Day 489

Irving Berlin

May 2nd, 2013

This is what Jerome Kern had to say about the Jewish composer of "White Christmas", the best-selling recording of all time, who cranked out an endless stream of hits over the decades: "Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music."

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  1. Steve says:

    From the Jewish Daily Forward:

    Famous Christmas Songs and Their Jewish Writers
    “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” — co written by Al Stillman
    “Winter Wonderland” — Felix Bernard
    “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” — George Wyle
    “White Christmas” — Irving Berlin
    “Silver Bells” — Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
    “We Need a Little Christmas” — Jerry Herman
    “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”; “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”; “A Holly, Jolly Christmas” — Johnny Marks
    “Christmas Love Song” — Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, Johnny Mandel
    “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”) — Mel Tormé, Robert Wells
    “Sleigh Ride” — Mitchell Parish
    “Santa Baby” — Philip Springer, Joan Ellen Javits
    “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” — Sammy Cahn, Julie Styne
    “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” — Walter Kent, Buck Ram

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