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Bonnie Lake Productions
Originally founded in the 1940's as a music production company by Bonnie Lake, one of
America's premier singer/songwriters, it became, and continues to be, the publishing
entity which controls so many of her outstandingly beautiful original compositions, Including
"Blue Jeans", "Cuban Boogie Woogie", "Harlem Swing", "Sky Blue Pink and Lovely".
(affiliated with ASCAP)
The late Oscar Hammerstein became another benefactor. Years later she recalled, "I remember his great thoughtfulness when one day he gifted me with a
special rhyming lexicon he had sent to England for. It was Oscar Hammerstein who helped me learn to write lyrics." What great help!

Bonnie's New York successes were interrupted suddenly by illness and a recommended move to the West Coast. There, in 1939, she began making personal
appearances in Hollywood and the surrounding area singing her own compositions and getting herself and her songs known among the local cognoscenti. She
joined the big band of Johnny Cascales, who later became internationally famous as Johnny Richards, for weekend engagements. Among the personnel of that
band were pianist Charlie LaVere, with whom she wrote "Cuban Boogie Woogie", and drummer Spike Jones, who with LaVere and herself formed an informal
vocal group.

Before too long, "Cuban Boogie Woogie" became her most widely recorded composition, receiving interpretations by Charlie Barnet, Bob Zurke, Andy Kirk, and
over time, John Scott Trotter and even Bob Chester! She also chanced to record a group of songs, one of her own among them, for Davis & Schwegler, a
budding record, transcription and publishing concern, with a fresh new group lead by a transplanted Chicagoan. The result was the captivating "Harlem Swing",
on which she was accompanied both vocally and instrumentally by a very young Nat Cole and his King Cole Swingsters.
(That record is also extremely valuable today.)

Returning to New York, Bonnie was introduced to the highly respected trombonist Jack Jenney. She became the vocalist and arranger with Jenney's new band,
recording her own arrangement of "Cuban Boogie Woogie", and eventually became the third Mrs. Jenney. The big band era was about to swing out of business
with the ever-expanding war in Europe and hundreds of bands competing for dancers' dollars. As a result, Jenney eventually joined Artie Shaw's band. Today he
is widely remembered for his brilliant solos on "Star Dust", both Shaw's recording of it, as well as the two extremely different alternate takes made earlier with
his own band. Bonnie, too, joined the Shaw band as its female vocalist - its male singer was "Hot Lips" Page! - and during her tenure, recorded "This Time the
Dream's on Me". (That record is not especially valuable, but Bonnie's vocal is wonderful!)

During the early part of the war, Jack Jenney formed a new band and, together with Bonnie, accepted numerous engagements to entertain the G.I.'s. Jenney
himself was tapped for active duty and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. In his absence, Bonnie made guest appearances with the orchestras of Bob Crosby,
Gordon Jenkins and others on their radio shows and sang for the major film studios, dubbing in her voice for the less musically inclined actresses on the screen.
It was during this time that both with and for Jenney, she and Eddie DeLange wrote "Man With A Horn", which, through its countless recordings - usually not by
trombone players - has since become a "standard". Toward the end of the war, Bonnie lost the love of her life - her man with a horn - when Jenney underwent
an appendectomy and died unexpectedly from complications. He was 35 years old...she was 29.

She did a good deal of writing and singing for the Armed Forces Radio Service during those so-called post-war years and continued to appear and work on
various radio and, later, television programs. She appeared on the Paul Whiteman and Steve Allen shows, wrote the opening song for the Julius LaRosa
television show ("Come On In") and the theme for her sister, Ann Sothern’s program ("Katy"). She even guested on a transcribed radio program produced by
MacGregor transcriptions with fellow songwriter, Matt Dennis, each singing their own compositions.

