Gordon Jenkins


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Notes on Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton book by Roger Smith   Drawing on extensive research and access to Nilsson's personal archives, Alyn Shipton's Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter is an exhaustive and award-winning biography of Harry Nilsson . Published in 2013, the biography is ...
It's Only a Paper Moon music_note "It's Only a Paper Moon " was written in 1933 for the play "The Great Magoo " and was originally titled "If You Believed in Me." The title was changed to "It's Only a Paper Moon " when it was sung by June Knight and Charles Rodgers in the 1933 film Take a Chance . ...
One Last Touch of Nilsson article This article is from Goldmine Magazine (Vol. 20 No. 9 Issue 359 dated April 29, 1994). Bruce Ansley contacted Krause Publications Group, Inc. and Dawn Eden and they were kind enough to grant him permission to place the article online. Once he had ...
It Had to Be You music_note "It Had to Be You " was written in 1924. It was featured in the 1944 musical film Show Business . The music is by Isham Jones and the lyrics are by Gus Kahn .   "It Had to Be You " was first recorded by the duet of Billy Murray and Aileen Stanley in 1924.   Danny Thomas ...
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now music_note In 1909, Harold Orlob composed "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now " when he worked for Music Publishers Company which was owned by Joseph Howard . As was customary at that time, the copyright of the song was given to the publisher. For many years Howard maintained that he was the sole composer. ...
Lazy Moon music_note Recorded: March 15-22, 1973   "Lazy Moon " was written in 1901. Harry Nilsson first heard it sung by Oliver Hardy in the film Pardon Us . From the time it appeared in that film until Harry recorded it in 1973, there is no record of anyone else recording the song.
Goodbye: In Search of Gordon Jenkins book Bruce Jenkins' biography of his father, Gordon Jenkins , includes information about the recording of Harry Nilsson's A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night album. Jenkins arranged and conducted the music for Nilsson's album of pop standards. The ...
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows music_note Joseph McCarthy and Harry Carroll wrote "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows " in 1918 for the musical comedy "Oh, Look! " Carroll's melody is based on Chopin .   "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" by Harry ...
Charlie LaVere person Before recording A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night , Harry Nilsson rehearsed with Gordon Jenkins's pianist, Charlie LaVere.
Trust In Me music_note Harry Nilsson originally recorded Trust In Me for A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night , but it was not included on the album. Other Recordings: Mildred Bailey's recording of Trust In Me reached #4 on the US charts in 1937. Etta James's recording of Trust In Me reached #30 on ...
What'll I Do music_note Recorded: March 15-22, 1973
You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It) music_note Recorded March 15-22, 1973.
Thanks for the Memory music_note Thanks for the Memory was first performed by Bob Hope in the film "Big Broadcast Of 1938 ." Hope later adopted it as his theme song.
This Is All I Ask music_note Recorded March 15-22, 1973.
Makin' Whoopee music_note
Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) music_note Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) was originally written in 1931 for the musical "Three Little Words". "Harry does it with much sadness and compassion." -- Derek Taylor
Lullaby in Ragtime music_note Recorded: March 15-22, 1973 Harry Nilsson's recording of Lullaby in Ragtime was used in a series of automobile commercials on TV in the UK. Sylvia Fine wrote Lullaby In Ragtime for the film The Five Pennies starring her husband, Danny Kaye .
For Me And My Gal music_note
Always music_note "Always" was recorded March 15-22, 1973.
As Time Goes By music_note Although it is probably the most played song from the A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night album, Harry Nilsson did not consider it the best track.