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Harold Arlen

Harold Arlen
Real name
Hyman Arluck
Born
February 15, 1905
Died
April 23, 1986
Country
United States
IPI
00001307353 81 works
Comments
Composer of music for popular songs, many of which have become standards, and scores for movies. Arlen also played piano and recorded as a big band vocalist, usually of his own songs.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971 where he gained a Johnny Mercer Award in 1982. In 1997, he was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.
Member of
The Buffalodians
Family
Sam Arlen Son
Jerry Arlen Brother

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
1934 (179 artists)
December 27, 1933 (237 artists)
March 1966 (3 artists)

Covers by Harold Arlen

Title Performer Release date Originally by
March 1966 Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
March 1966 Diahann Carroll, Dolores Harper, Ada Moore and Enid Mosier
1934 Lena Horne and Avon Long
1934 Lena Horne and Avon Long
March 1966 Artie Shaw and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain and trumpet by "Hot Lips" Page
March 1966 The Ken Darby Singers - The King's Men
1955 David Brooks and Celeste Holm
March 1966 Tony Martin with Earle Hagan and His Orchestra
1955 Mary Martin, Dick Powell and The Golden Gate Quartette
1955 Tony Martin & Yvonne DeCarlo
March 1966 Diahann Carroll and Rawn Spearman
1934 Harold Arlen - Piano Accompaniment by Arthur Schutt
1955 Diahann Carroll
i January 4, 2005 Judy Garland
1955 Lawrence Tibbett and Virginia Bruce
1955 Vivian Vance
March 1966 Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Eugenie Baird
1933 Ethel Waters with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
1975 Judy Garland

