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Lou Handman

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Seventeen-year-old Lou Handman wormed his way in to the music business by tickling the ivories with respect to numerous vaudeville performers. This is a task he’d continue steadily to perform in THE UNITED STATES and across European countries as he grew right into a worldly adult. At one stage, Handman is thought to possess toured Australia as half a vaudeville duet. He also survived energetic participation in Globe War I. Then underwent that regular initiation for Tin Skillet Alley composers: demonstrating tracks at an upright piano for music submitting businesses. Handman’s songwriting profession started in 1920 with “Provide Me a Smile along with a Kiss.” His initial unforgettable tune was “Blue (And Damaged Hearted)”; released in 1922 with lyrics by Offer Clarke and Edgar Leslie, it had been popularized with the Virginians, Marion Harris and Zez Confrey. This sentimental tune was to end up being resuscitated through the ’30s by Mildred Bailey. In 1923, Handman had written “My Sweetie Went Away,” documented by both First Memphis Five (under their pseudonym the Natural cotton Pickers) and Joe Raymond’s Orchestra. Handman’s various other strike of 1923 was “Lovey RETURNED,” with lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Small. It was documented both by Ray Miller’s Orchestra and these Initial Memphis Five. Handman’s following contribution to traditional western civilization was “I CANNOT Get the main one I’D LIKE,” released in 1924 and rendered enormously well-known with the attempts of Paul Whiteman, the Lanin Brothers, Ray Miller, Paul Specht, and Vincent Lopez. Handman shown outward indications of advanced cleverness by posting “I’m Gonna Charleston Back again to Charleston” in 1925. This warm novelty dance quantity was heralded from the California Ramblers and provided additional publicity by way of a mystical bandleader called Lou Platinum. Handman’s “ARE YOU CURRENTLY Lonesome Tonight?” was released in 1927 and consequently made popular by Little Jack port Small. Elvis Presley drawn a whole lot of interest with his documenting of this track in 1960. Handman developed something known as “Puddin’ Mind Jones” in 1933. Ozzie Nelson been successful along with his orchestra’s documenting of this tune, even while the composer appears to have grappled to maintain with changing musical designs. In 1936, Handman’s last jazz-worthy opus, “Bye Bye Baby,” was splendidly rendered by Thomas “Extra fat” Waller & His Tempo. From that time onward, Handman appears to have become fixated on the term “Baby”; he had written “Allow This Be considered a Warning for you, Baby” in 1938 and “Baby Me” in 1939. One of is own very last tracks, “I Solemnly Swear” made an appearance, nevertheless innocuously, in 1954. Lou Handman passed away in Flushing, NY on Dec 9, 1956.

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Full Name Lou Handman
Date Of Birth September 10, 1894
Died December 9, 1956, Flushing, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Composer


