Music Makers Encyclopedia: H

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What Is Love? (1993)

Charlie Haden

Sammy Hagar

Rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born 10/13/1947 in Salinas, CA. Nicknamed "The Red Rocker." Member: Montrose (73-75), HSAS (84), Van Halen (85-96), Chickenfoot (08-11).

Montrose "Bad Motor Scooter" (1973)
"I've Done Everything for You" (1978)
"There's Only One Way to Rock" (1981)
"Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" (1982)
"I Can't Drive 55" (1984)
Van Halen "Why Can't This Be Love" (1986)
Van Halen "Dreams" (1986)
Van Halen "When It's Love" (1988)
Van Halen "Finish What Ya Started" (1988)
Van Halen "Right Now" (1992)

Merle Haggard

Country singer born 4/6/1937 in Oildale, CA. Died 4/6/2016.

Sing Me Back Home (1967)
Mama Tried (1968)
Today I Started Loving You Again (1968)
Okie from Muskogee (1969)
If We Make It Through December (1973)
Are the Good Times Really Over (1982)
Pancho and Lefty (1982) – see Willie Nelson

Okie from Muskogee (1970)
A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World (Or, My Salute to Bob Wills) (1970)
Let Me Tell You About a Song (1972)

Albert Hague

Redhead (musical: 1959) – see Dorothy Fields

Haircut One Hundred

Love Plus One (1982)

Bill Haley & His Comets

Early rock-n-roll singer born William John Clifton Haley on 7/6/1925 in Highland Park, Michigan. Died 2/9/1981. His recording of "Rock Around the Clock" is generally considered to be the birth of the rock era because it was the first rock 'n' roll song to hit #1.

Crazy Man Crazy (1953)
We're Gonna Rock Around the Clock (1954)
Joey's Song (1959)

Daryl Hall

Philly soul/pop singer born Daryl Franklin Hohl on 10/11/1948 in Philadelphia, PA. Half of the #1 charting duo of the rock era (Hall & Oates) with John Oates.

Daryl Hall & John Oates

Pop-rock blue-eyed-soul duo. Met while students at Temple University in 1967. Hall sang backup for many top soul groups before teaming up with Oates in 1972. In the late 1980s, they passed the Everly Brothers as the #1 charting duo of the rock era. Active: 1974-.

She's Gone (1973)
I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) (1981)
Maneater (1982)

Lee Hall

Billy Elliot: The Musical (musical: 2005) – see Elton John

Rick Hall

Record executive (FAME Studios).

Tom T. Hall

Country singer/songwriter (Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley P.T.A.") born 5/25/1936 in Olive Hill, KY.

Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine (1972)

Wendell Hall

It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' (1924)

Johnny Hallyday


Singer born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane on 9/29/1994 in Edison, New Jersey.

Closer (2016) – see the Chainsmokers
Without Me (2018)
Eastside (2018) – see Benny Blanco

Badlands (2015)

Marc-Andre Hamelin

Classical pianist.

Edward Hamilton

Hello Frisco! (1915) – see Olive Kline

Roy Hamilton

Tom Hamilton

Rock bassist born 12/31/1951 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. With Aerosmith (1970-).

Marvin Hamlisch

Musical theater composer and songwriter born 6/2/1944 in New York City, NY. Died 8/6/2012. 12-time Academy Award nominee (Sophie's Choice, The Spy Who Loved Me), 3-time Oscar winner (scores for The Sting, The Way We Were), 4-time Emmy winner, 4-time Grammy winner, Tony Award winner (A Chorus Line). Also won a Pulitzer and two Golden Globes.

What I Did for Love (from A Chorus Line , performed by Kelly Johnton, 1975)
One (Singular Sensation) (from A Chorus Line , performed by the Chorus Line Company, 1975)
The Way We Were (1973) – see Barbra Streisand

The Sting (soundtrack: 1974)
A Chorus Line (composed with Edward Kleban, musical: 1975)

Stuart Hamm


- see MC Hammer

Jan Hammer

Rock keyboardist.

Oscar Hammerstein II

Musical theater composer born Oscar Greeley Clendenning Ritter von Hammerstein II on 7/12/1895 in New York City, NY. He co-wrote 850 songs, composing musicals first with Jerome Kern and later with Richard Rodgers. He won eight Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Died 8/23/1960.

Songs(s): Top 50 Songs

With Jerome Kern:
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (from Show Boat, 1928)
Ol' Man River (from Show Boat, 1932) – see Paul Robeson
All the Things You Are (from Very Warm for May, 1939) – see Tommy Dorsey

With Richard Rodgers:
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' (from Oklahoma!, 1943) – see Bing Crosby
People Will Say We're in Love (from Oklahoma!, 1943) – see Bing Crosby
Oklahoma! (from Oklahoma!, 1943) – see Alfred Drake
You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel, 1945) – see Frank Sinatra
If I Loved You (from Carousel, 1945) – see Perry Como
June Is Bustin' Out All Over (from Carousel, 1945) – see Hildegrade
Some Enchanted Evening (from South Pacific, 1949) – see Perry Como
Younger Than Springtime (from South Pacific, 1949) – see Billy Tabbert
Getting to Know You (from The King and I, 1951) – see Gertrude Lawrence
Shall We Dance? (from The King and I, 1951) – see Gertrude Lawrence
Hello Young Lovers (from The King and I, 1951) – see Perry Como
Getting to Know You (from The King and I, 1956) – see Marni Nixon
Shall We Dance? (from The King and I, 1956) – see Marni Nixon
Hello Young Lovers (from The King and I, 1956) – see Marni Nixon
I Enjoy Being a Girl (from Flower Drum Song, 1958)
The Sound of Music (from The Sound of Music, 1959) – see Mary Martin
Climb Ev'ry Mountain (from The Sound of Music, 1959) – see Tony Bennett
Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music, 1959) – see Mary Martin
My Favorite Things (from The Sound of Music, 1960) – see see John Coltrane
You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel, 1963) – see Gerry & the Pacemakers
The Sound of Music (from The Sound of Music, 1965) – see Julie Andrews
My Favorite Things (from The Sound of Music, 1965) – see Julie Andrews
Do-Re-Mi (from The Sound of Music, 1965) – see Julie Andrews
Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music, 1965) – see Julie Andrews

Show Boat (musical: 1927, soundtrack: 1951) – see Jerome Kern
Carmen Jones (musical: 1943) – see Georges Bizet
Oklahoma! (musical: 1943, soundtrack: 1955) – see Richard Rodgers
Carousel (musical: 1945, soundtrack: 1956) – see Richard Rodgers
South Pacific (musical: 1949, soundtrack: 1958) – see Richard Rodgers
The King and I (musical: 1951, soundtrack 1956) – see Richard Rodgers
Flower Drum Song (musical: 1959) – see Richard Rodgers
The Sound of Music (musical: 1959, soundtrack: 1965) – see Richard Rodgers

Kirk Hammett

Heavy-metal guitarist borrn 11/18/1962 in San Francisco, CA. With Exodus (1980-83) and Metallica (83-).

