Isham Jones  (1894-1956)
Last updated: 27.04.22
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.


Websites:
url15.gif Isham Jones Biography by wikipedia.org.  
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Oh! Min! Edison Blue Amberol: 3514 Edward Meeker
audioextmp315.gif On the Alamo Edison Blue Amberol: 4563 Harry Raderman's Orchestra
audioextmp315.gif Swingin' Down the Lane Edison Blue Amberol: 4800 Paul Victorin's Orchestra
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif It Had to Be You (1924) Midi James Pitt-Payne
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Various Artists The Gods Are in the House CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists The Hits of '22: Do It Again! flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists The Hits of '23: Dreamy Melody flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Jack Hilton Tiger Rag - Jack Hilton and His Orchestra flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Charles Thompson The Neglected Professor flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Elliott Adams That Demon Rag flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Terry Waldo Hot House Rag flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Rod Miller Rod Miller Ragtime flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Isham Jones Song of the Blues 1923-1932 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif At the End of a Winding Lane (1924) I. Jones (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif Broken Hearted Melody (1922) I. Jones (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif Call For Mr. Brown (1918) I. Jones (music)
Ole Olsen (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif I'll See You in My Dreams (1924) I. Jones (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif It Had to Be You I. Jones (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Holt & Leonard (perf.)
Piano, Voice Greer
pdf15.gif Lady of the Nile (1925) I. Jones (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Meet Me in Bubble Land (1919) I. Jones (music)
Casper Nathan (words)
Joe Manne (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP
pdf15.gif Never Again (1924) I. Jones (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Oh! Min! (1918) I. Jones (music)
Ole Olsen (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else (1924), The I. Jones (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Say Young Feller, Where'd You Get That Girl? (1918) I. Jones (music)
Chip Donaldson (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Some Other Day, Some Other Girl (1924) I. Jones (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif  Sweet Woman! (1921) I. Jones (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Why Couldn't It Be Poor Little Me? (1924) I. Jones (music)
G. Kahn (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Wishing (1920) I. Jones (music)
H. Gillespie (words)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
  As performer        
pdf15.gif Wabash Blues (1921) F. Meinken (music)
D. Ringle (words)
I. Jones (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
This list is arranged by composer and contains 3 works performed by Isham Jones who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Let's Try Again (1932) Isham Jones Charles Newman (words)
I. Jones (perf.)
Enric Madriguera (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Wabash Blues (1921) Fred. Meinken Dave Ringle (words)
I. Jones (perf.)
Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 68 works by Isham Jones (1894-1956). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Bless Your Little Heart 1909 Tell Taylor (words)  wvicon.gif
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)
 Pub.
Call For Mr. Brown 1918 Ole Olsen (words)  Pub.
Indigo Blues 1918  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Oh! Min! 1918 Ole Olsen (words)
Edward Meeker (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
Say Young Feller, Where'd You Get That Girl? 1918 Chip Donaldson (words)  Pub.
There's One More River That We're Going to Cross and That's the River Rhine 1918 Olsen (words)
Ole (words)
 Pub.
Meet Me in Bubble Land 1919 Casper Nathan (words)
Joe Manne (words)
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Wishing 1920 Haven Gillespie (words)  Pub.
Sweet Woman! (w&m) 1921  Pub.
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)
Harry Raderman's Orchestra (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
Indiana Moon 1923 Benny Davis (words)
Teddy Hahn (perf.)
 Pub.
Kaintucky 1923 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Shanghai Dream 1923 Gus Kahn (words)  Pub.
Shanghai Lullaby 1923 Gus Kahn (words)  Pub.
Swingin' Down the Lane 1923 Gus Kahn (words)
Paul Victorin's Orchestra (perf.)
 Pub. audioextmp315.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
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 (perf.)
Yvette Rugel (perf.)
Harry Richman (perf.)
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Isham Jones Melody, An 1924 G. Kahn (words)  Pub.
It Had to Be You 1924 Gus Kahn (words)
Jean Granese (perf.)
Nelson Maple (perf.)
Holt & Leonard (perf.)
E. Cantor (perf.)
George Murphy (perf.)
Joan Davis (perf.)
Nancy Kelly (perf.)
Constance Moore (perf.)
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Never Again 1924 Gus Kahn (words)  Pub.
One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else, The 1924 Gus Kahn (words)
Belle Baker (perf.)
 Pub.
Some Other Day, Some Other Girl 1924 Gus Kahn (words)  Pub.
Spain 1924 Gus Kahn (words)  Pub.
Where Is That Old Girl of Mine? 1924 Gus Kahn (words)
Why Couldn't It Be Poor Little Me? 1924 Gus Kahn (words)  Pub.
Headin' For Home (w&m) 1925 Jack M. King (perf.)  wvicon.gif
I'm Tired of Everything But You (w&m) 1925  Pub.
Ida - I Do 1925 Gus Kahn (words)
Arr. by May Singhi Breen
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Lady of the Nile 1925 Gus Kahn (words)  Pub.
My Castle in Spain (w&m) 1925  Pub.
Gone Again Gal 1926 Gus Kahn (words)  Pub.
Cat, The 1927 Gus Kahn (words)  Pub.
One More Kiss and Then Good-Bye (w&m) 1927  Pub.
Down Where the Sun Goes Down (w&m) 1928 Verne Buck (co-author)  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
There's Somebody New 1928 Gus Kahn (words)  wvicon.gif
Feelin' That Way 1929 Charles Newman (words)
Frank Sylvano (perf.)
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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)  Pub.
I Wouldn't Change You For the World 1931 Charles Newman (words)
Paul Whiteman (perf.)
 wvicon.gif
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  Pub.
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)  Pub.
If You Were Only Mine 1932 Charles Newman (words)
Frankie Masters (perf.)
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Let That Be a Lesson to You (w&m) 1932  Pub.
Let's Try Again 1932 Charles Newman (words)
I. Jones (perf.)
Enric Madriguera (perf.)
 Pub.
Second Hand Heart 1932 Charles Newman (words)  wvicon.gif
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
 Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
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)
Sammy Kaye (perf.)
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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 Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Indigo Blues 3:15 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Wabash Blues (1921) 2:56 I. Jones