タグ別アーカイブ: Gordon Jenkins


February 19.2019



Here is Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Featuring Bunny Berigan play ”King Porter Stomp”.
Bunny Berigan, Nate Kazebier, Ralph Muzzillo (tp) Red Ballard, Jack Lacey (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Toots Mondello, Hymie Schertzer (as) Arthur Rollini, Dick Clark (ts) Frank Froeba (p) George Van Eps (g) Harry Goodman (b) Gene Krupa (d) Fletcher Henderson (arr)
New York, July 1, 1935

Here is Artie Shaw and His Orchestra play “In The Mood.”
Chuck Peterson, Bernie Privin, John Best (tp) George Arus, Harry Rodgers, Les Jenkins (tb) Artie Shaw (cl,arr) Les Robinson, Hank Freeman (as) Tony Pastor (ts,vcl) Georgie Auld (ts) Bob Kitsis (p) Al Avola (g) Sid Weiss (b) George Wettling (d) Jerry Gray (arr)
Broadcast, Blue Room, Hotel Lincoln, New York, December 20, 1938

1941 — 1941- Tommy Dorsey and his band. On the far right in the last row is a very young and yet unknown Frank Sinatra. Movie Still from, “Las Vegas Nights”. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Bunny Berigan「 East of The Sun」 (1940) (broadcast)


当時ドーシー楽団は「Hotel Astor Roof」からラジオ放送を中南米向けにも中継しておりました。

June 19, 1940 (Wed) 10:15 – 10:45 pm “Carnival de Broadway”
Hotel Astor Roof, New York
(NBC White) (WRCA/WNBI) (International) RCA MT 372 (1), MT 369 (2)
Anuncios en Español Alfredo Barrett, announcer

詳細はこちら ▶️ (54ページ以降)


Here is Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra featuring Bunny Berigan play “Marie”.
Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers (Billy Wilson, Chuck Lowry, Jo Stafford, & John Huddleston),
Bunny Berigan(tp), Buddy Rich(ds)
Broadcast From The Meadowbrook Ballroom, Cedar Grove, New Jersey March 9, 1940.

Hotel Astor Roof from Library of Congress

「映画Las Vegas Nights (1941年制作)」からフランク・シナトラの映像(最も初期)も添付します。

Here is Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra play “I’ll Never Smile Again” from Las Vegas Nights (1941)


Here is Lee Wiley with Leo Reisman and his Orchestra play “Time On My Hands”.
October 26, 1931

Time On My Hands(Lee Wiley)

Leo Reisman楽団については拙ブログをご覧下さい。こちら ▶️

Here is Bea Wain with Larry Clinton and his Orchestra “My Reverie”.
July 16, 1938

Bea Wain,My Reverie

Larry Clinton楽団についても拙ブログもご覧下さい。こちら ▶️

Here is Isham Jones and his Orchestra “Blue Prelude”.
Isham Jones (ts, dir),Joe Bishop(fh), Gordon Jenkins(arr)
April 6, 1933

Isham Jones,Blue Prelude

Blue Preludeについても拙ブログをご覧下さい。こちら ▶️




Gordon Jenkins on Decca Records

September 14,2018

Photo of Gordon Jenkins


最近ネットラジオで「Dick Haymes: Sinatra’s Shadow」という放送を聴きました。この番組ではゴードン・ジェンキンス(Gordon Jenkins)についても語られていました。

上記ラジオ放送は  こちら 

Gordon Jenkinsはキャピタル時代のフランク・シナトラとの共演盤が有名ですが、デッカ時代にも有名歌手と多くの名曲を録音しています。

今回、デッカレコード専属時代のGordon Jenkinsが関わった録音からブログを作成しました。

最後に添付したThe Weavers(ピート・シーガーが参加)については門外漢でありますので余計なコメントは記載しておりません。

尚、Gordon Jenkinsについては1年前の拙ブログ(4回連載)も併せてご覧頂ければ嬉しいです。

1. https://wp.me/p6X2wH-3DJ

2. https://wp.me/p6X2wH-3Ex

3. https://wp.me/p6X2wH-3EM

4. https://wp.me/p6X2wH-3Fv

Photo above of Woody Herman by Wikipedia

Isham Jonesは歌手としてWoody Hermanを採用しました。
Here is Isham Jones Orchestra and Woody Herman sing “There is no greater love”.
Clarence Willard, Chelsea Qualey (tp) Wendell deLory, Russ Jenner (tb) Joe Bishop (tu,arr) Tommy Macey, Don Watt (cl,as) Woody Herman (cl,as,bar,vcl) Vic Hauprich, Saxie Mansfield (ts) Howard Smith (p,arr) George Wartner (g) Eddie Stone (vln,vcl,arr) Vince Allotta (vln) Nick Hupfer (vln,arr) Walt Yoder (b) Walter Lageson (d), Gordon Jenkins (arr) Isham Jones (dir) New York, February 3, 1936