Albert Hammond

John H. Hammond

Legendary talent scout with Columbia Records born John Henry Hammond II on 12/15/1910 in New York City, NY. Died 7/10/1987. Father of blues singer and guitarist John P. Hammond.

John P. Hammond

Born 11/13/1942 in New York City, NY

Blues singer and guitarist. Son of famed record producer and talent scout John Henry Hammond.

Christopher Hampton

Sunset Boulevard (musical: 1993) – see Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lionel Hampton

Jazz vibraphonist, bandleader, and composer born 4/20/1908 in Louisville, KY. Died 8/31/2002.

Flying Home (1942)

Hampton Quartette

Listen to the Lambs (1917)

Herbie Hancock

Jazz pianist born 4/12/1940 in Chicago, IL.

Watermelon Man (1962)
Chameleon (1973)
Rock-It (1983)

Maiden Voyage (1964)
Head Hunters (1973)
River: The Joni Letters (2007)

George Friedrich Händel

Classical composer born Georg Friedrich Händel on 2/23/1685 in Halle, Duchy of Madgeburg, Germany. Died 4/14/1759.

Song(s) written by Handel:
Joy to the World (music by Handel, words by Isaac Watts, arranged by Lowell Mason, 1719)

Water Music (1717)
Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt) (opera: 1724)
Messiah (1741)

Lou Handman

W.C. Handy

Blues songwriter and musician born William Christopher Handy on 11/16/1873 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Died 3/28/1958.

The Memphis Blues (1912)
The Memphis Blues (1914) – see Charles Prince
Joe Turner Blues (1916) – see Charles Prince
St. Louis Blues (1923)
St. Louis Blues (1925) – see Bessie Smith

James F. Hanley

Clare Hanlon

Little White Lies (1930) – see Fred Waring
I Found a Million Dollar Baby in a Five and Ten Cent Store (1931) – see Fred Waring

Benjamin Hanby

Song(s) written by Hanby:
Up on the Housetop (1864)

Glen Hansard

Falling Slowly (with Marketa Irglova, 2007)

Once (composed with Marketa Irglova, soundtrack: 2007)
Once (composed with Marketa Irglova, musical: 2011)


Mmmbop (1997)

Happy Mondays

English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. Along with the Stone Roses, they were at the forefront of the '90s dance Madchester scene. After they disbanded, Shaun Ryder and Bez went on to form Black Grape. Active: 1985-1992, 1999-2000, 2004- Members: Shaun Ryder (v), Paul Ryder (b), Mark Day (g), Paul Davis (k), Gary Whelan (d), Bez (dancer/percussionist), Rowetta Satchell (99-00), Wags (g – Paris Angels, Black Grape, Happy Mondays: 99-00).

Step On (1990)

Pills 'N' Thrills and Bellyaches (1990)

Otto Harbach

Musical theater lyricist and librettist born 8/18/1873 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Died 1/24/1963.

Songs written by Harbach with Jerome Kern:
Who? (1926) – see George Olsen
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (from Roberta, 1933) – see Paul Whiteman
Yesterdays (1933) – see Leo Reisman
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (from Roberta, 1958) – see The Platters

E.Y. "Yip" Harburg

Songwriter born Edgar Yipsel Harburg on 4/8/1896 in New York City, NY. Died 3/5/1981

Songs written/co-written by Harburg:
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1932) – see Bing Crosby
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1932) – see Rudy Vallee
Over the Rainbow (1939) – see Judy Garland
I've Got the World on a String (1941) – see Cab Calloway
April in Paris (1956) – see Count Basie

The Wizard of Oz (soundtrack: 1939) – see Harold Arlen

Paul Hardcastle

19 (1985)

Roger Harding

On the Banks of the Wabash (1898)

Ernest Hare

Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo (Mademoiselle from Armentieres) (with Billy Jones, 1924)

Bob Haring

Pagan Love Song (with Copley Plaza Orchestra, 1929)

Byron Harlan

Tenor singer born Byron George Harlan on 8/29/1861 in Kansas. Died 9/11/1936. Worked as a ragtime and minstrel singer and balladeer, recording as a solo artist (1899-1919), in a duo with Arthur Collins (01-18), and with the Big Four Quartet (01) and Columbia Comedy Trio (07). He was friends and neighbors with Thomas Edison.

Byron Harlan: Top 100 Songs
The Blue and the Gray (The Mother's Gift to Her Country) (1900)
Hello Central, Give Me Heaven (1901)
Down Where the Wurzburger Flows (1902) – see Arthur Collins
Hurrah for Baffin's Bay (1903) – see Arthur Collins
Always in the Way (1903)
Under the Anhauser Bush (1904) – see Arthur Collins
Blue Bell (with Frank Stanley, 1904)
Where the Morning Glories Twine Around the Door (1905)
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1906)
The Good Old U.S.A. (1906)
Camp Meetin' Time (1906) – see Arthur Collins
Daddy's Little Girl (1906)
My Gal Sal (1907)
School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids) (1907)
Nobody's Little Girl (1907)
Down in Jungle Town (1908) – see Arthur Collins
The Right Church But the Wrong Pew (1909) – see Arthur Collins
Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey (1911) – see Arthur Collins
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1911) – see Arthur Collins
Under the Yum Yum Tree (1911) – see Arthur Collins
I'm Going Back to Dixie (aka "I Want to Be in Dixie") (1912) – see Arthur Collins
The Aba Daba Honeymoon (1914) – see Arthur Collins
I Love the Ladies (1914) – see Arthur Collins
Oh How She Could Yacki Hacki Wicki Wachi Woo (That's Love in Honolulu) (1916) – see Arthur Collins
Darktown Strutters' Ball (1918) – see Arthur Collins

Howard Harlan

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) (1975)

The Harmonicats

Peg O' My Heart (1947)

Ben R. Harney

Mister Johnson, Turn Me Loose (1896)

Sheldon Harnick

Musical theater songwriter born 4/30/1924 in Chicago, IL.

If I Were a Rich Man (from Fiddler on the Roof, 1964) – see Zero Mostel

Fiorello! (musical: 1959) – see Jerry Bock
She Loves Me (musical: 1963) – see Jerry Bock
Fiddler on the Roof (musical: 1964, soundtrack: 1971) – see Jerry Bock

Slim Harpo

Blues guitarist born James Moore on 1/11/1924 in Baton Rouge, LA. Died 1/31/1970.

