Famous American Songs by Jewish Composers

(Compiled by Joshua Jacobson)


 

1823 Home Sweet Home John Payne
1892 After the Ball is Over Charles K. Harris
1908 Take Me Out to the Ballgame Harry von Tilzer
1908 Shine on Harvest Moon Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth
1909 By the Light of the Silvery Moon Gus Edwards
1911 Alexander's Ragtime Band Irving Berlin
1919 Swanee George Gershwin
1922 Yes, Sir That's My Baby Gus Kahn
1924 The Man I Love George Gershwin
1927 Strike Up the Band George Gershwin
1927 Old Man River Jerome Kern
1935 Summertime George Gershwin
1938 Over the Rainbow Herold Arlen and Yip Harburg
1938 Easter Parade and G-d Bless America Irving Berlin
1942 White Christmas Irving Berlin
1942 Oh What A Beautiful Morning Rogers and Hammerstein
1950 Luck be a Lady Frank Loesser
1951 Getting to Know You Rogers and Hammerstein
1953 Hound Dog Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller
1954 Three Coins in the Fountain Sammy Kahn
1956 I Could Have Danced All Night Frederick Loewa
1959 Teenager in Love Mort Shuman
1959 The Sound of Music Roger and Hammerstein
1960 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow Carole King
1961 Spanish Harlem Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller
1962 Stand By Me Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller
1963 Puff the Magic Dragon Peter Yarrow
1963 Blowin' in the Wind Bob Dylan
1965 Sounds of Silence Simon and Garfunkel
1967 You Make Me Feel Like natural Woman Carole King

Source: “American Jewish Music,” American Jewish Historical Society, (Fall 2004/Winter 2005)