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Hal Mooney

Hal Mooney
Aliases
Hal Mooney and His Orchestra
Real name
Harold Mooney
Born
February 4, 1911
Died
March 23, 1995
Country
United States
Comments
Composer and arranger, best known for his extensive arrangement work with Mercury Records artists like Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and Billy May, from the mid-1950s to the late 1960s.

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
September 1952 The Tanner Sisters
May 1953 (2 artists)
April 1954 (8 artists)
March 1948 (3 artists)
July 9, 1957 (5 artists)
August 1955 (7 artists)

Covers by Hal Mooney

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1950 Ilene Woods - Orchestra conducted by P. Smith
August 1948 Hal Kemp and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Skinny Ennis
1957 Fred Astaire
December 23, 1955 Katherine Perry
1951 (unknown), Kay Brown
October 1957 Emma Carus
May 1953 Lilo
October 1957 Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
October 1957 Irving Kaufman
i November 1959 Vic Damone
i November 1961 Victor Symphony Orchestra with George Gershwin
i November 1959 Flo Sandon's
1950 Yves Montand
Covered by (317 artists)
i March 1961 Ricardo Montalbán and Esther Williams
i November 1961 Marguerite Ugalde, Adèle Isaac
1950 Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
1957 John Jacob Niles
i March 1961 Araci Cortes
i November 1959 Ginger Rogers and Willie Howard
1948 Evelyn Knight - With Orchestra directed by Mannie Klein
i March 1961 Fred Hamm and His Orchestra
November 1953 Patti Page with Orchestra conducted by Joe Reisman
October 1957 Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra
i 1960 Harry James and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Connie Haines
1957 Merle Travis
October 1957 Samuel Ash, Marilyn Miller and Clifton Webb
1957 Johnny Green and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Lee Wiley
December 23, 1955 The Three Keys
March 1955 Deep River Boys
December 23, 1955 Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra
December 23, 1955 Sam Lanin's Dance Orchestra
November 12, 1957 Curtis Lewis and His Trio, Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra
August 1948 Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers - Vocal Chorus by Larry Cotton
July 1950 Leadbelly
March 1955 Gene Austin
i November 1959 John Raitt
i November 1959 Tex Ritter
i March 1961 David Rose and His Orchestra
1950 Bob Hope & Lucille Ball [dubbed by Annette Warren]
i November 1959 Gene Kelly & Leila Ernst
1954 Hank Snow, The Singing Ranger and The Rainbow Ranch Boys
January 1955 Kay Starr
1957 Grace Moore
1955 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra
1956 Isabel Bigley
1957 Ivy St. Helier
1957 Edith Piaf, Vera Lynn
March 1954 Edith Piaf, Vera Lynn with Orchestra and Chorus directed by Roland Shaw - Charles Smart at the Organ
March 1955 Ivie Anderson
March 1955 Chick Webb and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Ella Fitzgerald
November 1953 Morton Downey
1957 Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
i November 1959 Tamara
December 23, 1955 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra
August 1955 Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra, Bull Moose Jackson and His Buffalo Bearcats
March 1955 Nick Lucas "The Crooning Troubadour"
October 1957 Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra
February 1953 Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra
March 1955 Ethel Waters, Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy
1956 Mary Hay and Clifton Webb
October 1957 Dick Powell & Alice Faye
i March 1961 Dick Powell & Alice Faye
December 23, 1955 McKinney's Cotton Pickers with Vocal Refrain by George Thomas
December 23, 1955 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Herb Jeffries
1957 Kaye Ballard
1956 Mabel Mercer
1956 Irene Bordoni and Arthur Margetson
i 1960 Gloria Grafton
August 1948 Irving Kaufman
i 1960 Sammy Fain
September 24, 1956 Peter Palmer and Edith Adams
i March 1961 Jeanette MacDonald
May 1955 Ernie Andrews with Benny Carter Orchestra
i 1960 Larry Kert
March 1955 Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra
i 1960 Valaida & Dee Lloyd McKaye
i November 1959 Valaida & Dee Lloyd McKaye
i 1960 Bobby Sherwood and His Orchestra
1960 Sterling Holloway & Bobbie Perkins
December 23, 1955 Henry Burr
i November 1959 Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra
1956 Maurice Chevalier
October 1953 Walter Barnes and His Royal Creolians
May 1951 Gracie Fields
i 1960 (unknown)
1956 Nat "King" Cole
October 1957 Don Ameche
i November 1959 Alfred Drake
i March 1961 Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra
September 1954 Shirley Gunter and The Queens
1956 Ella Logan - Orchestra under Direction of Bill Harty
July 1950 Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
i March 1961 Boston "Pops" Orchestra - Arthur Fiedler, Conductor
February 1955 Ruth Brown and Her Rhythmakers with Orchestra
1957 Vaughan's Texas Quartet
i March 1961 Conway's Band
October 1957 Franklyn Baur
i November 1959 Richard Hayman Orchestra
i November 1961 Kirov Ballet
1956 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra
November 1958 Joel Grey
January 1953 Sam Lanin's Orchestra
i November 1961 Ray Bolger, Tamara Geva and George Church
i 1960 Ethel Merman
1957 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Helen Forrest
July 3, 1956 Benny Goodman Sextet, Ernie Andrews
1956 The Six Hottentots
1950 Ilene Woods and Mike Douglas - Orchestra conducted by P. Smith
1957 Uncle "Am" Stuart
i March 1961 Kurt Weill
i 1960 Abbie Mitchell
1956 Harry Richman
Susie-Q The Crew-Cuts with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra May 10, 1957 Unverified
September 1954 Janet Brace
i 1960 Ethel Merman
February 1953 (unknown)
October 1957 Ray Middleton
March 1954 Cowboy Copas
December 23, 1955 Vernon Dalhart
1957 Frank Sinatra
i November 1959 Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra
i March 1961 Larry Kert & Carol Lawrence
February 1953 Irving Kaufman
February 1953 Daniel L. Haynes and the Dixie Jubilee Singers
February 1953 Sam Lanin and His Orchestra
1956 Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy
March 1955 Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy
December 23, 1955 Bing Crosby
1950 Owen Bradley and His Quintet - Vocal Chorus by Jack Shook and Dottie Dillard
May 1951 Manuelita Arriola con la orquesta Juan S. Garrido, Dora Luz
December 23, 1955 Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
October 1957 Ethel Merman and Russell Nype

