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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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 1989 Big Band And Jazz 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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