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Jimmy Kennedy

James Kennedy, (20 July 1902 – 6 April 1984), was an Irish songwriter, predominantly a lyricist, putting words to existing music such as "Teddy Bears' Picnic" and "My Prayer", or co-writing with the composers Michael Carr, Wilhelm Grosz (sometimes under the pen name Hugh Williams), and Nat Simon, among others. In a career spanning more than fifty years, he wrote some 2000 songs, of which over 200 became worldwide hits and about 50 are popular music classics.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 20th, 1902 (Omagh), Died April 6th, 1984 (Somerset)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer, translator, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 61 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-78861 10-in. 12/18/1933 My song goes 'round the world Richard Crooks Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BS-82338 10-in. 4/23/1934 Play to me, Gypsy! (The song I love) Angelo Ferdinando ; Hotel Great Northern Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo translator  
Victor BS-84991 10-in. 11/14/1934 Isle of Capri Luis Alvarez ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-86245 10-in. 11/23/1934 Isle of Capri Al Mitchell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-94368 10-in. 8/8/1935 The Isle of Capri Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist  
Victor BS-95043 10-in. 9/18/1935 Red sails in the sunset Al Bowlly ; Ray Noble Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-95339 10-in. 10/5/1935 Red sails in the sunset Little Ramblers ; Ward Pinkett Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-96272 10-in. 11/4/1935 Red sails in the sunset The Girls of the Golden West Female vocal duet, with guitar lyricist  
Victor BS-98867 10-in. 1/24/1936 Misty islands of the Highlands Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-99022 10-in. 1/31/1936 Misty islands of the Highlands George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Johnny McKeever Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-03855 10-in. 12/28/1936 Serenade in the night Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo translator, arranger  
Victor PBS-09512 10-in. 6/10/1937 The miller's daughter Marianne George Hamilton ; Music Box Music ; Lee Norton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-010529 10-in. 6/8/1937 The miller's daughter, Marianne Ken Drake Orchestra ; Jimmy Ray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-011141 10-in. 7/2/1937 Harbor lights Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-015563 10-in. 10/27/1937 Ten pretty girls Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-018444 10-in. 2/1/1938 Two bouquets Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-018445 10-in. 2/1/1938 Home town Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-019840 10-in. 2/18/1938 Two bouquets Jerry Blaine ; Phyllis Kenny ; Stream Line Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-035364 10-in. 3/28/1939 The chestnut tree Saxie Dowell ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-035399 10-in. 4/4/1939 The chestnut tree ('Neath the spreading chestnut tree) Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor PBS-036242 10-in. 6/5/1939 Cinderella (Stay in my arms) Kenny Baker ; Nathaniel Finston Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BS-037156 10-in. 5/25/1939 Cinderella (Stay in my arms) Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-037403 10-in. 5/31/1939 Cinderella (Stay in my arms) Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-038335 10-in. 7/11/1939 Bajo un castaño Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band songwriter  
Victor BS-038412 10-in. 7/17/1939 South of the border (Down Mexico way) Clyde Burke ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 61 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kennedy, Jimmy," accessed October 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103369.

Kennedy, Jimmy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103369.

"Kennedy, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103369

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