Jerome Kern
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1885-01-27
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Jerome Kern

Jerome Kern Biography (Wikipedia)

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", "The Song Is You", "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 Yip 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. Many of Kern's songs have been adapted by jazz musicians to become standard tunes.

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Jerome Kern
And when they ask us (they'll never believe me)
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And when they ask us (they'll never believe me)

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Long Ago and Far Away
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Long Ago and Far Away
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Ol' Man River (Show Boat)
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Ol' Man River (Show Boat)
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All the things you are
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All the things you are
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All The Things You Are
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All The Things You Are
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The Folks Who Live On The Hill
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The Folks Who Live On The Hill
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All the Things You Are
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All the Things You Are
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They Didn't Believe Me
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They Didn't Believe Me
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The Song is You
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The Song is You
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All the Things You Are
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All the Things You Are
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Ol' man river
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Ol' man river
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The folks who live on the hill (High, wide and handsome)
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The folks who live on the hill (High, wide and handsome)
Jerome Kern
Pick Yourself Up (Swing Time)
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Pick Yourself Up (Swing Time)
Jerome Kern
And when they ask us (they'll never believe me)
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And when they ask us (they'll never believe me)
Jerome Kern
Go little boat (O my dear)
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Go little boat (O my dear)
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Ol' Man River
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Ol' Man River
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The Folks who live on the Hill
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The Folks who live on the Hill
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Up with the lark
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Up with the lark
Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Paul Robeson & Brunswick Concert Orchestra
Ol' Man River
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Ol' Man River
Jerome Kern
Ol' man river; Can't help lovin' that man (Show Boat)
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Ol' man river; Can't help lovin' that man (Show Boat)
Jerome Kern
Apache Dance (Showboat)
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Apache Dance (Showboat)
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The Song Is You - from Music in the Air
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The Song Is You - from Music in the Air
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The Way You Look Tonight
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The Way You Look Tonight
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Nobody else but me (Show Boat)
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Nobody else but me (Show Boat)
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Bill
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Bill
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The Folks Who Live On The Hill
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The Folks Who Live On The Hill

The Folks Who Live On The Hill

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Jerome Kern
Oscar Hammerstein
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Stephen Bell
Jerome Kern
The Song is You from Music in the Air - a musical comedy
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The Song is You from Music in the Air - a musical comedy
Fred Astaire
The Way You Look Tonight
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The Way You Look Tonight
Jerome Kern
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Roberta)
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Roberta)
Jerome Kern
Bill
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Bill
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Bill
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Bill

Bill

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Oscar Hammerstein
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FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL
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FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE HILL
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All the things you are
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All the things you are
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Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
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Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Ava Gardner
Bill
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Bill
Jerome Kern
All The Things You Are (Very Warm For May)
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All The Things You Are (Very Warm For May)
Jerome Kern
All The Things You Are
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All The Things You Are

All The Things You Are

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Barry Tuckwell, Richard Rodney Bennett, Christopher Taylor and ensemble
Jerome Kern
Yesterdays
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Yesterdays

Yesterdays

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Oscar Peterson (Piano), Ray Brown (Bass), Ed Thigpen (Drums)
Jerome Kern
Pick Yourself Up
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Pick Yourself Up

Pick Yourself Up

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Steve Sykes
Brass Band de BazuinOenkerk
Jerome Kern
All the Things You Are
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All the Things You Are
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