Here is Dick Haymes (with Gordon Jenkins Orchestra) sings “Little White Lies”.
New York 1948

Peggy Leeのデッカ盤ではなくElla Fitzgerald による“Black coffee”です。
Here is Ella Fitzgerald sings (with Gordon Jenkins Orchestra) “Black coffee”.
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) with Gordon Jenkins Orchestra, Gordon Jenkins (cond) New York, April 28, 1949


コロンビア盤のRay Ellis(楽団)の編曲と比べて下さい。
Here is Billie Holiday (with Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra) sings “You’re my thrill”.
Bobby Hackett (tp) Milt Yaner (cl,as) John Fulton (fl,cl,ts) Bernie Leighton (p) Tony Mottola (g) Jack Lesberg (b) Bunny Shawker (d) + five strings Billie Holiday (vcl) Gordon Jenkins (cond) New York, October 19, 1949


Here is Hoagy Carmichael (with Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra And Chorus) sings “Sacramento.
Hoagy Carmichael (vcl) acc by orchestra and chorus, Gordon Jenkins (dir)
Los Angeles, March 1, 1951


Here is Louis Armstrong (with with studio orchestra and Gordon Jenkins(cond) )sings “Jeannine, I Dream Of Lilac Time”.
U.S. Royal Showcase: (Tv Show): NBC tv studio, New York City, June 8, 1952


Here is Peggy Lee (with Gordon Jenkins (cond) sings “Sans souci”.
Los Angeles, July 31, 1952


下記文章は「Songwriters Hall of Fame」から引用しました。 HPは こちら

In 1938, he moved to California, where he worked for Paramount Pictures. In 1939 he became music director for NBC’s Hollywood based west coast division. From 1944 to 1948, he worked on Dick Haymes’ radio show. In 1945, he became a staff conductor for Decca Records. Jenkins soon became Decca’s musical director, and was responsible for bringing The Weavers (a group that included Pete Seeger among its members) to Decca.

Here is The Weavers (with Gordon Jenkins Orchestra) sing “Goodnight, Irene”.


July 18.2018

Photo by Discogs



作曲家シリーズの第3弾です。(例)「Alexander’s Ragtime Band」「Always」「Blue Skies」「CHeek To Cheek」「Heat Wave」「How Deep Is The Ocean」「I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm」「Let’s Face the Music and Dance」「Marie」「Puttin’ on The Ritz」「Russian Lullaby」「There’s No Business Like Show Business」「They Say It’s Wonderful」「This Year’s Kisses」「Top Hat」etc.

1.「AIL By Myself」
Jimmy Rushing with Dave Brubeck Quartet(1960)から
バーリン33歳の1921年にレビュー用に書いた曲。あまりヒットしなかったそうですが、ポッ プスのボビー ダーリンがいい味を出している盤もあります。
Here is Dave Brubeck Quartet, Jimmy Rushing sings ”All By Myself”.

2.「The Song is Ended」
Gerry Mulligan With strings(1955)
1950年代中期以降、エラの歌やピーターソンのピアノ、そしてナット・コール、シナトラた ちの歌も残されていますが、ここでは野太いマリガンサウンドに弦を添わせて。

3.「Soft Lights & Sweet Music」
Gerry Mulligan & Scott Hamilton(1986)から
パーシー・フェイスやメラクリーノ・ストリングスやコルトレーンやレイ・チャー ルスの歌もあるようですが、マリガンとハミルトンの2管でしっとりと。
Here is Scott Hamilton & Gerry Mulligan play ”Soft Lights & Sweet Music”.
最初の曲だけで終了して下さい。(Full Albumでアップされています)

4.「White Christmas」
Tony Bennett(1998)から
真夏の白雪。場違いも極まった感じですが、バーリンのディスコグラフィーには欠かせない 1曲かと…。
Here is Tony Bennett sings ”White Christmas”.



1. 「Russian Lullaby」
Vladimir Shafranov Trio(2003)から
Vladimir Shafranov(p) Pekka Sarmanto(b) Jukkis lotila(ds)
Here is Vladimir Shafranov Trio play “Russian Lullaby”.


