' a tune Billy Bailey ; Barney Barnum Male vocal solo, with banjo composer  
Brunswick E1944-E1945 10-in. 12/15/1925 The lonesomest girl in town Norman Clark ; Eddie Lang Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Brunswick E2644-E2646 10-in. 3/16/1926 Twenty-five years from now Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick E2713-E2715 10-in. 3/31/1926 Do it Mr. So-So Rosa Henderson Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet songwriter  
Brunswick E3048-E3050 10-in. 5/14/1926 Here comes my baby Rosa Henderson ; Three Hot Eskimos Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter  
Brunswick E3648-E3649 10-in. 8/30/1926 My dream of the big parade Hi & Si Male vocal duet, with trumpet, piano, and drums composer  
Brunswick E4226-E4227 10-in. 12/11/1926 I got a papa down in New Orleans (Another papa up in Maine) Evelyn Thompson Female vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano songwriter  
Brunswick E4473-E4475 10-in. 1/31/1927 I can’t believe that you’re in love with me Blue Ribbon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano and lute songwriter  
Brunswick E4784-E4786 10-in. 3/30/1927 Looking for the sunshine, walking around in the rain Evelyn Thompson Female vocal solo, with clarinet, cornet, and piano composer  
Brunswick E4860-E4862 10-in. 4/27/1927 Baltimore Clarence Williams’ Blue Five Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E6823-E6824 10-in. 12/29/1927 Red hot band Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E6825-E6826 10-in. 12/29/1927 Doin’ the Frog Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E7192-E7193 10-in. 3/8/1928 Collegiana Milt Shaw Detroiters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E17189-E17190 10-in. 12/22/1925 Lonesomest girl in town Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E17390½-E17393 10-in. 1/8/1926 Keep on croonin’ a tune The Merrymakers Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Brunswick E17900-E17902 10-in. 2/9/1926 When a kid who came from the East Side (Found a sweet society rose) The Record Boys Male vocal solo and yodeling (duet), with piano composer  
Brunswick E19719-E19720 10-in. 7/9/1926 Lo-do-de-o Six Jumping Jacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E19996-E19997 10-in. 8/27/1926 There's a new star in heaven tonight—Rudolph Valentino Frank Munn Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick E20884-E20885 10-in. 12/6/1926 I got a mama down in New Orleans (Another mama up in Maine) The Five Harmaniacs Jazz/dance band songwriter  
(Results 526-550 of 586 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McHugh, Jimmy," accessed January 21, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103080.

McHugh, Jimmy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 21, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103080.

"McHugh, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 21 January 2022.

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