Jimmy Kennedy

Jimmy Kennedy
Real name
James B. Kennedy
July 20, 1902
April 6, 1984
United Kingdom
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Jimmy Kennedy was a prolific popular songwriter, with an estimated 2000 songs in career spanning 50 Years. 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.
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Songs written by Jimmy Kennedy

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Beyond the Horizon Bob Dylan, Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Bob Dylan August 29, 2006 Covered by (2 artists)
Enter and Rest and Pray Jimmy Kennedy Jean Campbell with Orchestra conducted by Philip Green October 1953 Covered by Jimmy Wakely
Roll Along, Covered Wagon Jimmy Kennedy Covered by (12 artists)
(The Angels Are Lighting) God's Little Candles Jimmy Kennedy Jimmy Boyd February 10, 1952 Covered by (8 artists)
The Bells of Memory Jimmy Kennedy Rusty Keefer and The Hillsiders with Merv Shiner April 2, 1954 Covered by (2 artists)
They're Moving Father's Grave to Build a Sewer Jimmy Kennedy Covered by (5 artists)
Write to Me from Naples Jimmy Kennedy, Alex Alstone Dean Martin May 22, 1957 Covered by Elvis Presley
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)
The Mistletoe Kiss Jimmy Kennedy, Constance Carpenter Primo Scala and His Banjo and Accordion Band with The Keynotes 1948 Covered by (2 artists)
Oh Nicholas Don't Be So Ridiculous Jimmy Kennedy, Harry Castling Tommy Trinder 1939 Covered by Kim Cordell and The Bow Bells
Harbour Lights Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Roy Fox and His Orchestra January 28, 1937 Covered by (120 artists)
Isle of Capri Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Lew Stone and His Band - Vocal Chorus by Nat Gonella July 25, 1934 Covered by (109 artists)
Poor Little Angeline Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Covered by (7 artists)
Red Sails in the Sunset Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams Lew Stone and His Band July 18, 1935 Covered by (177 artists)
On the Old Spanish Trail Jimmy Kennedy, Kenneth Leslie-Smith Roy Rogers with Spade Cooley and His Western Swing Band June 1947 Covered by (5 artists)
Did Your Mother Come from Ireland Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Roy Fox and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Denny Dennis October 29, 1936 Covered by (6 artists)
Her Name Was Rosita Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Jan Savitt and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Allan De Witt April 29, 1940 Covered by (3 artists)
Hometown Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Flanagan and Allen 1937 Covered by (14 artists)
South of the Border Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Billy Cotton and His Band May 5, 1939 Covered by (164 artists)
There's a New World Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Covered by (5 artists)
The Sunset Trail Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Maurice Winnick & His Orchestra March 1936 Covered by (6 artists)
We're Gonna Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr Covered by (21 artists)
The Magic Tango Jimmy Kennedy, Philippe-Gérard Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus and a Friend June 1954 Covered by (3 artists)
A Chapter in My Life Called Mary Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy Covered by (5 artists)
An Apple Blossom Wedding Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy Covered by (4 artists)
-- And Mimi Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy Covered by (4 artists)
Down the Trail of Achin' Hearts Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy Patti Page with Jack Rael Quartet January 4, 1951 Covered by (7 artists)
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy The Four Lads August 12, 1953 Covered by (54 artists)
Let England Shake Nat Simon, Jimmy Kennedy, PJ Harvey PJ Harvey February 14, 2011 Covered by (2 artists)

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
April in Portugal Jimmy Kennedy Coimbra Covered by (11 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 (19 artists)
My Prayer Jimmy Kennedy Avant de mourir Ambrose and His Orchestra Covered by (84 artists)
My Song Goes Round the World Jimmy Kennedy Ein Lied geht um die Welt Covered by Jonas Kaufmann
Play to Me Gipsy Jimmy Kennedy Cikánka Covered by (5 artists)
Romeo Jimmy Kennedy Salomé Petula Clark Covered by Jean Campbell - Accompaniment directed by James Wright
Serenade in the Night Jimmy Kennedy Violino tzigano Ambrose and His Orchestra Covered by (8 artists)
The Teddy Bears' Picnic Jimmy Kennedy The Teddy Bears' Picnic The B.B.C. Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall Covered by (38 artists)
Why Did You Call Me Sweetheart Jimmy Kennedy Nidelven stille og vakker du er Sven Ingvars Kvartett Covered by Safer Six
Oh, Donna Clara Jimmy Kennedy, Irving Caesar Tango Milonga Covered by (3 artists)