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1 In 2007, Handman's song "Are You Lonesome Tonight" recorded by Elvis Presley in 1960 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
2 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El gusto es nuestro 20 años 2016 Video writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World 2016 Documentary writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
Jack Irish: Black Tide 2012 TV Movie music: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
Kurier Romy 2012 2012 TV Movie music: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" - uncredited
Dancing Stars 2012 TV Series music - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bachelor 2011 TV Series music - 1 episode
Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody 2011 Video writer: "Are you hornsome tonight" - uncredited
Elvis: Love Me Tender - The Love Songs 2009 Video documentary music: "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series music - 1 episode
Willkommen Österreich 2008 TV Series music - 1 episode
Samyy luchshiy film 2008 writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances 2007 Video writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
The Game Plan 2007 writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender 2006 Video writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
Kupetzky TV Series music - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Elvis 2005 TV Series writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius 2004 music: "Remarkable Girl" 1929
Elvis Lives 2003 TV Special music: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
Crossing Jordan 2002 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Experiment 2001 "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
Diamonds 1999 writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
Babe: Pig in the City 1998 music: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
The Harmonists 1997 music: "I'm Gonna Charleston Back to Charleston"
Dollywood: A Memory Worth Repeating 1996 Video documentary music: "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
Florida Lady 1994 TV Series music - 1 episode
Cracker 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dark Half 1993 "Are You Lonesome To-night?"
Elvis: The Lost Performances 1992 Video writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 writer: "ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?"
Veraz 1991 writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
Look Who's Talking Too 1990 writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
Designing Women 1988 TV Series music - 1 episode
French and Saunders 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Best Friend's Birthday 1987 writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
Top Secret! 1984 "ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?"
Undercover 1984 writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
Cheers 1983 TV Series writer - 1 episode
De weg 1983 TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Is Elvis 1981 "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
Kottan ermittelt 1978 TV Series 1 episode
Elvis in Concert 1977 TV Special documentary writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
The Porter Wagoner Show 1976 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Front Page 1974 music: "Congratulate Me"
Otto - MCVKIIRVIII 1974 TV Movie music: "Are You Lonesome Tonight"
The Great Gatsby 1974 music: "I'm Gonna Charleston Back to Charleston"
Elvis 1968 TV Movie writer: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1964 TV Series music - 1 episode
Crockett-Doodle-Do 1960 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
The Dick Clark Show 1959 TV Series music - 1 episode
Hoppy-Go-Lucky 1952 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
A Bear for Punishment 1951 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Leghorn Swoggled 1951 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Bear Feat 1949 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
The Bee-Deviled Bruin 1949 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Awful Orphan 1949 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
A-Lad-in His Lamp 1948 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones"
Daffy Doodles 1946 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Target Snafu 1944 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Plane Daffy 1944 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears 1944 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Going Home 1944 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Yankee Doodle Daffy 1943 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Foney Fables 1942 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Wacky Blackout 1942 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
The Haunted Mouse 1941 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Porky's Hired Hand 1940 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
A Fat Chance 1939 Short music: "Two-Ton Tessie from Tennessee" - uncredited
Zorro Rides Again 1937 writer: "A BEAUTIFUL SHADE OF BLUE"
Porky's Double Trouble 1937 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
The Case of the Stuttering Pig 1937 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones"
All Over Town 1937 writer: "A Beautiful Shade of Blue" - uncredited
Sea Racketeers 1937 music: "The Lady Wants To Dance"
Porky's Badtime Story 1937 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Rhythm in the Clouds 1937 writer: "Don't Ever Change", "Two Hearts are Dancing"
The Hit Parade 1937 music: "I'll Reach for a Star", "Last Night I Dreamed of You", "Was It Rain"
A Star Is Born 1937 music: "Bye Bye Baby" - uncredited
She Was an Acrobat's Daughter 1937 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Porky the Wrestler 1937 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Miss Pacific Fleet 1935 music: "It's a Coincidence" - uncredited
The Miller's Daughter 1934 Short music: "The Miller's Daughter and the Shepherd on the Hill" - uncredited
Housewife 1934 music: "Puddin' Head Jones" 1933 - uncredited
The Mysterious Kiss 1934 Short music: "In a Town in Old New England" - uncredited
The Stolen Melody 1934 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Rambling 'Round Radio Row #9 1934 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Buddy's Trolley Troubles 1934 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Buddy's Garage 1934 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones"
As the Earth Turns 1934 music: "Puddin' Head Jones" 1933 - uncredited
Mushrooms 1934 Short music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
I've Got Your Number 1934 music: "Puddin' Head Jones" - uncredited
Hi, Nellie! 1934 music: "Puddin' Head Jones" 1933 - uncredited
Ladies They Talk About 1933 music: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" 1926 - uncredited
The Rider of Death Valley 1932 writer: "Little Sweetheart of the Mountains"
Man Wanted 1932 music: "What Am I Gonna Do When You're Gone" 1931 - uncredited
See America Thirst 1930 music: "Doya, Doncha, Wontcha?"
East Is West 1930 writer: "My Baby 'n Me" - uncredited
Sons of the Saddle 1930 writer: "Down the Home Trail With You", "Trail Herd Song"
All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 music: "All Quiet on the Western Front" 1930 - uncredited
The Four Aristocrats 1927/II Short music: "I Gotta Get Myself Somebody to Love" - uncredited

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Rough Idea of Love 1930 Short

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