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James Van Heusen

James "Jimmy" Van Heusen (born Edward Chester Babcock; January 26, 1913 – February 6, 1990) was an American composer. He wrote songs for films, television and theater, and won an Emmy and four Academy Awards for Best Original Song.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 26th, 1913 (Syracuse), Died February 6th, 1990 (Rancho Mirage)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist, piano

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77698 10-in. 9/21/1933 Harlem hospitality Cab Calloway ; Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-019406 10-in. 7/7/1938 So help me (If I don't love you) Elmer Feldkamp ; Freddy Martin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-022414 10-in. 4/8/1938 It's the dreamer in me Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-022936 10-in. 4/28/1938 It's the dreamer in me Californians ; Eddie Holly ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-024024 10-in. 7/12/1938 So help me (If I don't love you) Disck Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-024067 10-in. 7/21/1938 Any time at all Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-026204 10-in. 10/25/1938 Deep in a dream Skinnay Ennis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-026613 10-in. 8/17/1938 When a prince of a fella meets a Cinderella Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-026870 10-in. 9/13/1938 When a prince of a fella meets a Cinderella Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Jayne Dover Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-027404 10-in. 9/26/1938 This is madness (To love like this) Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-027481 10-in. 10/10/1938 This is madness (To love like this) Dick Todd Baritone vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-028975 10-in. 11/17/1938 Deep in a dream Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-030761 10-in. 12/23/1938 Good for nuthin' but love Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-031533 10-in. 1/19/1939 Good for nothin' but love Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-031549 10-in. 1/23/1939 Heaven can wait Jayne Dover ; Van Alexander Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-031802 10-in. 1/19/1939 Heaven can wait Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-036240 10-in. 6/5/1939 All I remember is you Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Helen Forrest Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-037139 10-in. 5/22/1939 All I remember is you Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-037649 10-in. 6/15/1939 Oh! You crazy moon Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-037675 10-in. 6/22/1939 Oh, you crazy moon Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-038252 10-in. 7/11/1939 Oh! You crazy moon Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-040962 10-in. 10/13/1939 I thought about you Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-040982 10-in. 10/20/1939 Blue rain Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-041751 10-in. 10/10/1939 Speaking of heaven Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-042716 10-in. 9/21/1939 Can I help it Terry Allen ; Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-042778 10-in. 10/3/1939 I thought about you Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-042780 10-in. 10/3/1939 Blue rain Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-042781 10-in. 10/3/1939 Can I help it? Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-042919 10-in. 10/9/1939 Make with the kisses Les Brown Orchestra ; Herb Muse Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-042926 10-in. 10/9/1939 Speaking of heaven Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-042980 10-in. 10/18/1939 I thought about you Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-043314 10-in. 10/25/1939 Make with the kisses Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-043957 10-in. 12/5/1939 Blue rain Walter Gross ; Bea Wain Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-044254 10-in. 11/24/1939 Darn that dream Anita Boyer ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-045710 10-in. 12/1/1939 Darn that dream Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-045712 10-in. 12/1/1939 Peace, brother! Blue Barron ; Charlie Fischer Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-046039 10-in. 12/28/1939 Darn that dream Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-047067 10-in. 2/19/1940 Imagination Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-047068 10-in. 2/19/1940 Shake down the stars Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-047093 10-in. 2/24/1940 Polka dots and moonbeams Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-047706 10-in. 2/26/1940 Shake down the stars Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-047747 10-in. 3/4/1940 Polka dots and moonbeams Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-047748 10-in. 3/4/1940 My! My! The Pied Pipers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-048102 10-in. 3/11/1940 Polka dots and moonbeams Dick Todd Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-048430 10-in. 3/25/1940 Imagination Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048471 10-in. 3/28/1940 Imagination Dinah Shore ; Paul Wetstein Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-048473 10-in. 3/28/1940 Shake down the stars Dinah Shore ; Paul Wetstein Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-048740 10-in. 4/8/1940 They ought to write a book about you Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048913 10-in. 4/17/1940 You think of everything Californians ; Abe Lyman ; Frank Parrish Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-048917 10-in. 4/17/1940 Eleanor, I adore you Californians ; Abe Lyman ; Frank Parrish Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-049053 10-in. 3/26/1940 They ought to write a book about you Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-050589 10-in. 5/16/1940 All this and heaven too Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Larry Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-050617 10-in. 5/8/1940 When the spirit moves me Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-050851 10-in. 5/23/1940 You think of ev'rything Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-050852 10-in. 5/23/1940 All this and heaven too Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-050893 10-in. 5/29/1940 All this and heaven too Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-051549 10-in. 6/21/1940 Looking for yesterday Gray Gordon ; Art Perry ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-055110 10-in. 10/16/1940 Do you know why Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-055111 10-in. 10/16/1940 Isn't that just like love Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-055563 10-in. 8/29/1940 Looking for yesterday Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-056497 10-in. 10/16/1940 Dearest, darest I Kay Little ; Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-057611 10-in. 11/8/1940 Isn't that just like love? Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Jack Lathrop Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-057613 10-in. 11/8/1940 Do you know why? Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-057646 10-in. 11/14/1940 Do you know why Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-058877 10-in. 1/15/1941 You lucky people, you Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-058878 10-in. 1/15/1941 Birds of a feather Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-058879 10-in. 1/15/1941 It's always you Frank Sinatra ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-058880 10-in. 1/15/1941 You're dangerous Connie Haines ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-060619 10-in. 2/4/1941 You're dangerous Bob Chester Orchestra ; Bill Darnell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-060620 10-in. 2/4/1941 You lucky people, you Bob Chester Orchestra ; Bill Darnell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-060624 10-in. 2/5/1941 It's always you Yvette Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-060915 10-in. 2/20/1941 It's always you Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-066553 10-in. 4/9/1942 Just plain lonesome Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Stuart Wade Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal quartet composer  
Victor BS-068011 10-in. 10/21/1941 Humpty Dumpty heart Art Jarrett Orchestra ; Gale Robbins Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-068012 10-in. 10/21/1941 How long did I dream? Art Jarrett Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-068066 10-in. 11/3/1941 Humpty-Dumpty heart Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-068697 10-in. 12/22/1941 Absent minded moon Johnny McAfee ; Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-071703 10-in. 1/20/1942 Absent minded moon Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Fredda Gibson Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor D5VB-1145 10-in. 11/9/1945 Personality Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor D5VB-1147 10-in. 11/9/1945 Welcome to my dreams Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E25000-E25003 10-in. 11/1/1927 Any time at all Herman Timberg and Company Violin and ukulele duet, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Decca L 3174 10-in. 7/2/1943 Duke the Spook Bing Crosby instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Van Heusen, Jimmy," accessed December 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105592.

Van Heusen, Jimmy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105592.

"Van Heusen, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 December 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105592

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