The Emerald City Jazz Kings 2018-19
In The Mood
Harry Warren
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Born Salvatore Guaragno in Brooklyn, composer Harry Warren changed his name while working as a drummer and pianist in various travelling bands. His first taste of Hollywood came via a series of handyman jobs at the Vitagraph Studios, but it wasn't until the arrival of talkies that Warren and Hollywood linked arms for keeps. From 1930 through 1967, Warren composed some 300 songs for over 50 films — roughly a rate of 6 songs per picture. Writing the music for the Eddie Cantor musical Roman Scandals (1933), Warren so impressed the film's choreographer Busby Berkeley that Berkeley brought Warren with him to Warner Bros. for 42nd Street (1933). Working in collaboration with Al Dubin, Warren penned such everlasting tunes as "Shuffle Off to Buffalo", "Young and Healthy" and the title song "42nd Street".
In rapid-fire order, Warren worked on two more Berkeley pictures within the same year: Footlight Parade ("By a Waterfall," "Honeymoon Hotel," "Shanghai Lil") and The Gold Diggers of 1933 ("We're In the Money," "Pettin' in the Park," "Remember My Forgotten Man").
The list of Harry Warren songs is virtually a shorthand history of movie musicals: "I Only Have Eyes for You", "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby", "Jeepers Creepers", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "The More I See You", "That's Amore", and his three Oscar-winning numbers: "Lullaby of Broadway", "You'll Never Know" and "The Acheson Topeka and the Santa Fe".
Despite the familiarity of his output, Harry Warren's name was never a household word: perhaps the more impressionable fans thought all those songs wrote themselves, or that someone more famous like Harold Arlen or Irving Berlin came up with them. Harry Warren's one chance for latter-day adulation was squelched when producer David Merrick, utilizing over a dozen Warren songs for his 1983 Broadway musical 42nd Street, perversely refused to put Warren's name on the advertising or in the programs! In recent years, singer/pianist Michael Feinstein has worked diligently in bringing the invaluable contributions of his late friend Harry Warren to the attention of audiences who'd grown up humming "Shuffle off to Buffalo" or "By a Waterfall" without ever knowing who'd put the notes on paper in the first place. -- Hal Erickson (AllMovie.com)
Artwork
 Rose Of The Rio Grande
(1922)
Words by Edgar Leslie - Music by Harry Warren, Ross Gorman
 Want A Little Lovin'
(1925)
Words by Benny Davis - Music by Harry Warren
 I Love My Baby
(1925)
Words by Bud Green - Music by Harry Warren
 In My Gondola
(1926)
Words by Bud Green - Music by Harry Warren
 Where The Shy Little Violets Grow
(1928)
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Harry Warren
 Nagasaki
(1928)
Words by Mort Dixon - Music by Harry Warren
 Here We Are
(1929)
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Harry Warren
 Cheerful Little Earful
(1930) Sweet And Low
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by Harry Warren
 Ma Mere
(1930) Wonder Bar
Words by Irving Caesar - Music by Harry Warren
 Would You Like To Take A Walk
(1930) Sweet And Low
Words by Billy Rose, Mort Dixon - Music by Harry Warren
 Have A Little Faith In Me
(1930) Spring Is Here
Words by Joe Young, Sam Lewis - Music by Harry Warren
 Boo Hoo Hoo! Ha Ha Ha!
(1931)
Words by Edgar Leslie - Music by Harry Warren
 In The Merry Month Of Maybe
(1931) Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by Harry Warren
 Ooh That Kiss
(1931) The Laugh Parade
Words by Joe Young, Mort Dixon - Music by Harry Warren
 I Found A Million Dollar Baby
(1931) Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt
Words by Billy Rose, Mort Dixon - Music by Harry Warren
 You're My Everything
(1931) The Laugh Parade
Words by Joe Young, Mort Dixon - Music by Harry Warren
 Forty-Second Street
(1932) 42nd Street
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Shuffle Off To Buffalo
(1932) 42nd Street
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
(1932) 42nd Street
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 It Must Be June
(1932) 42nd Street
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Love Theme (42nd Street)
(1932) 42nd Street
Music by Harry Warren
 Pretty Lady
(1932) 42nd Street
Music by Harry Warren
 Young And Healthy
(1932) 42nd Street
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Three's A Crowd
(1932) Crooner
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Honeymoon Hotel
(1933) Footlight Parade
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Song Of Surrender
(1933) Moulin Rouge
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Coffee In The Morning, Kisses In The Night
(1933) Moulin Rouge
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Shadow Waltz
(1933) Gold Diggers Of 1933
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 The Gold Diggers' Song
(1933) Gold Diggers Of 1933
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Boulevard of Broken Dreams
(1933) Moulin Rouge
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Remember My Forgotten Man
(1933) Gold Diggers Of 1933
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 I've Got To Sing A Torch Song
(1933) Gold Diggers Of 1933
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Pettin' In The Park
(1933) Gold Diggers Of 1933
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 I Only Have Eyes For You
(1934) Dames
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 I'll String Along With You
(1934) Twenty Million Sweethearts
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Don't Say Good Night
(1934) Wonder Bar
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Goin' To Heaven On A Mule
(1934) Wonder Bar
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Why Do I Dream Those Dreams
(1934) Wonder Bar
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 What Are Your Intentions?
