Jerome Kern
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1885-01-27
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Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American composer of musical theatre and popular music. One of the most important American theatre composers of the early 20th century, he wrote more than 700 songs, used ...

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Biography

Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American composer of musical theatre and popular music. One of the most important American theatre composers of the early 20th century, he wrote more than 700 songs, used in over 100 stage works, including such classics as "Ol' Man River", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "A Fine Romance", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "All the Things You Are", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Long Ago (and Far Away)" and "Who?". He collaborated with many of the leading librettists and lyricists of his era, including George Grossmith Jr., Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse, Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin and E. Y. Harburg.

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Jerome Kern
Ol' Man River - from Showboat
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Ol' Man River - from Showboat Ol' Man River - from Showboat Ol' Man River - from Showboat Ol' Man River - from Showboat
Paul Robeson
Ol’ Man River, Showboat
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Ol’ Man River, Showboat Ol’ Man River, Showboat Ol’ Man River, Showboat Ol’ Man River, Showboat
Jerome Kern
The Way You Look Tonight
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The Way You Look Tonight The Way You Look Tonight The Way You Look Tonight The Way You Look Tonight
Jerome Kern
Silver Lining
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Silver Lining Silver Lining Silver Lining Silver Lining
Jerome Kern
Some sort of Somebody
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Some sort of Somebody Some sort of Somebody Some sort of Somebody Some sort of Somebody
Jerome Kern
Showboat Medley
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Showboat Medley Showboat Medley Showboat Medley Showboat Medley
Howard Keel
Why Do I Love You?
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Why Do I Love You? Why Do I Love You? Why Do I Love You? Why Do I Love You?
Howard Keel
Where's the Mate For Me?
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Where's the Mate For Me? Where's the Mate For Me? Where's the Mate For Me? Where's the Mate For Me?
Jerome Kern
Waltz in Swing Time
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Waltz in Swing Time Waltz in Swing Time Waltz in Swing Time Waltz in Swing Time
Clive Anstee, Tristan Fry, Erich Gruenberg, Charles Taylor, Kenneth Essex, Allen Walley, Jerome Kern, Neville Taweel, John Wilson, Christopher Taylor, Barry Tuckwell, Stephen Shingles, Vivian Joseph, Derek Wickens, Neil Richardson, Chris Karan, Skaila Kanga, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett & Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
Very warm for May - musical play, All the things you are arr. Bennett
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Very warm for May - musical play, All the things you are arr. Bennett Very warm for May - musical play, All the things you are arr. Bennett Very warm for May - musical play, All the things you are arr. Bennett Very warm for May - musical play, All the things you are arr. Bennett
The Seven Fox Blues Charleston Olivier Band, Joséphine Baker & Jerome Kern
Who?
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Who? Who? Who? Who?

Who?

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The Seven Fox Blues Charleston Olivier Band, Joséphine Baker & Jerome Kern
Jerome Kern
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (feat. Oscar Hammerstein II)
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Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (feat. Oscar Hammerstein II) Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (feat. Oscar Hammerstein II) Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (feat. Oscar Hammerstein II) Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (feat. Oscar Hammerstein II)
Jerome Kern
Can't help singing (from Can't help singing - film score)
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Can't help singing (from Can't help singing - film score) Can't help singing (from Can't help singing - film score) Can't help singing (from Can't help singing - film score) Can't help singing (from Can't help singing - film score)
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Deleted Record (Proms 2015)
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Deleted Record (Proms 2015) Deleted Record (Proms 2015) Deleted Record (Proms 2015) Deleted Record (Proms 2015)
Jerome Kern
She Didn't Say Yes (from CD Kern Goes To Hollywood)
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She Didn't Say Yes (from CD Kern Goes To Hollywood) She Didn't Say Yes (from CD Kern Goes To Hollywood) She Didn't Say Yes (from CD Kern Goes To Hollywood) She Didn't Say Yes (from CD Kern Goes To Hollywood)
Jerome Kern
Overture from Showboat
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Overture from Showboat Overture from Showboat Overture from Showboat Overture from Showboat
Jerome Kern
Up with the lark
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Up with the lark Up with the lark Up with the lark Up with the lark
Jerome Kern
Showboat – Dance away the Night
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Showboat – Dance away the Night Showboat – Dance away the Night Showboat – Dance away the Night Showboat – Dance away the Night
Jerome Kern
SHOWBOAT - Musical: Can't Help Loving Dat Man
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SHOWBOAT - Musical: Can't Help Loving Dat Man SHOWBOAT - Musical: Can't Help Loving Dat Man SHOWBOAT - Musical: Can't Help Loving Dat Man SHOWBOAT - Musical: Can't Help Loving Dat Man
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Biography

Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American composer of musical theatre and popular music. One of the most important American theatre composers of the early 20th century, he wrote more than 700 songs, used in over 100 stage works, including such classics as "Ol' Man River", "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", "A Fine Romance", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "All the Things You Are", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Long Ago (and Far Away)" and "Who?". He collaborated with many of the leading librettists and lyricists of his era, including George Grossmith Jr., Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse, Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin and E. Y. Harburg.

A native New Yorker, Kern created dozens of Broadway musicals and Hollywood films in a career that lasted for more than four decades. His musical innovations, such as 4/4 dance rhythms and the employment of syncopation and jazz progressions, built on, rather than rejected, earlier musical theatre tradition. He and his collaborators also employed his melodies to further the action or develop characterization to a greater extent than in the other musicals of his day, creating the model for later musicals. Although dozens of Kern's musicals and musical films were hits, only Show Boat is now regularly revived. Songs from his other shows, however, are still frequently performed and adapted. Although Kern detested jazz arrangements of his songs, many have been adopted by jazz musicians to become standard tunes.

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