2.「Cheek to Cheek」
Janet Seidel「Little Jazz Bird」(1992)から
Janet Seidel(vo) lan Date(g) Tom Baker(ts) Bobby Gabert(p) David Seidel(b)
John Morrison(ds)

Here is Janet Seidel sings “Cheek to Cheek”

3.「They say it’s wonderful」
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman(1963)から
Johnny Hartman(vo) John Coltrane(ts) McCoy Tyner(p)Jimmy Garrison(b) Elvin Jones(ds)
Here is John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman play “They Say It’s Wonderful”.

1. 「I’ve Last Hart In Dixieland」
Original Dixieland Jazz Band(LP SH220)から
Here is Original Dixieland Jazz Band play “I Lost My Heart In Dixie Land” .

2.「When I Leave The World Behind」
Chris Tylis Silver Leaf Jazz Band (stom off 1258)から
Here is Yo Kimura and New Orleans 4T’s play “When I Leave The World Behind “.

3.「Easter Parade」
Acker Bilk (Reprise R-6031)から
Here is Acker Bilk play ”Easter Parade”.

4.「White Christmas」
Chris Barber’s Jazzmen(Lake LACD 222)から
Here is Chris Barber’s Jazz Band play ”White Christmas”.

「Russian Lullaby」
Vic Dickenson Showcaseから
Here is Vic Dickenson Septet play ”Russian Lullaby”.
Vic Dickenson(tb) Edmond Hall(cl) Ruby Braff(tp) Steve Jordan(g) Walter Page(b)
Sir Charles Thompson(p) Les Erskine(ds)

1.「There’s No Business Like Show Business」
Sonny Rollins「Work Time」から
Sonny Rollins(ts) Ray Bryant(p) George Morrow(b) Max Roach(ds)
Here is Sonny Rollins play “There’s no business like show business”.

Harry Nilsson「A touch more SCHMILSSON in the night」から
Here is Harry Nilsson with Gordon Jenkins(arr&condct) sings “Always”.

3.「Supper Time」
Nancy Wilson「Just One of Those Things」から
Here is Nancy Wilson sings “Suppertime”.
Nancy Wilson(vo) Hank Jones(p) Ron Carter(b) Gino Bertachini(g) Grady Tate(ds)

4.「The Song ls Ended」
Nat King Cole with Billy May Orchestra から
Here is Nat King Cole sings “The Song Is Ended”.


Here is Lars Gullin Quintet play “Always”.
Ake Persson(tb) Lars Gullin(bars) Rune Of werman(p) Georg Riedel(b)
Bert Dahlander(ds) Stockholm, April 25, 1956

「How Deep Is The Ocean」
Here is Ann Hampton Callaway sings ”How Deep Is The Ocean”.

Gordon Jenkins’ works(4) Goodbye

November 11.2017

Photo above of Gordon Jenkins with Nat King Cole by courtesy of the Jenkins family

Gordon Jenkins composed “Goodbye” in the early 1930s.

Unfortunately Isham Jones did not adopt the song because “Goodbye” was too sad.

Then Gordon Jenkins had become friendly with Benny Goodman.

When Goodman’s band was hired by NBC in 1934, Benny needed a closing theme on radio program.

So Jenkins wrote the score for Benny’s closing theme.

I will summarize ”In Search of Gordon Jenkins”.

Gordon originally wrote “Goodbye” to his first wife who died on the operating table giving birth to his first child. The baby also died.

Gordon Jenkinsは1930年代の初め頃「Goodbye」を作曲しました。

残念ながら当時のバンドリーダーのIsham Jonesは「Goodbye」があまりにも悲しい曲であったためレパートリーとして採用しませんでした。

その後、ニューヨークに移ったGordon JenkinsはBenny Goodmanと親しくなりました。

1934年Benny GoodmanバンドがNBCとレギュラー番組契約をした時、Goodmanはラジオ番組のクロジングテーマが必要になりました。

そこでGordon Jenkinsはクロージングテーマ曲として「Goodbye」を改めて編曲しGoodmanバンドに提供しました。

「Goodbye」については息子が出版した「 In Search of Gordon Jenkins」で詳述されています。

Gordon Jenkinsは一人の女性と恋愛し彼女は妊娠しました。悲しいことですが出産時に母子共に死亡してしまったそうです。それ故この曲は「I’ll Never Forget You」で始まリます。

Here is Benny Goodman and his Orchestra play “Goodbye”.
Benny Goodman(cl, dir),Nate Kazebier, Bunny Berigan, Ralph Muzzillo(tp), Red Ballard, Joe Harris(tb),Hymie Schertzer, Bill DePew, Dick Clark, Arthur Rollini(ts),Jess Stacy(p),Allen Reuss(g),Harry Goodman(b),Gene Krupa(ds) Gordon Jenkins(arr)
97016-1  Vic 25215Hollywood, September 27, 1935.

