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Turner Layton

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Early American vaudeville and show tunes pianist/composer Turner Layton is best-known for his use lyricist Henry Creamer. Their most well-known songs consist of “AFTER YOU HAVE Eliminated” (1918), “Dear Aged Southland” (1921), and “Method Down Yonder in New Orleans” (1922). The duo performed vaudeville over the U.S. and in European countries, and Layton slice many recordings for Columbia’s Britain branch, including shows of “These Foolish Points,” “Smoke cigarettes Gets within your Eye,” This Center of Mine,” and “Ol’ Guy River.” Additional songs made up by Layton consist of “Easy Goin’ Man,” “Whoa, Tillie,” and “Down From the River.” A number of the small Broadway displays he made up for consist of Three Showers (1920) and Strut Miss Lizzie (1922).

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Full Name Turner Layton
Died February 6, 1978, London, United Kingdom
Profession Songwriter
Nationality American
Music Songs Transatlantic Lullaby, More Than You Know, A Sailboat In The Moonlight, Tumbling Tumbleweeds, If I Didn't Care, Deep Purple, I Get Along Without You Very Well, After You've Gone, Heaven Can Wait, Auf Wiederseh'n, My Dear, When Your Lover Has Gone, I Bring a Love Song, What'll I Do Medley, The Last Time I Saw Paris, When We Were Very Young: Christopher Robin, How Lucky You Are, Pennies From Heaven, I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen, Prisoner of Love, Top Hat Medley, Moon Song That Wasn't Meant For Me, Happy-Go-Lucky You, Someday I'll Meet You Again, June In January, Tea For Two/ My Blue Heaven/ Bye Bye Blackbird, I Found a Million Dollar Baby, The Wind and the Rain, A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square, I Don't Know Why, I Lost My Heart In Heidelberg, Old Man of the Mountain, Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
Albums As Time Goes By, American Duettists With Piano, South of the Border, Sentimental, More Than You Know


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Mouth 3 2017 writer: "After You've Gone" post-production
Bad Samaritans 2013 TV Series music - 1 episode
Boardwalk Empire 2011-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Why Did I Get Married Too? 2010 writer: "After You're Gone"
The Other Woman 2009 writer: "After You're Gone"
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 writer: "Dear Old Southland"
A Previous Engagement 2008 writer: "After You've Gone" - as Layton
Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon 2008 Documentary lyrics: "After You've Gone" / music: "After You've Gone"
August 2008 writer: "After You've Gone"
American Masters 2007 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Cold Case 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Caffeine 2006 lyrics: "After You've Gone" / music: "After You've Gone"
My Brother 2006 writer: "After You're Gone" - as T. Layton
Shortbus 2006 writer: "After You've Gone"
Rumor Has It... 2005 writer: "After You've Gone"
The White Countess 2005 writer: "After You've Gone" 1918
The Aviator 2004 lyrics: "After You've Gone" 1918 / music: "After You've Gone" 1918
Manna from Heaven 2002 writer: "After You've Gone" - as Layton
The Cat's Meow 2001 music: "After You've Gone" 1918
Skipped Parts 2000 writer: "After You've Gone" - as Layton
Sweet and Lowdown 1999 music: "After You've Gone" 1918
The Newton Boys 1998 writer: "After You've Gone"
Larger Than Life 1996 writer: "After You've Gone"
Voices 1995 writer: "After You've Gone" - as J. Turner Layton
Mr. Saturday Night 1992 lyrics: "After You've Gone" - as Layton / music: "After You've Gone" - as Layton
Eight Men Out 1988 music: "After You've Gone"
The Singing Detective 1986 TV Mini-Series music - 1 episode
Acceptable Levels 1985 writer: "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" - uncredited
WKRP in Cincinnati 1981 TV Series music - 1 episode
All That Jazz 1979 music: "After You've Gone" 1918 - uncredited
Pennies from Heaven 1978 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Sextette 1978 writer: "After You've Gone"
Hard Times 1975 writer: "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" - uncredited
Paper Moon 1973 music: "After You've Gone" 1918 - uncredited
That Girl 1967 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Lawrence Welk Show 1967 TV Series music - 1 episode
Shindig! TV Series music - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965 writer - 1 episode, 1965
Sing Along with Mitch 1961 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Gene Krupa Story 1959 music: "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" - uncredited
The Five Pennies 1959 music: "After You've Gone" 1918 - uncredited
Some Came Running 1958 music: "After You've Gone" - uncredited
The Jack Benny Program 1958 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1954-1958 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Columbia Musical Travelark: Wonders of New Orleans 1957 Short music: "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans"
Ranch Party 1957 TV Series music - 1 episode
Somebody Loves Me 1952 music: "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" 1922 - uncredited
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 1951 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Kate Smith Hour 1950 TV Series music - 1 episode
Jolson Sings Again 1949 music: "After You've Gone" - uncredited
Hollywood Bound 1947 music: "Dear Old Southland"
After You've Gone 1946 Short writer: "After You've Gone"
Irish Eyes Are Smiling 1944 music: "Strut, Miss Lizzie" - uncredited
Atlantic City 1944 writer: "AFTER YOU'VE GONE"
Ghost Catchers 1944 writer: "After You've Gone"
Is Everybody Happy? 1943 music: "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans"
For Me and My Gal 1942 music: "After You've Gone" 1918 - uncredited
Unholy Partners 1941 "After You've Gone"
Boom Town 1940 music: "After You've Gone" 1918 - uncredited
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle 1939 writer: "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" - uncredited
Swing Cat's Jamboree 1938 Short music: "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" - uncredited
Git Along Little Dogies 1937 lyrics: "After You've Gone" 1918 - uncredited / music: "After You've Gone" 1918 - uncredited
Soft Lights and Sweet Music 1936 performer: "My S.O.S. to You"
Romance in Manhattan 1935 music: "After You've Gone" 1918 - uncredited
Mirrors 1934 Short music: "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" - uncredited
Sadie McKee 1934 lyrics: "After You've Gone" 1918 - uncredited / music: "After You've Gone" 1918 - uncredited
Barber Shop Blues 1933 Short music: "Trees" - uncredited
The Yacht Party 1932 Short music: "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" - uncredited
Be Like Me 1931 Short writer: "After You've Gone" - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bix: 'Ain't None of Them Play Like Him Yet' 1981 Documentary composer: song "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Calling All Stars 1937 Himself
Soft Lights and Sweet Music 1936 Himself

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