Kim Gannon

Real Name:
James Kimble 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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Kim Gannon Discography Tracks

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
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 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
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
Kim Gannon - I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire album art Ink Spots* Hey Doc! Ink Spots* - I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire Decca US 1941 Sell This Version
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 US 1941 Sell This Version
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 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
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(Shellac, 10") Victor 27705 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(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-11122 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
Kim Gannon - I Don't Want To Walk Without You / Moonlight Cocktail album art Bing Crosby With John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra Moonlight Cocktail Bing Crosby With John Scott Trotter And His Orchestra - I Don't Want To Walk Without You / Moonlight Cocktail Decca US 1942 Sell This Version
6636 Kim Gannon - One Dozen Roses / Always In My Heart album art Dick Jurgens And His Orch.* Always In My Heart (as Gannon) Dick Jurgens And His Orch.* - One Dozen Roses / Always In My Heart(Shellac, 10") Okeh 6636 US 1942 Sell This Version
Kim Gannon - When The Roses Bloom Again / Always In My Heart album art Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Always In My Heart Glenn Miller And His Orchestra - When The Roses Bloom Again / Always In My Heart Bluebird (3) US 1942 Sell This Version
Kim Gannon - Moonlight Cocktail / Happy In Love album art Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Moonlight Cocktail Glenn Miller And His Orchestra - Moonlight Cocktail / Happy In Love Bluebird (3) US 1942 Sell This Version
4153 Kim Gannon - I'll Pray For You 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(Shellac, 10") Decca 4153 US 1942 Sell This Version
18321 Kim Gannon - After Taps album art Tony Martin (3) After Taps Tony Martin (3) - After Taps(Shellac, 10") Decca 18321 US 1942 Sell This Version
6008 Kim Gannon - Cowards Over Pearl Harbor / I'll Pray For You album art Denver Darling I'll Pray For You Denver Darling - Cowards Over Pearl Harbor / I'll Pray For You(Shellac, 10") Decca 6008 US 1942 Sell This Version
4306 Kim Gannon - Now And Forever / I'll Pray For You album art Bobby Byrne And His Orchestra I'll Pray For You Bobby Byrne And His Orchestra - Now And Forever / I'll Pray For You(Shellac, 10") Decca 4306 US 1942 Sell This Version