Isham Jones, bandleader, songwriter
Bandleader ~ Songwriter
birth name: Isham Edgar Jones

Isham Jones

January 31, 1894, Coalton, OH ~ October 19, 1956, Hollywood, CA

Isham Jones led and broke up several bands during the 1920s and '30s, but his greatest legacy is as a songwriter, having composed It Had to Be You, On the Alamo, I'll See You in My Dreams, The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else, and There Is No Greater Love, among others ~ Allmusic: Isham Jones ~ retrieved May 27, 2016 © Allmusic

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October 19, 1985 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (5) Stevie Wonder, Part-Time Lover ~ #2 (4) Whitney Houston, Saving All My Love For You ~ #1 (3) A-Ha, Take On Me


Jones was reportedly a strict taskmaster and was known for being rather cold and distant. His lushly romantic compositions seem at odds with his reported personality. ~ Wikipedia: Isham Jones ~ retrieved May 27, 2016 © Wikipedia

Isham Jones ~ Inducted in the 1970 Songwriters Hall of Fame ~ In his early career, he was a saxophonist in dance bands and eventually began his own orchestra touring throughout the United States and Europe performing in night clubs, hotels, theatres, ballrooms. While conducting, Jones also collaborated with Gus Kahn, Jack Yellen, Charles Newman, Gordon Jenkins and other lyricists on some of the biggest hits of the day. ~ 1970 © Songwriters Hall Of Fame

The Isham Jones Orchestra ~ It Had To Be You (Kahn/Jones) ~ Ranked #81 RIAA Top 365 Songs Of The Century in 2001.

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