James F. Hanley

Real Name:
James Frederick Hanley
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James Frederick "Jimmy" Hanley (b. Rensselaer, Indiana February 17, 1892 – d. Douglaston, Long Island February 8, 1942) was an American songwriter and author. Began as a vaudeville accompanist and went on to write songs for film and theater including many Broadway productions. Best remembered for the hit songs "Indiana" (1917), "Second Hand Rose" (1921) and "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" (1934). For the latter song, Hanley contributed both music and lyrics but for most of his songs he wrote the music alone.

He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
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7207 James F. Hanley - Indiana / There's Egypt In Your Dreamy Eyes. album art Jim Doherty* / Jack Warner (3) Indiana (as Hanley) Jim Doherty* / Jack Warner (3) - Indiana / There's Egypt In Your Dreamy Eyes.(Shellac, 7") Emerson Records (2) 7207 US 1916 Sell This Version
James F. Hanley - Indiana / Darktown Strutters' Ball album art Original Dixieland Jass Band* Indiana (as Hanley) Original Dixieland Jass Band* - Indiana / Darktown Strutters' Ball Columbia USA & Canada 1917 Sell This Version
18340 James F. Hanley - The Ragtime Volunteers Are Off To War / Southern Gals album art Van And Schenck The Ragtime Volunteers Are Off To War Van And Schenck - The Ragtime Volunteers Are Off To War / Southern Gals(Shellac, 10") Victor 18340 US 1917 Sell This Version
James F. Hanley - I'm Sorry I Made You Cry / One Day In June album art Henry Burr / Albert Campbell (2) - Henry Burr One Day In June (It Might Have Been You) Henry Burr / Albert Campbell (2) - Henry Burr - I'm Sorry I Made You Cry / One Day In June (Single) Victor US 1918 Sell This Version
6461 James F. Hanley - The Dirty Dozen / The Ragtime Volunters Are Off To The War album art Scrapiron Jazz Band* The Ragtime Volunters Are Off To The War Scrapiron Jazz Band* - The Dirty Dozen / The Ragtime Volunters Are Off To The War(Shellac, 11") Pathé 6461 Europe 1918 Sell This Version
18461 James F. Hanley - Three Wonderful Letters From Home / (He's Got Those Big Blue Eyes Like You) Daddy Mine album art Charles Hart (2) / Elizabeth Spencer Three Wonderful Letters From Home (as Hanley) Charles Hart (2) / Elizabeth Spencer - Three Wonderful Letters From Home / (He's Got Those Big Blue Eyes Like You) Daddy Mine(Shellac, 10") Victor 18461 US 1918 Sell This Version
A2529 James F. Hanley - Good-Bye, Barney Boy / Three Wonderful Letters From Home album art Peerless Quartette / Henry Burr Three Wonderful Letters From Home (as Hanley) Peerless Quartette / Henry Burr - Good-Bye, Barney Boy / Three Wonderful Letters From Home(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2529 US 1918 Sell This Version
A6029 James F. Hanley - Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight / Liberty Bell album art Prince's Band Never Forget To Write Home (as Hanley) Prince's Band - Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight / Liberty Bell(Shellac, 12") Columbia A6029 USA & Canada 1918 Sell This Version
James F. Hanley - Till We Meet Again / Dreaming Of Home Sweet Home album art Campbell And Burr / Sterling Trio Dreaming Of Home Sweet Home (as Hanley) Campbell And Burr / Sterling Trio - Till We Meet Again / Dreaming Of Home Sweet Home Columbia USA & Canada 1918 Sell This Version
James F. Hanley - Dreaming Of Home Sweet Home / The Rose Of No Man's Land album art Charles Harrison (3) / Charles Hart (2)Elliott Shaw Dreaming Of Home Sweet Home Charles Harrison (3) / Charles Hart (2)Elliott Shaw - Dreaming Of Home Sweet Home / The Rose Of No Man's Land Victor US 1919 Sell This Version
A2766 James F. Hanley - Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me) / Take Me To That Land Of Jazz album art Jack Kaufman (2) And Arthur Fields / Billy Murray Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me) (as Hanley) Jack Kaufman (2) And Arthur Fields / Billy Murray - Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me) / Take Me To That Land Of Jazz(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2766 US 1919 Sell This Version