I'm a King Bee (1957)
Rainin' in My Heart (1961)

Raining in My Heart (year?)

The Harptones

A Sunday Kind of Love (1953)

Calvin Harris

We Found Love (2011) – see Rihanna
Summer (2014)
How Deep Is Your Love (with Disciples, 2015)
This Is What You Came For (with Rihanna, 2016)
One Kiss (with Dua Lipa, 2018)
Promises (with Sam Smith, 2018)

Charles K. Harris

Emmylou Harris

Country singer/songwriter and musician born 4/2/1947 in Birmingham, AL.

Trio (1987) – see Dolly Parton
Wrecking Ball (1995)

Gene Harris

Jazz pianist.

Marion Harris

American vaudeville and Broadway singer born Mary Ellen Harrison on 4/4/1896 in Indiana (?). Died 4/23/1944. First white woman widely known for singing jazz and blues.

After You've Gone (1919)
St. Louis Blues (1920)
Look for the Silver Lining (1921)
I Ain't Got Nobody (1921)
I'm Just Wild about Harry (1922)
Tea for Two (1925)
The Man I Love (1928)

Phil Harris

Jazz/big band leader born Wonga Philip Harris in Linton, Indiana on 6/24/1904. Died 8/11/1995

The Thing (with Walter Scharf's Orchestra, 1950)
The Bare Necessities (with Bruce Reitherman, from The Jungle Book, 1967)
I Wanna Be Like You (with Louis Prima, from The Jungle Book, 1967)
Everybody Wants to Be a Cat (from The Aristocats, 1970)

Richard Harris

Camelot (from Camelot soundtrack: 1967)

Rolf Harris

Two Little Boys (1969)

Roy Harris

Symphony No. 3 (1940)

Steve Harris

Wee Willie Harris

Rockin' at the 2 I's (1957)

Wynonie Harris

Blues shouter and R&B singer born 9/24/1915 in Omaha, NE. Died 6/14/1969. One of rock 'n' roll's forerunners.

Good Rockin' Tonight (1948)

Charles Harrison

Tenor singer born 9/11/1878 in Jersey City, NJ. Died 2/2/1965. Recorded solo and with the Columbia Stellar Quartet (1912-22).

Peg O' My Heart (1913)
Ireland Must Be Heaven for My Mother Came from There (1916)
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (1918)
The Battle Hymn of the Republic (with the Columbia Stellar Quartet, 1918)
I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time (1920)

George Harrison

Rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born 2/25/1943 in Liverpool, England. Died 11/29/2001. Started out with the Beatles and then had a solo career. Also a member of the 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys.

My Sweet Lord (1970)

All Things Must Pass (1970)
The Concert for Bangla Desh (live with various artists, 1971)

James F. Harrison

Keep the Home Fires Burning (as Frederick J. Wheeler, 1915)
There's a Long, Long Trail (with James Reed, 1915)

Noel Harrison

The Windmills of Your Mind (1968)

Wilbert Harrison

Kansas City (1959)

Let’s Work Together (1969)

James Harrod

Till the Clouds Roll By (with Anna Wheaton, 1917)

Debbie Harry

New wave singer. Born 7/1/1945. Recorded with group Blondie and as a solo artist.

Charles Hart

Till We Meet Again (1919) – see Nicholas Orlando
Let the Rest of the World Go By (with Elizabeth Spencer, 1920)

Charles Hart

All I Ask of You (from Phantom of the Opera, 1986) – see Sarah Brightman

Phantom of the Opera (1986) – see Andrew Lloyd Webber

Corey Hart

Sunglasses at Night (1984)
Never Surrender (1985)

Freddie Hart

Country singer/songwriter born Frederick Segrest on 12/21/1926 in Loachapoka, AL.

Easy Loving (1971)
My Hang-Up Is You (1972)

Easy Loving (1971)

Kitty Carlisle Hart

Lorenz Hart

American musical theater lyricist ("Blue Moon", "Isn't It Romantic?", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered", "My Funny Valentine"). Born 5/2/1895 in New York City, NY. Died 11/22/1943. Often worked with Richard Rodgers (Babes in Arms, The Boys from Syracuse, Pal Joey, On Your Toes).

Song(s) by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart:
Blue Moon (1935) – see Glen Gray
There's a Small Hotel (with Maxine Grey, from On Your Toes, 1936) – see Hal Kemp
The Lady Is a Tramp (from Babes in Arms, 1937) – see Tommy Dorsey
Where or When (from Babes in Arms, 1937) – see Hal Kemp
Where or When (from Babes in Arms, 1937) – see Ray Heatherton
Falling in Love with Love (from The Boys from Syracuse, 1939) – see Frances Langford
This Can't Be Love (from The Boys from Syracuse, 1938) – see Benny Goodman
My Funny Valentine (from Babes in Arms, 1945) – see Hal McIntyre
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (from Pal Joey, 1950) – see Bill Snyder
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (from Pal Joey, 1950) – see Doris Day
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (from Pal Joey, 1950) – see Mel Tormé
My Funny Valentine (from Babes in Arms, 1953) – see Chet Baker
Blue Moon (1961) – see The Marcels

On Your Toes (musical: 1936) – see Richard Rodgers
Pal Joey (musical: 1940, soundtrack: 1957) – see Richard Rodgers

Johnny Hartman

Lush Life (1963) – see John Coltrane

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) – see John Coltrane

PJ Harvey

Alternative rock singer/songwriter born Polly Jean Harvey on 10/9/1969 in Bridport, Dorset, England.

Rid of Me (1993)
Down by the Water (1995)

Dry (1992)
Rid of Me (1993)
To Bring You My Love (1995)
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000)
Let England Shake (2011)

Harvey Danger

Flagpole Sitta (1998)

Thomas Hastings

Music by Hastings, Words by Augustus Montague Toplady:
Rock of Ages (1763)

Tony Hatch

British songwriter, producer, arranger, conductor, and pianist. Among his songwriting credits are Petula Clark's "Downtown" and "Sign of the Times."

Donny Hathaway

This Christmas (1970)
Where Is the Love (1972) – see Roberta Flack

Everything Is Everything (1970)

Lalah Hathaway

Lalah Hathaway Live (2016)

Hampton Hawes

Jazz pianist.

Coleman Hawkins

Jazz/big band leader born 11/21/1904 in St. Joseph, MO. Died 5/19/1969.

Body and Soul (1940)

Dale Hawkins

Suzy-Q (1957)

Edwin Hawkins Singers

Oh Happy Day (1969)

Erskine Hawkins

American jazz/big band leader born 7/26/1914. Died 1993. Co-wrote and released "Tuxedo Junction" in 1939, which became a big hit for Glenn Millerin 1940.

