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 26-50 of 118 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
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  
Decca 38505 10-in. 8/31/1934 Where the arrow points to home Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38506 10-in. 8/31/1934 Here come the British Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38507 10-in. 8/31/1934 Pardon my Southern accent Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38508 10-in. 8/31/1934 Jimtown blues Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38509 10-in. 8/31/1934 Black magic Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38515 10-in. 9/4/1934 Panama Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38516 10-in. 9/4/1934 Out of space Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38517 10-in. 9/4/1934 Blue lament Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38518 10-in. 9/4/1934 For all we know Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38519 10-in. 9/4/1934 I only have eyes for you Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38520 10-in. 9/4/1934 Then I'll be tired of you Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38521 10-in. 9/4/1934 Don't let it happen again Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38522 10-in. 9/4/1934 I never had a chance Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38523 10-in. 9/4/1934 When you climb those golden stairs Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
Decca 38524 10-in. 9/4/1934 If we should never meet again Isham Jones Orchestra arranger  
(Results 26-50 of 118 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jenkins, Gordon," accessed July 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106390.

Jenkins, Gordon. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106390.

"Jenkins, Gordon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 July 2024.

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