Here is Richard Stoltzman plays “Goodbye”.

Here is Gordon Jenkins and Marshall Royal plays “Goodbye”.

Gordon Jenkins’ works(3) “P.S. I Love You”

November 09.2017

“P.S. I Love You” was written by Gordon Jenkins, the lyrics by Johnny Mercer in 1934.

The original hit version in the 1930s was recorded by Rudy Vallée and was revived in the 1950s by The Hilltoppers

Some famous recordings include Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby,Bette Midler.

Today I will not introduce these famous singing.

「P.S. I Love You」は作詞Johnny Mercer、作曲Gordon Jenkinsにより1934年に出版されました。

発売当初はRudyValléeのレコードが好評を博し、1950年代にThe Hilltoppersによってリバイバルヒットしました。

この曲においてはBillie Holiday、Frank Sinatra、MelTormé、Rosemary Clooney、Bing Crosby、Bette Midler等有名な録音が多くあります。


Here is Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra play “P.S. I Love You”.


Photo above of Ruddy Vallee by Wikimedia

Here is Rudy Vallée and his Connecticut Yankees, with vocal by Rudy Vallée on 9 September 1934


Here is Woody Herman & his Orchestra play “P.S. I Love You”.
vo:Mary Ann McCall 1948.


Here is The Hilltoppers sings “P.S. I Love You”.



Here is Arnett Cobb with Red Garland Trio play “P.S. I Love You”.
Arnett Cobb(ts), Red Garland(p) George Duvivier(b) J.C.Herad(ds) Red Garland(p)
November 13.1960. N.J.



Here is Andre Previn plays “P.S. I Love You”.



Here is Joe Temperley play “P.S. I Love You”.
Joe Temperley (soprano & baritone sax), Andy Farber(as,ts), Ryan Kisor(tp), John Allred (tb), James Chirillo (g), Dan Nimmer (p), John Webber (b), Leroy Williams (ds) NY,2008.

Here is Lee Morgan and Hank Mobley Quintet “P.S. I Love You”.
Lee Morgan (tp),Hank Mobley (ts),Hank Jones (p),Doug Watkins (b),Art Taylor (ds)
5 November 1956.N.J.

Gordon Jenkins’ works(2) When a Woman Loves a Man

November 08.2017

Photo above of Gordon Jenkins

“When a Woman Loves a Man” was composed in 1934 by Gordon Jenkins, Bernard Hanighen with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

It is different from “When a Man Loves a Woman.”

「When a Woman Loves a Man」はGordon Jenkins, Bernard Hanighenによる共同の作曲となっています。(1934年作)

作詞は有名なJohnny Mercerでした。「When a Man Loves a Woman」とよく似た題名です。

Here is Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra plays “When A Woman Loves A Man”.

Here is Billie Holiday sings “When a woman Loves a man”.

Here is Ella Fitzgerald sings “When a Woman Loves a Man”.

Here is Kay Starr sings “When a woman loves a man”.

Here is Peggy Lee sings “When A Woman Loves A Man”.

Here is Julia Lee and Kansas City’s First Lady Of The Blues sings “When A Woman Loves A Man”.

Here is Art Tatum plays “When A Woman Loves A Man”.

Photo by Discogs

Here is Tony Bennett sings “When A Woman Loves A Man”.

Photo above of Bobby Hackett

Here is Bobby Hackett plays “When A Woman Loves A Man”.

Here is George Shearing plays “When A Woman Loves A Man”.

Photo above of Joe Albany by courtesy of AllabutJazz

Here is Joe Albany plays “When A Woman Loves A Man”.

Gordon Jenkins’ works (1) Blue Prelude

November 07.2017

Photo above of Gordon Jenkins by courtesy of playisteve.com

Last month I posted that Gordon Jenkins had arranged for the Isham Jones band.

Gordon Jenkins was involved in “Blue Prelude.”

Please listen to the famous song “Blue Prelude”.

Photo from The Big Band by George T.Simon

Gordon Jenkins was hired by the Isham Jones Orchestra in 1932 as staff arranger.

