Gordon Jenkins

Gordon Jenkins
Aliases
Gordon Jenkins and His Chorus and Orchestra
Gordon Jenkins His Chorus and Orchestra
Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra
Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus
Gordon Jenkins His Orchestra and Chorus
Real name
Gordon Hill Jenkins
Born
May 12, 1910
Died
May 1, 1984
Country
United States
IPI
00015255411
Comments
Arranger, composer and pianist. Jenkins became the musical director for Decca in 1949. In that capacity, he bucked resistance from Decca's management and signed The Weavers.
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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
October 21, 1946 (5 artists)
1941 (44 artists)
1950 (22 artists)
May 1949 (4 artists)
November 1950 (8 artists)
1947 (47 artists)
October 1943 (6 artists)
1951 (17 artists)
October 6, 1952 (2 artists)
1950 (5 artists)
November 1950 (3 artists)
May 4, 1959 (3 artists)
January 1954 (185 artists)
November 1950 (2 artists)
December 1952 (5 artists)
April 1954 Ann-Louise Hanson

Covers by Gordon Jenkins

Title Performer Release date Originally by
July 1959 Revelers
April 1949 Vera Lynn
1953 Lilo
1966 Jean Sablon, Hildegarde
1964 Leo Reisman and His Orchestra
1947 (unknown)
1965 Frances Williams
August 1942 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
May 1952 Eddy Howard and His Orchestra
August 1942 Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
May 1949 Sarah Vaughan
November 1949 Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye
1951 Ethel Merman
March 1954 Billy Murray
1966 Suzy Delair, Louis Armstrong with Sy Oliver & His Orchestra
1946 Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
December 1952 Douglas Richardson
October 1943 (unknown)
May 1952 Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra
October 21, 1946 Margaret Whiting with Orchestra Conducted by Jerry Gray
September 1957 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
1950 Leadbelly
July 1959 Dolores Gray
1947 Ella Logan
July 1959 Bob Hope
1964 Douglas McPhail
1949 Buddy Clark, Orchestra under the Direction of Earl Hagen
September 1957 Eva Taylor
1965 The Piccadilly Players
1960 (unknown)
Covered by (6 artists)
1966 Edith Piaf, Vera Lynn with Orchestra and Chorus directed by Roland Shaw - Charles Smart at the Organ
1958 Ray Noble and His Orchestra - Featuring Tony Martin
1965 Tamara
1966 Percy Faith
July 1959 Percy Faith
June 29, 1942 Woody Herman and His Orchestra
1965 Isham Jones, Guest Conductor with Ray Miller's Orchestra
1964 Luba Kadison, Bob Zurke and His Delta Rhythm Band
August 1950 Nell Carrington
July 28, 1952 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
November 1950 Russell Nype and Galina Talva
1948 Doris Day and Nestor Amaral
1948 Tony Martin
April 1950 Don Redman and His Orchestra
1958 Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra
1966 Roland Gerbeau, Keely Smith with Orchestra Conducted by Nelson Riddle
July 1959 Red McKenzie & His Orchestra
1964 Abe Lyman's California Orchestra
July 28, 1952 June Knight & Charles Walters
1949 Frank Sinatra and Doris Day with The Ken Lane Singers
1951 Paul Lukas, Orchestra and Chorus under the Direction of Jay Blackton
December 1952 John Yorke Atlee
1964 Gene Kelly & Martha Mears
June 2, 1952 Jeanette MacDonald
1965 John Reardon & Nancy Dussault
1964 Ray Dorey
April 1947 Ray Dorey
1952 Dave Cutrell with McGinty's Oklahoma Cow Boy Band
September 1957 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
1943 Gene Krupa and His Orchestra
1949 Martha Mears
1948 Mitzi Green
December 1954 The MGM Studio Orchestra, Johnny Desmond with Orchestra directed by Richard Shores
1964 Gloria Grafton & Donald Novis
July 1959 (unknown), Yelizaveta Lavrovskaya, John McCormack with piano accomp. by Edwin Schneider - Cello by Lauri Kennedy
1952 (unknown)
Covered by The Wayfarers [1]
1949 Trio Durango, Desi Arnaz
P.S. I Love You Gordon Jenkins His Orchestra and Chorus 1952 Unverified
1951 Yao Lee, Frankie Laine
September 1957 Richard Hayman Orchestra
October 1953 Doris Day
February 1953 Bob MacGimsey
1950 Woody Guthrie
1943 Libby Holman
September 1957 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Stella by Starlight Dick Haymes with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra 1947 Unverified
September 1957 Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra
November 1949 Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
November 1950 Ethel Merman
1966 João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Stan Getz & João Gilberto
1966 Charles King, (unknown)
1951 Ethel Merman
December 1946 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra
July 1950 John Payne & Joan Merrill
1966 Simon and Garfunkel
February 1953 Rudy Vallee & Everett Marshall
September 1957 Rudy Vallee & Everett Marshall
1964 Hal Kemp and His Orchestra
1949 Anne Shelton with The Wardour Singers and Paul Fenoulhet and his Orchestra
June 1954 The Whiffenpoofs
1966 Jacques Hélian et son Orchestre
September 1957 Hilanderas y pescadores
1964 Jo Sullivan
1951 Dinah Shore, Orchestra and Chorus under the Direction of Jay Blackton
1948 Tony Martin
1965 C. Richard Tauber, Harry Pollack's Club Maurice Diamonds
1965 Manuel Romain
1947 Russ Case and His Orchestra with Jimmy Blair
September 1957 Gene Austin
July 1959 Shannon Bolin
1949 (unknown)
1952 Solomon Linda's Original Evening Birds
Covered by (97 artists)
1943 Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra
June 2, 1952 Larry Clinton & His Orchestra
November 1950 Ethel Merman and Russell Nype
August 1950 Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians
1949 Mike Doty and His Orchestra

