Jimmy Kennedy

Jimmy Kennedy
Real name
James B. Kennedy
Born
July 20, 1902
Died
April 6, 1984
Country
United Kingdom
IPI
00016091411
00016092114
Comments
Jimmy Kennedy was a prolific popular songwriter. He was born and raised in Northern Ireland. He moved to London where he established his long successful career. In the 1950s he resided in the United States, but returned to England. In 1983, Kennedy was made an officer of the British Empire for his contributions to music, and he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of fame in 1997.
Family
Hamilton Kennedy    Brother
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Songs written by Jimmy Kennedy

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Down the Trail of Achin' Hearts Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy Patti Page with Jack Rael Quartet January 1951 Covered by (5 artists)
Harbour Lights Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Roy Fox and His Orchestra 1937 Covered by (51 artists)
Hometown Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Flanagan and Allen 1937 Covered by (8 artists)
Isle of Capri Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Lew Stone and His Band 1934 Covered by (45 artists)
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy The Four Lads September 1953 Covered by (20 artists)
Last Night My Heart Crossed the Ocean Jimmy Kennedy, Cliff Sundin Kitty Kallen with Orchestra Conducted by George Siravo February 1951 Covered by (3 artists)
Oh Nicholas Don't Be So Ridiculous Jimmy Kennedy, Harry Castling Tommy Trinder 1939 Covered by Kim Cordell and The Bow Bells
Red Sails in the Sunset Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Lew Stone and His Band 1935 Covered by (88 artists)
Roll Along, Covered Wagon Jimmy Kennedy Covered by (9 artists)
South of the Border Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Billy Cotton and His Band 1939 Covered by (76 artists)
The Magic Tango Jimmy Kennedy, Philippe-Gérard Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus and a Friend June 1954 Covered by Olavi Virta
They're Moving Father's Grave to Build a Sewer Jimmy Kennedy Covered by London Bobby
We're Gonna Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line Jimmy Kennedy, Mike Carr Covered by (14 artists)
Write to Me from Naples Jimmy Kennedy, Alex Alstone Dean Martin July 1957 Covered by Elvis Presley

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
April in Portugal Jimmy Kennedy Coimbra Covered by (9 artists)
Blaze Away Jimmy Kennedy Blaze Away Arthur Lally and The Million-Airs Covered by Josef Locke with Philip Green and His Orchestra
Cokey Cokey Jimmy Kennedy Hokey Cokey Covered by (7 artists)
My Prayer Jimmy Kennedy Avant de mourir Ambrose & His Orchestra Covered by (56 artists)
Oh, Donna Clara Jimmy Kennedy, Irving Caesar Tango Milonga Covered by (3 artists)
Play to Me Gipsy Jimmy Kennedy Cikánka Covered by (5 artists)
Romeo Jimmy Kennedy Salomé Petula Clark Covered by Jean Campbell
Serenade in the Night Jimmy Kennedy Violino tzigano Billy Thorburn and His Music Covered by (6 artists)
The Teddy Bears Picnic Jimmy Kennedy The Teddy Bears Picnic The B.B.C. Dance Orchestra - Directed by Henry Hall - With vocal chorus Covered by (28 artists)
Why Did You Call Me Sweetheart Jimmy Kennedy Nidelven stille og vakker du er Sven Ingvars Kvartett