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J. Fred Coots

1897-1985 US, Brooklyn
Composer / Songwriter of Jazz, Folk and World
A.k.a. John Frederick Coots

John Frederick Coots (May 2, 1897 – April 8, 1985) was a prolific American songwriter. He composed over 700 popular songs and over a dozen Broadway shows. In 1934, Coots wrote the melody with his then chief collaborator, lyricist Haven Gillespie, for the biggest hit for them both "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town." The song became one of the biggest sellers in American history.

        
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town on Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town by US Air Force Airmen Of Note
Santa Claus is Coming to Town on Happy Holidays from the Husky Marching Band by University of Washington Husky Marching Band
Holiday Medley on Happy Holidays from the Husky Marching Band by University of Washington Husky Marching Band
Santa Claus is Coming To Town on Xmas Kids by Various Artists
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town on Les chants de Noël du monde by Various Artists
Santa Clause Is Coming to Town on Vonk Kersfees by Various Artists

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Jingle Bells [ジングルベル] / Santa Claus is coming To Town [サンタクロースは町に来ています]James Lord Pierpont, Dizzy Gillespie, J. Fred CootsSingle
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