1926 in music

See also: 1925 in music, other events of 1926, 1927 in music and the list of 'years in music'.

Table of contents
1 Events
2 Published Songs
3 Top Hits: Recordings
4 Other important recordings
5 Musical theater
6 Births
7 Deaths

Events

Published Songs

  • "(What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry"     w.m. Walter Donaldson & Abe Lyman
  • "Alabama Stomp"     w. Henry Creamer m. James P. Johnson
  • "All Alone Monday"     w. Bert Kalmar m. Harry Ruby
  • "Am I Wasting My Time On You?"     w.m. Irving Bibo & Howard Johnson
  • "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"     w. Roy Turk m. Lou Handman
  • "Baby Face"     w. Benny Davis m. Harry Akst
  • "Barcelona"     w. Gus Kahn m. Tolchard Evans
  • "Because I Love You"     w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Big Butter And Egg Man"     w.m. Sidney Clare, Cliff Friend & Joseph H. Santly
  • "The Birth Of The Blues"     w. B. G. De Sylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "Black Bottom"     w. B. G. De Sylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "Black Bottom Stomp"     m. Jelly Roll Morton
  • "The Blue Room"     w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "Breezin' Along With The Breeze"     w.m. Havan Gillespie, Seymour Simons & Richard Whiting
  • "Bridget O'Flynn"     King, Sterling
  • "Bring Back Those Minstrel Days"     w. Ballard MacDonald m. Martin Broones
  • "But I Do - You Know I Do"     w. Gus Kahn m. Walter Donaldson
  • "By The Tamarisk"     m. Eric Coates
  • "Bye Bye Blackbird"     w. Mort Dixon m. Ray Henderson
  • "The Chant"     m. Mel Stitzel
  • "Charmaine"     w.m. Erno Rapee & Lew Pollack
  • "Cherie, I Love You"     w.m. Lillian Rosedale Goodman
  • "Clap Yo' Hands"     w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
  • "Climbing Up The Ladder Of Love"     w. Raymond Klages m. Jesse Greer
  • "Cossack Love Song"     Harbach, Hammerstein, Stothart & Gershwin
  • "Crazy Words, Crazy Tune"     w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
  • "Cross Your Heart"     w. B. G. De Sylva m. Lewis E. Gensler
  • "'Deed I Do"     w. Walter Hirsch m. Fred Rose
  • "The Desert Song"     w. Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II m. [Sigmund Romberg]]
  • "The Devil Is Afraid Of Music"     w.m. Willard Robison
  • "The Dicky Bird Hop"     w. Leslie Sarony m. Ronald Gourley
  • "Do, Do, Do"     w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
  • "Doctor Jazz"     w. Walter Melrose m. Joe "King" Oliver
  • "Don't Have Any More, Mrs Moore"     Castling, Walsh
  • "East St Louis Toddle-O"     m. Bubber Miley & Duke Ellington
  • "Everything's Gonna Be All Right"     w. Benny Davis m. Harry Akst
  • "Fidgety Feet"     w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
  • "Flapperette"     m. Jesse Greer
  • "The Gang That Sang Heart Of My Heart"     w.m. Ben Ryan
  • "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"     w. B. G. De Sylva m. Lewis E. Gensler
  • "Get Away, Old Man, Get Away"     w.m. Frank Crumit
  • "Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?"     w. Roy Turk & Jack Smith m. Maceo Pinkard
  • "The Girl Friend"     w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "The Girl Is You And The Boy Is Me"     w. B. G. De Sylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "Half A Moon"     w. Eddie Dowling & Herbert Reynolds m. James F. Hanley
  • "Hawaiian Wedding Song" (originally "Ke Kali Nei Au")     w. Al Hoffman & Dick Manning m. Charles E. King (Words written 1959.)
  • "Heebie Jeebies"     w.m. Boyd Atkins
  • "Hello Bluebird"     w.m. Cliff Friend
  • "Hello, Aloha, How Are You?"     w. L. Wolfe Gilbert m. Abel Baer
  • "Hello, Baby"     w. Seymour Simons m. Richard A. Whiting
  • "Here I Am"     w. B. G. De Sylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "Hey Gypsy (Play Gypsy)"     w.m. Emmerich Kalman, Clifford Grey, "N. Foley"
  • "Hi-Diddle-Diddle"     w.m. Hal Keidel & Carleton Coon
  • "Horses"     w. Byron Gay m. Richard A. Whiting
  • "How Could Red Riding Hood?"     w.m. Randolph
  • "How Many Times?"     w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me"     w. Clarence Gaskill m. Jimmy McHugh
  • "I Know That You Know"     w. Anne Caldwell m. Vincent Youmans
  • "I Never See Maggie Alone"     w. Harry Tilsley m. Everett Lynton
  • "I Parted My Hair In The Middle"     David, Murphy
  • "I Want a Big Butter and Egg Man"     w.m. Percy Venable & Louis Armstrong
  • "I'd Climb The Highest Mountain"     w.m. Lew Brown & Sidney Clare
  • "If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight"     w. Henry Creamer m. James P. Johnson
  • "If You Can't Land Her On The Old Verandah"     w.m. Silver
  • "I'm A One-Man Girl"     w. Leo Robin m. Richard Myers
