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Harold Arlen

voc, p, 1905-1986 US, Buffalo, New York
Singer / Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Hyman Arluck Randall Hero

Pianist, singer and composer, born 15 February 1905 in Buffalo, New York, died 23 April 1986 in New York, New York. >> When credited with Johnny Mercer, please use the joint credit: Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer << Active as a pianist and singer since the early 1920s, Arluck began songwriting using the name Harold Arlen in the late 1920s. During the first half of the 1930s he often collaborated with Ted Koehler with whom he composed songs such as Between The Devil And The Deep Blue See (1931), Stormy Weather (1933) and Let's Fall In Love (1933). For the second half of the 1930s he mostly collaborated with E.Y. Harburg. It was with Harburg that he composed the Wizard Of Oz soundtrack, containing the classic song Somewhere Over The Rainbow (1939). Arlen's common songwriting partner during the 1940s was Johnny Mercer. Together they wrote hit songs such as Blues In The Night (1941), One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (1943) and Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive (1944). Although he was less active in later years, he succesfully remained composing well into the 1970s. Harold Arlen was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Munchkinland Musical Sequence - Rehearsal Demo on The Wizard of Oz [Deluxe Edition] by Various Artists
Stormy Weather on The Great American Jazz Book by Various Artists
Optimistic Voices - Rehearsal Demo on The Wizard of Oz [Deluxe Edition] by Various Artists
Let's Fall in Love on Everything's Made for Love by Annette Hanshaw & Harold Arlen
How Many Times? on The Big Broadcast, Volume 8: Jazz and Popular Music of the 1920s and 1930s by Various Artists
When the Sun Comes Out on Cool Jazz Summer Breeze by Various Artists
Over The Rainbow on Lullaby of the most comfortable in the world Cello & Piano by Various Artists
That Old Black Magic on Jazz Classics - Greatest Jazz Songs Ever by Various Artists
Ding-Dong! the Witch Is Dead on Halloween Jazz by Various Artists
Let's Fall In Love on Jazz: Love Songs by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
House of FlowersHarold Arlen2009Album
Original Jazz Legends: Salute to George Gershwin (Volume 3)George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael1999Compil.
Harold Arlen And His SongsHarold Arlen1998Album
Harold Arlen Songbook: That Old Black MagicHarold Arlen1997Compil.
Over The RainbowHarold Arlen1997Compil.
American Musicals: Bloomer Girl / House Of Flowers / JamaicaHarold Arlen1995Album
The Song Is...Harold ArlenHarold Arlen1995Compil.
The Wizard Of Oz - The Deluxe EditionHarold Arlen, Herbert Stothart1995Album
Love Held LightlyPeggy Lee1993Album
The Harold Arlen SongbookHarold Arlen1989Album
Lee Wiley Sings Rodgers & Hart And Harold ArlenLee Wiley / Rodgers & Hart, Harold Arlen1986Compil.
Sings The Songs Of...Lee Wiley / Rodgers & Hart, Harold Arlen1986Compil.
Loves to RhymeIra Gershwin with Kurt Weill, Burton Lane and Harold Arlen1975Album
Harold Arlen Sings (1930 - 1937)Harold Arlen1975Album
Harold Arlen SingsHarold Arlen1974Album
Harold Sings Arlen (With Friend)Harold Arlen1966Album
André Previn Plays Songs By Harold ArlenAndré Previn Plays Songs By Harold Arlen1961Album
The Music Of Richard Rodgers. The Music Of Harold ArlenRichard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Raoul Poliakin1960Album
Saratoga (An Original Cast Recording)Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer1959Album
Blues-OperaHarold Arlen / André Kostelanetz And His Orchestra1958Album
The Music Of Harold ArlenHarold Arlen1955Album
Let's Fall In Love / This Is Only The BeginningHarold Arlen1934Album
Unruly NightLubomír Novosad, Jan Kulíšek, Jimmy McHugh, Harold Arlen, Antonín Julina, Gustav Brom OrchestraSingle
A Harold Arlen FestivalThe Longines Symphonette, Harold ArlenCompil.
Composers at playHarold Arlen, Cole PorterAlbum
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