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 101-118 of 118 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 5741 7/17/1950 Old folks at home (Swanee River) Al Jolson arranger, vocalist, choral director  
Decca L 5742 7/17/1950 I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair Al Jolson arranger, vocalist, choral director  
Decca L 5743 7/17/1950 Oh! Susanna Al Jolson arranger, vocalist, choral director  
Decca L 5744 7/17/1950 De camptown races Al Jolson arranger, vocalist, choral director  
Decca L 6046 2/6/1951 You're just in love Lil Hardin Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong arranger, choral director  
Decca L 6047 2/6/1951 If Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger, choral director  
Decca L 6048 2/6/1951 (I want a) Big butter and egg man (from the West) Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, arranger, choral director  
Decca L 6550 11/28/1951 It's all in the game Louis Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong arranger, choral director  
Decca L 6551 11/28/1951 When it's sleepy time South-1 Louis Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong arranger, choral director  
Decca L 6552 11/28/1951 Jeannine, I dream of lilac time Louis Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong arranger, choral director  
Decca L 6553 11/28/1951 Indian love call Louis Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong arranger, choral director  
Decca L 7187 5/16/1953 The pink houseboat Cast of Seven dreams arranger  
Decca L 7188 5/16/1953 The professor Cast of Seven dreams arranger  
Decca L 7197 5/20/1953 The nightmare Cast of Seven dreams arranger  
Decca L 7198 5/20/1953 The conductor, part 1 ; The conductor, part 2 Cast of Seven dreams arranger  
Decca L 7199 5/20/1953 The caretaker Cast of Seven dreams arranger  
Decca L 7200 5/20/1953 The cocktail party, part 1 Cast of Seven dreams arranger  
Decca L 7209 5/21/1953 The girl on the rock Cast of Seven dreams arranger  
(Results 101-118 of 118 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jenkins, Gordon," accessed July 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106390.

Jenkins, Gordon. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106390.

"Jenkins, Gordon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106390

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