  • "I'm Coming, Virginia"     w. Will Marion Cook & Donald Heywood
  • "I'm Just Wild About Animal Crackers"     w.m. Fred Rich, Sam Coslow & Harry Link
  • "I'm Lonely Without You"     w. Bud Green m. Harry Warren
  • "In A Little Spanish Town"     w. Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young m. Mabel Wayne
  • "It All Depends On You"     w. B. G. De Sylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "I've Got The Girl"     w.m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Jack In The Box"     m. Zez Confrey
  • "Jersey Walk"     w. Eddie Dowling & Henry Creamer m. James F. Hanley
  • "Katinka"     w. Benee Russell m. Henry Tobias
  • "The Kinkajou"     w. Joseph McCarthy m. Harry Tierney
  • "Lay Me Down To Sleep In Carolina"     w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager
  • "Like He Loves Me"     w. Anne Caldwell m. Vincent Youmans
  • "A Little Birdie Told Me So"     w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "The Little White House"     w. Eddie Dowling m. James F. Hanley
  • "Lonesome And Sorry"     w. Benny Davis m. Con Conrad
  • "Look At The World And Smile"     w. Anne Caldwell m. Raymond Hubbell
  • "Looking At The World Through Rose Coloured Glasses"     w.m. Tommy Malie & Jimmy Stieger
  • "Lucky Day"     w. B. G. De Sylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "Mary Lou"     w. Abe Lyman & George Waggner m. J. Russel Robinson
  • "Maybe"     w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
  • "Me Too"     w. Charles Tobias & Al Sherman m. Harry Wood
  • "Moonlight On The Ganges"     w. Chester Wallace m. Sherman Myers
  • "The More We Are Together"     w.m. Jimmy Campbell & Reg Connelly
  • "Mountain Greenery"     w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "Muddy Water"     w. Jo Trent m. Peter DeRose & Harry Richman
  • "Muskrat Ramble"     w. Ray Gilbert m. Edward "Kid" Ory (Words written in 1950.)
  • "My Cutie's Due At Two To Two Today"     w.m. Albert Von Tilzer, Irving Bilbo & Leo Robin
  • "My Dream Of The Big Parade"     w. Al Dubin m. Jimmy McHugh
  • "My Pretty Girl"     m. Charles Fulcher
  • "One Alone"     w. Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II m. Sigmund Romberg
  • "Our Director"     m. F. E. Bigelow
  • "Passing Shadows"     m. Raymond Loughborough
  • "Play Gypsies, Dance Gypsies"     w. Harry B. Smith m. Emmerich Kalman
  • "Poor Papa"     w. Billy Rose m. Harry Woods
  • "The Rangers' Song"     w. Joseph McCarthy m. Harry Tierney
  • "Reaching For The Moon"     w.m. Benny Davis & Jesse Greer
  • "The Riff Song"     w. Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II m. Sigmund Romberg
  • "Rio Rita"     w. Joseph McCarthy m. Harry Tierney
  • "Romance"     w. Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II m. Sigmund Romberg
  • "Say It Again" by Harry Richman
  • "Scatter Your Smiles"     w.m. Max Kortlander & Pete Wendling
  • "She Knows Her Onions"     Ager, Yellen, Pollack
  • "Shut The Door"     w.m. Billy Mann, Wally Ives, Dick Howard & Jim Kern
  • "Sleepy Head"     w. Benny Davis m. Jesse Greer
  • "Snag It"     m. Joseph "King" Oliver
  • "So This Is Spring"     Sarony
  • "Somebody's Lonely"     Davis, Gold
  • "Someone To Watch Over Me"     w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
  • "Song Of The Wanderer"     w.m. Neil Moret
  • "Static Strut"     m. Jack Yellen & Phil Wall
  • "Sunday"     w.m. Chester Conn, Ned Miller, Jules Styne & Bennie Krueger
  • "Sunny Disposish"     w. Ira Gershwin m. Philip Charig
  • "Tamiami Trail"     w.m. Cliff Friend & Joseph H. Santly
  • "There Ain't No Maybe In My Baby's Eyes"     w. Gus Kahn & Raymond B. Egan m. Walter Donaldson
  • "There's A New Star In Heaven Tonight - Rudolph Valentino"     w. J. Keirn Brennan & Irving Mills m. Jimmy McHugh
  • "Thinking Of You"     w. Paul Ash m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Ting-A-Ling"     w. Andy Britt m. Jack Little
  • "Tiptoe Through The Tulips"     w. Al Dubin m. Joe Burke
  • "Tonight You Belong To Me"     w. Billy Rose m. Lee David
  • "A Tree In The Park"     w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "Up And At 'Em"     w.m. Jack Pettis & Al Goering
  • "Valencia"     w. Lucien Jean Boyer & Jacques Charles (Fr) Clifford Grey (Eng) m. Jose Padilla
  • "When Day Is Done"     w. B. G. De Sylva m. Roger Katscher
  • "When Do We Dance?"     w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
  • "When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along"     w.m. Harry Woods
  • "Where Do You Work-A, John?"     w. Mortimer Weinberg & Charley Marks m. Harry Warren
  • "Where'd You Get Those Eyes?"     w.m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Wistful And Blue"     Davidson, Etting
  • "Ya Gotta Know How To Love"     w. Bud Green m. Harry Warren

