[JPL] Songwriters Birthdays - December
michelle_mobley at sbcglobal.net
Sun Dec 2 02:26:07 EST 2007
Let's not forget my favorite Italian-American performer of popular music born
Dec. 7 (1910) Louis Prima - Although the tune he is most famous for writing
both the music and lyrics to is "Sing, Sing, Sing", he re-arranged the lyrics
of many old standards to bring them back to life. Additionally, he is credited
with writing the words and music to: Twinkle In Your Eye, Just As Much,
Bourbon Street Blues, Everybody Knows, Big Daddy amd some schmaltzier stuff as
he struggled to remain marketable past his era.
- also -
Dec. 12 (1915) Although Ol'Blue Eyes is not credited with writing anything,
Frank Sinatra is/was, perhaps the best intrepreter of many of the standards you
listed, also beautifully re-arranging the lyrics to old and lost Tin Pan Alley
tunes to return them to popular music. (We make his birthday an annual event
for an excuse to find a high-end Italian restaurant that will play his music
while we dine.)
Michelle from Peeedro
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> SONGWRITERS BIRTHDAYS - DECEMBER
> Dec. 1 (1896) Ray Henderson Music: The Best Things in Life Are
> Free, It All Depends On You, Birth of the Blues, Bye Bye Blackbird, The
> Thrill Is Gone.
> Dec. 2 (1915) Adolph Green Lyrics: Never Never Land, The Party's
> Over, Just In Time, Make Someone Happy.
> Dec. 3 (1909) Dana Suesse Music: The Night is Young and You're
> So Beautiful, My Silent Love, You Ought To Be in Pictures.
> Dec. 6 (1896) Ira Gershwin Lyrics: 'S Wonderful, Embraceable You,
> I've Got a Crush On You, The Man I Love, Fascinating Rhythm, Someone To
> Watch Over Me, But Not For Me, Soon, Who Cares?, They All Laughed.
> Dec. 9 (1903) Matty Malneck Music: Goody Goody, I'm Through With
> Love, Stairway to The Stars, I'll Never Be the Same.
> Dec. 10 (1893) Lew Brown Music: Birth of The Blues, Lucky In
> Love, That Old Feeling, The Best Things In Life Are Free, Button Up Your
> Overcoat, Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries.
> Dec. 10 (1906) Harold Adamson Lyrics: This Is a Lovely Way To
> Spend An Evening, It's a Most Unusual Day, Time On My Hands, How Blue
> The Night, Everything I Have Is Yours.
> Dec. 12 (1923) Bob Dorough Music & Lyrics: I've Got Just About
> Everything, But For Now, There's Never Been a Day. Music: Devil May
> Care, Nothing Like You.
> Dec. 16 (1895) Andy Razaf Lyrics: Ain't Misbehavin', S'posin,
> Honeysuckle Rose, Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You?, Stompin' At The Savoy.
> Dec. 16 (1899) Noel Coward Music & Lyrics: A Room With a View,
> Mad About The Boy, If Love Were All, Poor Little Rich Girl.
> Dec. 19 (1928) Morris Charlap Music: You Only You, I Won't Grow
> Up, Great Day in the Morning, I Gotta Crow, Love Eyes, Young Ideas
> Dec. 20 (1907) Paul F. Webster Lyrics: I've Got It Bad and That
> Ain't Good, The Shadow of Your Smile, Baltimore Oriole, Secret Love,
> Jump For Joy, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing.
> Dec. 21 (1905) Harry Revel Music: There's a Lull in My Life, Stay
> As Sweet As You Are, And So To Bed, Never In a Million Years.
> Dec. 24 (1893) Harry Warren Music: At Last, Jeepers Creepers,
> There Will Never Be Another You, This Heart of Mine, I Only Have Eyes
> For You, September In The Rain, The More I See You.
> Dec. 26 (1921) Steve Allen Music & Lyrics: This Could Be The Start
> of Something, Impossible, Gravy Waltz, Pretend You Don't See Her.
> Dec. 27 (1902) Sam Coslow Music: Cocktails For Two, I'm In Love
> With The Honorable Mr. So and So, My Old Flame, Just One More Chance.
> Dec. 27 (1906) Oscar Levant Music: Blame It On My Youth,
> Afterglow, Pardon My Love.
> Dec. 27 (1916) John Frigo Music: Detour Ahead, Seeing You Like
> This, I Told Ya' I Love Ya' Now Get Out.
> Dec. 28 (1899) Abner Silver Music: With These Hands, How Did He
> Look?, The Mood That I'm In, There Goes My Heart.
> Dec. 28 (1906) Ann Ronell Music & Lyrics: Willow Weep For Me,
> Linda, My Heart Is Showing.
> Dec. 31 (1885) Edgar Leslie Lyrics: A Little Bit Independent, For
> Me and My Gal, Among My Souvenirs, Lost In a Dream.
> Dec. 31 (1905) Jule Styne Music: Just In Time, Guess I'll Hang My
> Tears Out To Dry, People, Time After Time, It's You Or No One, Three
> Coins In The Fountain, It's Magic,The Music That Makes Me Dance.
> Warm wishes, and Happy Holidays
> Dick LaPalm
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