In those days Saxophonist Joe Bishop had written a composition entitled “Blue Prelude”.

Also Joe Bishop and Woody Herman composed “Woodchopper’s Ball” .

The Casa Loma Orchestra first recorded “Blue Prelude” in early 1933.

Isham Jones was not happy that another band had found success with a tune written by one of his sidemen.

So Isham Jones quickly decided to record his own version and instructed Gordon Jenkins to supplement “Blue Prelude”.

Then “Blue Prelude” has become a standard piece of popular music.

先月Gordon Jenkinsが Isham Jones Bandで編曲者としての才能を開花したと投稿しました。

その当時Gordon Jenkinsは「Blue Prelude」という名曲に携わってました。

今日は名曲「Blue Prelude」の聴き比べをお楽しみ下さい。

Gordon Jenkinsが Isham Jones に雇われた1932年頃、バンドメンバーであった Joe Bishopが「Blue Prelude」を作曲しました。

補足ですが Joe BishopはWoody Herman と共に「Woodchopper’s Ball」を作曲しています。

1933年1月The Casa Loma Orchestraが録音した「Blue Prelude」が最初にヒットしました。

当然ながらIsham JonesはライバルであるThe Casa Loma Orchestraが自分のサイドマン(Joe Bishop)によって書かれた曲で成功を収めたことをよく思いませんでした。

それ故、Isham Jonesは競合作を録音するに際し、Gordon Jenkinsに「Blue Prelude」の決定版と言えるような構成(作詞を含め)をするよう指示したそうです。

その後「Blue Prelude」はポピュラー音楽界でもスタンダード曲となっています。

Here is Glen Gray and THE Casa Loma Orchestra play “Blue Prelude”.
Glen Gray(as, dir)Gene Gifford(bj, g, arr) New York, January 31, 1933.
B-13000A Br 6513,

Here is Isham Jones and his Orchestra play “Blue Prelude”.
Isham Jones (ts, dir),Joe Bishop(fh), Gordon Jenkins(arr)
New York, April 6, 1933. 75736-1 Vic 24298.

Here is Woody Herman play “Blue Prelude”.
Woody Hermancl, as, vo, dir): Steady Nelson,(ts, vo),Bob Price, Clarence Willard(tp), Neal Reid, Toby Tyler(tb),Joe Bishop(fh,arr),Joe Denton, Ray Hopfner(as),Saxie Mansfield, Ronnie Perry(ts), Tommy Linehan(p), Hy White,(g),Walter Yoder(b),Frank Carlson(d),Elsa Harris(vo). New York, February 5, 1940. 67155

Here is Nina Simone sings “Blue Prelude”.

Here is Helen Humes sings “Blue Prelude”.

Here is Peggy Lee sings “Blue Prelude”.

Here is Monica Zetterlund sings “Blue Prelude”.

Here is Svend Asmussen with quartet play ”Blue Prelude”.
Svend Asmussen (violin) Derek Smith (p)Bucky Pizzarelli (g) Milt Hinton (b)
Oliver Jackson Jr (ds) New York City August 1983

Here is Linda Ronstadt sings “Blue Prelude”.

Isham Jones’ compositions(5) “You’re Just a Dream Come True”

October 07,2017

Photo from The Big Band by George T.Simon

In 1931 Isham Jones composed “You’re Just a Dream Come True”.

It becoming the band’s lovely theme song.

In those days Gordon Jenkins was hired as arranger.

Photo of Gordon Jenkins

Gordon had arranged for the Jones band for many years.

Jenkins was given the opportunity to develop his skills in melodic scoring.

Finally I will introduce my favorite piece by Isham Jones

In December 1927, Benny Goodman joined Jones’ band for a few months.

In those days Jones had assemble the best musicians in Chicago.

Unfortunately they made no records.

Interestingly Benny Goodman and Isham Jones had recorded the same song,“Georgia Jubilee” .

In February 2,1934 Benny Goodman recorded with Coleman Hawkins, and the producer was Milt Gabler.

In July 16 Isham Jones Orchestra recorded “Georgia Jubilee” .

Please compare two recordings.

1931年Isham Jonesは「You’re Just a Dream Come True」を作曲しました。

この素敵な曲はIsham Jones bandのテーマソングになっています。

その当時Gordon Jenkinsが編曲者として雇われました。

Gordon Jenkinsはその後数年間に亘ってIsham Jones bandの編曲を担当することになりました。

その間Gordon Jenkinsは編曲者としての才能をいかんなく発揮できる機会が与えられたと言えそうです。

Photo by YouTube

Here is Isham Jones Orchestra (with Voc. Frank Silvano) play “You’re Just a Dream Come True”.

