Gordon Jenkins

Gordon Hill Jenkins (May 12, 1910 – May 1, 1984) was an American arranger, composer, and pianist who was influential in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s. Jenkins worked with The Andrews Sisters, Johnny Cash, The Weavers, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Harry Nilsson, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 12, 1910 (Webster Groves), Died May 1, 1984 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger, choral director, leader, composer, conductor, piano, lyricist, vocalist, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 116 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-76574 10-in. 7/6/1933 Blue prelude George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Loretta Lee Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-76740 10-in. 7/24/1933 Song of the Bayou Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-76741 10-in. 7/24/1933 Prelude in C sharp minor Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band arranger  
Victor BS-81076 10-in. 1/18/1934 You have taken my heart Jerry Baker ; Hotel Governor Clinton Orchestra ; Enoch Light Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-81957 10-in. 3/19/1934 When a woman loves a man Richard Himber ; Joey Nash ; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-82313 10-in. 4/13/1934 When a woman loves a man De Marco Sisters ; Eddy Duchin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-84243 10-in. 9/9/1934 P.S. I love you Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-84455 10-in. 10/8/1934 P.S. I love you Eddie Stone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-97016 10-in. 9/27/1935 Good-bye Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-035768 10-in. 4/19/1939 Blue evening Bob Allen ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-035784 10-in. 4/24/1939 Blue evening Three Reasons ; Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-037152 10-in. 5/25/1939 Blue evening Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor PBS-072423 10-in. 6/12/1942 Mad about him, sad about him, how can I be glad without him blues Gordon Jenkins ; Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor PBS-072424 10-in. 6/12/1942 Be careful, it's my heart Gordon Jenkins ; Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with orchestra conductor  
Victor PBS-072425 10-in. 6/12/1942 He wears a pair of silver wings Gordon Jenkins ; Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band conductor, arranger  
Victor PBS-072426 10-in. 6/12/1942 Conchita, Marquita, Lolilta, Pepita, Rosita, Juanita Lopez Gordon Jenkins ; Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band conductor, arranger  
Victor PBS-072483 10-in. 7/21/1942 A boy in khaki—a girl in lace Dinah Shore ; Paul Wetstein Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band conductor, arranger  
Victor PBS-072484 10-in. 7/21/1942 Murder, he says Gordon Jenkins ; Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band conductor, arranger  
Victor D4AB-0070 10-in. 3/22/1944 San Fernando Valley Four King Sisters Female vocal quartet, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor D5VB-0620 10-in. 9/20/1945 Homesick-that's all Russ Case ; Murphy Sisters Female vocal group, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D6VB-2644 10-in. 8/12/1946 When a woman loves a man Dardanelle Trio Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor D7VB-0233 10-in. 4/3/1947 Tomorrow Charlie Spivak Orchestra ; Charlie Spivak Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D7VB-1094 10-in. 10/23/1947 San Fernando Valley Roy Rogers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W152656 10-in. 12/20/1933 You have taken my heart Freddie Rich and his Orchestra ; Phil Regan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Vocalion 22284 10-in. 1/12/1938 When a woman loves a man Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 116 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jenkins, Gordon," accessed May 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106390.

Jenkins, Gordon. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106390.

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