Songs written by Harold Arlen

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Ac-Cen-Tchu-Ate the Positive Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra October 4, 1944 Covered by (110 artists)
A Game of Poker Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Howard Keel & Carol Lawrence 1959 Covered by (3 artists)
Ain't It de Truth Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Lena Horne Covered by (6 artists)
Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Ruby Hill with "St. Louis Woman" Choral Group and Orchestra under the direction of Leon Leonardi April 1946 Covered by (69 artists)
A Sleepin' Bee Harold Arlen, Truman Capote Diahann Carroll, Dolores Harper, Ada Moore and Enid Mosier Covered by (168 artists)
As Long as I Live Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Lena Horne and Avon Long Covered by (150 artists)
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Aida Ward Covered by (192 artists)
Blues in the Night Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Artie Shaw and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain and trumpet by "Hot Lips" Page September 2, 1941 Covered by (243 artists)
Buds Won't Bud Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Helen Forrest May 23, 1940 Covered by (10 artists)
Cocoanut Sweet Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Adelaide Hall & Lena Horne Covered by (4 artists)
Come Rain or Come Shine Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Ruby Hill, Harold Nicholas April 1946 Covered by (617 artists)
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg The Ken Darby Singers - The King's Men Covered by (70 artists)
Don't Like Goodbyes Harold Arlen, Truman Capote Pearl Bailey Covered by (22 artists)
Down with Love Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Jack Whiting, June Clyde and Vivian Vance Covered by (60 artists)
Evelina Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg David Brooks and Celeste Holm Covered by (3 artists)
For Every Man There's a Woman Harold Arlen, Leo Robin Tony Martin with Earle Hagan and His Orchestra Covered by (29 artists)
Fun to Be Fooled Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg Frances Williams Covered by (28 artists)
Get Happy Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Ruth Etting Covered by (189 artists)
Gettin' a Man Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Odette Myrtil & Carol Brice 1959 Covered by Pearl Bailey
Gotta Have Me Go with You Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin Judy Garland September 1954 Covered by (3 artists)
Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Woody Herman and His Orchestra - Vocal by Frances Wayne September 5, 1944 Covered by (90 artists)
Hit the Road to Dreamland Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Mary Martin, Dick Powell and The Golden Gate Quartette Covered by (50 artists)
Hittin' the Bottle Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler The Woody Herman Band February 1955 Covered by Ondřej Havelka a jeho Melody Makers
Hooray for Love Harold Arlen, Leo Robin Tony Martin & Yvonne DeCarlo Covered by (34 artists)
House of Flowers Harold Arlen, Truman Capote Diahann Carroll and Rawn Spearman Covered by (9 artists)
I Could Go On Singing Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Judy Garland March 15, 1963 Covered by (2 artists)
I Don't Think I'll End It All Today Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Lena Horne and Ricardo Montalbán Covered by (4 artists)
If I Only Had a Brain Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Victor Young and His Orchestra - Vocals under the direction of Ken Darby July 29, 1939 Covered by (113 artists)
If I Were King of the Forest Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Bert Lahr Covered by (7 artists)
If You Believed in Me [It's Only a Paper Moon] Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, E.Y. Harburg Claire Carleton Covered by (302 artists)
I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Lillian Shade Covered by (148 artists)
I Had Myself a True Love Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen June Hawkins April 1946 Covered by (18 artists)
Ill Wind (You're Blowing Me No Good) Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Harold Arlen - Piano Accompaniment by Arthur Schutt February 6, 1934 Covered by (179 artists)
I Love a Parade Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler [Unknown Studio Artists] Covered by (2 artists)
I Love to Sing-a Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Cab Calloway and His Orchestra January 12, 1936 Covered by (2 artists)
I Never Has Seen Snow Harold Arlen, Truman Capote Diahann Carroll Covered by (14 artists)
It's a New World Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin Judy Garland September 1954 Covered by (9 artists)
It's a Woman's Prerogative Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Pearl Bailey Covered by (9 artists)
It Was Written in the Stars Harold Arlen, Leo Robin Tony Martin Covered by (20 artists)
I've Got the World on a String Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Aida Ward Covered by (338 artists)
I Wonder What Became of Me Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Ruby Hill Covered by (26 artists)
June Comes Around Every Year Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra May 1945 Covered by (3 artists)
