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Jerome Kern

1885-1945 US, Upper East Side
Composer of Soundtrack
A.k.a. Jerome David Kern

U.S. composer for stage and movies, known as the father of the modern musical theater, according to a joint resolution passed by Congress (born Jan. 27, 1885, New York, N.Y., U.S. — died Nov. 11, 1945, New York City). Kern studied music in his native New York City and in Heidelberg, Ger., and he later gained theatrical experience in London. Returning to New York, he worked as a pianist and salesman for music publishers and wrote new numbers for European operettas. In 1912 he composed The Red Petticoat, the first musical to contain only his own music; its success was surpassed by Very Good Eddie (1915). Subsequent musicals include Oh, Boy! (1917) and Sally (1920). In 1927 his Show Boat, based on Edna Ferber's novel and with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, became the first American musical with a serious plot drawn from a literary source; it represents a landmark in the history of musical theatre. It was followed by The Cat and the Fiddle (1931), Music in the Air (1932), and Roberta (1933). After 1933 he composed for Hollywood. Kern's classic songs include “The Song Is You,” “All the Things You Are,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” and “Ol' Man River.” He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Yesterdays - Junior Boys Remix on Verve Remixed 3 by Various Artists
I Won't Dance on Cheek to Cheek by Vince Giordano And The Nighthawks
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes on New Years Eve Celebration: 1950's Doo Wop by Golden Oldies
Bill on Show Boat by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II
Sunny - Till the Clouds Roll By, 1946 on Best JUDY GARLAND Movie Themes & Songs, Vol. 1 by Judy Garland
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man on Show Boat by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II
Ol' Man River on Show Boat by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II
Yesterdays on Tal by Tal Farlow
The Way You Look Tonight on Melodic Greats by Irving Berlin & Jerome Kern
Roberta: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes on American Music - The Fabled 24 September 1940 San Francisco Concerts Featuring Cohan, Berlin, Kern, Romberg, Kalmar by Various Artists, Howard Hanson, Richard Hageman, Edwin McArthur, William Grant Still, Eugene Hayes, Lee S. Roberts & Albert Hay Malotte

