Kim Gannon

Real Name:
James Kimball Gannon
Profile:
American songwriter, more commonly a lyricist than a composer (November 18, 1900 – April 29, 1974).

He was born in Brooklyn, New York but grew up in New Jersey where he attended Montclair High School and was a member of The Omega Gamma Delta Fraternity. He graduated from St. Lawrence University and, intending to become a lawyer, attended the Albany Law School, passing the bar examination in New York State in 1934.

In 1939 he wrote his first song, "For Tonight." In 1942 he began writing songs for films, beginning with the lyrics of the title song for Always in My Heart. He subsequently contributed songs to other films, including Powers Girl and If Winter Comes. In 1951 he turned to the Broadway stage, joining with composer Walter Kent to write the score for Seventeen.

He died in Lake Worth, Florida, at the age of 73.
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Writing & Arrangement

5076 Kim Gannon - Blue Orchids / For Tonight album art Orrin Tucker And His Orchestra For Tonight (as Gannon) Orrin Tucker And His Orchestra - Blue Orchids / For Tonight(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 5076 US 1939 Sell This Version
2762 Kim Gannon - For Tonight / Put That Down In Writing album art Woody Herman And His Orchestra For Tonight Woody Herman And His Orchestra - For Tonight / Put That Down In Writing(Shellac, 10") Decca 2762 US 1939 Sell This Version
3436 Kim Gannon - Five O'Clock Whistle / The Golden Wedding album art Woody Herman And His Orchestra Five O'Clock Whistle Woody Herman And His Orchestra - Five O'Clock Whistle / The Golden Wedding Decca 3436 US 1940 Sell This Version
35793 Kim Gannon - Dearest, Darest I / Five O'Clock Whistle album art Will Bradley And His Orchestra Featuring Ray McKinley Five O'Clock Whistle (as Gannon) Will Bradley And His Orchestra Featuring Ray McKinley - Dearest, Darest I / Five O'Clock Whistle (Single) Columbia 35793 US 1940 Sell This Version
5922 Kim Gannon - Five O'Clock Whistle / My Wandering' Man album art Count Basie And His Orchestra* Five O'Clock Whistle (as Gannon) Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Five O'Clock Whistle / My Wandering' Man(Shellac, 10") Okeh 5922 US 1940 Sell This Version
E.A.2496 Kim Gannon - Angel In Disguise / Cecilia album art Dick Todd Angel In Disguise Dick Todd - Angel In Disguise / Cecilia(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice E.A.2496 Australia 1940 Sell This Version
B-10924 Kim Gannon - Wrap Your Dreams In The Red, White And Blue / He's My Uncle album art Abe Lyman And His Californians Wrap Your Dreams In The Red, White And Blue Abe Lyman And His Californians - Wrap Your Dreams In The Red, White And Blue / He's My Uncle(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-10924 US 1940 Sell This Version
3420 Kim Gannon - So Long / Five O'Clock Whistle album art Ella Fitzgerald And Her Famous Orchestra Five O'Clock Whistle Ella Fitzgerald And Her Famous Orchestra - So Long / Five O'Clock Whistle(Shellac, 10") Decca 3420 US 1940 Sell This Version
B-10900 Kim Gannon - Shadows On The Sand / Five O'Clock Whistle album art Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Five O'Clock Whistle (as Gannon) Glenn Miller And His Orchestra - Shadows On The Sand / Five O'Clock Whistle(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-10900 US 1940 Sell This Version
B-10854 Kim Gannon - Five O'Clock Whistle / Sweet Georgia Brown album art Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) And His Orchestra* Five O'Clock Whistle (as Gannon) Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) And His Orchestra* - Five O'Clock Whistle / Sweet Georgia Brown(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-10854 US 1940 Sell This Version
3968 Kim Gannon - Melinda The Mousie / I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good album art Ella Fitzgerald And Her Famous Orchestra Melinda The Mousie Ella Fitzgerald And Her Famous Orchestra - Melinda The Mousie / I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good Decca 3968 US 1941 Sell This Version
