Isham Jones  (1894-1956)
Last updated: 28.02.21
p_jonesish.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Isham Edgar Jones was an American bandleader, saxophonist, bassist and songwriter born in Coalton, Ohio.
He composed the tune We're In The Army Now (1917 as the United States entered World War I. And became popular again during World War II being played by the U.S. Army Band.
His band, The Isham Jones' Orchestra was one of the most popular dance bands in the 1920s and 1930s. He performed at the Fred Mann's Rainbo Gardens and Green Mill Gardens in Chicago before moving to New York City. He also toured England with his orchestra in 1925.
His band recorded on the Brunswick, Victor, Decca and ARC labels. He retired after leaving Decca in 1936.
Of ragtime interest is Virginia Rag (1913) published by Jones Brothers, Saginaw, Missourt, USA.
He died Hollywood, Florida.


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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 63 works by Isham Jones (1894-1956). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Virginia Rag 1913  wvicon.gif
America Won't You Take Me Back to You 1917 Ole Olsen (words)  wvicon.gif
We're in the Army Now 1917 Tell Taylor (words)
Ole Olsen (words)
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Call For Mr. Brown 1918 Ole Olsen (words)  wvicon.gif
Indigo Blues 1918  wvicon.gif
Oh! Min 1918 Ole Olsen (words)  wvicon.gif
Say Young Feller, Where'd You Get That Girl? 1918 Chip Donaldson (words)  wvicon.gif
There's One More River That We're Going to Cross and That's the River Rhine 1918 Olsen (words)
Ole (words)
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Meet Me in Bubble Land 1919 Casper Nathan (words)
Joe Manne (words)
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Broken Hearted Melody 1922 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Ivy (w&m) 1922 Jimmy Johnson (co-author)  wvicon.gif
On the Alamo 1922 Gilbert Keyes (words)
Joe Lyons (words)
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Indiana Moon 1923 Benny Davis (words)
Teddy Hahn (sung by)
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Kaintucky 1923 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Shanghai Dream 1923 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Shanghai Lullaby 1923 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Swingin' Down the Lane 1923 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
At the End of a Winding Lane 1924 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Gotta Getta Girl 1924
I'll See You in My Dreams 1924 Gus Kahn (words)
Don Clark (sung by)
Yvette Rugel (sung by)
Harry Richman (sung by)
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Isham Jones Melody, An 1924 G. Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
It Had to Be You 1924 Gus Kahn (words)
Jean Granese (sung by)
Nelson Maple (sung by)
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Never Again 1924 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else, The 1924 Gus Kahn (words)
Belle Baker (sung by)
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Some Other Day, Some Other Girl 1924 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Spain 1924 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Where Is That Old Girl of Mine? 1924 Gus Kahn (words)
Why Couldn't It Be Poor Little Me? 1924 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Headin' For Home (w&m) 1925 Jack M. King (sung by)  wvicon.gif
I'm Tired of Everything But You (w&m) 1925  wvicon.gif
Ida - I Do 1925 Gus Kahn (words)
Arr. by May Singhi Breen
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My Castle in Spain (w&m) 1925  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Gone Again Gal 1926 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Cat, The 1927 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
One More Kiss and Then Good-Bye (w&m) 1927  wvicon.gif
Down Where the Sun Goes Down (w&m) 1928 Verne Buck (co-author)  wvicon.gif
There's Somebody New 1928 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Feelin' That Way 1929 Charles Newman (words)
Frank Sylvano (sung by)
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Song of the Blues 1929 Bernie Grossman (words)
I Keep Remembering 1930 Charles Newman (words)  wvicon.gif
What's the Use? 1930 Charles Newman (words)  wvicon.gif
I Wouldn't Change You For the World 1931 Charles Newman (words)
Paul Whiteman (sung by)
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My Cradle Sweetheart 1931 Charles Newman (words)  wvicon.gif
You're Just a Dream Come True 1931 Charles Newman (words)
I Can't Believe It's True 1932  wvicon.gif
I Only Found You For Somebody Else 1932 Charles Newman (words)
Arr. by Haia Kaa
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I'll Never Have to Dream Again 1932 Charles Newman (words)  wvicon.gif
If You Were Only Mine 1932 Charles Newman (words)  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Let That Be a Lesson to You (w&m) 1932  wvicon.gif
Let's Try Again 1932 Charles Newman (words)
I. Jones (perf. by)
Enric Madriguera (perf. by)
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Wooden Soldier and the China Doll, The 1932 Charles Newman (words)
All Mine- Almost 1933 Charles Newman (words)  wvicon.gif
Why Can't This Night Go on Forever? 1933 Charles Newmaniyr (words)
You've Got Me Crying Again 1933 Charles Newman (words)
Don't Cry Baby 1934 Dave Franklin (words)
Arr. by R. H Noeltner
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I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreamin' 1934
It's Funny to Everyone But Me 1934 Dave Franklin (words)
Give a Broken Heart a Break 1935 Dave Franklin (words)  wvicon.gif
No Greater Love 1936 Marty Simes (words)  wvicon.gif
There Is No Greater Love 1936 Marty Symes (words)  wvicon.gif
Thanks For Everything 1937
More Than Ever 1938 Bud Green (words)
My Best to You 1942 Gene Willadsen (words)  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Indigo Blues 3:15 Ragtime Dorian Henry I. Jones 
youtube15.jpg Wabash Blues (1921) 2:56 Isham Jones F. Meinken