Don’t Cry Baby (with Jimmy Mitchelle, 1943)

Roger Hawkins

Drummer with Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

I Put a Spell on You (1956)

Sophie B. Hawkins

As I Lay Me Down (1995)

George D. Hay

Joseph Haydn

Classical composer and pianist born 3/31/1732 in Rohrau, Austria. Died 5/31/1809. He has been called "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet." He composed more than 100 symphonies and nearly 70 string quartets. He was influential in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio.

Haydn Quartet

Along with the Peerless Quartet and American Quartet, one of the three great vocal groups in the pioneer age of popular recording. P>Active: 1898-1914. Members: John Bieling (tenor), Harry MacDonough (tenor), S.H. Dudley (baritone), William F. Hooley (bass), Billy Murray (tenor: 1898-1914), Steve Porter (baritone: 1914), Wilfred Glenn (1914), Robert D'Armour (1914), Reinald Werrenrath (baritone: 1914-19). The four original members (Bieling, Macdonough, Dudley, and Hooley) also sang on Edison as the Edison Male Quartette. Murray sang lead on many of the group's biggest hits. During the later period, Werrenrath often took Dudley's place. Bieling, Dudley, Hooley, Murray, and Porter were all also members of the American Quartet.

In the Good Old Summertime (1903)
Bedelia (1904)
Toyland (with Corrine Morgan, 1904)
Sweet Adeline (You're the Flower of My Heart) (1904)
The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) (1904)
Grandfather's Clock (1905)
How'd You Like to Spoon with Me? (1906) – see Corrine Morgan
My Wild Irish Rose (with Harry MacDonough, 1907)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1908) – see Billy Murray
Sunbonnet Sue (1908)
Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet (1909)
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1910) – see Billy Murray

Bill Hayes

The Ballad of Davy Crockett (1955)

Hunter Hayes

Wanted (2011)

Isaac Hayes

R&B singer/songwriter and keyboardist born 8/20/1942 in Covington, TN. Died 8/10/2008.

Theme from "Shaft" (1971)

Hot Buttered Soul (1969)
Shaft (soundtrack: 1971)

Roland Hayes

Were You There (1940)

Joe Hayman

Cohen on the Telephone (1914)

Richard Hayman

Dick Haymes

Singer born Richard Benjamin Hayns on 9/13/1918 in Buenos Aries, Argentina. Died 3/28/1980.

You'll Never Know (with the Song Spinners, 1943)
Long Ago and Far Away (with Helen Forrest, 1944)
I'll Get By As Long As I Have You (with Harry James, 1944)
It Might As Well Be Spring (1945)
The More I See You (1945)

Roy Haynes

Jazz drummer.

Warren Haynes

American blues guitarist born 4/6/1960. With the Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule.

Justin Hayward

Rock singer/songwriter born Justin David Hayward on 10/14/1946 in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. With the Moody Blues.

Eddie Hazel

Born 4/10/1950 in Brooklyn, NY. Died 12/23/1992. Funk guitarist with Parliament/Funkadelic, most notably on the 1971 album Maggot Brain and his ten-minute guitar solo on the title track.

The Head and the Heart

Lost in My Mind (2011)
All We Ever Knew (2016)

Nicky "Topper" Headon

Rock drummer born Nicholas Bowen Headon on 5/30/1955 in Bromley, UK. With The Clash.

Jeff Healey

Angel Eyes (1988)

Peggy Healy

You're the Top (1934) – see Paul Whiteman


Pure and Simple (2001)


Crazy on You (1976)
Magic Man (1976)
Barracuda (1977)
These Dreams (1986)
Alone (1987)
Stairway to Heaven (live, 2012)

The Heartbeats

A Thousand Miles Away (1956)

The Heartbreakers

Chinese Rocks (1977)

Ray Heatherton

Where or When (from Babes in Arms, 1937)


Boogie Nights (1977)

Heavy D & the Boyz

Now That We Found Love (1991)

Bobby Hebb

Sunny (1966)

Heidelberg Quintet

Waiting for the Robert E. Lee (1912)
By the Beautiful Sea (1914)

Horace Heidt

Jazz/big band leader born 5/21/1901 in Alamda, CA. Died 12/1/1986. Also a radio and TV personality.

Ti-Pi-Tin (with Lysbeth Hughes & Larry Cotton, 1938)
I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire (with Larry Cotton, Donna Wood, & Don Juans; 1941)

Jascha Heifetz

Classical violinist born 2/2/1901 in Vilnius, Lithuania (then the Russian Empire). Died 12/10/1987.

Acoustic Recordings for Victor Records (1917-1924)

Ray Heindorf

Over the Rainbow (1939) – see Judy Garland

Richard Hell (& the Voidoids)

Blank Generation (1977)

Blank Generation (1977)

Levon Helm

Rock drummer and singer born 5/26/1940. Died 4/19/2012. With The Band.


Meantime (1992)

Bobby Helms

My Special Angel (1957)
Jingle Bell Rock (1957)

Helping Haiti

One-time gathering of multiple stars assembled by Simon Cowell to record a charity single to help victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Performers included James Blunt, Jon Bon Jovi, Susan Boyle, Michael Bublé, Alexandra Burke, Mariah Carey, Cheryl, Miley Cyrus, JLS, Leona Lewis, Joe McElderry, Mika, Kylie Minogue, James Morrison, Rod Stewart, Take That (Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen, and Robbie Williams), and Westlife (Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and Shane Filan).

Everybody Hurts (2010)

Ella Henderson

Ghost (2014)

Fletcher Henderson

Jazz/big band leader and pianist born James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson on 12/18/1897 in Cuthbert, GA. Died 12/28/1952.

A Study in Frustration: A Thesaurus of Classic Jazz (box: 1923-38, released 1994)

Joe Henderson

Jazz executive and saxophonist born 4/24/1937 in Lima, OH. Died 6/30/2001.

Ray Henderson

Jimi Hendrix

Check out DMDB actpage here.

Legendary psychedelic-blues/rock guitarist born Johnny Allen Hendrix on 11/27/1942 in Seattle, WA. Died drug overdose in London on 9/18/1970. First as a sideman with Rosa Lee Brooks (64), Isley Brothers (64), Buddy & Stacey and the Upsetters (65); Little Richard, Curtis Knight, and Ronnie Youngblood. Formed Jimmy James and the Blue Flames (65). Discovered in 1966 by The Animals' Chas Chandler at New York City's Café Wha? Went to London to form the Jimi Hendrix Experience (66-69) with Noel Redding (b) and Mitch Mitchell (d). Formed Band of Gypsys (69-70) with Buddy Miles (d) and Buddy Cox (b).

