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ARTHUR JOHNSTON  

(1898 - 1954)

Pianist, Composer, Musical Director
(1898-1954)

Arthur Johnston was born in New York City and started out professionally playing piano for silent films. He would later become Irving Berlin’s pianist and musical director of stage production. Johnston moved to Hollywood in the late 20’s and initially found success arranging the score for Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights. He went on to contribute to dozens of film scores, often collaborating with Johnny Burke and Sam Coslow, producing such hits as, “Moon Song (That Wasn’t Meant For Me)” (1933), “Cocktails For Two” (1934), “My Old Flame” (1934), “Pennies from Heaven” (1936), “All You Want to Do Is Dance” (1937) and “Song of the South” (1946).

-- Jeremy Wilson

Courtesy of JazzStandards.com

Role: Non-Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Rhythm Saved The World (1934-1936) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 3) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120676
Jazz
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Satchel Mouth Swing (1936-1938) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 4) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120735
Jazz
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Stop Playing Those Blues (1946-1947) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 7) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120817
Jazz
BIGBANDS LIVE - Orchester Kurt Edelhagen (1954) SWR Jazzhaus
101718
Jazz
CROSBY, Bing: Classic Crosby (1930-1934) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120507
Nostalgia
CROSBY, Bing: Some of These Days (1931-1933) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120562
Nostalgia
CROSBY, Bing: Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (1927-1931) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120697
Nostalgia
ELLINGTON, Duke: Reminiscing in Tempo (1932-1935) (Duke Ellington, Vol. 3) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120589
Jazz
GILLESPIE, Dizzy: Live in '58 and '70 (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-JIDG
Jazz DVD
HAWKINS, Coleman: Hawk In the 30s (1933-1939) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120626
Jazz
JONES, Spike: Musical Depreciation with Spike Jones (1942-1950) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120679
Nostalgia
KENTON, Stan: MacGregor Transcriptions, Vol. 4 (1944) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120703
Nostalgia
KING COLE TRIO: Transcriptions, Vol. 3 (1939) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120629
Jazz
KIRK, Roland: Live in '63 and '67 (NTSC) Naxos
2.119008
Jazz DVD
LEANDER, Zarah: Vill ni se en stjarna? - 20 Original Recordings (1931-1954) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120806
Nostalgia
LEE, Peggy: It's a Good Day (1941-1950) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120642
Jazz
REINHARDT, Django: With Vocals (1933-1941) (Reinhardt, Vol. 9) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120821
Nostalgia
SWEETHEART TREE (THE) - 16 Easy-Listening Melodies Naxos Instrumental
8.880013
Orchestral
TATUM, Art: Fine And Dandy (1937-1944) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120730
Jazz
TATUM, Art: Hold That Tiger! (1933-1940) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120610
Jazz
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AIRMEN OF NOTE: Out In Front Altissimo
75442261472
Contemporary Jazz




 
 
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