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Jerry Lieber

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Jerry Lieber's Biography

He was born Jerome Lieber on April 25, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland to Polish Jewish immigrants.  After the death of his father, Lieber’s mother moved the family to Los Angeles.  The duo began writing in 1950 when Lieber was still in high school.  The duo worked together for over 50 years and became one of the hottest songwriting pairs in the music business.

Among the thousands of songs written by Lieber and Stoller are“Hound Dog” – a song they wrote in 12 minutes, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Yakety Yak”, “Stand By Me”, “On Broadway”, “Loving You”, “Spanish Harlem”, “Charlie Brown”, “Poison Ivy”, “Kansas City”, “Fools Fall in Love”, “Love Potion No. 9”, “Young Blood”, “Stuck in the Middle with You”, and  “Along Came Jones”.

Over the years more than 1,000 artists have recorded the music of Lieber and Stoller including The Drifters, Elvis Presley, Coasters, Big Mamma Thornton, The Clovers, Peggy Lee, Stealers Wheel, Dion, Jay and the Americans, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, James Brown, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Joe Williams, Tom Jones, Count Basie, Edith Piaf, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Luther Vandross, John Lennon, and Aretha Franklin.

The Broadway production “Smokey Joe’s Café” was a musical that included the music of Lieber and Stoller; the production earned seven Tony Award nomination and the soundtrack won a Grammy Award for the original cast recording.

In 1985 Lieber and Stoller were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and in 1987 the pair were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to sit along side many of the artists that had recorded their music over the years.

Jerry Lieber died Monday August 22 in Los Angeles, California from cardio-pulmanary failure at the age of 78.  He is survived by his sons Jed, Oliver, and Jake; and two grandsons.