Jimi Hendrix: Top 25 Songs
Hey Joe (1966)
Purple Haze (1967)
Are You Experienced? (1967)
Third Stone from the Sun (1967)
Little Wing (1967)
Red House (1967)
Foxey Lady (1967)
All Along the Watchtower (1968)
Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) (1968)
The Star-Spangled Banner (1969)

Are You Experienced (1967)
Jimi Plays Monterey (live, 1967)
Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
Live at Winterland (live, 1968)
Electric Ladyland (1968)
Radio One (live: 1967, released 1988)
BBC Sessions (live, 1969)
Live at Woodstock (live, 1969)
Band of Gypsys/Live at Fillmore East (live, 1970)
Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight (live, 1970)
The Ultimate Experience (compilation: 1966-70, released 1992)
The Cry of Love (archives:1968-70, released 1971)
Rainbow Bridge (archives: 1969-70, released 1971)
War Heroes (archives: 1968-70, released 1972)
Loose Ends (archives: 1967-70, released 1974)
Crash Landing (archives: 1968-69, released 1975)
Midnight Lightning (archives: 1969-70, released 1975)
First Rays of the New Rising Sun (archives: 1968-70, released 1997)
South Saturn Delta (archives: 1967-70, released 1997)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience (box: 1966-70, released 2000)
Valleys of Neptune (archives: 1967-70, released 2010)
People, Hell and Angels (archives: 1968-69, released 2013)
Both Sides of the Sky (archives: 1968-70, released 2018)

Don Henley

Country-rock singer/songwriter and drummer born 7/22/1947 in Gilmer, TX. With the Eagles. Also a solo artist ("Dirty Laundy", "The Boys of Summer", "The End of the Innocence").

Dirty Laundry (1982)
The Boys of Summer (1984)
Sunset Grill (1984)
The Heart of the Matter (1989)
New York Minute (1989)
Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough (1992) – see Patty Smyth

I Can't Stand Still (1982)
Building the Perfect Beast (1984)
The End of the Innocence (1989)
Actual Miles (compilation: 1982-95, released 1995)
Inside Job (2000)
Very Best of (compilation, released 2009)
Cass County (2015)

Clarence "Frogman" Henry

Audrey Hepburn

Moon River (1961) – see Henry Mancini


I Can't Breathe (2020)
Better Than I Imagined (2020) – see Robert Glasper
Fight for You (2021)

H.E.R. (2017)

Victor Herbert

Naughty Marietta Selection (1911)
March of the Toys (1911)
You Belong to Me (1916)

Hercules & Love Affair


Blind (2008)

Jerry Herman

Musical theater songwriter born Gerald Sheldon Herman on 7/10/1931 in New York City, NY.

Hello, Dolly! (musical: 1963, soundtrack: 1969)
Mame (1966)
La Cage Aux Folles (musical: 1984)

Woody Herman

Jazz/big band leader, clarinetist, and composer born Woodrow Charles Herman on 5/16/1913 in Milwaukee, WI. Died 10/29/1987.

At the Woodchopper's Ball (1939)
Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) (1941)
I'll Remember April (1942)
Laura (1945)
Early Autumn (1947)
Four Brothers (1948)

Herman's Hermits

I'm into Something Good (1964)
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1965)
I'm Henry VIII, I Am (1965)

Patrick Hernandez

Born to Be Alive (1979)

Bernhard Herrmann

James Hetfield

Rock singer/songwriter and rhythm guitarist born 8/3/1963 in Downey, California. With Metallica.

Edward Heyman

Dubose Heyward

Porgy and Bess (1935) – see George Gershwin

Eddie Heywood

John Hiatt

Bring the Family (1987)
Anthology (compilation, released 2001)

Al Hibbler

R&B singer born Albert George Hibbler on 8/16/1915 in Tyro, Mississippi. Died 4/24/2001.

Unchained Melody (1955)

Mina Hickman

Come Down, Ma Evening Star (1903)

Taylor Hicks

Do I Make You Proud? (2006)


I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) (1991)
She's Playing Hard to Get (1992)

Missy Higgins

The Sound of White (2004)

Highly Suspect

My Name Is Human (2016)

The Highwaymen

Michael (Michael Row the Boat Ashore) (1961)

The Highwaymen

Country supergroup comprised of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, & Kris Kristofferson.

Highwayman (1985)

The Highwomen

Country music supergroup formed in 2016 by Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires.

Crowded Table (2019)

The Highwomen (2019)

Dr. Brewser M. Higley and Daniel E. Kelly

Song(s) by Higley and Kelly:
Home on the Range (1873)
Home on the Range (1933) – see Bing Crosby
Home on the Range (1994) – see Tori Amos

Utada Hikaru

Flavor of Life (2007)


June Is Bustin' Out All Over (from Carousel, 1945)

Billy Hill

Dan Hill

Sometimes When We Touch (1977)

Dusty Hill

Rock bassist, keyboardist, and singer born 5/19/1949 in Houston, Texas. Died 7/28/2021. With ZZ Top (1969-2021).

Faith Hill

Country singer born Audrey Faith Hill on 9/21/1967 in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Married country singer Tim McGraw.

It's Your Love (1997) – see Tim McGraw
This Kiss (1998)
Breathe (1999)

Breathe (1999)

Jessie Hill

Ooh Poo Pah Do (1960)

Lauryn Hill

American R&B/rap singer born 5/25/1975 in East Orange, NJ. With Fugees (The Score). Also a solo artist.

Doo Wop (That Thing) (1998)
Ex-Factor (1998)

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)

Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill

Happy Birthday to You (1893)

Z.Z. Hill

Down Home (1982)

Larry Hiller

Bob Hilliard

Chris Hillman

Folk-rock bassist born 12/4/1944 in Los Angeles, California. With the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, and the Desert Rose Band.

DMDB actpage.

Billy Hillpot

Ain't She Sweet (Ben Bernie with Scrappy Lambert & Billy Hillpot, 1927)

The Hi-Lo's

The Hi-Lo's and All That Jazz (1958)

Ronnie Hilton

No Other Love (1956)

Richard Himber

Just One of Those Things (with Stuart Allen, 1935)


Lips of an Angel (2006)

Harvey Hindermeyer

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1908)

Earl Hines

Jazz/big band leader and pianist born 12/28/1903 in Duquesne, PA. Died 4/22/1983.

Weather Bird (1928) – see Louis Armstong
Basin Street Blues (1938) – see Louis Armstong

Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines (compilation: 1928-29, released 1989) – see Louis Armstong

The Hives

Post-punk revival rock band formed in Fagersta, Sweden in 1993. Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist (vocals), Nicholaus Arson (guitar, backing vocals), Virgilante Carlstroem (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Chris Dangerous (drums), Dr. Matt Destruction (bass: 1993-2013), The Johan and Only (bass: 2013-).