Eventually, Bonnie returned to New York, where she began a third career. Forming her own company, Bonnie Lake Productions, she began writing jingles and
singing commercials. She was elected to A.S.C.A.P. in 1952, Bonnie's unusual and varied style of writing and performance kept her busy selling everything from
Whitman Samplers to Rheingold Beer until 1958. At the same time, she married the highly respected musician and arranger, trumpeter and band leader,
Russ Case, with whose orchestra she recorded many of her songs, including "Wild Card", for MGM Records. Subsequently, she organized Bonnie & Her Beaus -
she and a male quartet - with which she continued to record her compositions, "As Simple as That" and "Give Me a Shoulder to Cry On" among them, for
Decca Records. During this time too, Frank Sinatra & Rosemary Clooney recorded her composition "Love Means Love".

The prolonged illness of her mother required Bonnie's presence in California and while caring for her, she composed a dozen new songs including six unusually
haunting bossa nova melodies. Simultaneously, she directed her considerable talent into a new field. Eventually, she returned to New York with two major
works for Broadway. Together with her old friend, dancer, actor and songwriter Buddy Ebsen, they wrote the book and score for a musical play about life aboard
ship entitled NINE BELLS. Similarly, in collaboration with John L. Greene, she also completed a second book and score, LEVI - a musical biography detailing the
life of the man who clothed the West, Levi Strauss. Despite their obvious appeal, they both are awaiting production.

In her later years - the rock’n’roll years - successes were few. Trini Lopez recorded her "St Francis of Assisi", but there wasn’t much else happening. She took
a day job and eventually retired in the mid-1970’s from Columbia Records, where she had been a music editor, re-programming previously recorded masters
for 8-track stereo cartridges.

After years of fragile health, Bonnie Lake passed away on September 3, 1992 in New York City. She was survived by her sister Ann Sothern, Ann’s daughter,
Tisha Sterling, and Tisha’s daughter, Heidi.
All Alone In This Big City (1934) ^

All Winter Long (co-written with Duilio Cosenza) (1964) # ^

As If You Didn't Know (co-written with Howard Phillips) #

As Simple As That (co-written with Lee Brody) (1946) * # + ^
recorded by Bonnie & Her Beaus

The Band Boy (co-written with Eddie DeLange) (1947) ^

Bessie From Birmingham

Birmingham Bessie (co-written with Eddie DeLange)

Blue Changes

Blue Jeans (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1953) # ^

Butterfly Blues (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1950) # + ^
recorded by Sonny Burke & His Orchestra

Calico (aka Sir Calico) (co-written with Duilio Cosenza) (1964) ^

China Blues (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) ^

Corral The Choral (1940) # ^
performed by Gertrude Ross

Crazy (1958) # ^
recorded by Joao Donato, Julie Searles & Matthew Allen

Scat-Man Crothers (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1950)

Cuban Boogie Woogie (co-written with Charles LaVere) (1939) * # + ^
recorded by the orchestras of Charlie Barnet, Bob Chester, Jack Jenney, Andy Kirk, John Scott Trotter & Bob Zurke

Dagmar, My Jaguar & Me (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1951) ^

Don't Let Me Go (co-written with Howard & Kate Phillips) (1962)

Don't Rush Baby (co-written with Vi Bradley) (1955) ^

Double Barrelled Harold (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1952)v

Dude Ranch ^

Empty Rooms (co-written with Ruth Freed) (1958) * # + ^
recorded by June Valli & others

Everytime (1955) ^

Finders Keepers (co-written with Bob Stringer) (1944) ^

For Always (co-written with Nick Romano) (1964) ^

The Freeze (1964) ^

From Little Acorns (1955) ^

Give Me A Backdrop (1942) ^

Give Me A Shoulder To Cry On (co-written with Mack David) (1955) * # + ^
recorded by Bonnie & Her Beaus
(co-published with Polygram International)

Glamour Girl (1939) # ^

Go All the Way (co-written with Buddy Ebsen)(1950) ^

Graduation Blues (1961)

A Grain of Salt (co-written with Buddy Bernier) (1957) ^

Greyhound Bus (1967)

Ha-De-Do (co-written with Artie Quenzer) (1933) ^
performed by Hal Kemp & His Orchestra

The Handsome Stranger (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1950) * # + ^
recorded by Jo Stafford - listen, The Sons of the Pioneers & The Fontane Sisters

