Monday, January 14, 2008

Henry Glover, songwriter

Henry Glover (May 21, 1921 - April 7, 1991). A pioneering behind-the-scenes figure, Henry Glover was one of the first truly successful black executives in the music business, rising to prominence in the late '40s with Syd Nathan's independent (and white-owned) King label. No mere pencil-pusher, Glover was a talented jack of all trades who served at various times as a producer, arranger, songwriter (sometimes under the alias Henry Bernard), engineer, trumpet player, talent scout, A&R rep, studio builder, and -- later on -- label owner in his own right.

"Blues Stay Away From Me" performed by the Delmore Brothers
Words and Music by Henry Glover, Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore, & Wayne Raney

"Honky Tonk Pt. 1 & 2" performed by Bill Doggett
Words and Music by Henry Glover, Shep Shepherd, Clifford Scott, Billy Butler, & Bill Doggett

"Peppermint Twist" performed by Joey Dee & the Starliters
Words and Music by Henry Glover & Joseph DiNicola

"California Sun" performed by The Ramones
Words and Music by Henry Glover & Morris Levy

"Drown In My Own Tears" performed by Norah Jones
Words and Music by Henry Glover


At April 26, 2008 at 3:32 PM , Blogger Jimmy Higgins said...

A friend hipped me to this--I just did a piece on Glover at the Fire on the Mountain blog based on the all Henry Glover set I played at my irregular deejay gig in Brooklyn last week. I posted three videos, and we only overlapped one song (your Delmore Bros. link has been pulled) and no artists! What a guy...


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