Kickin' the Gong Around Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Cab Calloway and His Orchestra October 21, 1931 Covered by (8 artists)
Last Night When We Were Young Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Lawrence Tibbett and Virginia Bruce 1935 Covered by (126 artists)
Legalize My Name Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Pearl Bailey April 1946 Covered by (7 artists)
Let's Fall in Love Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Harold Arlen with Orchestral Acc. Dir. by Ray Sinatra November 1, 1933 Covered by (237 artists)
Let's Take a Walk Around the Block Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg Dixie Dunbar and Earl Oxford Covered by (20 artists)
Let's Take the Long Way Home Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra October 4, 1944 Covered by (17 artists)
Love's a Necessary Thing Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Covered by (3 artists)
Lydia the Tattooed Lady Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Groucho Marx May 22, 1939 Covered by (20 artists)
Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Covered by (9 artists)
Moanin' in the Mornin' Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Vivian Vance Covered by (11 artists)
Munchkinland Medley Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg The Ken Darby Singers - The King's Men July 1939 Covered by (2 artists)
My Shining Hour Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Eugenie Baird October 1, 1943 Covered by (257 artists)
Napoleon Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Lena Horne Covered by (6 artists)
One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Lena Horne with Orchestra conducted by Horace Henderson November 21, 1944 Covered by (280 artists)
One Man (Ain't Quite Enough) Harold Arlen, Truman Capote Pearl Bailey December 30, 1954 Covered by (4 artists)
Optimistic Voices Harold Arlen, Herbert Stothart, E.Y. Harburg MGM Studio Chorus, The Debutantes and The Rhythmettes Covered by (7 artists)
Out of This World Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra September 13, 1944 Covered by (210 artists)
Over the Rainbow Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Judy Garland October 7, 1938 Covered by (1272 artists)
Paris is a Lonely Town Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Judy Garland September 1962 Covered by (3 artists)
Push de Button Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Lena Horne Covered by (7 artists)
Right as the Rain Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra 1941 Covered by (27 artists)
Shakin' the African Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Don Redman and His Orchestra October 15, 1931 Covered by (2 artists)
Shoein' the Mare Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg Leo Reisman and His Orchestra 1934 Covered by Tammy Grimes
So Long, Big Time! Harold Arlen, Dory Previn Tony Bennett September 17, 1963 Covered by (7 artists)
Someone at Last Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin Judy Garland November 23, 1953 Covered by (4 artists)
Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Ethel Waters with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Covered by (393 artists)
Sweet and Hot Harold Arlen, Jack Yellen Hattie Hudson and Ensemble Covered by Boston Gay Men's Chorus
Tell Me with a Love Song Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Covered by (2 artists)
That Old Black Magic Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Glenn Miller and His Orchestra July 15, 1942 Covered by (310 artists)
That's a Fine Kind o' Freedom Harold Arlen, Martin Charnin Harold Arlen March 1966 Covered by (3 artists)
The Eagle and Me Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Dooley Wilson Covered by (16 artists)
The Jitterbug Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Judy Garland with Victor Young and His Orchestra 1939 Covered by (6 artists)
The Man That Got Away Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin Judy Garland March 1954 Covered by (113 artists)
The Merry Old Land of Oz Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Victor Young and His Orchestra - Vocals under the direction of Ken Darby July 29, 1939 Covered by (10 artists)
The Morning After Harold Arlen, Dory Previn André Previn His Piano and Orchestra January 1963 Covered by (8 artists)
This Time the Dream's on Me Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen Priscilla Lane June 1941 Covered by (116 artists)
Two Ladies in de Shade of de Banana Tree Harold Arlen, Truman Capote Ada Moore & Enid Mosier Covered by (15 artists)
We're Off to See the Wizard Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Victor Young and His Orchestra - Vocals under the direction of Ken Darby July 29, 1939 Covered by (14 artists)
What's Good About Goodbye Harold Arlen, Leo Robin Tony Martin with Earle Hagan and His Orchestra Covered by (16 artists)
When the Sun Comes Out Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra 1941 Covered by (107 artists)
Where Is Dis Road a' Leadin' Me to? Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Covered by (2 artists)
Willow in the Wind Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg Joy Page [dubbed by Doreen Tryden] Covered by Amanda Thorpe
You Gave Me Ev'rything but Love Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler Covered by (3 artists)
You Said It Harold Arlen, Jack Yellen Mary Lawlor and Stanley Smith Covered by (6 artists)