Harlem Swing (1939) ^
recorded by the King Cole Swingsters (Nat King Cole) with Bonnie Lake - listen

Honey Chile (co-written with Lee Kuhn) (1946) ^

Hooray, We're Through (co-written with Lee Brody)

I Am What I Am (co-written with Buddy Bernier) (1967) ^

I Can't Say It (1932) ^

I Don't Know You Well Enough (co-written with Lee Brody) (1946) ^

I Looked For Love (1930) ^

I Love The Man (co-written with Duilio Cosenza) (1964) # ^

I Love To Dream (co-written with Lyn Murray) (1946)

I Own A Palomino (1937) # ^

I Want My Mammy (1938) ^

If You Get Kissed (co-written with Mack David) (1955) # ^

I'll See Ya In Korea (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1950) ^

I'm Blessed (1935) # ^
arranged by Alec Wilder

I'm Bored (1936) ^
performed by Gertrude Ross

I'm Musical (1935) # ^
arranged by Alec Wilder

It's Goodbye Just For Now (co-written with Peanuts Hucko) (1955)

It's Such A Lovely Day (1936) ^

It's This Younger Generation (1932) ^

I've Got Your Number (co-written with Jeanne Burns) (1941) # ^
recorded by The Dorsey Brothers & Their Orchestra

I've Heard (co-written with Mack David) (1956)

I've Lost My Tranquility (1937) # ^
performed by Bonnie Baker & Trudy Wood

July and I (co-written with Eddie DeLange) (1948) * # + ^
recorded by Helen Forrest

Just Be Yourself (1947) ^

Just For Laughs (1946) ^

Little Coquette (co-written with Jeanne Burns) (1933) ^

Love Has Not Been Very Kind To Me (1934) * # + ^
performed by Ann Sothern
recorded by Searles & Allen - listen

Love, I've Found You ^

Love Means Love (co-written with Carl Sigman) (1946) * # + ^
recorded by Frank Sinatra & Rosemary Clooney - listen, Gordon MacRae & The Ewing Sisters
(co-published with ABC/Bourne)

Love One Another (1969) ^

Lover, Hold Me (co-written with Duilio Cosenza) (1964) # ^

The Magnolia Tree (co-written with Ruth Freed) (1962) ^

Mama What's A Waltz (co-written with Howard Phillips) (1966) ^

Man That's Sand (1943) ^

(The) Man With A/The Horn (co-written with Jack Jenney & Eddie DeLange) (1945) * # + ^
recorded by Steve Allen, Ray Anthony, Georgie Auld, Hadda Brooks, Randy Brooks - listen, Les Brown, Clora Bryant,
Billy Butterfield, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Lou Donaldson, Anita Ellis, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Hackett, John Hardee,
Al Hirt, Harry James, J.J. Johnson, Kitty Kallen, Ralph Marterie, Billy May, Oliver Nelson, Red Nichols, Anita O'Day,
Boyd Raeburn, Shirley Scott, Charlie Shavers, Billy Taylor, Margaret Whiting & others
(presently controlled by Crystal Music Publishers / Scarsdale Music Corporation)

Maureen (co-written with Martha Mercer) (1950) * # + ^
performed by Jerry Gray & His Orchestra

May The Best Man Win (co-written with Ruth Freed) (1962)

Midnight (co-written with Mack David) (1955) # ^

Mississippi (1932) ^

Mucho Hot (A Rhumbalero) (1933) # ^

My Big Romance (1955) # ^

My Guitar (co-written with Duilio Cosenza) (1964) ^

My Heart Has Found The Way To Love (co-written with Phil Charig) (1938) #
(sold outright to Hal Roach Studios, Inc.)