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Title Artist Year Type
Jerome Kern's SallyJerome Kern, Victor Herbert2016Album
Centennial SummerJerome Kern2014Album
Show BoatJerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II2004Album
Roberta & The Vagabond KingJerome Kern, Rudolf Friml, Kitty Carlisle, Alfred Drake2002Compil.
A Jerome Kern SongbookJerome Kern1997Compil.
Can't Help Singing - A New Look At Jerome Kern ClassicsJerome Kern, Dennis Keene, Voices Of Ascension1997Album
All The Things You AreJerome Kern, Ted Auletta And His Orchestra, Reid Shelton, Susan Watson, Danny Carroll1996Album
The Music of Jerome KernJerome Kern1996Album
Showboat And Other Jérome Kern ClassicsJerome Kern1996Album
The Best Of Jerome KernJerome Kern1996Album
Harold Fielding's London Production Of Show BoatJerome Kern1995Album
Dancing Percussion: Music Of Jerome KernJerome Kern1994Album
Rise Stevens in songs of Jerome KernJerome Kern1994Album
An Evening With Jerome KernJerome Kern1994Album
Show BoatJerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, P.G. Wodehouse1994Album
Jerome Kern TreasuryJerome Kern - London Sinfonietta Chorus, London Sinfonietta, John McGlinn1993Album
Very Good Eddie / A Musical Comedy /An Original Cast RecordingJerome Kern1992Album
A Fine RomanceJoanie Sommers & Jerome Kern1992Album
Sitting PrettyJerome Kern, John McGlinn1990Album
Overtures & Music From The Film "Swing Time"Jerome Kern - National Philharmonic Orchestra, John McGlinn1989Album
Show Boat: Broadway Show AlbumJerome Kern1988Album
Music For The TheatreGeorge Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Aaron Copland, Kurt Weill, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Maurice de Abravanel1987Album
Show Boat (Original 1971 London Cast)Jerome Kern1987Album
Two Silent Film Scores - Fall Of A Nation, Gloria's RomanceVictor Herbert, Jerome Kern - The MusicCrafters Orchestra, Frederick Fennell1986Album
Melodies of Jerome Kern, Part OneJerome Kern1986Album
Very Warm For MayJerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II1985Album
Silver Linings (Songs By Jerome Kern)Jerome Kern - Joan Morris, William Bolcom1984Album
American Musicals: Show Boat / Very Good Eddie / RobertaJerome Kern1981Album
Till The Clouds Roll ByJerome Kern1981Album
Ritratto D'Autore : Jerome KernJerome Kern1977Album
Jerome Kern's Showboat And SunnyJerome Kern1976Compil.
A Collector's Show BoatJerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II1976Album
Jerome Kern 1934-8Jerome Kern1974Album
Porgy And Bess / ScenarioGeorge Gershwin / Jerome Kern1972Album
No, No Nanette / SunnyJerome Kern1972Album
In London Original Cast RecordingsJerome Kern1972Album
The Golden Age Of Jerome Kern - Original Cast RecordingsJerome Kern1972Compil.
The Music Of Jerome KernJerome Kern, Philip Green, The Velvet Symphony1970Album
Showboat (Music Theater Of Lincoln Center Recording)Jerome Kern1966Album
Old Man River - And Other Melodies From Jerome Kern's ShowboatJerome Kern, New World Symphony Orchestra1965Album
Hits Of Broadway Volume 2Cole Porter, Jerome Kern1965Album
A Commemoration Symphony / A Symphonic StoryStephen Foster / Jerome Kern1964Album
Это тыJerome Kern1964Album
Show BoatOscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern, P.G. Wodehouse1962Album
ShowboatJerome Kern1960Album
Making Eyes At BroadwayRay Conniff Presents Jerome Kern1960Single
Flutes & PercussionJerome Kern1960Album
Плавучий Театр = Show BoatJerome Kern1960Album
George Feyer And His Orchestra Plays Jerome KernGeorge Feyer And His Orchestra, Jerome Kern1959Album
In Penombra Ballate Con Gershwin . Rodgers . KernLelio Luttazzi, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern1958Album
Dearly Beloved - The Best-Loved Melodies Of The Immortal Jerome KernJerome Kern / Westminster Concert Orchestra1957Album
Show BoatJerome Kern / Robert Merrill - Patrice Munsel - Risë Stevens1956Album
As Inesquecíveis Melodias de Jerome KernJerome Kern : André Kostelanetz And His Orchestra1954Album
Lovely To Look At - Jerome Kern's "Roberta"Jerome Kern1953Album
Showboat and The Cat And The FiddleJerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach1953Album
RobertaJerome Kern1952Album
Selections From "Till The Clouds Roll By"Jerome Kern1950Album
Mississippi Suite (A Tone Journey) / Mark Twain (A Portrait For Orchestra)Ferde Grofé, Jerome Kern : André Kostelanetz And His Orchestra1949Album
Till The Clouds Roll ByJerome Kern / MGM Studio Orchestra And MGM Studio Chorus, Lennie Hayton1947Album
Music Of Jerome KernJerome Kern : André Kostelanetz And His Orchestra1946Album
Scenario For Orchestra On Themes From Show BoatJerome Kern1945Album
Showboat - Scenario For OrchestraJerome Kern, Artur Rodzinski, The Cleveland Orchestra1942Album
Jerome Kern Melodies, Volume 2Jerome Kern Played By The The Gordon String Quartet1942Album
Mark Twain (Portrait For Orchestra)André Kostelanetz And His Orchestra, Jerome Kern1942Album
KernJerome Kern, André Kostelanetz And His OrchestraAlbum
Yesterdays Vol.2Jerome Kern, Russ Case And His OrchestraSingle
LiebesträumeFranz Liszt, Alexander Borodin, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Edvard Grieg, Claude Debussy, Leonard Bernstein, Jerome KernCompil.
Jerome Kern In Hollywood, Volume 2Jerome Kern, Irene Dunne, Louanne HoganAlbum
The Music from "Roberta"Jerome KernAlbum
The Best Of BroadwayIrving Berlin, Jerome KernCompil.
ComboGeorge Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Milt Raskin, Richard RodgersSingle
The Immortal Melodies Of Show Boat By Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein IIHarry Sosnik And His Orchestra, Thelma Carpenter, Robert Russell Bennett, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein IISingle
Jerome Kern SpectacularJerome Kern / Ray EllingtonAlbum
The Original Musical Sound Track Recording From State Fair And Centennial SummerRodgers & Hammerstein / Jerome KernCompil.
Roberta - Music In the AirJerome KernAlbum
Song BookJerome KernCompil.
Showboat/The Cat And The FiddleJerome KernSingle
The Wonderful Music Of George Gershwin And Jerome KernGeorge Gershwin And Jerome KernAlbum
And Then I WroteJerome KernAlbum
YesterdaysJerome Kern, Russ Case And His OrchestraAlbum
In London 1914-23 The Early YearsJerome KernCompil.
Suite From Carmen / Show BoatGeorges Bizet, Jerome Kern, Music Treasures Philharmonic Symphony, Hans Swarowsky, William StricklandAlbum
Peter And The Wolf, Mississippi Suite (A Tone Journey) / Mark Twain (A Portrait For Orchestra)Ferde Grofé, Jerome Kern, Sergei Prokofiev, André Kostelanetz And His OrchestraAlbum
The Best Of Cole Porter / The Best Of Jerome KernCole Porter, Jerome KernAlbum
Theme: Stardust - Look For The Silver Lining - All The Things You Are - I've Told Every Little StarJerome KernAlbum
The Touch Of Your Hand/The Man I LoveJerome Kern, George GershwinSingle
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