(1934) Twenty Million Sweethearts
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Out For No Good
(1934) Twenty Million Sweethearts
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Fair And Warmer
(1934) Twenty Million Sweethearts
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Octoroon
(1935)
Music by Harry Warren
 About A Quarter To Nine
(1935) Go Into Your Dance
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 The Rose in Her Hair
(1935) Broadway Gondolier
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Lulu's Back In Town
(1935) Broadway Gondolier
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Lullaby of Broadway
(1935) Gold Diggers of 1935
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 September In The Rain
(1935) Stars Over Broadway
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 She's A Latin From Manhattan
(1935) Go Into Your Dance
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Coney Island
(1936) Cain And Mabel
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 I'll Sing You A Thousand Love Songs
(1936) Cain And Mabel
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Here Comes Chiquita
(1936) Cain And Mabel
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 An Evening With You
(1936) Colleen
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Boulevardier From The Bronx
(1936) Colleen
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 I Don't Have To Dream Again
(1936) Colleen
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 How Could You?
(1937) San Quentin
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 With Plenty Of Money And You
(1937) Gold Diggers of 1937
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Jeepers Creepers
(1938) Going Places
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 Say It With A Kiss
(1938) Going Places
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
(1938) Hard To Get
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 Love Is Where You Find It
(1938) Garden Of The Moon
Words by Johnny Mercer, Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Down Argentina Way
(1940) Down Argentine Way
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 Fifth Avenue
(1940) Young People
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 It Happened In Sun Valley
(1941) Sun Valley Serenade
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 I Know Why
(1941) Sun Valley Serenade
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 A Week-End In Havana
(1941) Weekend In Havanah
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 Chattanooga Choo Choo
(1941) Sun Valley Serenade
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 Chica Chica Boom Chic
(1941) That Night In Rio
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 There Will Never Be Another You
(1942) Iceland
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 I Had The Craziest Dream
(1942) Springtime In The Rockies
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 Serenade In Blue
(1942) Orchestra Wives
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 That's Sabotage
(1942) Orchestra Wives
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 At Last
(1942) Orchestra Wives
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 Kalamazoo
(1942) Orchestra Wives
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 You'll Never Know
(1943) Hello, Frisco, Hello
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 No Love, No Nothin'
(1943) The Gang's All Here
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Harry Warren
 Coffee Time
(1944)
Words by Arthur Freed - Music by Harry Warren
 The More I See You
(1945) Diamond Horseshoe
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe
(1945) The Harvey Girls
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 You've Got Me Where You Want Me
(1945)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 The Wild, Wild West
(1945) The Harvey Girls
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 Swing Your Partner Round And Round
(1945) The Harvey Girls
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 This Is Always
(1946) Three Little Girls In Blue
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 Shoes With Wings On
(1948) The Barkleys of Broadway
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by Harry Warren
 Someone Like You
(1949) My Dream Is Yours
Words by Ralph Blane - Music by Harry Warren
 Zing A Little Zong
(1952) Just For You
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Harry Warren
 Zin Zin Zin
(1952) Just For You
Words by Leo Robin, Alfredo Testoni (it) - Music by Harry Warren
 He's Just Crazy For Me
(1952) Just For You
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Harry Warren
 Call Me Tonight
(1952) Just For You
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Harry Warren
 Checkin' My Heart
(1952) Just For You
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Harry Warren
 A Flight Of Fancy
(1952) Just For You
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Harry Warren
 I'll Si-Si Ya In Bahia
(1952) Just For You
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Harry Warren
 Just for You
(1952) Just For You
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Harry Warren
 The Live Oak Tree
(1952) Just For You
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Harry Warren
 The Maiden of Guadalupe
(1952) Just For You
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Harry Warren
 The Ol' Spring Fever
(1952) Just For You
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Harry Warren
 On The 10:10
(1952) Just For You
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Harry Warren
 That's Amoré
(1953) The Caddy
Words by Jack Brooks - Music by Harry Warren
 Innamorata
(1955) Artists and Models
Words by Jack Brooks - Music by Harry Warren
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