My Hopes Are High (1935) # ^
performed by Bonnie Baker & others

Oh How I Cried (co-written with Russ Case) (circa 1951) ^

One And One Make Two (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1951) ^

Original Joe (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1957) * # + ^
recorded by Les Brown & Jeannie Carson

Out of My Mind (1957) ^

Palomar (1947)

Please Take It Easy (1937) # ^
performed by Bonnie Baker

Poor Patricia (co-written with Eddie DeLange) (1945)

The Queen of Chesapeake Bay (co-written with Les Clark) ^

Rainy Day (co-written with Nick Romano) (1964) * # + ^
recorded by Tom West

Red Nose (co-written with Marion Lake) (1934) # ^
recorded by Louis Armstrong

Sad Eyes (co-written with Jeanne Burns) (1944) * # + ^
recorded by Erskine Hawkins, Vaughn Monroe & others

Saddest Heart in Harlem (1937) ^

Sandman (co-written with Ralph Freed) (1934) * # + ^
recorded by Art Tatum & the orchestras of Benny Goodman and The Dorsey Brothers
(presently controlled by EMI Mills Music, Inc. / Anne-Rachel Music Corp.)

Sky Blue Pink and Lovely (co-written with Eddie DeLange) (1945) ^
performed by Charles LaVere

The Sky Is Low (1955)

(Glide to the) Slide Trombone (1946) ^

Smile Your Troubles Away (1941) * # + ^
performed by Connee Boswell & others

Soda Jerker (co-written with Gus Schillings) #
performed by Gertrude Ross & others

Squeezin' Polka (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1950) * # +
recorded by Blue Barron & His Orchestra

St. Francis Of Assisi (San Francisco de Assisi) (1963) * # + ^
(co-written with John L. Greene & Margaret Marmion)
recorded by Trini Lopez & Rita Pavone
(presently controlled by T. B. Harms Company)

Standing On The Threshold (1939) ^
performed by Mark Carter

Sunday Jones (co-written with Charles LaVere)
performed by Charles LaVere

Susy Got a Lousy Break (circa 1933) ^

Swing That Band (1937) ^

Talk To Me, Baby (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1953) # ^

Temporary Love (1931) ^

There Isn't Anyone Like You (co-written with Sydney Smith) (1954) ^

The Tide Will Turn (1956) ^

Tippy-Toes (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1950) # ^

Tonight (co-written with Robert Swan) (1955)

Twenty Third Psalm of David (co-written with David) (BC & 1964) ^

Walkin' The Beat (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1950) ^

Wantin' My Home (1932) ^

What Now

What's The Use (1940) # ^

Where Are You Now (co-written with Duilio Cosenza) (1964) # ^

Where There's Smoke There's Fire ^

Why Did You Lie? (1933) ^

Wild Card (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1950) * # + ^
recorded by Tex Williams - listen, Russ Case and His Orchestra & Bobby Wayne

You Are The Boy ^

You Better Stop It (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1950) # ^
recorded by Searles & Allen - listen

You Couldn't Prove It By Me (co-written with Eddie DeLange) (1946)

You Don't Love Me (Anymore) (co-written with Buddy Ebsen) (1953) # ^

You Just You (1932) ^

You Never Even Looked Twice ^

You Swept Me Off My Feet (1936) # ^

You're Gonna Know (co-written with Vi Bradley) (1954) ^

You're Indifferent (1931)

You're The First Thing (co-written with Gerald Cook) (1990)

The Zombie (co-written with Bill Marine) ^
- Popular Songs
- Instrumentals
Choo Choo Blues ^

Gracias (1933) # ^
recorded by The Dorsey Brothers & Their Orchestra

I Lost My Heart ^

It's You

Love In Central Park

Love Is (1955)

Malaprop Mixture (late 1930's) # ^
performed by Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra

Moon of Madrid

Muchacha

On the Other Side of the Mountain

Paso Doble (1964) ^

Stinky ^

Take Love Where You Find It ^

Willow (1945) ^

You Again ^
- Specialty Compositions
(Russ Case's) Closing Theme/Number//Tom's Tune #
performed by Russ Case & His Orchestra

Come On In (Theme Song for Julius LaRosa's Top Tunes) (television show) (1955) * # + ^
(co-written with Lee Cooley)

Fud (Livingston)'s Theme (late 1930's) # ^
performed by Fud Livingston & His Orchestra