Releases

Albums

Singles

Performances also appear on

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive Phil Wilson [1] and Paul Schmeling 1995 Seaside Recordings
A Harold Arlen Showcase Kenny Drew 1957 Judson
Alan Barnes and Brian Lemon Play Harold Arlen - A Sleepin' Bee Alan Barnes and Brian Lemon 1996 Zephyr Records [GB]
André Previn Plays Harold Arlen André Previn 1961 Contemporary
Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home - The Arlen Songbook Jeff Cascaro & hr-Bigband May 23, 2014 Herzog Records
Arlen Plays Arlen - A Timeless Tribute to Harold Arlen Sam Arlen January 4, 2005 JoSam Records
At Home with Arlen Audrey Lavine September 2002 Ostinato
Blues in the Night Ellis Larkins 1952 Decca
Blues in the Night - Dick Hyman Plays Harold Arlen Dick Hyman 1990 MusicMasters
Bucky Pizzarelli & The Kennedy Brothers Play Harold Arlen Bucky Pizzarelli & The Kennedy Brothers 2008 Victoria Company
Bud Shank Sextet Plays Harold Arlen Bud Shank Sextet 1996 Jimco Records
Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen Cal Tjader 1962 Fantasy
Classic American Love Songs - Arlen Gershwin Weill Schwartz Carole Farley - John Constable 2007 Naxos
Come Rain or Come Shine - The Harold Arlen Songbook Sylvia McNair & André Previn May 1996 Philips
Diahann Carroll Sings Harold Arlen Songs Diahann Carroll with Ralph Burns and His Orchestra 1957 RCA Victor
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book Ella Fitzgerald 1961 Verve Records
Great Songs from the Cotton Club by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler Maxine Sullivan 1984 Stash Records
Harold Arlen - Americanegro Suite plus Songs from Stage and Screen Judy Kaye with Peter Howard and the Premier Gospel Quartet 1990 Premier Recordings
Harold Arlen in Hollywood Rusty Dedrick and The Winds Of Change 1969 Monmouth Evergreen
Harold Arlen's Songs Richard Rodney Bennett 1983 Audiophile
Isabella Sings the Treasures of Harold Arlen Isabella Lundgren with Carl Bagge Trio, Special Guest Peter Asplund September 23, 2015 Spice of Life
I'Ve Got a Right to Sing the Blues - The Songs Harold Arlen Sir Roland Hanna - Carrie Smith 2002 IPO Recordings
I've Got the World on Six Strings Laurence Juber 2006 Solid Air Records
Julie Wilson Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook Julie Wilson [US] 1990 DRG Records
Larry McKenna Plays Harold Arlen - My Shining Hour Larry McKenna 1996 Alanna Records
Lee Wiley Sings Songs by Harold Arlen Lee Wiley and Eddie Condon 1942 Schirmer
Life's a Dance - The Songs of Harold Arlen Del-Louise Moyer, Dean Williamson 2001 Alyssum
Liza Pulman Sings Harold Arlen Liza Pulman with Gareth Williams November 10, 2014 First Night Records
Love Held Lightly - Rare Songs by Harold Arlen Peggy Lee with Keith Ingham and His Octet 1993 Angel
My Shining Hour - A Harold Arlen Songbook Weslia Whitfield 1997 HighNote
One More for the Road Toots Thielemans 2006 Verve Records
Oscar Peterson Plays Harold Arlen Oscar Peterson May 1955 Clef Records
Oscar Peterson Plays the Harold Arlen Songbook [reissue] Oscar Peterson 1960 Verve Records
Out of This World - Maureen McGovern Sings Arlen Maureen McGovern 1996 Sterling
Oz and Beyond - The Music of Harold Arlen Boston Gay Men's Chorus 1999 (self-released)
Pearl Bailey Sings the Songs She Loves... By Her Favorite Composer, Harold Arlen Pearl Bailey 1961 Roulette [US]
Phineas Newborn Jr. Plays Harold Arlen's Music from Jamaica Phineas Newborn Jr. 1957 RCA Victor
Play the Music of Harold Arlen Rossy & Kanan Quartet 2017 Swit
Portrait of Harold - The Harold Arlen Songbook Ralph Sharon Trio 1996 DRG Records
Rosemary Clooney Sings the Music of Harold Arlen Rosemary Clooney 1983 Concord Jazz
Sensitive to the Touch - The Music of Harold Arlen Jay Leonhart, Ken Peplowski, Ted Rosenthal, Grady Tate 2001 Lester Recording Catalog
Sing My Heart - The Songs of Harold Arlen KT Sullivan November 21, 1995 DRG Records
Sittin' on a Rainbow - The Music of Harold Arlen André Previn His Piano and Orchestra January 1963 Columbia
Spike Robinson/George Masso Play Arlen Spike Robinson and George Masso 1992 Hep Jazz
Stormy Weather - The Music of Harold Arlen various artists February 11, 2003 Sony Classical
Tal Farlow Plays the Music of Harold Arlen Tal Farlow 1960 Verve Records
The Music of Harold Arlen various artists 1955 Walden Records
The Wizard of Jazz - A Tribute to Harold Arlen Peter Hand Big Band featuring Houston Person 2009 Savant Records
The Wizard of Oz and Other Harold Arlen Songs Shorty Rogers and His Orchestra featuring The Giants 1959 RCA Victor
Tommy Flanagan Plays the Music of Harold Arlen Tommy Flanagan 1978 Inner City
Tom Wopat Sings Harold Arlen - Dissertation on the State of Bliss Tom Wopat February 2005 Sin-Drome Records
Vinnie Sperrazza, Jacob Sacks, Masa Kamaguchi ‎Play Harold Arlen Vinnie Sperrazza / Jacob Sacks / Masa Kamaguchi January 2021 Fresh Sound New Talent
Vintage & Rare: The Songs of Harold Arlen, Vol. 1 Ken Greves 2012 (self-released)
Written in the Stars Barbara Fasano October 24, 2006 Human Child Records