Chinatown, My Chinatown
|"Chinatown, My Chinatown"|
Cover, sheet music, 1910
|Music by||Jean Schwartz|
|Lyrics by||William Jerome|
Jerome and Schwartz incorporated Chinese musical forms into Western music for the melody. The song has been recorded by numerous artists including Al Jolson and Chris Connor, and is considered to be a jazz standard.
The song was featured in Woody Allen's 1987 film Radio Days and Illusion Softworks' 2002 video game, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven. On UK television the song was performed by The Two Ronnies in a 1976 edition of their variety show, with pastiche lyrics entitled "Camden Town, My Camden Town".
- The Hi-Lo's - A Musical Thrill (2006)
- Carl Mann. Released on the LP 14 Unissued Sides by Star Club Records as catalog number 33-8022 in Sweden in 1986
- Moon, Yellowface, p. 100: "Often, these composers chose to use parallel fourths, fifth, octaves, and minor thirds, which had been mentioned in European and American discussions of Chinese music. The most famous example was William Jerome and Jean Schwartz's "Chinatown, My Chinatown" (1910) ..."
- Crawford, Jazz Standards on Record, p. ix: "Table 1. Jazz Standards in the Core Repertory".
- Carl Mann
|Wikisource has original text related to this article:|
- Crawford, Richard; Magee, Jeffery. Jazz Standards on Record, 1900-1942: A Core Repertory. Chicago: Center for Black Music Research Columbia College (1992).
- Jerome, William; Schwartz, Jean. "Chinatown, My Chinatown" (sheet music). New York: Jerome H Remick & Co. (1910).
- Moon, Krystyn R. Yellowface: Creating The Chinese In American Popular Music And Performance, 1850s-1920s. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, (2005).
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