Jack's Theme (circa 1940) ^
performed by Jack Jenney & His Orchestra

Katy (The Theme Song from The Ann Sothern Show) (television) (1958) * # + ^
(co-written with Ann Sothern)
recorded by Barry Gordon

New Krinkles Jingle #

Sugar Krinkles Jingle #

Success Liquid Wax Jingle #

Whitman's Sampler Jingle #
- Incomplete Compositions
Angels In The Snow (lyric only; co-written with Larry Carr) (1967)

Bait (melody line) (1958)

Cadence (story line sketch) ^

Chicken Fat (instrumental sketch) ^

Copacabana (instrumental fragments) ^

The Corner Store (lyric only; co-written with Frank Signorelli) (1946)

Desire (lyric, melody line and partial sketch) (1958)

Dinah (lyric only; co-written with Ralph Freed)

Doubtin' Thomas (lyric only) ^

A Dream Of My Own (partial melody line) (1958)

Hawaiian Swing (lyric only)

I Can't Conceal My Heart (lyric only) ^

I Can't Live Without You (lyric only, co-written with Selma Hautzig)

I've Got A Heart That's Haunted (lyric only)

Jasmine (4 bar fragment only) ^

Just Like Cincinatti (melody line)

Let's Drink (lyric only)

Loving You (melody line and partial sketch) (1958)

Mission On Olvera Street (lyric only) ^

My Knight In Shining Armor #1 (melody line) (1958)

On The Levee (lyric only) (1933)

The Pursuit of Happiness (lyric only) ^

Rhumba (music fragment only) ^

Rhumbalero (lyric only; co-written with Selma Hautzig)

Sick and Tired of You (lyric only) (1935) ^

Take My Hand (lyric only) (1969) ^

Thanks For Everything (w&m fragments only; co-written with Ann Sothern) (1958)

Things Aren't As Bad As They Seem (lyric only) ^

Walk in the Park (instrumental fragment) ^

We'll Meet Again (lyric only)

Whirling Dervish (manuscript ideas)

White Satin Gown (partial lyric, melody and sketch) (1958)

Winter in Waltz Time (lyric only; co-written with Larry Carr) (1967)
- Lost Songs  (If you can supply any part of the following compositions, or assist us in doing so, please contact us.)
- Stage Plays - Scores & Songs
Do As You Please

Ensenada ^

Hidden Valley

I Feel Sorry For You (co-written with Bobby Sherwood) (1962) (have lyric only)

I'll Never See My Heart Again (co-written with Ralph Freed) (have lyric only)

I'm A Woman ^

Lords And Ladies (co-written with Lee Cooley & Nick Perito) (1956) * # + ^

Love Of My Life (1939) (have piano manuscript only) ^

Mister Merkle (co-written with Buddy Bernier) (1967) (have lyric and melody fragment only)

Russian Rhapsody ^

Shore Leave ^

Sloppy Joe's ^

Wild Tune ^
The Hand of Bonita

Levi
(co-written with John L. Greene)

Blue Valentine
California
Ever-Lovin' Buddy-Pal
Face Of The Nation
Gallstone Gulch
A Girl In Love
Golden Dreams
Hasta Luego
Heart Of Gold
In The Meantime
The Last To Know
Look In My Eyes
Lucky Forty-Niner
A Man's Gotta Do (What He's Gotta Do)
Murderer's Guitar
My Beloved Land
Red Red Lips
Tenacity
The Whole Enchilada
Windjammer
You & Me
Nine Bells
(co-written with Buddy Ebsen)

Bamboo
Be Careful What You Wish
By The Book
Fare Thee Well
Fly With The Albatross
Frustration
Hear Ye
How To Rig A Frigate
A Loose Burnoose
The Mermaid's Lament
Misty
My Blue Star
Nine Bells
A Question Of Time
Show Your Colors
Subject: Transfer
Who Put The "Eric" In America?
Wishing My Tail Off
Sara
Sara(h) (co-written with Buddy Bernier) (1967) ^
Jack Jenney

* trombone

Born: Mason City, Iowa, 12th May 1910 Given name: Truman Elliot Jenney Died: Los Angeles, California, 16th December 1945

His father was a music teacher. Jack began playing trumpet at eight while at school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, then switched to trombone.
By the age of 11, he was playing gigs with his father's band. In 1923, he joined Art Brown's Novelty Band in Dubuque, Iowa, then spent
three years at Culver Military Academy.

