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 successfully remained composing well into the 1970s.

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

306 & 307 Harold Arlen - The Music Of Harold Arlen album art Harold Arlen The Music Of Harold Arlen (Album) Walden Records 306 & 307 US 1955 Sell This Version
CL 1099 Harold Arlen - Blues-Opera album art Harold Arlen / Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra* Harold Arlen / Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra* - Blues-Opera(LP, Mono) Columbia CL 1099 US 1958 Sell This Version
LOC-1051 Harold Arlen - Saratoga (An Original Cast Recording) album art Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer - Saratoga (An Original Cast Recording) (Album) RCA Victor LOC-1051 US 1959 Sell This Version
LPBR 5066 Harold Arlen - The Music Of Richard Rodgers. The Music Of Harold Arlen album art Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Poliakin* Conducting His Orchestra* And Chorale* Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Poliakin* Conducting His Orchestra* And Chorale* - The Music Of Richard Rodgers. The Music Of Harold Arlen Everest LPBR 5066 US 1960 Sell This Version
S7586 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 S7586 US 1961 Sell This Version
OL 6520 Harold Arlen - Harold Sings Arlen (With Friend) album art Harold Arlen Harold Sings Arlen (With Friend) (Album) Columbia Masterworks OL 6520 US 1966 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
DRG 6102 Harold Arlen - Plays The Ballet Music Of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen & Richard Rodgers album art Richard Rodney Bennett, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen & Richard Rodgers Richard Rodney Bennett, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen & Richard Rodgers - Plays The Ballet Music Of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen & Richard Rodgers(LP) DRG Records DRG 6102 US 1978 Sell This Version
A 2320 Harold Arlen House of Flowers Original Broadway Cast (Album) CBS Special Products A 2320 US 1990 Sell This Version
CDC 0777 754798 2 9 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 CDC 0777 754798 2 9 US 1993 Sell This Version
CRC 2741 Harold Arlen - Harold Arlen: Hooray for Love album art Richard Glazier, Harold Arlen Richard Glazier, Harold Arlen - Harold Arlen: Hooray for Love(CD, Album) Centaur Records CRC 2741 US 2005 Sell This Version
5186034 Harold Arlen - Blues In The Night (Dick Hyman Plays Harold Arlen) album art Hyman* / Arlen* Hyman* / Arlen* - Blues In The Night (Dick Hyman Plays Harold Arlen)(CD, Album, RE) Jazz Heritage Society 5186034 US 2006 Sell This Version
8.559314 Harold Arlen - Classic American Love Songs album art Arlen*, Gershwin*, Weill*, Schwartz* - Carole Farley, John Constable Arlen*, Gershwin*, Weill*, Schwartz* - Carole Farley, John Constable - Classic American Love Songs(CD, Album) Naxos 8.559314 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
KR 20012-6 Harold Arlen - House of Flowers album art Saint-Subber* presents Truman CapoteHarold Arlen Saint-Subber* presents Truman CapoteHarold Arlen - House of Flowers(CD, Ltd) Kritzerland KR 20012-6 US 2009 Sell This Version
AK 45356 Harold Arlen - Judy Garland, Various Harold Arlen - Judy Garland, Various - The Wizard Of Oz - Original Cast Album(CD, Album, RE) CBS Special Products AK 45356 US Unknown 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
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) "X" 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
BREP 123 Harold Arlen - The Music Of Richard Rodgers/The Music Of Harold Arlen album art Raoul Poliakin, Raoul Poliakin And His Orchestra, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen Raoul Poliakin, Raoul Poliakin And His Orchestra, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen - The Music Of Richard Rodgers/The Music Of Harold Arlen(7", EP, Mono) Everest BREP 123 Sweden 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