Hate to Say I Told You So (2001)

Veni Vidi Vicious (2000)

Eddie Hodges

I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door (1961)

Al Hoffman

Josef Hoffman

Classical pianist born 12/15/1870 in Pirnitz, Austria. Died 5/7/1956.

Susanna Hoffs

Singer with the Bangles.

All Over the Place (1984) – see the Bangles
Different Light (1986) – see the Bangles
Everything (1988) – see the Bangles
When You're a Boy (1991)
Susanna Hoffs (1996)
Doll Revolution (2003) – see the Bangles
Under the Covers (covers, 2006) – see Matthew Sweet
Under the Covers 2 (covers, 2009) – see Matthew Sweet
Under the Covers Vol. 3 (covers, 2013) – see Matthew Sweet

The Hold Steady

Post-punk revival rock band formed in 2003 in Minneapolis, MN. Craig Finn (vocals, rhythm guitar), Tad Kubler (guitar, backing vocals), Galen Polivka (bass), Bobby Drake (drums, percussion: 2005-), Franz Nicolay (piano, keyboards, accordion, harmonica, backing vocals: 2005-10, 2016-), Steve Selvidge (guitar, backing vocals: 2010-), Judd Counsell (drums: 2003-05).

Boys and Girls in America (2006)
Heaven Is Whenever (2010)

Allan Holdsworth

English guitarist and composer born 8/6/1946 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Known for work in a variety of genres, but mostly jazz fusion. Cited as an influence by other guitar notables such as Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, and Frank Zappa.


Doll Parts (1994)
Violet (1994)
Malibu (1998)

Live Through This (1994)

Billie Holiday

Blues singer born Eleanora Fagan Gough on 4/7/1915 in Philadelphia, PA. Died 7/17/1959. The great "Lady Day", rivaled only by Ella Fitzgerald among all female jazz singers. Illegitimate daughter of guitarist Clarence Holiday. Following her difficult early years she was discovered in 1933 by jazz critic John Hammond. She recorded one hit with Benny Goodman, then began her classic 1935-38 association with Teddy Wilson, accompanied by the top jazz musicians in the country. Billie also sang briefly in the late '30s with Count Basie and Artie Shaw. The 1972 movie Lady Sings the Blues was based on her life.

Summertime (1936)
The Way You Look Tonight (1936)
My Man (Mon Homme) (1938)
Strange Fruit (1939)
Body and Soul (1940)
God Bless the Child (1941)
Trav’lin Light (1942) – see Paul Whiteman
Embraceable You (1944)
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) (1945)
Crazy He Calls Me (1949)
Fine and Mellow (1957)

Quintessential (box: 1940-42, released 1998)
Lady Sings the Blues (1956)
Lady in Satin (1958)

Brian Holland

R&B songwriter and producer born 2/15/1941 in Detroit, Michigan. Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland worked as a writing team for Motown for over ten years before leaving and forming Invictus/Hot Wax, where they continued their hitmaking ways until 1973, when Dozier started a solo career.

Songs Written by Holland-Dozier-Holland:
Top 100 Songs
Heat Wave (1963) – see Martha & the Vandellas
Where Did Our Love Go (1964) – see the Supremes
Baby, I Need Your Loving (1964) – see Four Tops
Baby Love (1964) – see the Supremes
Stop! In the Name of Love (1965) – see the Supremes
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (1965) – see Four Tops
You Can't Hurry Love (1966) – see the Supremes
Reach Out (I'll Be There) (1966) – see Four Tops

Eddie Holland

R&B songwriter and producer born 10/30/1939 in Detroit, Michigan. Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland worked as a writing team for Motown for over ten years before leaving and forming Invictus/Hot Wax, where they continued their hitmaking ways until 1973, when Dozier started a solo career.

Songs Written by Holland-Dozier-Holland:
Top 100 Songs
Heat Wave (1963) – see Martha & the Vandellas
Where Did Our Love Go (1964) – see the Supremes
Baby, I Need Your Loving (1964) – see Four Tops
Baby Love (1964) – see the Supremes
Stop! In the Name of Love (1965) – see the Supremes
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (1965) – see Four Tops
You Can't Hurry Love (1966) – see the Supremes
Reach Out (I'll Be There) (1966) – see Four Tops


See Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland.

The Hollies

Bus Stop (1966)
Stop Stop Stop (1966)
Carrie Anne (1967)
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (1969)
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress (1971)

Brenda Holloway

Buddy Holly (& The Crickets)

Check out DMDB actpage here.

Early rock singer/songwriter and pioneer born Charles Hardin Holley on 9/7/1936 in Lubbox, TX. Died 2/3/1959 in a plane crash near Mason City, IA along with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. One of rock and roll's most original and innovative performers. First recorded western and pop demos with Bob Montgomery (54). Worked with the Three Tunes (56), Buddy Holly & The Two-Tunes, and The Crickets (57-58).

That'll Be the Day (1957)
Peggy Sue (1957)
Rave On (1958)

Holly in the Hills (archives: 1954-55)
That'll Be the Day (archives: 1955-56)
The Chirping Crickets (1957)
Buddy Holly (1958)
The Buddy Holly Story (compilation: 1957-59)
The Buddy Holly Story 2 (compilation/archives: 1958-59)
Reminiscing (archives: 1955-59)
Showcase (archives: 1955-59)
Giant (archives: 1956-59)
Remember (archives: 1957-58)
20 Golden Greats (compilation: 1955-59, released 1978)
Greatest Hits (compilation: 1957-59)
Collection: 50 Classic Recordings (compilation: 1959)
The Complete Buddy Holly (box set, released 1979)

Libby Holman

Love for Sale (with Dick Robertson, 1931)

Odetta Holmes

Take This Hammer (1955)

Rupert Holmes

Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (1979)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (musical: 1985)

Gustav Holst

Classical composer.

The Planets (1986)

Julia Holter

Have You in My Wilderness (2015)

Jac Holzman

Record executive with Elektra and Nonesuch. Born 9/15/1931 in New York City, NY.

Homer & Jethro

Louise Homer

The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) (1905)
America the Beautiful (1910)

The Honeycombs

Have I the Right? (1964)

The Honeydrippers

Volume One (The Honeydrippers: 1984)


The Reason (2003)

Peter Hook

Earl Hooker

John Lee Hooker

Links: - official site - Wikipedia

Blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist born 8/22/1917 near Clarksdale, MI. Died 6/21/2001.