Jack Jenney's first professional work was with Austin Wylie (1928), then briefly joined Earl Hunt's Band. In the early 1930's, he was with
Isham Jones' Orchestra, with whom he made his first recordings (including accompanying Bing Crosby on his memorable "Sweet Georgia Brown")
which made a great impact on other musicians, especially other trombonists; his tone and facility on the instrument both being superb.

Jenney was then with Mal Hallett from spring to autumn of 1933, during which tenure the trombone section consisted of
two Jacks: Jenney and Teagarden! (The two trombonists would later place in Metronome Magazine's Readers' Poll of 1939 and become
members of the first Metronome All-Star Band, which recorded for Columbia in 1940.) He also worked briefly with Phil Harris’ Band
at the Hotel Pennsylvania.

From 1934-8, Jenney was engaged in radio studio work in New York (N.B.C., C.B.S., Victor Young, Richard Himber, Freddie Rich, etc.)
as well as a number of notable recording sessions led by Chick Bullock, Mannie Klein, Dick McDonough, Glenn Miller (his first recordings
under his own name) Toots Mondello, Red Norvo (the wonderful Columbia sessions, on which Jenney was featured to great advantage)
and Johnny Williams.

Jack Jenney led his own studio band in 1938, then formed an unsuccessful touring band which, despite ghosting as Chick Bullock's orchestra
on some of his records of the period and making a number of wonderful recordings under his own name ? his "Star Dust" which particularly
displayed his great improvisational skills notwithstanding ? resulted in bankruptcy.

Jenney was married twice, both times to singers. His first wife was Kay Thompson, who co-wrote his big band's theme, "City Night";
his second, songwriter, Bonnie Lake, made arrangements and sang with his band on its tours.

Jenney was mainly with Artie Shaw from September 1940 until late 1941, during which time he was featured on Shaw?s recordings
of "Moonglow", as well as his widely remembered version of "Star Dust", which spent 11 weeks on the best selling charts.

Jenney then returned to session work.. He was briefly with Benny Goodman from late 1942, including work in the film, Stage Door Canteen.
He also appeared in the film, Syncopation, and on a Mildred Bailey recording session for Decca.

In 1943, he briefly fronted Bobby Byrne's band, then formed his own band for work in California. From late 1943, he served in the
U.S. Navy for less than a year due to medical problems, then returned to West Coast radio and recording studio work. His last recordings
were as a member of trumpet virtuoso Rafael Mendez' Orchestra; his solo on "Tea For Two" being another fine example of his great
technique and approach.

Died in the hospital at age 35 from complications following an appendectomy!


              Largely adapted and amended from John Chilton's Who's Who Of Jazz, with a little help from Bob Melvin, whose lengthy
                          biographical article on Jenney appeared in issue 141 of The Record Finder, September-October 1999.
- Compositions by Jack Jenney
City Night (co-written with Alec Wilder)
recorded by Jack Jenney & His Orchestra

Man With A Horn (co-written with Bonnie Lake and Eddie DeLange)
aka, "The Man With The Horn" (see main catalog for list of recording artists)

What More Can I Give You (co-written with Kay Thompson)
recorded by Jack Jenney & His Orchestra
Catalog Legend:

* on ASCAP's Member Catalogue Performed Titles list
# on ASCAP's Record of the Works of Lake, Bonnie list
+ on Writer Detail list on the internet: ASCAP's ACE on the web
^ on HFA's list of PUBLISHED WORKS OF BONNIE LAKE

Through acquisition from The Estate of Bonnie Lake, Deceased, Bonnie Lake's
interests as writer and/or publisher and Jack Jenney's interest as writer are
controlled and administered by:

BONNIE LAKE PRODUCTIONS
c/o Delta Haze Corporation
Photograph by Alex Beller,
property of Delta Haze Corporation
Jack Jenney - biography