Johnny Carlson, Harold “Whitey” Moeller, Billy Scott, Sterling “Red” Ballard (tp) James Basil “Base” Dupre (tu,bassax) Don Cowan, Victor Hauprich (cl,as) Bill Guise (ts) [or Bill Geese (ts) ] Isham Jones (ts,ldr) James “Jiggs” Noble (p,arr) Eddie Stone (vln,vcl) Nick Hupfner (vln) Jack Blanchette (vln,g) Richard Kissinger (b,tu) Wally Lageson (d) Frank Silvano (vcl) Charles “Bud” Dant (arr)
Chicago, December 15, 1930

Here is Isham Jones Orchestra play “Sentimental Gentleman from Georgia”.
Isham Jones(ts,dir),George Thow, Clarence Willard(tp), Sonny Lee, Jack Jenney, Red Ballard, (tb),Milt Yaner, Victor Hauprich(cl, as), Saxie Mansfield(ts) ,Joe Bishop(fh), Eddie Stone(vin), James Noble(p), Jack Blanchette(g), Richard Kissinger(b), Charles French(ds), Gordon Jenkins(arr), Eddie Stone(vo) NJ, August 17, 1932.

「You’re Just a Dream Come True」について、Isham Jones楽団以外は確認出来ませんでした。

それ故最後に私が一番好きなIsham Jonesの演奏を紹介させて頂きます。

「Georgia Jubilee」

1927年12月Benny GoodmanはIsham Jones bandに数ヶ月だけ参加していました。

その当時のシカゴではIsham Jones bandが最高の演奏家を集めていたと伝えられています。

残念ながらBenny Goodmanが在団していた時の録音は残っていません。

Photo from B G On the Record,1934年2月2日録音(プロデューサーはMilt Gabler)

1934年2月2日Benny GoodmanはColeman Hawkinsと共演し「Georgia Jubilee」を録音しています。プロデューサーはMilt Gablerであります。(写真を添付しました)

同年7月16日Isham Jones bandも「Georgia Jubilee」を録音しています。編曲はGordon Jenkins


ちなみにIsham Jones bandによる「Georgia Jubilee」は故油井正一氏の「アスペクトインジャズ」で放送されていました。(History in Jazz 第18回 スイング以前の白人オーケストラ)

Here is Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play “Georgia Jubilee”.
Charlie Margulis , Manny Klein (tp) Sonny Lee (tb) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Benny Goodman (cl,ldr) Arthur Schutt (p,arr) Dick McDonough (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Gene Krupa (d) New York, February 2, 1934 152701-3

Here is Isham Jones and his Orchestra play “Georgia Jubilee”.
NJ, July 16, 1934. 83180-1 (arr) Gordon Jenkins

(追記)上記の 「Georgia Jubilee,1934年7月16日録音」は小生が所有している「ダンス・バンドの黄金時代(懐しの10大ダンス・バンド)」に収録されています。

Dick Haymes(3)

October 08, 2016


The partnership of Frank Sinatra and Gordon Jenkins was most famous.

Gordon Jenkins won a Grammy Award in 1965 for his arrangement of Sinatra’s “It Was a Very Good Year.” Go here 

But before Jenkins became Sinatra’s arranger, he worked closely with Dick Haymes on Decca Records for much of the 1940s.

Photo of Gordon Jenkins

Photo: Gordon Jenkins

In those days Jenkins was musical director for Decca records.

In the early fifties Jenkins gave an opportunity to perform on many big sellers such as “Little White Lies” by Dick Haymes.

Their work “Little White Lies” was a million seller in 1949.

I had posted about Gordon Jenkins.Go here and here.

Here is Dick Haymes sings “Little White Lies.”

Here is Frank Sinatra sings “It Was A Very Good Year” conducting by Gordon  Jenkins.

Gordon Jenkins

February 07.2016

February 07, 2016


Gordon Jenkins was an American arranger who was an influential figure in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s.

Jenkins also wrote well-known several songs.

My favorite is the three songs of the following.

‘P.S. I Love You’, ‘Goodbye’, ‘When a Woman Loves a Man’

In particular,‘Goodbye’ is famous as the last song of the program that Benny Goodman had broadcasted.

I found a excellent album for this piece.

The following album is also interesting.


‘A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night’ was sung by American singer Harry Nilsson conducting by Gordon Jenkins.