Boogie Chillen' (1948)
I'm in the Mood (1951)
Boom Boom (1962)
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (1966)

The Folklore of John Lee Hooker (1962)
The Ultimate Collection (compilation: 1948-90, released 1991)

William F. Hooley

Bass singer in Whitechapel, London, England on 4/16/1861. Died on 10/12/1918. Member of the Haydn Quartet (1898-1914), the American Quartet (1909-18), and the Orpheus Quartet (1914-18).

Gypsy Love Song (Slumber on, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart) (1899)

Sol Hoopii & His Novelty Five

Fascinating Rhythm (1938)


Philadelphia-based rock group. Active: 1980-95, 2007

Members: Eric Bazilian (v/g: 80-), Rob Hyman (v/k: 80-), David Uosikkinen (d), John Kuzma (g: 80-82), Bobby Woods (b: 80-82), Rob Miller (b: 83-84), John Lilley (g: 83-), Andy King (b: 84-87), Fran Smith Jr. (b: 87-), Mindy Jostyn (violin/harmonica (92-93), Tommy Williams (g/mandolin: 2010-).

Hooters/Eric Bazilian: Top 50 Songs
All You Zombies (1985)
Morning Buzz (2007)
White Jeans (2007)

Amore (1983)
Nervous Night (1985)
One Way Home (1987)
Zig Zag (1989)
Out of Body (1993)
Time Stand Still (2007)
Five by Five (EP, 2010)

Hootie & The Blowfish

Hold My Hand (1994)
Let Her Cry (1994)
Only Wanna Be with You (1994)
Time (1994)
Old Man & Me (When I Get to Heaven) (1996)

Cracked Rear View (1994)

Bob Hope

Thanks for the Memory (with Shirley Ross, 1939)
Buttons and Bows (1948)
Road to Morocco (1942) – see Bing Crosby

Mary Hopkin

Those Were the Days (1968)

Claude Hopkins

American jazz/big band leader and pianist born 8/24/1903 in Alexandria, Virginia. Died 2/19/1984.

John Henry Hopkins Jr.

Song(s) written by Hopkins:
We Three Kings of Orient Are (1857)

Lightnin' Hopkins

Blues guitarist born Samuel John Hopkins on 3/15/1912 in Centerville, TX. Died 1/30/1982.

Linda Hopkins

Nicky Hopkins

Rock keyboardist born Nicholas Christian Hopkins on 2/24/1944 in Perivale, Middlesex, England. Died 9/6/1994. With The Who (65, 71, 75), The Kinks (65-68), Jeff Beck Group (67-70), Rolling Stones (67-81), Quicksilver Messenger Service (69-71), Steve Miller Band (69-70). Also worked with Badfinger, The Beatles, Brewer & Shipley, Gene Clark, Joe Cocker, Donovan, The Easybeats, Peter Frampton, Jerry Garcia, Art Garfunkel, George Harrison, Jefferson Airplane, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Steve Miller Band, The Move, Graham Parker, Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart, and Joe Walsh.

Trevor Horn

Producer and musician born 7/15/1949 in Durham, England. Worked with the Buggles ("Video Killed the Radio Star") and Yes.

Lena Horne

Jazz singer born 6/30/1917 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY. Died 5/9/2010.

Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) (1943)

The Lady and Her Music Live on Broadway (musical revue: 1981)

Marilyn Horne

Mezzo-soprano opera singer born 1/16/1934 in Bradford, PA.

James Horner

Titanic (soundtrack: 1997)

Bruce Hornsby

Pop singer and keyboardist born 11/23/1954 in Williamsburg, VA. Solo artist who has also worked with the Grateful Dead.

The Way It Is (1986)
Gonna Be Some Changes Made (2004)

Vladimir Horowitz

Classical pianist born on 10/1/1903 in Kiev, Russia. Died 11/5/1989.

The Horrors

Primary Colours (2009)

Johnny Horton

Rockabilly singer born John Gale Horton on 4/30/1925. Died 11/5/1960.

The Battle of New Orleans (1959)

The World of Johnny Horton (1966)

Roy Horton

Big Walter Horton

Hot Butter

Popcorn (1972)

Hot Chip

Over and Over (2006)
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (2008) – see Peter Gabriel

Hot Chocolate

You Sexy Thing (1975)

Son House

Blues guitarist and singer born Eddie James House, Jr. on 3/21/1902 in Riverton, MS. Died 10/19/1988.

My Black Mama (1930)
Death Letter Blues (1930)
Preachin' Blues (1930)

Father of the Folk Blues (1965)

House of Pain

Jump Around (1992)

Cissy Houston

David Houston

Country singer born Charles David Houston on 12/9/1935 (some sources say 1938) in Bossier City, Louisiana. Died 11/30/1993.

Almost Persuaded (1966)

Thelma Houston

Don't Leave Me This Way (1976)

Whitney Houston

R&B/pop singer born 8/9/1963 in Newark, NJ. Died 2/11/2012. Daughter of Cissy Houston and cousin of Dionne Warwick. Began singing career at age 11 with the gospel group New Hope Baptist Junior Choir. As a teen, worked as a backing vocalist for Chaka Khan and Lou Rawls. Pursued modeling career in 1981, appeaing in Glamour magazine and on the cover of Seventeen. Married singer Bobby Brown on 7/18/92. Starred in the movies The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, and The Preacher's Wife.

Whitney Houston: Top 50 Songs
You Give Good Love (1985)
How Will I Know (1985)
Greatest Love of All (1985)
I Wanna Dance with Somebody Who Loves Me (1987)
I'm Your Baby Tonight (1990)
I Will Always Love You (1992)
Exhale (Shoop Shoop) (1995)
When You Believe (1998) – see Mariah Carey

Whitney Houston (1985)
Whitney (1987)
The Bodyguard (et al, soundtrack; 1992) – see Various Artists
Waiting to Exhale (et al, soundtrack; 1995) – see Various Artists
The Greatest Hits (compilation: 1994-2000, released 2000)

The DMDB Blog/Facebook Note(s):
Whitney Houston Has the #1 Single and Album: June 27, 1987 (6/27/11)

Brittany Howard

Lead singer of Alabama Shakes.

Hold On (2012) – see Alabama Shakes
Don't Wanna Fight (2015) – see Alabama Shakes
Stay High (2019)

Jaime (2019)

Dominic Howard

Rock drummer with Muse.

Eddy Howard

Jazz/big band leader born Edward Evan Duncan Howard on 9/12/1914 in Woodland, CA. Died 5/23/1963.