Jerry Lieber songlist:
”After Taxes”
”All is Well”
”Alley Music”
”Alligator Wine”
”Along Came Jones”
”Back Door Blues”
”Bad Blood”
”Bam Balam”
”Bazoom (I Need Your Lovin’”
”Been Down so Long”
”Bernie’s Tune”
”The Best Thing”
”Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots”
”Blood is Redder than Wine”
”Blues for Me”
”Bosa Nova Baby”
”The Bosa Nova (My Heart Said)”
”The Boys in the Band”
”Brother Bill”
”Bull Dog”
”Bull Tick Waltz”
”C’est La Vie, Cherie”
”Café Espresso”
“TheCandle’s Burnin’ Low”
”Can’t We be More than Friends”
”The Case of M.J.”
”Cha! Bull!”
”Charlie Brown”
“The Chicken and the Hawk”
”The Climb”
”Come a Little Big Closer”
”Constant Surprise”
”Corn Whiskey”
”D. W. Washburn”
”Dainty Little Moonbeams”
”Dance with Me”
”Dancin’ Jones”
”Destination Love”
”Dirty, Dirty Feeling”
”Do Your Own Thing”
“Don Juan”
”Down Home Girl”
”Down in Mexico”
”The Draw”
”Drinkin’ Fool”
”Drip Drop”
”Everybody’s Woman”
”Every Minute of the Day”
”Famous Last Words”
”Fancy Meeting You Here”
”Fannie Lou”
”Fast Women and Sloe Gin”
”Feels so Good”
”Finder’s Keepers”
”Flesh Blood and Bones”
”Flip Our Wigs”
”Flying Home”
”Fools Fall in Love”
”Gee Golly”
”Get Him”
”Get Off My Wagon”
”The Girl who Loved the Man who Robbed the Band at Santa Fe”
”Girls, Girls, Girls”
”The Girls I Never Kissed”
”Gloom and Misery”
”Go Mother Go”
”Goodbye Stranger”
”Happy Little Snapdragon”
”Hard Times”
”The Hatchet Man”
”Heavenly Blues”
”Hello, Miss Sims”
”Here He Comes”
”Here Comes Henry”
”Hey, Mister”
”Hey Sexy”
”Hey Superstar”
”His Kiss”
”Hollerin’ and Screamin’”
”Holy Moment”
”Honey, Can I Put on Your Clothes”
”Hot Dog”
”Hound Dog”
”Humphrey Bogart”
”I (Who Have Nothing)”
”I Ain’t Gonna Mambo”
”I Ain’t Here”
”I Can’t Hear a Word You Say”
”I Can’t Say No”
”I Cry”
”I Keep Forgettin’”
”I Must Be Dreamin’”
”I Only Want Some”
”I Remember”
”I Shall Not Fail”
”I Smell a Rat”
”I Still Love You”
”I Want to Be Free”
”I Want to do More”
”I’ll Be Right on Down”
”I’ll be There”
”I’ll Remember You”
”I’m a Hog for You”
”I’m a Woman”
”I’m Stuck on You”
”Idol with the Golden Head”
”If it’s the Last Thing I Do”
”If Teardrops were Kisses”
”If You Don’t Come Back”
”Is that All There Is?”
”Is this Goodbye”
“It’s a California Christmas”
”It’s a Miracle”
”It’s Been So Long”
”It’s My Turn to Cry”
”It’s so Exciting”
”I’ve Got them Feelin’ too Good Today Blues”
”Jailhouse Rock”
“Jump the Canyon”
“(She’s) Just Another Girl”
“Just a Fool”
“Just Say the Word”
“Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello”
“Kansas City”
“Keep it Up”
“Keep on Rollin’”
“Keep Tellin’ Yourself”
“King Creole”
“King Solomon’s Blues”
“Kissin’ Boogie”
“Lady Like”
“The Lady Wants to Twist”
“Last Laugh Blues”
“The Last Mile”
“Let’s Bring Back World War I”
“Little Egypt”
“A Little White Ship”
“Longings for a Simpler Time”
“Loop-De-Loop Mambo”
“Lost in You”
“Love Me”
“Love Potion #9”
“Lovin’ Jim”
“Loving You”
“Lucky Lips”
“Lump in My Throat”
“Message from Garcia”
“Midnight Town, Daybreak City”
“Moby Dick”
“Muriel Oxenburg Murphy”
“My Blind Date”
“My Boy John”
“My Clare de Lune”
“Night Bird”
“Night Mare”
“Nosey Joe”
“On Broadway”
“On the Horizon”
“On the Road Again”
“One Bad Stud”
“One Fine Gal”
“One Kiss”
“One Kiss Led to Another”
“Only in America”
“An Open Fire”
“Over and Over”
“Papa Daddy”
“Past, Present, and Future”
“Pearl’s a Singer”
“The Perfect wave”
“Phantasy for Phynx”
“Poison Ivy”
“Professor Hauptman’s Performing Dogs”
“Que Pasa Muchacho”
“Rat Race”
“Ready to Begin Again”
“Real Ugly Woman”
“The Reverend Mr. Black”
“Riot in Cell Block #9”
“Ruby Baby”
“Run Red Run”
“Santa Claus is Back in Town”
“Saturday Night Daddy”
“Say It”
“Shack Daddy”
“The Shadow Knows”
“Shake ‘em Up and Let ‘em Roll”
“She’s not You”
“Shoppin’ for Clothes”
“Smokey Joe’s Café”
“Some Cats Know”
“Some Other Guy”
“Sorry but I’m Gonna Have to Pass”
“Soul Pad”
“Spanish Harlem”
“Squeeze Me”
“Stand By Me”
“Stay a While”
“Steadfast, Loyal, and True”
“Strawberry Stomp”
“Street Lights”
“Strike a Match”
“Striking on You, Baby”
“Style is Coming Back in Style”
“Suzanne You Can”
“Sweet Dreams”
“Take it Like a Man”
“Take My Love”
“Talkin’ ‘Bout a Woman”
“Teach Me How to Shimmy”
“Tears of Joy”
“Tell Me More”
“Ten Days in Jail”
“That is Rock & Roll”
“That’s What the Good Book Says”
“There Goes My Baby”
“They Say that You’re Mad”
“This and Only This”
“Three Cool Cats”
“Three Corn Patches”
“Three Time Loser”
“Thumbin’ a Ride”
“Tonight I’m Singing Just for You”
“Too Bad Sweet Mama”
“Too Much Jelly Roll”
“A Touch of Heaven”
“Treat Me Nice”
“Tree Stump Jump”
“Tricky Dicky”
“Trip with Me”
“Turn the Lamps Down Low”
“Turtle Dovin’”
“Wailin’ Daddy”
“Well I’m Dancin’”
“Whadaya Want”
“What About Me”
“What About Us”
“What is the Secret of Your Success”
“What is Your Sign?”
“What to do with Laurie”
“What’s Wrong with You and Me”
“When She Wants Good Lovin’, My Baby Comes to Me”
“When We’re Dancing”
“Where’s the Girl”
“The Whip”
“Whipper Snapper”
“Whistle for Happiness”
“Why Oh Why”
“Will You Love Me Still”
“Women Women”
“Wrap it Up”
“Write to Me”
“Yakety Yak”
“Yeah Yeah Yeah”
“You Can’t Love ‘em All”
“You did Something for Me”
“You Know the Feeliing”
“You Laugh”
“You Still Love Him”
“You’ll be There”
“Young and in Love”
“Young Blood”
“Your Old Lady”
“You’re Killing Me”
“You’re So Square Baby, I Don’t Care”
“You’re the Boss”


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Jerry Lieber News Stories

  • Buck, Elton, Whitney, JB, Dylan among Grammy Hall inductees

      News Source: Los Angeles Times | over 1 year ago
    Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic The Recording Academy has announced its annual list of works to be entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and they include recordings by Big Mama Thornton, Buck Owens, James Brown , Bob Dylan , Richard Pryor ,
  • Kurt Elling: 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project

      News Source: All About Jazz | almost 2 years ago
    September 18, 2012 Track review of "On Broadway" Where female jazz vocalists are plentiful, male jazz vocals exist in vast minority. With Mark Murphy in twilight, Kurt Elling has few peers in the realm of male jazz vocals where sheer inventiveness
  • Ghostwriter David Ritz works to give his writing real voices

      News Source: LA Times | 2 years ago
    One of the best comes when the young Guy, having recently headed north from Louisiana in the late 1950s to make his fortune, meets Muddy Waters , the reigning pasha of Chicago's blues scene, sitting in a red Chevy wagon parked behind a club, eating

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