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
An Affair to Remember Hal Mooney and His Orchestra November 1959 Mercury
Ballet with a Beat Hal Mooney and His Orchestra November 1961 Mercury
Flutes and Percussion Hal Mooney 1960 Time Records
Folk Songs Kitty White - Hal Mooney and His Orchestra 1957 Mercury
In the Land of Hi-Fi Dinah Washington, Orchestra arranged and conducted by Hal Mooney 1956 EmArcy
Kay Starr in a Blue Mood [10"] Kay Starr with Orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney March 1955 Capitol Records
Merrill At Midnight Helen Merrill with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra 1957 EmArcy
Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine Sing the Best of Irving Berlin Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine, Orchestra conducted by Hal Mooney October 1957 Mercury
The One - The Only Kay Starr with Harold Mooney and His Orchestra December 23, 1955 RCA Victor
Woodwinds and Percussion Hal Mooney and His Orchestra March 1961 Mercury

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes Ilene Woods with Harold Mooney and His Orch. 1950 RCA Victor
A Foggy Day Mel Tormé with Hal Mooney and his Orchestra August 1948 Musicraft
A Kiss to Build a Dream On Bob Eberly with Orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney 1951 Capitol Records
Allez-vous-en Kay Starr with Orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney May 1953 Capitol Records
Band of Angels Sarah Vaughan with Hal Mooney & His Orchestra July 9, 1957 Mercury
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song) Ilene Woods and The Woodsmen with Harold Mooney and His Orchestra 1950 RCA Victor
Buttons and Bows Betty Garrett with Harold Mooney and His Orchestra 1948 MGM
Changing Partners Kay Starr with Orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney November 1953 Capitol Records
Comes A-Long A-Love Kay Starr with Orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney September 1952 Capitol Records
Dream Dinah Washington with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra 1954 Mercury
Foolishly Yours Kay Starr with Harold Mooney's Orchestra and Chorus March 1955 RCA Victor
Gone Again Sarah Vaughan with Hal Mooney & His Orchestra November 12, 1957 Mercury
Gone with the Wind Mel Tormé with Hal Mooney and his Orchestra August 1948 Musicraft
Goodnight, Irene Jo Stafford with Vocal Trio and Orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney July 1950 Capitol Records
If Anyone Finds This, I Love You Kay Starr with Harold Mooney and His Orchestra January 1955 RCA Victor
If It's the Last Thing I Do Dinah Washington with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra 1955 Mercury
If Tears Could Bring You Back Bobby Milano with Harold Mooney's Music May 1955 Capitol Records
Keeper of the Flame The Crew-Cuts with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra September 24, 1956 Mercury
My Life's Desire Bob Eberly with Orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney May 1951 Capitol Records
No One but You Connie Russell with Orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney April 1954 Capitol Records
Oop-Shoop Helen Grayco with Orchestra directed by Harold Mooney September 1954 "X"
Please Don't Freeze Helen Grayco with Orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney February 1955 "X"
Shoppin' Around Rusty Draper with Hal Mooney & His Orchestra November 1958 Mercury
Side by Side Kay Starr with Orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney January 1953 Capitol Records
Soft Winds Dinah Washington with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra July 3, 1956 Mercury
What Do You See in Her? Helen Grayco with Orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney August 1955 "X"

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