To Each His Own (1946)
Sin (It's No Sin) (1951)
Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart (1952)

Joe Howard

Julia Ward Howe

Songs written by Howe:
The Battle Hymn of the Republic (aka "Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!") (1861)

Steve Howe

Progressive rock guitarist born Stephen James Howe on 4/8/1947 in Holloway, London, England. Best known for his work with Yes (70-81, 91, 96-). He has also worked solo, was a member of the supergroup Asia (81-84,92,07-), the one-album GTR (86), and collaborated with his Yes' bandmates from the 1970-72 era as Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe (88-92).

Album(s) featuring Howe:
The Yes Album (1971) – see Yes
Fragile (1971) – see Yes
Close to the Edge (1972) – see Yes
Tales from Topographic Oceans (Yes, 1973)
Relayer (1974) – see Yes
Going for the One (1977) – see Yes
Tormato (1978) – see Yes
Drama (1980) – see Yes
Asia (1982) – see Asia
Alpha (1983) – see Asia
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe (1989) – see ABWH
Union (1991) – see Yes
Phoenix (2008) – see Asia
Omega (2010) – see Asia
Fly from Here (2011) – see Yes

The DMDB Blog:
The Steve Howe Show (7/15/09)

Liam Howlett

Howlin' Wolf

Blues singer and guitarist born Chester Arthur Burnett on 6/10/1910 in White Station, Mississippi. Died 1/10/1976.

How Many More Years (1951)
Smokestack Lightning (1956)
Spoonful (1960)
The Little Red Rooster (1961)
The Killing Floor (1964)

Moanin' in the Moonlight (compilation: 1951-59, released 1959)
Howlin' Wolf (aka 'The Rockin' Chair Album') (compilation: 1960-62, released 1962)
Chester Burnett, a.k.a. Howlin' Wolf (1972)
The Chess Box (box: 1951-73, released 1991)


Take Me to Church (2013)
Nina Cried Power (with Mavis Staples, 2018)

Hozier (2014)

H.P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft (1967)

Freddie Hubbard

Jazz trumpeter born 4/7/1938 in Indianapolis, IN. Died 12/29/2008.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson (2008)

The Hues Corporation

Rock the Boat (1974)

Leon Huff

Record executive (Philadelphia International), songwriter, and producer born 4/8/1942 in Camden, NJ. Behind 170 gold and platinum records (along with partner Kenny Gamble). They were considered pioneers of Philadelphia soul. Their songs, in addition to those below, include "Only the Strong Survive" (Jerry Butler), "Me and Mrs. Jones" (Billy Paul), "Backstabbers" (The O'Jays), "When Will I See You Again" (The Three Degrees), and "Enjoy Yourself" (The Jacksons).

Songs written/produced by Gamble & Huff:
If You Don't Know Me By Now (1972) – see Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Love Train (1973) – see The O'Jays

Glenn Hughes

Rock singer and bassist with Deep Purple (73-76) and Black Sabbath (83-86).

Lysbeth Hughes

Ti-Pi-Tin (1938) – see Horace Heidt

Marjorie Hughes

Oh! What It Seemed to Be (1946) – see Frankie Carle

Chad Hugo

Half of The Neptunes production team.

Tom Hulce

Out There (with Tony Jay, from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1996)

The Human League

Electronic new wave band from Sheffield, England. Active: 1977- Members: Philip Oakley (v/songwriter: 77-), Martyn Ware (k: 77-80), Ian Craig Marsh (k: 77-80), Philip Adrian Wright (k: 78-86), Joanne Catherall (v: 80-), Susan Ann Sulley (v: 80-), Jo Callis (k/g: 81-85), Ian Burden (k: 81-87), Jim Russell (d/g/programming: 85-87), Neil Sutton (k: 86-), Russell Dennett (k: 90-94), David Beevers (on-stage engineering: 90-), Erroll Rollins (electronic percussion: 01-04), Nic Burke (multi-instrumentalist: 01-), Rob Barton (electronic percussion: 03-)

Don't You Want Me? (1981)

Dare! (1981)

Pawlo Humeniuk

Tanec Pid Werbamy (Dance Under the Willows) (1926)

Engelbert Humperdinck

Singer born Arnold George Dorsey on 5/2/1936 in Madras, British India.

Release Me (1967)
The Last Waltz (1967)
Spanish Eyes (1958)

Pee Wee Hunt

Twelfth Street Rag (1948)

Sam Hunt

Take Your Time (2015)
Body Like a Back Road (2017)

Montevallo (2014)

Alberta Hunter

Amtrak Blues (1978)

Charles Hunter

Tickled to Death (1899)

Robert Hunter

Tab Hunter

Young Love (1956)

Hunters & Collectors

Throw Your Arms Around Me (1982)

Russell Hunting

Michael Casey As a Physician (1891)
Michael Casey at the Telephone (1892)
Michael Casey Taking the Census (1892)

Mississippi John Hurt

Blues singer and guitarist born John Smith Hurt on 7/3/1893 in Teoc, Mississippi. Died 11/2/1966.

Stack O' Lee Blues (1928)
Frankie (1928)

Today! (1966)

Hüsker Dü

Turn on the News (1984)
Celebrated Summer (1985)

Zen Arcade (1984)
New Day Rising (1985)
Warehouse: Songs and Stories (1987)

Ferlin Husky

Country singer born on 12/3/1925 in Cantwell, MO. Died 3/17/2011. Two dozen top 20 country hits on the Billboard charts including the #1 hits "A Dear John Letter" (with Jean Shepard), "Gone," and "Wings of a Dove."

Gone (1957)

Walter Huston

September Song (1939)

Michael Hutchence

Ralf Hutter

Electronica singer/songwriter and keyboardistborn 8/20/1946 in Krefeld, Germany. With Kraftwerk.

J.B. Hutto

Betty Hutton

It Had to Be You (1944)

Marion Hutton

The Woodpecker Song (1940) – see Glenn Miller
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me (1942) – see Glenn Miller
I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (1942) – see Glenn Miller

Rob Hyman

Rock singer, songwriter (Cyndi Lauper's "Time after Time") and keyboardist with the Hooters (80-95, 01-). Also helmed the one-time collaborative project Largo.

Check out the DMDB podcast "The Best of Eric Bazilian and the Hooters" here.

Time After Time (1983) – see Cyndi Lauper
All You Zombies (1985) – see Hooters
Morning Buzz (2007) – see Hooters
White Jeans (2007) – see Hooters

Amore (1983) – see Hooters
Nervous Night (1985) – see Hooters
One Way Home (1987) – see Hooters
Zig Zag (1989) – see Hooters
Out of Body (1993) – see Hooters
Largo (1998) – see Largo
Time Stand Still (2007) – see Hooters
Five by Five (EP, 2010) – see Hooters

Chrissie Hynde

Rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born 9/7/1951 in Akron, Ohio. With The Pretenders.

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