Charles Kenny

Charles Francis Kenny (June 23, 1898 – January 20, 1992) was an American composer, lyricist, author, and violinist. His hit songs include "There's a Gold Mine in the Sky", "Love Letters in the Sand", "Laughing at Life", and "Because It's Your Birthday Today", all of which were written with his brother Nick Kenny. The birthday song appeared in the Our Gang episode Practical Jokers.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 23rd, 1898 (Astoria), Died Eatontown

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 61 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36894 10-in. 11/2/1926 We're the Sunday drivers Billy Murray's Trio Male vocal trio, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-41525 10-in. 1/6/1928 When the Robert E. Lee comes to town Harry Reser's Banjo Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-58565 10-in. 2/10/1930 Why do they call it a drug store? Gerald Macy ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-59646 10-in. 3/21/1930 No es pecado Marimba Centro-Americana Marimba band songwriter  
Victor BVE-64607 10-in. 11/4/1930 Laughing at life McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-67491 10-in. 3/5/1931 Doin' the rumba Irving Mills Orchestra ; The Sunshine Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BRC-70184 10-in. 8/27/1931 Love letters in the sand Tom Brown ; Ted Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-70222 10-in. 9/9/1931 Love letters in the sand Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-81945 10-in. 3/16/1934 Flat feet Burns and Reed Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor BS-99041 10-in. 2/3/1936 Every minute of the hour Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ; Edythe Wright Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-99544 10-in. 2/6/1936 Every minute of the hour (Every hour of the day) Dolly Dawn ; George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-06592 10-in. 4/1/1937 Carelessly Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-06859 10-in. 4/8/1937 Carelessly Ted Mack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-07785 10-in. 4/13/1937 Carelessly Kay Thompson Orchestra ; Rhythm Singers Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-015828 10-in. 11/4/1937 There's a gold mine in the sky Art Kassel ; Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra ; Billy Leach Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-017734 10-in. 12/17/1937 There's a gold mine in the sky Stuart Allen ; Richard Himber ; Seven Stylists Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-017777 10-in. 12/28/1937 There's a gold mine in the sky Kate Smith Female vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-022474 10-in. 4/20/1938 Cathedral in the pines Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra ; Jerry Stewart Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-022668 10-in. 4/28/1938 Cathedral in the pines Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-027252 10-in. 10/1/1938 It's a lonely trail (When you're travelin' all alone) Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Glee Club Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BS-027917 10-in. 10/14/1938 While a cigarette was burning Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Charles Wilson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-028132 10-in. 10/20/1938 While a cigarette was burning Frank Dailey ; Howard DuLany ; Stop and Go Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-030474 10-in. 12/23/1938 It's a lonely trail (When you're travelin' all alone) Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-034262 10-in. 3/8/1939 Little skipper Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-035316 10-in. 3/20/1939 Little skipper Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 61 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kenny, Charles," accessed September 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109896.

Kenny, Charles. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109896.

"Kenny, Charles." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 September 2020.

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