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     DeLange, Eddie (15th January 1904-15th July 1949)

    He was a lyricist and bandleader born in Long Island, New York.  His father was a lyricist and playwright and his mother was a Broadway musical star.  After studying at the University of Pennsylvania he decided to try his hand as a stunt man in the movies and, often covering for the actor Reginald Denny, his work was seen in 24 Universal Studios movies.  Taking a different direction in his career he return to New York to concentrate on music, after having written over 100 songs in California, and in 1932 he earned a contract with Irving Mills.  He was so successful that "Moonglow", "Solitude", "I Wish I Were Twins", "Haunting Me" and other songs saw hit status within his first year as well as winning him the ASCAP prize for excellence four times.  As a collaborator with the composer Will Hudson, they formed the Hudson-DeLange Orchestra, but although they had made several recordings and performed over 200 ballroom shows they disbanded in 1938, with Eddie almost immediately forming a new band that would widely tour.  He would then go into partnership with Jimmy Van Heusen and together their success saw many hit songs such as "Can I Help It", "All This and Heaven Too", "Heaven Can Wait" and "This is Madness".  Between 1937 and 1939 his importance as a lyricist was at the forefront of the music industry with him having at least one song in radio's Your Hit Parade every week and he became recognised for his work on "String of Pearls".  After marrying in 1943 he relocated to Los Angeles where he would write for the movie industry with several of its composers, and he would see success with songs such as "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" along with ones that appeared in many other films such as "The Bishop's Wife" and "If I'm Lucky".  Sadly his life was cut short at the young age of 45 when he died in Los Angeles in 1949.  In 1989 he was inducted into The National Academy of Popular Music's Songwriters Hall of Fame.

     

    Joe Utterback recordings 

    Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans

    Connoisseur CD 4215

    Piano - Joe Utterback

     

    Sources:

    1.      http://www.eddiedelange.com/bio/index.html

    2.      http://songwritershalloffame.org/exhibit_bio.asp?exhibitId=46

    1.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_DeLange

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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