Gordon Jenkins

Gordon Hill Jenkins (May 12, 1910 – May 1, 1984) was an American arranger, composer and pianist who was an influential figure in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s, renowned for his lush string arrangements. 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 12th, 1910 (Webster Groves), Died May 1st, 1984 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1953

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

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 108 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 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 leader  
Victor PBS-072424 10-in. 6/12/1942 Be careful, it's my heart Gordon Jenkins ; Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
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 leader, 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 leader, 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 orchestra leader, arranger  
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  
Decca 38496 10-in. 8/31/1934 Blue room Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38497 10-in. 8/31/1934 I've found a new baby Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38498 10-in. 8/31/1934 Sweet Sue, just you Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38499 10-in. 8/31/1934 Tiger rag Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38500 10-in. 8/31/1934 You're O.K. Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38502 10-in. 8/31/1934 Dallas blues Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38503 10-in. 8/31/1934 China boy Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38504 10-in. 8/31/1934 Four or five times Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
(Results 1-25 of 108 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jenkins, Gordon," accessed November 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106390.

Jenkins, Gordon. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106390.

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