Harold Arlen

Real Name:
Hyman Arluck
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Pianist, singer and composer, born 15 February 1905 in Buffalo, New York, died 23 April 1986 in New York, New York.

>> When credited with Johnny Mercer, please use the joint credit: Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer <<

Active as a pianist and singer since the early 1920s, Arluck began songwriting using the name Harold Arlen in the late 1920s.

During the first half of the 1930s he often collaborated with Ted Koehler with whom he composed songs such as Between The Devil And The Deep Blue See (1931), Stormy Weather (1933) and Let's Fall In Love (1933). For the second half of the 1930s he mostly collaborated with E.Y. Harburg. It was with Harburg that he composed the Wizard Of Oz soundtrack, containing the classic song Somewhere Over The Rainbow (1939).

Arlen's common songwriting partner during the 1940s was Johnny Mercer. Together they wrote hit songs such as Blues In The Night (1941), One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (1943) and Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive (1944). Although he was less active in later years, he succesfully remained composing well into the 1970s.

Harold Arlen was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971.
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Harold Arlen Discography Tracks

Albums

Harold Arlen - Saratoga (An Original Cast Recording) album art Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer - Saratoga (An Original Cast Recording) RCA Victor US 1959 Sell This Version
SDBR 1066 Harold Arlen - The Music Of Richard Rodgers. The Music Of Harold Arlen album art Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Raoul Poliakin Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Raoul Poliakin - The Music Of Richard Rodgers. The Music Of Harold Arlen(LP) Everest SDBR 1066 US 1960 Sell This Version
Harold Arlen - André Previn Plays Songs By Harold Arlen album art André Previn Plays Songs By Harold Arlen André Previn Plays Songs By Harold Arlen - André Previn Plays Songs By Harold Arlen (Album) Contemporary Records US 1961 Sell This Version
Harold Arlen - Harold Sings Arlen (With Friend) album art Harold Arlen Harold Sings Arlen (With Friend) (Album) CBS Masterworks US 1966 Sell This Version
Harold Arlen - I've Got The World On A String album art Lee Wiley / Rodgers & Hart, Harold Arlen Lee Wiley / Rodgers & Hart, Harold Arlen - I've Got The World On A String (Comp) Ember Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
683 Harold Arlen - Harold Arlen Sings album art Harold Arlen Harold Arlen Sings(2xLP, Album) Mark56 Records 683 US 1974 Sell This Version
JJA 1975-9 Harold Arlen - Harold Arlen Sings (1930 - 1937) album art Harold Arlen Harold Arlen Sings (1930 - 1937)(LP) JJA JJA 1975-9 US 1975 Sell This Version
721 Harold Arlen - Loves to Rhyme album art Ira Gershwin with Kurt Weill, Burton Lane and Harold Arlen Ira Gershwin with Kurt Weill, Burton Lane and Harold Arlen - Loves to Rhyme(2xLP, Gat) Mark56 Records 721 US 1975 Sell This Version
9936-2-R Harold Arlen - The Harold Arlen Songbook album art Harold Arlen The Harold Arlen Songbook(CD) BMG 9936-2-R US 1989 Sell This Version
Harold Arlen - Love Held Lightly album art Peggy Lee , Rare Songs By Harold Arlen With Keith Ingham And His Octet Peggy Lee , Rare Songs By Harold Arlen With Keith Ingham And His Octet - Love Held Lightly (Album) Angel Records US 1993 Sell This Version
R2 71964 Harold Arlen - The Wizard Of Oz - The Deluxe Edition album art Harold Arlen, Herbert Stothart Harold Arlen, Herbert Stothart - The Wizard Of Oz - The Deluxe Edition(Box + 2xCD, Album, Dlx) Rhino Movie Music R2 71964 USA & Canada 1995 Sell This Version
Harold Arlen - House of Flowers Original Broadway Cast album art Harold Arlen House of Flowers Original Broadway Cast (Album) Columbia Broadway Masterworks, Sony Classical US 2003 Sell This Version
5186034 Hyman* / Arlen* Hyman* / Arlen* - Blues In The Night (Dick Hyman Plays Harold Arlen)(CD) Jazz Heritage 5186034 US 2006 Sell This Version
KR 20012-6 Harold Arlen - House of Flowers album art Harold Arlen House of Flowers(CD, Ltd) Kritzerland KR 20012-6 US 2009 Sell This Version
STL-AM11 Harold Arlen - American Musicals: Bloomer Girl / House Of Flowers / Jamaica album art Harold Arlen American Musicals: Bloomer Girl / House Of Flowers / Jamaica(3xLP, Album + Box) Time Life Records STL-AM11 US Unknown Sell This Version
T635 Harold Arlen - Harold Arlen And His Songs album art Harold Arlen Harold Arlen And His Songs(LP) Capitol Records T635 North America (inc Mexico) Unknown Sell This Version
LVA1003 Harold Arlen - Composers at play album art Harold Arlen, Cole Porter Harold Arlen, Cole Porter - Composers at play(LP, Album) RCA LVA1003 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

E.A.1314 Harold Arlen - Let's Fall In Love / This Is Only The Beginning album art Harold Arlen Let's Fall In Love / This Is Only The Beginning(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice E.A.1314 Australia 1934 Sell This Version
SUED 1052 Harold Arlen - Unruly Night album art L. Novosad*, J. Kulíšek*, J. Mc Hugh*, H. Arlen*, Antonín Julina, Gustav Brom And His Orchestra* L. Novosad*, J. Kulíšek*, J. Mc Hugh*, H. Arlen*, Antonín Julina, Gustav Brom And His Orchestra* - Unruly Night(7", EP, Mono) Supraphon SUED 1052 Czechoslovakia Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

AP-10 Harold Arlen - Sings The Songs Of... album art Lee Wiley / Rodgers & Hart, Harold Arlen Lee Wiley / Rodgers & Hart, Harold Arlen - Sings The Songs Of...(LP, Comp, Mono, Gat) Audiophile (2) AP-10 US 1986 Sell This Version
537 573-2 Harold Arlen - Harold Arlen Songbook: That Old Black Magic album art Harold Arlen Harold Arlen Songbook: That Old Black Magic(CD, Comp) Verve Records 537 573-2 1997 Sell This Version
PAST CD 7095 Harold Arlen Over The Rainbow(CD, Comp) Flapper PAST CD 7095 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MES/6807 Harold Arlen - Lee Wiley Sings Rodgers & Hart And Harold Arlen album art Lee Wiley / Rodgers & Hart, Harold Arlen Lee Wiley / Rodgers & Hart, Harold Arlen - Lee Wiley Sings Rodgers & Hart And Harold Arlen(LP, Comp) Monmouth Evergreen MES/6807 US Unknown Sell This Version
LWS 251 Harold Arlen - A Harold Arlen Festival album art The Longines Symphonette, Harold Arlen The Longines Symphonette, Harold Arlen - A Harold Arlen Festival(2xLP, Comp) Longines Symphonette Society LWS 251 US Unknown Sell This Version