Songs written by Gordon Jenkins

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Good-Bye Gordon Jenkins Benny Goodman and His Orchestra January 8, 1936 Covered by (184 artists)
Homesick - That's All Gordon Jenkins Frank Sinatra - Orchestra under the Direction of Axel Stordahl June 18, 1945 Covered by (4 artists)
P.S. I Love You Johnny Mercer, Gordon Jenkins Rudy Vallée and His Connecticut Yankees 1934 Covered by (71 artists)
San Fernando Valley Gordon Jenkins Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra February 1944 Covered by (7 artists)
That's All There Is Gordon Jenkins Judy Garland with Orchestra Conducted by Gordon Jenkins May 4, 1959 Covered by (3 artists)
The Conductor Gordon Jenkins Gordon Jenkins January 1954 Covered by (185 artists)
This Is All I Ask Gordon Jenkins Nat King Cole November 1958 Covered by (79 artists)
When a Woman Loves a Man Johnny Mercer, Gordon Jenkins, Bernie Hanighen Richard Himber and His Ritz-Carlton Orchestra with Joey Nash April 1934 Covered by (30 artists)

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
Blue Prelude Gordon Jenkins Blue Prelude Geo. Hall and The Hotel Taft Orch. - Vocal refrain by Loretta Lee Covered by (34 artists)

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
12 Songs from Call Me Madam Ethel Merman - Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus 1951 Decca
Jackie Barnett Presents Jimmy Durante's Way Of Life... Jimmy Durante with the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra and Chorus 1965 Warner Bros.
Miss Ella Fitzgerald and Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You to Listen and Relax Ella Fitzgerald and Gordon Jenkins 1958 Decca
My Heart Sings Gordon Jenkins His Chorus and Orchestra 1966 Decca
No One Cares Frank Sinatra with Orchestra conducted by Gordon Jenkins July 1959 Capitol Records
Seven Dreams Gordon Jenkins January 1954 Decca
Songs from Call Me Madam Ethel Merman - Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus November 1950 Decca
Stolen Hours Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra September 1957 Capitol Records
The Letter Judy Garland with John Ireland, Original Words and Music Gordon Jenkins May 4, 1959 Capitol Records
The Touch of Your Lips Pat Boone with Gordon Jenkins 1964 Dot Records