50584 James F. Hanley - Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me) / Ragging The Chopsticks album art Premier Quartet / Arthur Fields Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me) (as Hanley) Premier Quartet / Arthur Fields - Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me) / Ragging The Chopsticks(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50584 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2783 James F. Hanley - Tell Me / Breeze album art Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra* / The Synco Jazz Band* Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me) (as Hanley) Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra* / The Synco Jazz Band* - Tell Me / Breeze(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2783 USA & Canada 1919 Sell This Version
18605 James F. Hanley - Mandy / "Breeze" (Blow My Baby Back To Me) album art Shannon Four / American Quartet Breeze and 1 more… Shannon Four / American Quartet - Mandy / "Breeze" (Blow My Baby Back To Me)(Shellac, 10") Victor 18605 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2795 James F. Hanley - I Wanna Go Back (To Dear Old Mother's Knee) / Nobody Knows (And Nobody Seems To Care) album art Campbell And Burr / Irving Kaufman And Jack Kaufman (2) I Wanna Go Back (To Dear Old Mother's Knee) (as Hanley) Campbell And Burr / Irving Kaufman And Jack Kaufman (2) - I Wanna Go Back (To Dear Old Mother's Knee) / Nobody Knows (And Nobody Seems To Care)(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2795 US 1919 Sell This Version
A2849 James F. Hanley - Somebody / The Moon Shines On The Moonshine album art Bert Williams Somebody (as Hanley) Bert Williams - Somebody / The Moon Shines On The Moonshine(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2849 US 1919 Sell This Version
James F. Hanley - Rose Of Washington Square / You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet album art All Star Trio Rose Of Washington Square All Star Trio - Rose Of Washington Square / You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet Victor US 1920 Sell This Version
James F. Hanley - I've Got The Yes We Have No Banana Blues / Oh! Sister, Ain't That Hot! album art Harry Blake and Robert Judson / Warren Mitchell (4) I've Got The Yes We Have No Banana Blues (as Hanley) Harry Blake and Robert Judson / Warren Mitchell (4) - I've Got The Yes We Have No Banana Blues / Oh! Sister, Ain't That Hot! (Single) Pathé Actuelle US 1920 Sell This Version
James F. Hanley - When My Baby Smiles At Me / Rose Of Washington Square album art Ted Lewis Jazz Band* / Kentucky Serenaders* Rose Of Washington Square (as Hanley) Ted Lewis Jazz Band* / Kentucky Serenaders* - When My Baby Smiles At Me / Rose Of Washington Square Columbia US 1920 Sell This Version
A2968 James F. Hanley - He Done Me Wrong / Oh Judge (He Treats Me Mean) album art Marion Harris Oh Judge (He Treats Me Mean) (as Hanley) Marion Harris - He Done Me Wrong / Oh Judge (He Treats Me Mean)(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2968 US 1920 Sell This Version
A2979 James F. Hanley - Lonesome Alimony Blues / Save A Little Dram For Me album art Bert Williams Lonesome Alimony Blues (as Hanley) Bert Williams - Lonesome Alimony Blues / Save A Little Dram For Me(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2979 US 1920 Sell This Version
20469 James F. Hanley - There's A Vacant Chair At Home Sweet Home / Just For A While album art Carlton Williams (4) / Robert Bruce (3) There's A Vacant Chair At Home Sweet Home (as Hanley) Carlton Williams (4) / Robert Bruce (3) - There's A Vacant Chair At Home Sweet Home / Just For A While(Shellac, 10") Pathé 20469 US 1920 Sell This Version
A2939 James F. Hanley - Left All Alone Again Blues / Everybody But Me album art Marion Harris Everybody But Me (as Hanley) Marion Harris - Left All Alone Again Blues / Everybody But Me(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2939 US 1920 Sell This Version
50662 James F. Hanley - Rose Of Washington Square / Bluin' The Blues album art Lenzberg's Riverside Orchestra / Lopez & Hamilton's Kings Of Harmony Orchestra Rose Of Washington Square Lenzberg's Riverside Orchestra / Lopez & Hamilton's Kings Of Harmony Orchestra - Rose Of Washington Square / Bluin' The Blues(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50662 US 1920 Sell This Version
A2978 James F. Hanley - There's A Vacant Chair At Home Sweet Home  (When The World Goes Back On You) / I'm In Heaven When I'm In My Mother's Arms album art Campbell And Burr / Henry Burr There's A Vacant Chair At Home Sweet Home (When The World Goes Back On You) (as Hanley) Campbell And Burr / Henry Burr - There's A Vacant Chair At Home Sweet Home (When The World Goes Back On You) / I'm In Heaven When I'm In My Mother's Arms(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2978 US 1920 Sell This Version