Jimmy McHugh
American composer
Jimmy McHugh
James Francis McHugh was an American composer. One of the most prolific songwriters from the 1920s to the 1950s, he is credited with over 500 songs. His songs were recorded by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland (who died only one month after McHugh), Billie Holiday, Adelaide Hall, Nina Simone, Chet Baker, Dinah Washington, June Christy, Peggy Lee, Deanna Durbin, and Ella Fitzgerald.
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Arsenal Center for the Arts Will Host Two Jazz Series This Fall - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Concerts will feature the music of Jimmy McHugh (Sept. 10), Harry Warren (Oct. 22) and Frank Loesser (Nov. 19). The concerts are performed by six of the area's finest jazz musicians including Donna McElroy, vocals; Larry Monroe, saxophone;
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The Wood 'n' Lips Open Mic Newsletter - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields “Pick Yourself Up”; and he finished with Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh's “On The Sunny Side of the Street”. 8:30 Jesus Rodrigues: Last played at our open mic way back when we were at Borders Bookstore in El Cajon,
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Tony Bennett loses a battle with the weather - blogTO (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
You could see the musicians anticipating the roar as it built in the distance, their eyes craning up from their instruments, but right on cue, during her version of Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields' "Exactly Like You," Krall launched into snatches from
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Aretha Franklin wows Toronto audience at the TD Jazz Festival - Oye! Times
Google News - over 5 years
The audience sang along to such tunes as Say A Little Prayer and Something He Can Feel by Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke's Baby I Love You, and Jimmy McHugh's 1935 song I'm in the Mood for Love. What was very surprising was to observe many 20-something,
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Excerpts from the American songbook - The Australian
Google News - almost 6 years
For the album's opening track Feinstein chose Exactly Like You, written by Sinatra's friend Jimmy McHugh and jazzed up with the "slurping sax" May made famous. Alongside takes on Gershwin and Rodgers and Hart standards, more obscure additions include
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Comedy All Stars Return to Wheaton - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Jimmy McHugh's Chicago Comedy All Stars will perform at The Bank Restaurant and Bar Friday after success with a nearly sold-out show in late April. The 12 comics in the group all have 15 to 20 years of
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90 Jahre und so beschwingt - inFranken.de
Google News - almost 6 years
Lauter beschwingte und zum Teil bekannte Weisen, "Ohrwürmer" von George Gershwin, den Beatles, Jimmy McHugh und Scott Joplin erfüllten den Schlosshof. "Nichts geht über den warmen und sonoren Klang eines Männerchores!
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Comedian's Comedians - OnMilwaukee.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Other names that pop up in my head quickly are Frankie Bastille, John Riggi, Larry Reeb, Tim Walkoe, Dwight York, Dwayne Kennedy, Don Reese, Steve Seagren, Carla Filisha, Keith Stubbs, Jimmy McHugh, Mark Colella, Tim Slagle, Count Woodrow,
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Paying Some Bills - OnMilwaukee.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Hopefully there will be a fourth, and hopefully I can bring someone like a Larry Reeb or Rocky LaPorte or Jimmy McHugh, all solid acts. The audience was attentive, and full of people who wouldn't be comedy club regulars. There are people like this in
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Sad To The Bone - OnMilwaukee.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Most of the top comedians in Chicago were there like Larry Reeb, Tim Cavanagh, Tim Walkoe, Jimmy McHugh, Mike Preston, Vince Maranto, John DaCosse and a few more I am probably forgetting. There were also comedy people like Chris DiPetta who manages
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CELEBRATED RUSSIAN TV PERSONALITY OLEG FRISH DEBUTS 'GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK' - Jazzcorner
Google News - almost 6 years
The final product, "Bring Me Sunshine," features 15 tracks from some of the 20th century's top songwriters, including Johnny Mercer ("Goody Goody"), Jimmy McHugh ("A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening"), Victor Young ("Around The World"), Charles Strouse
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Hijaz, Arifa, Schamp-Limberger - Folkroddels.be
Google News - almost 6 years
... in jazzkringen sinds 1949 ook bekend als 'Autumn Leaves') van Jacques Prévert-Joseph Kosma, 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love' van Jimmy McHugh-Dorothy Fields (1928) en 'Blues en mineur' (1935) en 'Nuages' (1940) van Django, een repertoire dat ze
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Julie Budd in a Tribute to Dorothy Fields - Times Square Chronicles
Google News - almost 6 years
