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.
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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
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 112 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||arranger, conductor|
|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||arranger, conductor|
|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||arranger, conductor|
|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||D7VB-0233||10-in.||4/3/1947||Tomorrow||Charlie Spivak Orchestra ; Charlie Spivak||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|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jenkins, Gordon," accessed March 24, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106390.
Jenkins, Gordon. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 24, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106390.
"Jenkins, Gordon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 24 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Jenkins, Gordon - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n91089020
Wikidata: Gordon Jenkins - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1388198
MusicBrainz: Gordon Jenkins - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/9b6da241-318c-4ee3-babd-18b5d2bc1646
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