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Again Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra April 1949 Decca
Allez-vous-en Gordon Jenkins 1953 Decca
-- And Mimi Dick Haymes and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra 1947 Decca
At Last Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra August 1942 Capitol Records
Be Anything (But Be Mine) Peggy Lee and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra May 1952 Decca
Blueberry Hill Louis Armstrong and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus November 1949 Decca
Can't We Talk It Over Andrews Sisters with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus July 1950 Decca
Casey Jones Burl Ives and Gordon Jenkins and His Chorus and Orchestra March 1954 Decca
Changing My Tune - Love Dick Haymes with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra - Judy Garland 1946 Decca
Chlo-e (Song of the Swamp) Louis Armstrong and Gordon Jenkins and His Chorus and Orchestra December 1952 Decca
Comin' Through the Rye Martha Tilton with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra October 1943 Capitol Records
Don't Cry Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go) Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra 1949 Decca
Don't Do Something to Someone Else Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra 1949 Decca
G'Bye Now Martha Tilton with Orchestra directed by Gordon Jenkins 1941 Decca
Goodnight Irene Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and The Weavers 1950 Decca
How Are Things in Glocca Morra Dick Haymes and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra 1947 Decca
I Don't See Me in Your Eyes Anymore The Stardusters with Orchestra directed by Gordon Jenkins 1949 Decca
If She Should Come to You Gordon Jenkins His Orchestra and Chorus 1960 Kapp Records
I'll Remember April Martha Tilton with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra June 29, 1942 Capitol Records
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles Gordon Jenkins and Artie Shaw with the Jenkins Orch. and Chorus August 1950 Decca
It's Magic Dick Haymes with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra 1948 Decca
I Wanna Be Loved Andrews Sisters with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra April 1950 Decca
Just One of Those Things Peggy Lee and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra July 28, 1952 Decca
Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk Dick Haymes with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra 1949 Decca
Linda Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra 1947 Decca
Lover Peggy Lee and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra June 2, 1952 Decca
Lover's Gold Ella Fitzgerald with Orchestra under Direction of Gordon Jenkins May 1949 Decca
Mam'selle Dick Haymes and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra April 1947 Decca
Midnight Special Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers 1952 Decca
"Murder," He Says Dinah Shore with Orchestra Conducted by Gordon Jenkins 1943 Victor
My Funny Valentine Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra 1948 Decca
My Resistance Is Low Hoagy Carmichael and Gordon Jenkins and His Chorus and Orchestra 1951 Decca
My Silent Love Dick Haymes and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra 1949 Decca
River River Peggy Lee and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra October 6, 1952 Decca
Shadrack Bob Craig and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra February 1953 Decca
So Long (It's Been Good to Know Yuh) Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and The Weavers 1950 Decca
Somebody's on My Mind Billie Holiday with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra 1950 Decca
Theme from "Seven Dreams" Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra October 1953 Decca
There Is No Breeze (to Cool the Flame of Love) Judy Garland with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra December 1946 Decca
The Whiffenpoof Song (Baa Baa Baa) (The Boppenpoof Song) Louis Armstrong and Gordon Jenkins and His Chorus and Orchestra June 1954 Decca
True Love Goes On and On Burl Ives and Gordon Jenkins and His Chorus and Orchestra April 1954 Decca
Unless Gordon Jenkins and His Chorus and Orchestra 1951 Decca
Vera Cruz Gordon Jenkins and His Chorus and Orchestra December 1954 Decca
What's Good About Goodbye? Dick Haymes and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra 1948 Decca
Wimoweh The Weavers and Gordon Jenkins 1952 Decca

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
For You, For Me, For Evermore Dick Haymes and Judy Garland October 21, 1946 Decca
I Can Dream, Can't I? The Andrews Sisters 1949 Decca
The Ugly Duckling Danny Kaye December 1952 Brunswick
True Love Burl Ives May 1964 Decca
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To Six Hits and a Miss 1943 Capitol Records
You're Just in Love Ethel Merman and Dick Haymes November 1950 Decca
You're My Thrill Billie Holiday 1949 Decca