Summer Term 2020
Private Lessons
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
 At The Jazz Band Ball
(1917)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Nick LaRocca, Larry Shields
 Lazybones
(1933)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Moon Country Is Home To Me
(1934)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Words & music by Hoagy Carmichael
 If I Had A Million Dollars
(1934)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Matt Malneck
 The Dixieland Band
(1935)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Bernie Hanighan
 I'm Building Up To An Awful Let-Down
(1935)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Fred Astaire
 Jamboree Jones
(1936)
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 Goody-Goody
(1936)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Matty Malneck
 I'm An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grande)
(1936) Rhythm On The Range
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 Too Marvelous For Words
(1937) Ready, Willing, Able
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Richard Whiting
 Hooray For Hollywood
(1937) Hollywood Hotel
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Richard Whiting
 Silhouetted In The Moonlight
(1937) Hollywood Hotel
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Richard Whiting
 Bob White
(1937)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Bernie Hanighan
 Have You Got Any Castles, Baby?
(1937) Varsity Show
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Richard Whiting
 I've Hitched My Wagon To A Star
(1937) Hollywood Hotel
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Richard A. Whiting
 Let That Be A Lesson To You
(1937) Hollywood Hotel
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Richard A. Whiting
 Love Is Where You Find It
(1938) Garden Of The Moon
Words by Johnny Mercer, Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
(1938) Hard To Get
Words by Johnny Mercer - 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
 The Girl Friend Of The Whirling Dervish
(1938) Garden Of The Moon
Words by Johnny Mercer, Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
 Cuckoo In The Clock
(1939)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Walter Donaldson
 And The Angels Sing
(1939)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Ziggy Elman
 I Thought About You
(1939)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
 I Walk With Music
(1940)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Poor Mister Chisholm
(1940) Second Chorus
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Bernie Hanighan
 Fools Rush In
(1940)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Rube Bloom
 You've Got Me This Way
(1940) You'll Find Out
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Tangerine
(1941) The Fleet's In
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Victor Schertzinger
 All Through The Night
(1941)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Arthur Schwartz
 Blues In The Night
(1941) Blues In The Night
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 This Time The Dream's On Me
(1941) Blues In The Night
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 I Remember You
(1942)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Victor Schertzinger
 That Old Black Magic
(1942) Star Spangled Rhythm
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Hit The Road To Dreamland
(1942) Star Spangled Rhythm
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Skylark
(1942)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry
(1942) The Fleet's In
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Victor Schertzinger
 Strip Polka
(1942)
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 Dearly Beloved
(1942) You Were Never Lovelier
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jerome Kern
 You Were Never Lovelier
(1942) You Were Never Lovelier
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jerome Kern
 I'm Old Fashioned
(1942) You Were Never Lovelier
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jerome Kern
 Trav'lin' Light
(1943)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Johnny Moore, Trummy Young
 One For My Baby
(1943) The Sky's The Limit
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 My Shining Hour
(1943) The Sky's The Limit
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
(1944) Here Come The Waves
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Dream
(1944)
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 How Little We Know
(1944) To Have And Have Not
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 G. I. Jive
(1944)
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 June Comes Around Every Year
(1945) Out Of This World
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Autumn Leaves
(1945)
Words by Johnny Mercer (en), Jacques Prévert (fr) - Music by Joseph Kosma
translation of Les Feuilles Mortes
 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
 You've Got Me Where You Want Me
(1945)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 Laura
(1945) Laura
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by David Raksin
 Out Of This World
(1945) Out Of This World
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe
(1945) The Harvey Girls
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harry Warren
 Ridin' On The Moon
(1946)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Come Rain Or Come Shine
(1946) St. Louis Woman
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 I Had Myself A True Love
(1946) St. Louis Woman
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Forever Amber
(1947) Forever Amber
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by David Raksin
 Early Autumn
(1949)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Woody Herman, Ralph Burns
 In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening
(1951) Here Comes The Groom
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 The Glow-Worm
(1952)
Words by Johnny Mercer, Lilla Cayley Robinson - Music by Paul Lincke
based on The Glow-Worm
 Satin Doll
(1953)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
 Midnight Sun
(1954)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke
 Moon River
(1961) Breakfast At Tiffany's
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Henry Mancini
 Days Of Wine And Roses
(1962) Days Of Wine And Roses
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Henry Mancini
 Emily
(1964) The Americanization of Emily
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Johnny Mandel
 The Sweetheart Tree
(1965) The Great Race
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Henry Mancini
 Summer Wind
(1965)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Heinz Meier
translation of Der Sommerwind
 Happy Ever After
(1971)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Dick Hyman
 Empty Tables
(1976)
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
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