In his early days, Kahn wrote special material for vaudeville, together with Egbert Van Alstyne and at the age of 20, his first song was published, “My Dreamy China Lady”. From that publication through the 1940’s, Kahn contributed to Broadway scores such as Kitty’s Kisses, Whoopee, Show Girl, Sinbad, Passing Show of 1922 and Greenwich Village Follies of 1923. Concurrently, he wrote several hits for films, primarily MGM produced features. By 1933, Kahn had become a full time motion picture songwriter contributing to Flying Down to Rio, Kid Millions, Thanks a Million, A Day at the Races, Everybody Sing a.o.
While his primary collaborator was Walter Donaldson, Kahn also worked with composers Richard Whiting, Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Raymond Egan, Isham Jones, Vincent Youmans, George & Ira Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg and Harry Warren (2) amongst others.
In 1916 he married Grace LeBoy and they had two children. He is also the grandfather of Gwynne Kahn.
Kahn passed away in Beverly Hills, California, on October 8, 1941.
Most notable songs are 'See You In My Dreams' (1924), 'Makin' Whoopee' (1928), 'My Baby Just Cares for Me'(1930) and 'Dream a Little Dream of Me' (1931)
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|ORGM-1031||Les Paul And His Trio||I Never Knew and 1 more… Les Paul And His Trio - After You've Gone (LP, Album, Mono, RM, Inf)||Audiophile Records||ORGM-1031||US||2018||Sell This Version|
|OASI-610||Nelson Eddy||Who Are We To Say? (V.E.-4388-A) (as G. Kahn) Nelson Eddy - Operatic And Song Recital (LP, Album)||O.A.S.I. Records||OASI-610||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|РА 07 07||Various||Это Была Должно Быть Ты (It Had To Be You) (as Г. Кан) Various - Джазовые Баллады В Ауре Струнных (Весь Этот Джаз) (Cass, Comp)||Росмэн||РА 07 07||Russia||2000||Sell This Version|
|5099968633929||Various||Makin' Whopee! (as G. Kahn) Various - Klassiek Met Een Glimlach (2xCD, Comp)||EMI Classics, Virgin Classics||5099968633929||Belgium||2009||Sell This Version|
|DXSB-7160||George Bassman's Orchestra||Do What You Do! and 1 more… George Bassman's Orchestra - The Gershwin Years (3xLP, Comp + Box, Comp)||Decca||DXSB-7160||US||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|PD-33-716||Various||Yes Sir That's May Baby (as Kahn) Various - 2CV Charleston (LP, Comp, Pic)||Not On Label||PD-33-716||Germany||Unknown||Sell This Version|