She frequently wrote with Jimmy McHugh, Jerome Kern, Arthur Schwartz and Cy Coleman. Julie Budd began her career when she was a little tyke and through the years has co-starred with the greats; Frank Sinatra, Carol Burnett, Liberace and Marvin Hamlisch
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Die Band der Bandleader - Nordbayern.de
Google News - almost 6 years
Bekannte Swingtitel wie „Shine“, „The world is waitung for the sunrise“ (Text von Gene Lockhart, Musik von Ernest Seitz) oder das unverwüstliche amerikanische Standard „On the sunny side of the street“ (Text von Dorothy Fields, Musik von Jimmy McHugh)
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Need a laugh? Lions Club to present comedy show - Lake Forester
Google News - almost 6 years
... feature food by Bluffington's of Lake Bluff, Terlato wines as well as beer and other beverages in the Community Room, silent and live auctions and a comedy show featuring up-and-coming national comedians Patti Vasquez, Mike Toomey and Jimmy McHugh
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Oscar Peterson, Jazz's Piano Virtuoso and Prolific Performer, Is Dead at 82
NYTimes - over 9 years
Oscar Peterson, whose dazzling piano playing made him one of the most popular jazz artists in history, died on Sunday night at his home in Mississauga, Ontario, outside Toronto. He was 82. The cause was kidney failure, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported. Mr. Peterson had performed publicly for a time even after a stroke he suffered in
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THEATER REVIEW; Mining A Rich Vein Of Sequins In Revues
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Encores! has built its own jukebox, and it gleams like gold. ''Stairway to Paradise,'' which runs through Monday at City Center, is an anthology of truly olden oldies, songs the theatergoing masses heard in musical revues in the first half of the 20th century. And yes, I know, it all sounds too quaint and camp and, well, dusty, for words. But the
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Betty Hutton, Bombshell Movie-Musical Star, Dies at 86
NYTimes - about 10 years
Betty Hutton, a singer and actress celebrated as a blond bombshell of Hollywood musicals and comedies in the 1940s and 50s, died Sunday night at her home in Palm Springs, Calif., her executor announced yesterday. She was 86. The cause was complications of colon cancer, the executor, Carl Bruno, told The Associated Press. He said the announcement of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmy McHugh
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1969
    Age 74
    Died on May 23, 1969.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1948
    Age 53
    For the 1948 film A Date with Judy, he composed "It's a Most Unusual Day" for Jane Powell; it became the young singer and actress's signature tune. (She was still performing it as recently as 2010 — aged 81 — when she sang the song at the Hollywood Bowl, accompanied by Pink Martini, the 13-member "little orchestra".)
    More Details Hide Details Jimmy McHugh was inducted into The Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. Broadway credits There was a medley of his songs in the 1979 Broadway show Sugar Babies, which starred Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney. The songs included were "I Can't Give You Anything but Love", "I'm Shooting High", "Roll Your Blues Away" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street". Other well-known songs of his include "I'm in the Mood for Love", "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" and "Cuban Love Song".
  • FORTIES
  • 1935
    Age 40
    Fields and McHugh finally parted company in 1935.(Spitz) McHugh's longest songwriting partner was Harold Adamson.
    More Details Hide Details Adamson provided lyrics to McHugh's compositions. Such hits as "Coming in on A Wing and A Prayer" found its way into Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Below are several of their many hits listed.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1930
    Age 35
    In the artistically fruitful years after they first collaborated in 1930, McHugh and Fields wrote over 30 songs for the film world.
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  • 1928
    Age 33
    Since he had written material for many of Harlem’s Cotton Club revues, it would be no coincidence that their first combined success would be the score for the all-black Broadway musical Blackbirds of 1928 starring Adelaide Hall and Bill Bojangles Robinson, which jump-started the fledgling duo’s career with the songs “I Can't Give You Anything But Love,” “Diga Diga Doo” and “I Must Have That Man”.
    More Details Hide Details Other hits written for the stage were soon to follow, including what is arguably their most famous composition, 1930’s “On the Sunny Side of the Street” for Lew Leslie’s International Revue, which also contained the favorite “Exactly Like You”; “Blue Again” for The Vanderbilt Revue; and in 1932, “Don’t Blame Me,” which was featured in the Chicago revue Clowns In Clover. McHugh and Fields contributed title songs for films including "Cuban Love Song", "Dinner at Eight" and "Hooray for Love", as well as “I Feel a Song Comin’ On” and “I'm in the Mood for Love” from 1935’s Every Night at Eight.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1894
    Born
    Born on July 10, 1894.
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