B-11122 Kim Gannon - My Sister And I / I Understand album art The Four King Sisters* With The Rhythm "Reys"* I Understand The Four King Sisters* With The Rhythm "Reys"* - My Sister And I / I Understand Bluebird (3) B-11122 US 1941 Sell This Version
3987 Kim Gannon - I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire / Hey Doc! album art Ink Spots* Hey Doc! Ink Spots* - I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire / Hey Doc! Decca 3987 US 1941 Sell This Version
36435 Kim Gannon - Autumn Nocturne / Where Has My Little Dog Gone? album art Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra Autumn Nocturne (as Gannon) Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra - Autumn Nocturne / Where Has My Little Dog Gone? Columbia 36435 US 1941 Sell This Version
27705 Kim Gannon - Make Love To Me / Solid Sam album art Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Make Love To Me (as Gannon) Artie Shaw And His Orchestra - Make Love To Me / Solid Sam His Master's Voice 27705 US 1941 Sell This Version
36446 Kim Gannon - You Don't Know What Love Is / Make Love To Me album art Harry James And His Orchestra Make Love To Me (as Gannon) Harry James And His Orchestra - You Don't Know What Love Is / Make Love To Me Columbia 36446 US 1941 Sell This Version
3585 Kim Gannon - I Understand / High On A Windy Hill album art Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra I Understand Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra - I Understand / High On A Windy Hill(Shellac, 10") Decca 3585 US 1941 Sell This Version
6062 Kim Gannon - Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) / Easy As Pie album art Les Brown And His Orchestra Easy As Pie (as Gannon) Les Brown And His Orchestra - Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) / Easy As Pie(Shellac, 10") Okeh 6062 US 1941 Sell This Version
36288 Kim Gannon - The Merry Carrousel album art Raymond Scott And His New Orchestra* The Merry Carrousel (as Gannon) Raymond Scott And His New Orchestra* - The Merry Carrousel(Shellac, 10") Columbia 36288 US 1941 Sell This Version
B-11175 Kim Gannon - I Understand / Pantin' In The Panther Room album art "Fats" Waller And His Rhythm* I Understand "Fats" Waller And His Rhythm* - I Understand / Pantin' In The Panther Room(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-11175 US 1941 Sell This Version
B.9153 Kim Gannon - Five O'Clock Whistle / A-La-Bridges album art Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* / Harlan Leonard And His Rockets Five O'Clock Whistle (as Gannon) Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra* / Harlan Leonard And His Rockets - Five O'Clock Whistle / A-La-Bridges(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B.9153 UK 1941 Sell This Version
FB 2637 Kim Gannon - I've Got Sixpence (As I Go Rolling Home) / I Understand album art Nat Gonella & His New Georgians* I Understand (as Gannon) Nat Gonella & His New Georgians* - I've Got Sixpence (As I Go Rolling Home) / I Understand(Shellac, 10") Columbia FB 2637 UK 1941 Sell This Version
4073 Kim Gannon - I'm Thrilled / Make Love To Me album art Ella Fitzgerald Make Love To Me Ella Fitzgerald - I'm Thrilled / Make Love To Me(Shellac, 10") Decca 4073 US 1941 Sell This Version
B-11277 Kim Gannon - Hey Doc! / Someone's Rocking My Dream Boat album art Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) And His Orchestra* Hey Doc! Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) And His Orchestra* - Hey Doc! / Someone's Rocking My Dream Boat(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-11277 US 1941 Sell This Version
4153 Kim Gannon - I'll Pray For You / He Said - She Said (The Story Of The Newlyweds) album art The Andrews Sisters With Vic Schoen And His Orchestra I'll Pray For You The Andrews Sisters With Vic Schoen And His Orchestra - I'll Pray For You / He Said - She Said (The Story Of The Newlyweds)(Shellac, 10") Decca 4153 US 1942 Sell This Version