Top Hits: Recordings

  • "Some of These Days" by Sophie Tucker with Ted Lewis's Jazz Band
  • "Valencia (A Song of Spain)" by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  • "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along" Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  • "He's The Last Word" by Ben Pollock & His Californians
  • "When My Baby Smiles At Me" by Ted Lewis & His Jazz Band
  • "In A Little Spanish Town" by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  • "Red Hot Henry Brown" by Margaret Young
  • "I'm Sitting On Top of the World" by Al Jolson
  • "Ya Gotta Know How To Love" by Esther Walker
  • "Black Bottom" by Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders
  • "Do, Do, Do" by Gertrude Lawrence
  • "Who" by George Olsen & His Music
  • "Always" by Vincent Lopez & His Orchestra
  • "Gimme A Little Kiss (Will Ya', Hunh?)" by Whispering Jack Smith
  • "Breezin' Along With the Breeze" by Johnny Marvin
  • "Bye Bye Bye Blackbird" by Gene Austin

Other important recordings

Musical theater

  • Americana     Broadway production
  • Blackbirds     London production
  • Countess Maritza     Broadway production
  • The Desert Song     Broadway production
  • Lady, Be Good     London production
  • No Foolin'     Broadway production
  • Oh, Kay     Broadway production
  • Peggy-Ann     Broadway production
  • The Student Prince     London production
  • Sunny     London production
  • Tip-Toes     London production
  • Wildflower     London production

Births

Deaths


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